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Atlantic Lows - January Onwards

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Its back, finally we have some Atlantic activity, which from my point of view can only be a good thing, as this winter has been seriously short of decent winter storms.

Useful links - A quick few links that are useful for tracking and monitoring Atlantic lows.

Netweater extra and the free data center also provide lots of information. click the links at the top of the page for more information.

Met office marine forecasts - http://www.meto.gov.uk/weather/marine/

Met office surface pressure charts - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/surface_pressure.html

UK wind map- http://www.xcweather.co.uk/

The Beaufort scale - http://www.zetnet.co.uk/sigs/weather/Met_Codes/beaufort.htm

Met eireann - http://www.met.ie/forecasts/warnings.asp

Weather online peak gusts - http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/

Inshore forecast from the Met - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/inshore_forecast.html#All

SEPA - http://www.sepa.org.uk/

Wind finder - http://www.windfinder.com/weatherforecast/humberside

will update later.

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Hi Cookie, we come from just over the water ion Skye, there certainly is a breakthrough expected for a while anyway, but I get a feeling that the greenland high will build and the scandi high will remain sturbborn for the foreseeable future.

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Thanks for opening this up Cookie. Its 5 years ago tommorow the 11th when the big storm hit us. This week does look windy again but thankfully nothing as serious as Jan 2005.

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Its back, finally we have some Atlantic activity, which from my point of view can only be a good thing, as this winter has been seriously short of decent winter storms.

From one addiction to another :whistling::(

Let's hope we either get a full scale Atlantic barrage, or back to cold again. A good storm would be nice though.

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This is for Tuesday 12th into Wednesday 13th,

40 to 56mph,

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After that Friday night is the one to watch 60 to 70mph,

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we're back. and with charts like those its good to see.

Latest gale warnings issued by the met office.

The general synopsis at midday

High Norway 1038 slow moving, declining 1029 by midday tomorrow. Low 400 miles west of Fitzroy 991 expected Shannon 962 by same time

All gale warnings currently in force

Plymouth, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 0349

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Biscay, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 0349

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Trafalgar, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 0349

But southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Fitzroy, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 0349

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Sole, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 1619

Southeasterly gale force 8, increasing storm force 10 soon

Lundy, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 1001

Southeasterly severe gale force 9 expected later

Fastnet, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 1001

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing storm force 10 later

Irish Sea, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 0349

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Shannon, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 1001

Southeasterly gale force 8, backing easterly and increasing storm force 10 later

Rockall, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 1001

Easterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Malin, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 1555

Easterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Hebrides, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 1555

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Bailey, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 1555

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Fair Isle, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 1555

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Faeroes, issued on Monday 11 January 2010 at 1555

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Key*

Force 9 = Bold

force 10 11 and 12 = Red

* Please note this is my key and find it helps to make it easier to read.

winds gusting 52 mph :rolleyes:

http://www.gm7pbb.co.uk/

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we're back. and with charts like those its good to see.

Latest gale warnings issued by the met office.

Key*

Force 9 = Bold

force 10 11 and 12 = Red

* Please note this is my key and find it helps to make it easier to read.

winds gusting 52 mph biggrin.gif

http://www.gm7pbb.co.uk/

Good stuff! Storm watching seems strangely attractive now, given the length of the snow and cold, and also that the only element missing was a good spell of strong winds and heavy PPN. Extremes of weather are good, even just a decent atlantic low with a nice showery northwesterly to follow is quite satisfying, but being stuck at 3C with no sign of it getting warmer/colder is terrible! 18Z update:

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Bit of an upgrade perhaps?

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Maybe even gales in east central!

LS

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Maybe even gales in east central!

LS

I don't believe it! As if easterly or northerly winds aren't bad enough here in a cold spell for lack of decent snow, southerly gales are useless here too :lol: Do I ever stop whinging?? :)

Cookie, are you getting excited yet? :)

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tomorrows going to be the windiest day for quite some time, and also saturday looking one to watch also if we cant have cold and snow.....a good storm or two is a change!!

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I don't believe it! As if easterly or northerly winds aren't bad enough here in a cold spell for lack of decent snow, southerly gales are useless here too :rofl: Do I ever stop whinging?? :good:

Cookie, are you getting excited yet? :good:

very :lol:

im off work on sat as well :D

fingers crossed it comes off :D

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very laugh.gif

im off work on sat as well biggrin.gif

fingers crossed it comes off biggrin.gif

The thing about wind is that, unlike snow or rain or ice, there's very little trace of it afterwards. It is purely an in the moment thrill, similar to thunder I guess. The last biggie I remember was this beauty, 5 years ago almost to the day - http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/archive/ra/2005/Rrea00120050112.gif

Amazingly, the highest temperature of the winter was recorded that night - 12C, which is odd considering uppers were around -5! I think I would've liked January '93, with some huge storms combined with huge snow depths at times.

