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  • Location: Siston, Bristol 70m ASL
  • Location: Siston, Bristol 70m ASL

    does anyone know any good websites to follow current sea level pressure? thanks.

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  • Location: Darlington 63 m or 206ft above sea level
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, Snow, Storms, Snow Thunder, Supercells, all weather extremes
  • Location: Darlington 63 m or 206ft above sea level

    does anyone know any good websites to follow current sea level pressure? thanks.

    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

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  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, more snow and even more snow..Oh and I love a good old Thunderstorm
  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)

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    In coming!!!!

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  • Location: Tunbridge Wells
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers and cold snowy winters
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells

    Surrey, you're good with charts, do you think this is going to be a worse storm than Wednesday's - to my untrained eye it looks a bigger beast?

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  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, more snow and even more snow..Oh and I love a good old Thunderstorm
  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)

    Surrey, you're good with charts, do you think this is going to be a worse storm than Wednesday's - to my untrained eye it looks a bigger beast?

     

    hmmm depends really, yes the storm is bigger in area.. and will effect more people.. but winds generally going for 70mph down in south west coast 60-65mph inland and same for the south coast with 50-55mph inland so not the worst we have had but enough to cause some problems, also a lot more rain with the system...

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  • Location: Drayton, Portsmouth
  • Location: Drayton, Portsmouth

    Got to love the Daily Express's headline today, predicting a 'worse than 87' storm to be hitting the UK this weekend. head against wall time

    Problem is, if next week's storms do turn out like 1987, people won't heed the warnings if too much cry wolf happens beforehand.
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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    32mm of rain yesterday, 3mm or so today, everything that gets flooded, IS flooded. Awaiting the next round now...

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  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, more snow and even more snow..Oh and I love a good old Thunderstorm
  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)

    Wave height at K2 buoy for tomorrow

     

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    70 ft !!

     

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    jesus christ!

     

    Just to let everyone know what a 70ft looks like..

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    The government's emergency committee Cobra will meet later today, Downing Street has confirmed ahead of the approaching storm

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    jesus christ!

     

    Just to let everyone know what a 70ft looks like..

     

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    That's a breaking wave, not a swell.
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  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, more snow and even more snow..Oh and I love a good old Thunderstorm
  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)

    That's a breaking wave, not a swell.

     

    And the chart posted was not swell height but wave weight in ft

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    And the chart posted was not swell height but wave weight in ft

    "Surf height from primary swell" A marked difference from a 70ft breaker. Edited by Mapantz
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  • Location: S.N. Herefordshire N.S.W.
  • Location: S.N. Herefordshire N.S.W.

    That's a breaking wave, not a swell.

    If you're talking about 70' swell goodnight and goodbye. Realistically, by the time it reaches the shore it will only be 70' breakers, but that'll be bad enough.

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  • Location: Ipswich. (Originally from York)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder Storms. All extreme weather.
  • Location: Ipswich. (Originally from York)

    Whether it's a swell or a wave, it looks damn scary and I'd be running in the opposite direction. Whatever, it's a good photo. :)

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  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, more snow and even more snow..Oh and I love a good old Thunderstorm
  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)

    "Surf height from primary swell" A marked difference from a 70ft breaker.

     

    no idea not a sea expert Posted Image

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    If you're talking about 70' swell goodnight and goodbye. Realistically, by the time it reaches the shore it will only be 70' breakers, but that'll be bad enough.

    Wow, so much misinformation today!Swells are measured by wavelength, a 70ft swell will not reach land, it's measured further out to sea, waves at 21 metres crashing in to the UK are very rare. Edited by Mapantz
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  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, more snow and even more snow..Oh and I love a good old Thunderstorm
  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)

    If you're talking about 70' swell goodnight and goodbye. Realistically, by the time it reaches the shore it will only be 70' breakers, but that'll be bad enough.

     

    Thats what I thought a 70ft swell would wipe out the whole south coast..

    I got a better idea..

     

    Lets say..

     

    Its gooona be a bumby ride 

     

    end of chat :D

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  • Location: Farnham - Surrey
  • Location: Farnham - Surrey

    "Surf height from primary swell" A marked difference from a 70ft breaker.

    Actually - though getting a bit pedantic on this, the primary or secondary swell size depicted on these graphs would be the size of a breaking wave IF the break was located near to that buoy. To get an accurate measurement for nearer to cornwall, you'd have to get a buoy measurement closer to home.

    Anyway its HUGE !

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    My point is, images of a wave like the one posted from Portugal will not be hitting land here, posting in conjunction with another post about wave swell is misleading, some of the members who don't understand the sciences that get talked about on here, might be worried in to thinking that waves like that could be crashing in to their houses.

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  • Location: Farnham - Surrey
  • Location: Farnham - Surrey

    My point is, images of a wave like the one posted from Portugal will not be hitting land here, posting in conjunction with another post about wave swell is misleading, some of the members who don't understand the sciences that get talked about on here, might be worried in to thinking that waves like that could be crashing in to their houses.

    Yep that won't happen ! If a 70ft wave did come along, it would break in a water depth of 100ft + so would be far out from any beach

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  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, more snow and even more snow..Oh and I love a good old Thunderstorm
  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)

    Yep that won't happen ! If a 70ft wave did come along, it would break in a water depth of 100ft + so would be far out from any beach

     

    you never know.. could be a funny sort of wave that defies science Posted Image

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    I've just had a quick look at the MO warnings, I'm in an amber for wind from 8pm tonight until 6am Sunday, that's quite something! There's a new early warning out for Tuesday.

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

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  • Location: East County Clare
  • Location: East County Clare

    I've just had a quick look at the MO warnings, I'm in an amber for wind from 8pm tonight until 6am Sunday, that's quite something! There's a new early warning out for Tuesday.http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

    Did you find out where there were courses on understanding them?!

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