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    Whaley Bridge - Peak District
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    Meteorology, Astronomy, Astrophotography, Volcanology, Seismology, Climatology, Photography
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  1. Must be a few people celebrating Diawli here tonight, with a mini-fireworks show at 1:15am in the morning.

  2. I made the right call staying put instead of heading to the Yorkshire Moors for the Y3P race this afternoon, Hawes under a flood watch currently with reports from runners that some of the paths off the hills were like small rivers. Here in the Peaks we've had some fairly lively gusts this afternoon with heavy rain setting in since 8pm. A day for keeping home and watching the USA F1 qualifying.
  3. Apparently it's been sun-shining up in Hawes this morning, but i'm staying put at home this weekend as 'volunteering' to stand out in the rain and gales for hours on end watching the Y3P racers passing by on Saturday doesn't appeal to me. Its more cosy here sat next to the radiator and keeping dry.
  4. Keeping a eye on this next low as i'll be in Yorkshire marshaling for a Y3P race, and it's likely with MWIS already forecasting 60-70mph gusts on the top of the mountains that the higher-level route will need to be revised. Certainly not going to be fun for either the racers or volunteers with 6hr of rainfall, severe windchill, and possible 70mph gusts to contend with.
  5. Hurricane Ophelia

    This large branch (it looks small in the pic but it wasn't) came down in the 45min I was up by the reservoir, it would have caused some serious injury if anyone was unfortunate to be underneath. Did my 'good deeds' and cleared it out of the road.
  6. Hurricane Ophelia

    Just been up to the local Toddbrook reservoir here which faces west, winds were mostly peaking at 40mph gusts but occasionally you'd see a 60mph wall of spray where the stronger winds were hitting the waves, quite a sight. Vids and pics simply don't do the strength of the storm any justice, even though we're about 40mi from the Mersey Estuary here it still packs a punch.
  7. Hurricane Ophelia

    Heading out to the local hill (Eccles Pike) in a hour, exposed to SWly's and some height elevation, to see if I can catch any of the expected 60mph+ gusts here.
  8. Hurricane Ophelia

    EZY 1918 made a emergency landing today as 'burning' was smelt in the cabin, now thought to be associated with the Sahara dust-plume which it flew through. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/easyjet-storm-ophelia-sahara-dust-13769779
  9. Hurricane Ophelia

    London looking like it's been plucked from the banks of the Thames onto Mars looking at the twitter-feed pictures
  10. Hurricane Ophelia

    AA Roadwatch is beginning to liven up as the wind gusts are ramping-up http://www.theaa.com/traffic-news/index.jsp
  11. Hurricane Ophelia

    Amazing to see just how quickly the skies went from being the luminous orange with a red-sun, to now blue-skies and back to the eye-dazzling sunshine once more. All in the space of 45 minutes. Looking eastwards towards Sheffield I can see the layers of sand-particles within the front.
  12. Hurricane Ophelia

    I hadn't took any notice of the sun until it was mentioned as I thought it was completely overcast outside. But here it is in the Peaks too, with a weird orange/red hue to it.
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  15. Hurricane Ophelia

    Fastnet Rock would be interesting if there's any access to data from there?
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