Some of the comments;
Robert W. (subscriber, Toronto, Canada)
Excellent presentation on Thunderbolts Piers, comedy gold
Steve Devine (subscriber, Essex, England)
informative and amusing as ever
Maria (subscriber, Ireland)
Great vid Piers, i appreciate your work […] I think I learnt more in that video (watched twice may need to watch again 🙂 than an entire school year in science and geography class!-) loved the humour too and really just the real approach to evidence based facts makes for better understanding…
And special thanks to Richard (subscriber, East Midlands) for highlighting the video itself;
u might get a statue outside the Royal Society in 300 years 🙂
Full comments/reaction, latest news here and here
I checked the forecast this morning and knew rain was due but not this much!
Seeing how heavy the rain was it was obvious there was a risk of flash flooding.
As can be seen there are several areas of very heavy precipitation scattered around the South East, some in excess of 50mm p/hr.
Key to intensity
There was no Met Office warning either last night (BBC forecast) or earlier this morning. A quick look at their site showed a yellow warning in force although not clear on detail as the text was missing (the mobile site had clearly not updated).
The desktop site did however have the information.
Yep. The warning was issued SEVEN minutes before it came into effect.