The Met Office Regional Advisor for NW England – Alan Goodman has sent our flood group the following message and Flood Guidance Statement:
As of 10:47 am this morning the last of the flood alerts for this area where ended, and the outlook until Christmas is for snow & ice, but no flood warnings. I wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas.
Below are the documents that were presented at the community information day on Friday 11 November and Saturday 12 November.
Cockermouth flood risk management Plan (November 2011)
The low pressure development that I have been referring to repeatedly over the last few days has now played its final trick and decided to track even further south (through the English Channel) than was predicted yesterday. Hence yesterday afternoon’s briefing which advised a risk of rain/sleet/snow up as far north as Lancashire with the possibility of disruptive snow, especially over the Pennine areas, no longer holds true. Whilst there is still some uncertainty as to how far north any rain/sleet/snow will reach, the risk of disruption now looks minimal with most, if not all of the region now set to miss it altogether. The Yellow Alert in force for snow that just fringed into Cheshire will be withdrawn further to the south. Hence, after all the initial concerns I had regarding rain, wind and latterly snow the final outcome is likely to be close to nil, a classic illustration of the vagaries of early 21st century medium-range forecasting.