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No trains up to London until midday at the earliest. I walked down to the railway station this morning. Quite a lot of branches down including some on Lawn Lane. A large willow tree down by the river. The last I heard Parkway ( a dual carriageway that runs through the City) is still closed as part of the Premier Inn (can only be 3 or 4 years old) roof has come off and insulation blowing around.Currently working in my company's Chelmsford office but hope to travel up to my office in Euston this pm. Kind Regards Dave

Sounds a like things are a little worse nearer the city centre. Good luck on getting to Euston.
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Latest on the trains in the SE:

 

 

Incident created
26/10/2013 17:09
Last updated
28/10/2013 09:33
Route affected
Most routes across central and southern England and Wales
 
Description
 
Heavy rain and high winds across central and southern England and Wales are affecting train services on Monday 28 October.
This may mean that some trains are delayed or cancelled, and some Train Operators are running amended timetables.
Road conditions are also expected to be hazardous, so please allow extra time to reach the station and allow extra time for connecting trains.
 
The following train operators have confirmed either amended timetables or the possibility of amended timetables. Please use the links for the latest information:
 
c2c
Chiltern Railways
CrossCountry
East Coast
East Midlands Trains
First Capital Connect
First Great Western
First Hull Trains
Grand Central
Greater Anglia & Stansted Express
London Midland
London Overground
South West Trains
Southeastern
Southern & Gatwick Express
Virgin Trains

 

 

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/today.aspx

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Bit odd. Seems friends in Dartford got hammered, lost trees and fences as well as some in Maidstone yet here in Medway seems to be minimal damage.

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Not too bad around here, a few branches down. But gutted about losing the rowan tree.

That would really upset me too ! Can it be saved in any way ?

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That would really upset me too ! Can it be saved in any way ?

 

No it's completely snapped at the base. :(

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Bit odd. Seems friends in Dartford got hammered, lost trees and fences as well as some in Maidstone yet here in Medway seems to be minimal damage.

I agree with you there. Can see no damage where i live here in chatham

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I agree with you there. Can see no damage where i live here in chatham

 

Weird, we're only a couple of miles up the road and there are several trees down round here (thankfully none onto cars or houses).

 

Also the line appears still to be blocked due to a tree down at Sole St.

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St Jude's Storm: search for teenage boy swept out to sea called off for the night
 
A 14-year-old boy swept out to sea at Newhaven feared dead after HM Coastguard call off search in "atrocious conditions"
 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10408295/St-Judes-Storm-search-for-teenage-boy-swept-out-to-sea-called-off-for-the-night.html

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No it's completely snapped at the base. Posted Image

That's really sad. I can totally understand because I have this beautiful ash tree outside my window and I was scared I was going to lose it. There is also a 40 foot conifir thing at the back I was scared of losing as well but that was because of its size not its beauty !!

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Well out transport network has been wiped out, sirens have been nearly constant (and I only live in a small town), fences are down and a big wall collapsed in our High Street.  Nothing extreme you say.

Yes, we had about an hour of quite violent winds here, centred around 7:30. Lost power for a while.Here are a couple of pictures I took at the time in the village. They are not great quality, as one was taken out of a car and the other one was taken in a precarious situation, so I wasn't thinking about composition! The one with the tree on the power lines actually happened while I was there, although I was looking elsewhere. There was a sharp crack and the wind was roaring in the trees. It was pretty frightening and I was watching all the large trees, in case they fell or dropped a large branch. I'm glad it was quite short lived!post-11059-0-93333700-1382953524_thumb.jpost-11059-0-07601000-1382953568_thumb.j Edited by Steve C
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I agree with you there. Can see no damage where i live here in chatham

Medway area had wind from west and not as strong as further east and south east where the wind was south west, the local geography of medway worked against you with this storm.

Edited by PureOcean

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Aaaaand blue skies peeping through in Peterborough

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Apart from a bout of strong winds between 6 and 8 this morning which did actually wake me up, it was nothing out of the ordinary here. Plenty of rain though!

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Really calmed down now here in Whitstable, the sea now has no white horses at all and the conditions are 200% better than 3 hours ago, you could look out the window and not even realise the damage that has been caused in the county. A really fast moving storm. Have a friend in Denmark who said they are on real alert, all bridges are closed already and public transport being stopped they are expecting to be hit bad.

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Its annoying me on FB that so many people are saying, its nothing compared to 1987, they forget that this time around, we have the technology to predict weather further ahead, we were all able to get prepared yesterday, we moved things, we brought pets indoors, we "battened down the hatches", 1987 was out the blue and was a shock to us all, where as last night we all sat waiting patiently.  A 17yr old girl has died after a tree fell on the caravan she was sleeping in, a 14 yr old boy has died in the rough sea, 2 deaths, numerous trees fallen, fences ripped off, tiles missing from roofs - to me its just as bad as 1987 because theres been death and destruction!!!!

 

Looking out my windows the sun is now shining, its still a bit blowy, but everything is still intact, thankfully.

 

Anyway guys n girls, thank you for the updates yesterday, will see you no doubt soon for some of that white stuff 

 

over and out from Essex 

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Really calmed down now here in Whitstable, the sea now has no white horses at all and the conditions are 200% better than 3 hours ago, you could look out the window and not even realise the damage that has been caused in the county. A really fast moving storm. Have a friend in Denmark who said they are on real alert, all bridges are closed already and public transport being stopped they are expecting to be hit bad.

Yes, it'll likely be 1987 like when it reaches there.

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Few trees down in Epsom/Sutton area but other that nothing too horrendous ....just wondering if a storm will ever seem as bad again after the '87 storm tho??!!

H x

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Really calmed down now here in Whitstable, the sea now has no white horses at all and the conditions are 200% better than 3 hours ago, you could look out the window and not even realise the damage that has been caused in the county. A really fast moving storm. Have a friend in Denmark who said they are on real alert, all bridges are closed already and public transport being stopped they are expecting to be hit bad.

http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/2013-10-28-vi-forbereder-os-på-væltede-træer-og-flyvende-tagstenMy brother lives north of copenhagen and they are quite sheltered but western denmark ie esbjerg and the north will take a buffeting they are expecting 150 kph gusts!

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I see Andrewsfield, inland in Essex, had a 79 mph gust, which is impressive. It was definitely the worst wind here since at least 2002. I can't believe I suffered no damage! I was expecting fence panel issues.

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Been out for a walk now round the Bexley area, and hardly any signs of damage, just some moderately sized branches broken off trees.

 

Looks like we got lucky here

Same here, couldn't see much damage when I walked into town this morning. Couldn't believe how quick the big gusts just disappeared. Glad they have though, peaked at 82 wow.

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Its annoying me on FB that so many people are saying, its nothing compared to 1987

 

Well it was never forecast to be another (or even near) 1987 and I don't really think people want that amount of devastation or disruption. All in all most agencies and models got this about right for intensity and location, it was just the timing that was a little uncertain but thankfully it hit while most people were tucked away inside. 

 

It just about 'met' all my expectations and it sounds like not too much damage was caused to property and only a couple of incidents relating to human life - which is still two too many.

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Compared to the Storm on October 27th 2002, this is nothing.  Just been trawling through the past metars. Maximum gust today was Gust 51knots, in 2002 it was Gust 64knots. But if you look it was very consistently windy on October 27th 2002. 

 

Today's storm

 

 

 

 

EGLL 280950Z 25018KT 9999 VCSH SCT024 SCT035 12/08 Q0992EGLL 280920Z 25022KT 9999 FEW024 SCT039 BKN046 13/07 Q0991 NOSIGEGLL 280850Z 26024KT 9999 FEW024 12/07 Q0990EGLL 280820Z 26024KT 9999 FEW024 SCT030 12/08 Q0989EGLL 280750Z 27026G36KT 9999 7000NW VCSH SCT018 BKN025 12/09 Q0988EGLL 280720Z 26029G39KT 9000 -SHRA SCT018 BKN025 13/10 Q0985 RESHRA TEMPO SHRAEGLL 280650Z 27034G45KT 9999 BKN019 13/09 Q0983 BECMG 27024G35KTEGLL 280620Z 25041G51KT 9999 SCT016 BKN020 14/11 Q0979EGLL 280550Z 21023G36KT 9999 BKN020 16/13 Q0978EGLL 280520Z 21021G33KT 9999 FEW014 SCT022 16/14 Q0979 TEMPO RA BKN012EGLL 280450Z 22020G32KT 9999 SCT015 SCT020 16/14 Q0980 TEMPO 23024G42KT RA BKN012

