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  1. Fair points bluebreezer. Although at a chilli festival today and was surprised to hear many stall owners say that they were going to prob pack up tonight as didn't wish to risk it. That was because of what a fair few visitors were saying. So I do wonder if many out there are taking heed to change family places tomorrow. I suspect the indoor swimming pool near me will be busy tomorrow ! Lol. :)


    High PB, hope you are keeping well.

    Was the Chilli festival  at West Dean Gardens by any chance? Net weather 7 day forecast is only showing a maximum of 38mph wind here which is most likely only to be a gust not sustained wind I reckon. We do look to be getting many hours of heavy rain though which pleases me as we so badly need it in Bognor Regis. Grass was getting way too brown.

  2. Bertha getting close, looks a bit more organised at 2pm




    The cirrus is spreading in from the west here now.


    A lot of high cloud also over the coast here which appears to me to be the forerunner of this storm. Still very bright at the moment though.

    Hanging baskets now in the greenhouse and any really nice blooms in the garden have been picked and making a lovely show in the house.

    Thanks for my bouquets Big Bertha. ;)

  3. I think if you don't want wind, you might be not too happy as they're going to be quite strong especially down here.


    Hi William, as I edited above, I am only looking at my area and based on the METO fax charts. I am aware that other charts are showing a different track. I think this one will certainly be a 'wait and see' situation.

    Personally the last thing I want is wind because my pear tree has a mass of fruit and also I have an apple tree and I so hate picking up damaged unripe fruit!! If this was autumn I would be hoping for a full scale storm as I love strong winds and wild weather.

  4. It seems that the BBC are saying just blustery with rain being the main feature, others on this forum saying otherwise.... So basically no one knows  :cc_confused: Also I have family who are flying in Sunday evening to Gatwick, what do the reckon the winds will be like here on Sunday???Thanks in advance for the help  :good:

    If the METO FAX comes off then Gatwick shouldn't be too badly affected. I personally think the rain will be the worst feature of this low and not the winds. That could be wishful thinking though. We need the rain down here but no-one needs strong winds with the trees in full leaf.


    My only preparations will be to take my hanging baskets down for a day. Certainly not likely to be a storm in my opinion but then it shouldn't be in August.


    Edit, my comments above are only my view of what will be the case in the very South of the country, maybe worse for other areas though.

  5. Without running the risk of scare mongering, don't get too relaxed. The ECM doesn't take the track further north. The GFS mean still shows 50 to 60mph gusts around the Cornwall/Devon coasts and in to Wales. I would keep a close eye on the forecasts.

    Well here in the middle of the South Coast I am hoping we get the rain and not the strong winds. The rain is very badly needed as we have had almost nothing since early June and the grass is a lovely shade of Khaki! Thankfully we are getting a steady gentle rain at the moment. Anyone else is welcome to the winds, please take them with my compliments!!! I have finally had my gate repaired by the landlord after it was torn off it's hinges in the February and March storms and my flowers are flourishing after having watered them 3 times a week for what seems like forever. Getting too old for all these watering cans!

  6. Fab webcam ty for the linkWill be popping there in aug while we holiday at selsey :)

    Enjoy your holiday snowlady!

    The rain seems to be developing on the radar actually in the Channel close to France so a chance that may turn thundery as it comes across. Fingers crossed anyway.

    Blast! (or should it be donner and blitzen!) wont hear thunder now the music in the nightclub has started!


    OOPS Forgot link.



  7. Planes avoiding the channel




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    Interesting as usually planes from Gatwick to the continent fly out across Worthing and come back across I.O.W and Portsmouth. Obviously diverted  because of the storm I can see from my back window. I have heard quite a few rumbles but a bit too far east for Bognor to get this lot. later tonight I am hoping it may be as good as last night when we initially had lightning flashes on an average of every 3 seconds

  8. A lot of activity in the Channel and moving off Northern France. One batch has Dorset's name on it for starters and the others further south look to be heading slightly NNE. I decided not to drive out south, at least not yet...

    Yes, it looks like once again it will split before it hits Bognor and pass either side of us. Bournemouth looks to be in the firing line for some of the fun though.

    And first strike for the I.O.W.

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