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  1. Yesterday was beautiful down in Salcombe, a real mixed bag with something for everyone. Photo taken early afternoon yesterday. Had a short lived thunderstorm around 7pm too, not right overhead but near enough for a couple of loudish booms. Livened up the kids a bit just as we were getting them ready for bed lol.
  2. Can see the tops of those heavy showers and storms south of St Austell, that's a fair way away
  3. Had a quick lunchtime wander down to North Sands, pretty much bang on low tide. Sea beginning to froth up more than my pic suggests. High tide tonight is just before 7pm which is broadly when the strongest winds are forecast, so should expect some flooding in the car park down there.
  4. Meh. Pretty dull all day today. Bit better in the middle of the day but gloomy rain and murk soon returned. Possibly some nasty weather later on this evening and tonight? May even see some thunder and lightning if we're lucky!
  5. Super_Uwe

    Hurricane Willa

    Yep, certainly developed rapidly. Latest NHC report has maximum sustained winds of 155mph. They think it may just nudge Category 5 status later on. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPEP4+shtml/221149.shtml?
  6. Sure is toasty out there, if not exactly hot and sunny Quite a few showers starting to build up out to sea to the SW of here. Probably not great for topping up yesterday's rainfall. My wife had to go into Plymouth this morning, fingers crossed the roads aren't so bad today.
  7. Rain has been heavy at times in Salcombe, but nothing too out of the ordinary. Very, very squally shower just passed through in the last minute or so. All sorts tumbling around out there!
  8. A gusty old night, strong enough to knock the black wheelie bin over! That's your benchmark for a decent bit of wind isn't it?
  9. Early next week looks like it could be quite wild for the far south west with whatever ex-Hurricane Helene has to offer, although plenty of detail still to be ironed out. Met Office obviously happy enough to put an early warning out to raise awareness. Unlikely to be boring though!
  10. Super_Uwe

    Hurricane Florence

    Have to say, it just goes to show the power of nature and the fact that it can surprise you, even with all the technology available at our fingertips. You'd have been given pretty high odds even a day and a half ago for Florence to be anywhere near a high end category 3 hurricane! Let's see what happens...
  11. Super_Uwe

    Tropical Storm Gordon

    I follow the National Hurricane Center on FB, their latest post a couple of mins ago says Gordon "...could be near hurricane strength when it makes landfall along the central Gulf Coast". So I agree one to watch.
  12. Very quiet spell it has to be said! But actually some half decent convection out there today to our north and east, a few showers have begun to develop over the past hour or so which I can see from here.
  13. Turning into a nice warm afternoon, certainly the warmest it's felt for a while with less of a keen breeze. Some pretty heavy showers out towards Newton Abbot way, I can see the dark skies in the distance from here.
  14. My sis in law and fiance have been in Italy on holiday, when they were up Mount Vesuvius earlier this week there were amazing storms in the distance. Got a LOT closer by the time they were on the way down! But all safe...must've been a great experience
  15. If it's any consolation, we had about an hour of mizzly drizzle (technical term) down here in the deepest South Hams about 8.30, now it's brightened up quite nicely. You will hopefully be lucky too!