EGLL 280420Z 22021G32KT 9000 -RA FEW016 BKN019 16/14 Q0981 TEMPO 23025G42KTEGLL 280350Z 21018G29KT 9999 -RA SCT018 SCT023 16/14 Q0982 RERA TEMPO BKN008EGLL 280320Z 20018KT 9999 RA SCT010 BKN017 16/15 Q0982 TEMPO BKN008

 

 

 

 

 

October 2002's storm

 

 

EGLL 270320Z 23023G35KT 9999 BKN025 16/11 Q0996 NOSIGEGLL 270350Z 22022G32KT 9999 SCT025 15/11 Q0995 NOSIGEGLL 270420Z 23029G42KT 9999 FEW025 15/08 Q0995 NOSIGEGLL 270450Z 23024KT 9999 SCT027 15/08 Q0994 NOSIGEGLL 270520Z 22030G46KT 9999 FEW025 14/08 Q0993 NOSIGEGLL 270550Z 23027G37KT 9999 -SHRA SCT022 14/09 Q0993 NOSIGEGLL 270620Z 23031G42KT 9999 FEW022 SCT050 14/07 Q0992 NOSIGEGLL 270650Z 24030G54KT 9999 FEW022 SCT040 14/06 Q0994 NOSIGEGLL 270720Z 24032G50KT 9999 FEW022 SCT040 13/05 Q0994 NOSIGEGLL 270750Z 24035G51KT 9999 -SHRA FEW022 BKN038 13/05 Q0994 NOSIGEGLL 270820Z 25033G53KT 9999 -SHRA FEW022 BKN038 13/04 Q0995 NOSIGEGLL 270850Z 25037G57KT 9999 FEW022 BKN038 13/04 Q0996 NOSIGEGLL 270920Z 25043G64KT 9999 FEW022 BKN038 13/04 Q0996 NOSIGEGLL 270950Z 25032G46KT 9999 SCT022 BKN038 13/05 Q0997 NOSIGEGLL 271020Z 26039G56KT 9999 -SHRA SCT025 BKN038 13/03 Q0997 NOSIGEGLL 271050Z 25038G55KT 9999 SCT026 BKN038 13/04 Q0998 NOSIGEGLL 271120Z 26034G47KT 9999 SCT028 SCT040 13/04 Q0999 NOSIGEGLL 271150Z 26034G50KT 9999 SCT030 SCT043 13/03 Q1000 NOSIGEGLL 271250Z 26034G48KT 9999 FEW035 SCT043 14/03 Q1002 NOSIGEGLL 271320Z 27027G40KT 9999 SCT038 SCT045 13/03 Q1004 NOSIGEGLL 271350Z 27032G48KT 240V300 9999 SCT038 SCT045 14/03 Q1005 NOSIGEGLL 271420Z 27031G45KT 9999 BKN042 13/02 Q1006 NOSIGEGLL 271450Z 27032G46KT 250V310 9999 BKN042 13/02 Q1008 NOSIGEGLL 271520Z 27025G38KT 9999 BKN042 13/02 Q1010 NOSIGEGLL 271550Z 27025G37KT 9999 FEW036 12/03 Q1011 NOSIGEGLL 271620Z 28023G34KT 9999 FEW035 11/04 Q1013 NOSIGEGLL 271650Z 27023G37KT 250V310 9999 FEW035 11/03 Q1014 NOSIGEGLL 271720Z 28024G36KT 9999 FEW032 11/03 Q1015 NOSIG

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