Anyway, enjoy your perfect vantage point from the land that trees forgot!

LS

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The thing about wind is that, unlike snow or rain or ice, there's very little trace of it afterwards. It is purely an in the moment thrill, similar to thunder I guess. The last biggie I remember was this beauty, 5 years ago almost to the day - http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/archive/ra/2005/Rrea00120050112.gif

Amazingly, the highest temperature of the winter was recorded that night - 12C, which is odd considering uppers were around -5! I think I would've liked January '93, with some huge storms combined with huge snow depths at times.

Anyway, enjoy your perfect vantage point from the land that trees forgot!

LS

LS, we where taking bout that storm of 5 years ago above. see my posts and weather masters and click the links :wacko:

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very :rofl:

im off work on sat as well :rofl:

fingers crossed it comes off :rofl:

GFS 06z has 50mph sustained wind forecast for you on Saturday. Having said that the same GFS run had 25mph sustained winds forecast for here today and the wind has been recorded at 15mph at worst.

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Highest gust here so far today is 50mph and I'm expecting it to get to 60mph later today.

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Winds dropped a bit now gusting to 45mph.

Saturday seems to have downgraded a bit on the 12z run,

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62.3 mph here today :)

the atlantic is back baby.

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looking very windy for friday and into early saturday in particluar, severe gales likely around the north and west with the potential for gusts in excess of 70mph.

all the talk of snow is distracting from what could be quite dangerous.

welcome back atlantic!!! :yahoo:

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looking very windy for friday and into early saturday in particluar, severe gales likely around the north and west with the potential for gusts in excess of 70mph.

all the talk of snow is distracting from what could be quite dangerous.

welcome back atlantic!!! :wallbash:

I can see where you are coming from with this post James, however, I think this storm will only badly affect the far west coasts and islands. GFS always overcooks these things and the Fax Charts don't look bad at all:

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Just in from the 18z,

For Friday night into Saturday morning,

Shows 60 to 70mph but on Tuesday it said 40 to 50mph and we got 55mph to 65mph in this storm we can expect the wind to reach 70 to 80mph more with the gusts though.

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Just in from the 18z,

For Friday night into Saturday morning,

Shows 60 to 70mph but on Tuesday it said 40 to 50mph and we got 55mph to 65mph in this storm we can expect the wind to reach 70 to 80mph more with the gusts though.

It's one for the islands only weathermaster :D

A bit of rain and a slight breeze here, I hope you get a good strong storm though :) :) :)

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but it was good on the 18Z last night and bad today?

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current general synopsis

The general synopsis at 0600

Low south Biscay 986 moving away southeastwards by 0600 tomorrow. New low expected south Bailey 975 by same time

Gale warnings

Sea area gale warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Last updated on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 1118.

All gale warnings currently in force

Viking, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0352

Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

North Utsire, issued on Wednesday 13 January 2010 at 1605

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

South Utsire, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0352

Easterly gale force 8 continuing

Forties, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0352

Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

Cromarty, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0945

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Fisher, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0352

Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

Biscay, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0352

Northwesterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 imminent

Trafalgar, issued on Wednesday 13 January 2010 at 2155

Storm force 10 veering northwesterly imminent, decreasing gale force 8 soon

Fitzroy, issued on Wednesday 13 January 2010 at 2155

Storm force 10 veering northwesterly imminent, decreasing gale force 8 soon

Sole, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0352

Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Lundy, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0945

Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Fastnet, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0945

Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Irish Sea, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0945

Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Shannon, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0945

Southerly gale force 8 imminent increasing severe gale force 9 soon

Rockall, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0352

Southeasterly severe gale force 9 expected later

Malin, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0352

Southeasterly severe gale force 9 expected later

Hebrides, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0352

Southeasterly severe gale force 9 expected later

Bailey, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0352

Southeasterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Fair Isle, issued on Wednesday 13 January 2010 at 1544

Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

Faeroes, issued on Wednesday 13 January 2010 at 1544

Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

Southeast Iceland, issued on Thursday 14 January 2010 at 0945

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/gales_printable.html

my key used to make bit clearer to read

Force 9 = Bold

Force 10, 11 and 12 = Red

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Only bad thing about it is the timing its coming on early Saturday morning keeping you awake.

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