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Monday, 6 January 2014

Forty Eight Hours


Over the last few weeks the weather in the UK has been atrocious with high winds & rain being the norm here. The rain caused  flooding  which affected a lot of homes. On Friday we had rain so Saturday I visited Wallingford to see the Level of the Thames. This has always been a reference point for me and in the distance you can see the grass on the opposite bank.
The two red marks in the right hand corner by the big step are flood level markers
 
 Overnight we had torrential rain which caused more flooding so I popped down again for another photo. The big step is still visible but the grass on the other side along with the carpark has gone

Sunday night yet more rain so I went down a while ago and got the last photo. The time period is a bit over 48 hours but you can see the affect. The large step in the previous photos has now gone and is at the bottom of the photo, I failed to use the same place with the tripod to get it and the flood makers in. The water is presently 4 inches or 100mm below the 2007 level. At the moment I feel the Thames is still rising and with more rain it will reach the levels
Since taking this photo the river has risen to over the 2007 level 
If you want to read more about the weather from my point over the years the check my other blog on the British Weather.
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

30 comments:

  1. Sounds serious! I hope the Thames stops rising soon.

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    1. I seriously doubt it, I feel it sill has a little way to go

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  2. Oh my! That looks so frightening!!

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    1. I would think the rivers & canals where you are situated are high as well

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  3. Hari Om
    Again you have a fabulous record here Bill!! Love that last shot. YAM xx

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  4. Wow! Great photos recording the 'rains in the Thames' ~ New England has had wind, rain, snow and now probably ice storm ~ Great shots for OWT ~ ^_^

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    1. Thanks, I might just see if I can go in and check again tomorrow

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  5. Worrying times Bill. Let's hope the floods are not followed by the ice storms from America.

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    1. 'O' yes that would set the cat among the pigeons and cause no end of problems we could not cope with or should I say the council and government could not cope as they are so inept

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  6. Oh wow, floods are scary..not to mention all the damage they cause. I hope the water levels have receeded by now.. Have a happy week!

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    1. No chance, reckon we have a few more days yet before it starts to recede

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  7. Wow, that's a lot of water! Hope things dry out soon.

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    1. No chance I fear it has gon up to the 2007 level overnight

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  8. Wow, really a lot of water. I like your shadow on the wall in your last photo. Great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    1. You know I did not realise it was there untill I looked a the photo on the blog

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  9. Fascinating - and excellent - series of photos. What a start to 2014!

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  10. Wow, it just keeps climbing and your photos really tell the story.

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    1. That may well do for some one but it does show how the water rises over the days

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  11. Being raised on the Mississippi River, I have seen a lot of flooding. This brings back some scary memories.

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    1. Sorry hope they did not scare you too much but then the Mississippi is a lot bigger than the Thames

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  12. Wow, that is crazy. I feel sorry for those affected by the flooding. It will happen here in the spring too as we've had so much snow this year. Great photos. I like the one at night.

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    1. It's not too bad round this area but there are places like Oxford & Reading that hit

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  13. Great series of photos. Amazing amount of rain you are getting. And we here in California are dry as a bone. I was going to do a post about it, but it was too depressing.

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    1. Well I'm sure most of us here woul be only too happy for you to have some of this. I've still got to pop back tonight

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  14. Hope the rain slows down. Looks like you've had plenty for awhile!

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    1. I hope it does as well but the forecast does not look good

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