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1. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 9y

now is not a good time to visit UK, there are floods everywhere. thought you guys should know, but if u r still adamant on coming, bring swimming trunks, goggles, wet suit and just for emergencies, an oxygen tank. forget the umbrella, you will be underwater.

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

You are right there are ceratin counties that are under severe weather warnings with rivers bursting their banks but it is a genralisation to say the entire UK are under floods. Gloustershire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire areas are badly hit at present, but if you move North the floods are not affecting life.

We in the UK are having an awful summer with so much rain, but l know the North East - Newcastle Upon Tyne, or North West - Manchester Liverpool area, Scotland and Northern Ireland are not faring just as badly as down south.

So if you do have a trip booked to the UK - simply do your research before you and see what areas may be better to visit than others.

If we were all to let the weather dictate our lives we would never go out our front doors!

3. Posted by mannable (Inactive 4 posts) 9y

The weather is doing crazy things here! One day it's hot & sunny the next is torrential rain. Bring a coat!

London and South coast are not currently affected by flooding.

4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

yeah wait! the press here in the UK loves a disaster story and hardly helps by dramatizing it so well!

its just the areas mentioned by Purdy. Here in Edinburgh is great weather.

5. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 9y

well, a scotsman told me it never floods in scotland, so no need to worry about that in scotland.

i have seen a bbc news footage, one of the presenters (the dark one, sorry, dont know what is his name) said :

' i have covered many disasters and floods in the world, but i never imagine that i would be covering one in my home country'.

nuff said

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 24, 2007, at 4:39 PM by GerryKhong ]

6. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

I dont take anything the BBC says as being very accurate these days mate...

The BBC had a guy interviewing a woman who had to "suffer" cuz the water was trickling outta her faucet!

cmon really - lets look outside our own house sometimes - its a big world out there.

7. Posted by jason25 (Budding Member 11 posts) 9y

Is Gerry working for the Evening Standard ?

What is this over dramatic post ?

It is not New Orleans here.
If you just come and visit London.

No problem what so ever, but bring a coat.

Have a nice trip...and please edit this title " Chaos in the UK"...or apply for a job at the evening standard.:;)

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting GerryKhong

well, a scotsman told me it never floods in scotland, so no need to worry about that in scotland.

i have seen a bbc news footage, one of the presenters (the dark one, sorry, dont know what is his name) said :

' i have covered many disasters and floods in the world, but i never imagine that i would be covering one in my home country'.

nuff said

True there is flooding disaster in some of the counties in the UK but to generalise it is the whole country is wrong and gives the wrong impression. Are you sure the journalist didnt say his home COUNTY which is a different thing all together.

This is not to trivalise the situation these poor folk are in what with the lack of water provision and the increasing likelihood of disease the longer the situation lasts. Let alone the homes and belongings people have worked a life time for all ruined. My thoughts are with them - there for the grace of god.

9. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 9y

i do work for a newspaper

10. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 9y

Quoting GerryKhong

now is not a good time to visit UK, there are floods everywhere. thought you guys should know, but if u r still adamant on coming, bring swimming trunks, goggles, wet suit and just for emergencies, an oxygen tank. forget the umbrella, you will be underwater.

I think this thread was started pretty much tongue in cheek, so lets keep it that way.