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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    The wind has been very noisy here now for over an hour. As I was writing this post I heard a very violent gust tear across the roof – I hope nothing fell off! Before the post was written the internet went down but we still have power – so far. At least the rain has stopped but I still don’t fancy going outside yet. There are things banging about outside but they’ll have to wait until morning before I go and investigate…. I don’t have an anemometer but someone in Milford Haven has recorded a maximum gust to date of 134kph and that’s pretty much at sea level so there must be even stronger gusts at higher elevations. BBC says 600 homes without power now in south Wales. Come on Deirdre, that's enough. You’ve had your fun, now clear off…… Internet back now so I can post again!
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    Storm Deirdre Atlantic storm 4

    The wind has been very noisy here now for over an hour. As I was writing this post I heard a very violent gust tear across the roof – I hope nothing fell off! Before the post was written the internet went down but we still have power – so far. At least the rain has stopped but I still don’t fancy going outside yet. There are things banging about outside but they’ll have to wait until morning before I go and investigate…. I don’t have an anemometer but someone in Milford Haven has recorded a maximum gust to date of 134kph and that’s pretty much at sea level so there must be even stronger gusts at higher elevations. BBC says 600 homes without power now in south Wales. Come on Deirdre, that's enough. You’ve had your fun, now clear off…… Internet back now so I can post again!
  3. Utterly horrible weather for Christmas markets. Tbh when the weather's like this there's only one place to go.... ....Cribbs Causeway! Get there early if you want a covered parking space!
  4. Eight hours of strong winds to move across the UK from 5:00pm tonight as predicted by the ICON: I would not want to be on a boat or an oil rig in the North Sea tonight looking at the above. My thoughts go out to anyone who has to endure these conditions at sea.
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Eight hours of strong winds for Wales from 5:00pm today: ...according to the ICON. A day for staying indoors, I think!
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Gales and rain here this morning - but not quite as stormy as I expected. Maybe we'll see higher wind speeds overnight tonight but after that I hope things will calm down a bit! Many have reported having snow in other parts of the country but sadly nothing here - we've just got cold, wet and windy rubbish!.
  7. What a great cold, possibly snowy four day Christmas sequence this is from the GFS Para this morning: Yes, it's on its own, and Yes, it almost certainly will not happen, but it cheers me up just to think it's possible and I can't stop watching it!
  8. If you want to see snow anywhere other than mountain tops over the weekend, head North and East according to the ICON: Unless we see some significant changes in the next few days we're unlikely to see any more until after Christmas now.
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Snow not expected to fall in Wales (Snowdonia excepted) over the weekend according to the ICON: Sadly just rain in the forecast for this area up till Christmas....
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Welcome home! You haven't missed anything wintry here but in another thread there're going mad for snow next week. Don't expect it'll reach me but you might be lucky. Don't hold your breath though. It's more likely to happen nearer Christmas I'd say....
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    It's a chilly, blustery and wet start this morning. Seems like we're stuck in a rut with the weather right now. It's not deterring the bluetits, great tits and sparrows though - they're very busy at the nuts and seeds this morning. It looks like the winds will fall lighter in the next few hours and hopefully we'll get a couple of hours of sunnier skies - I've really got to get on with some fence repairs today....
  12. Purga got there first! GFS 0Z shows a more wintry picture first thing Christmas Day: Thats a white Christmas for many! Hope it doesn't disappear by tomorrow.....
  13. GFS (P) 0Z gives us a FI prediction for first thing Christmas morning: It would be a calm, settled but possibly cloudy start, cold but dry everywhere. In the absence of any snow I would take this over a wet and windy Christmas every time. Obviously plenty of changes to come in the next few days but this outcome would not be the worst we could hope for.
  14. .....and here's the first decent snow depth chart of the winter: Of course, everyone here knows it won't happen exactly like that. Will it?
  15. Yay! Frosty's back! Now I KNOW it's definitely winter and it's gonna SNOW!
  16. That's an amazing satellite image there - you could hardly have drawn a more perfect spiral showing the air circulation around the low, or a straighter line to pick out the leading edge of the front. I'll never get tired of the patterns created in nature....
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    After (yet another) VERY wet night with blustery winds we have a respite this morning with a bright sunny start and light wind. There are some shower clouds visible on various horizons but so far dry here..... This could be the best day of the week because it's likely to go downhill fast from tonight through the weekend. There seems to be an endless train of Atlantic low pressure systems headed our way, some of which could turn nasty, so no let up in the run-up to Christmas as far as I can see. The run-off from the fields is pouring onto the roads around here and all this has to end up in low lying rivers in the next 24 hours. There's likely to be some local flooding reported today in South Wales so let's hope for a few rain free days next week to dry us up a bit!
  18. The Jetstream is expected to have the UK directly in its sights over the next few days as seen by the GFS: This pattern continues pretty much uninterrupted through to the end of the GFS run at +384h. This would not allow any periods of settled weather to get established and may bring more in the way of windy and wet conditions for most of us until well into December.
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    I also enjoy violent and extreme weather when I feel relatively detached from it but I do get worried when its testing the doors, windows and even the roof of the house! The wind has oddly dropped considerably since early morning although it is still drizzling persistently - but this is fairly normal for the time of year in this area TBH! I don't think this is the only stormy weather Wales will experience before the end of the year, and maybe we'll be made to pay for the extended period of calm, dry and relatively sunny conditions we recently enjoyed.
  20. That little kink in the western approaches has just passed over south west Wales bringing an hour of very heavy rain and violent wind gusts - nasty conditions outside right now. Looks like it will clear here in a couple of hours moving north east across the rest of the country, losing strength but still bringing strong winds to many parts this morning.
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    It's difficult to describe the condions here over the past hour as this little feature is crossing Pembrokeshire - heavy lashing rain and violent wind gusts throwing water at the windows like a fire hose. Not pleasant. Looks like other areas of the country will also be enjoying some stormy conditions for a while this morning.... At least it looks to be moving through quickly and perhaps all will be calmer by mid-morning. Let's hope this is the last bit of violent weather for a few days now.
  22. Great to see you back again and glad it was just an IT problem! I'm hoping the worst of the gales are over for SW Wales for the time being at least - it's been howling round my roof all afternoon! The next couple of days should see calmer conditions but it looks like we can all expect further rain leading up to the weekend...
  23. A graphic colour enhanced satellite image of the circulation in storm Diana just off the west coast of Ireland at around 9:00 am this morning: The total accumulated rainfall for the next 72 hours now not looking as bad as first predicted a couple of days ago -
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    The total rainfall expected over Wales in the next 72 hours is not looking as bad as predicted a couple of days ago according to the GFS: Around 40mm over the Brecons, Presellis and coastal Snowdonia is not too bad over three days. It hammered down in Haverfordwest for most of the morning yesterday and the roads were running with water, so a few days with a little less rain would be a good thing.
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Wet and breezy first thing this morning - goodbye calm, cold, sunny days .... hello stormy, wet and mild! The maximum wind gusts in Wales are likely to be felt on Wednesday between 12:00 noon and 3:00pm, as the storm centre moves north-east: 1:00pm: 2:00pm: 3:00pm: Widespread gusts up to 60mph, coastal areas up to 70mph, but potential in exposed places of 80mph+. Strong winds in all areas both sides of this peak period.
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