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    Bramley, Hampshire, 70m asl
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    Snow, wind, fog and extreme temps - I just love the chaos it brings to the British transport system!!

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  1. A flash of lightning and a rumble here in North Hampshire plus lots of rain. edit; fair bit of thunder being heard now
  2. Yes - a good spot is on the B3051, at the top of White hill, just a couple of miles south of Kingsclere. Layby one side of the road and White Hill car park on the opposite side.
  3. Heard a couple of rumbles of thunder a few minutes ago....about 5 miles north of Basingstoke.
  4. 1st heavy shower here in northern Hampshire. Big heavy drops but no rumblings....yet.
  5. Starting to feel hot and humid here in northernmost Hampshire. Clouds building and it "feels" like a storm is brewing.
  6. But surely that means it'd be illegal to drive in a red area??.....no insurance means you're breaking the law
  7. I love a bonus!! .....especially one like this
  8. Inland in North Hampshire ....and sheltered, but family have just commented on how wind has increased in last half hour and blowing a real hoolie here.
  9. Tantalisingly close. M4 between junctions 13 and 14 (Chieveley and Hungerford) has snow. https://www.motorwaycameras.co.uk/england/m4/westbound/traffic-camera/903
  10. Kiwi

    Hurricane Ophelia

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ 000 WTNT32 KNHC 122036 TCPAT2 BULLETIN Hurricane Ophelia Advisory Number 15 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172017 500 PM AST Thu Oct 12 2017 ...OPHELIA BARELY MOVING BUT CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN... SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...30.4N 35.5W ABOUT 715 MI...1150 KM SW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.74 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Interests in the Azores should refer to products issued by the Azores Weather Forecast and Watch Center. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Ophelia was located near latitude 30.4 North, longitude 35.5 West. Ophelia is currently meandering, but a east-northeast motion is expected to begin tonight. A east-northeast motion is forecast to continue after that with a substantial increase in forward speed by this weekend. On the forecast track, the center of Ophelia will remain south of the Azores through Saturday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Ophelia is expected to remain a hurricane for the next couple of days. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- RAINFALL: Ophelia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over Santa Maria Island of the Azores Saturday and Saturday night. During the same time, a cold front and moisture associated with Ophelia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches over the other islands of the Azores. This rainfall could produce flooding, especially over Santa Maria Island. NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST. $$ Forecaster Zelinsky
  11. Kiwi

    World Cup 2018

    Pleased that NZ have Peru in the play off rather than Chile.........but still a v big step up after playing the likes of Fiji and Vanuatu.
  12. Kiwi

    Hurricane Maria

    Eye of Maria should now be clearing north coast of Puerto Rico. Images from 1.15pm UK time shows eye on western fringes of San Juan (on north coast of island).
  13. Kiwi

    Hurricane Maria

    Satellite image from 12.45 UK time. Indistinct eye just to SSW of San Juan
  14. Kiwi

    Hurricane Maria

    St Croix, One of the US Virgin Islands and Vieques, part of Puerto Rico
  15. Kiwi

    September 23rd The End?.

    But have you heard the speech Trump just made to the UN General assembly?!! .......perhaps it's time to stock up on baked beans and tin foil! "We cannot wait for someone else…we can’t do it. We must solve our problems.” "we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea"