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  • Location: Upminster Bridge London Borough of Havering 40m above sea level
  • Weather Preferences: Siberian
  • Location: Upminster Bridge London Borough of Havering 40m above sea level

    Worst storm I've experienced here was in October 2000 when we had gusts upwards of 75mph peaking at nearly 90mph.

    October 1987 was the classic I remember, St. Mary's Lane was cleared of bits of trees and other assorted impedementa on the Friday morning by Havering Council, but they stopped at the border where it became Brentwood.towards West Horndon.  The cars were driving East, then having to try and reverse back where the demarcation changed.  Utter and complete chaos ensued. 

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  • Location: Alresford, Near Colchester, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: As long as it's not North Sea muck, I'll cope.
  • Location: Alresford, Near Colchester, Essex

    Worst storm I've experienced here was in October 2000 when we had gusts upwards of 75mph peaking at nearly 90mph.

     

    Yes, I'm obviously talking about today.

     

    Probably the worst I've experienced here was October 1987, then January 1976, then January 1990. :)

     

    As others have said, we could be hit hard on Friday. I guess whether the low is a filling feature, or deepening / at peak strength when it arrives, maybe crucial, as well as, of course, its track.

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  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)
  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)

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    watch the winds to the far north of the region and kent areas still

     

    the low is moving pretty slow

     

    other areas watch for squalls now

     

    when you see this

     

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    some pretty unstable air here still until around 1am

     

    then overnight

     

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    any showers overnight likely to be wintry

     

    if clear expect a cold one

     

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    low pulled far enough away by morning for much lighter winds

     

    frost an ice an issue tomorrow morning

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  • Location: Welling/ Barbican by day
  • Location: Welling/ Barbican by day

    yes friday into saturday not looking good. wind wise bad but not anywhere near xmas eve eve. or 1987 or 1990

     

    Hoping we can get through friday into sat then it hopefully will calm down

     

    squall incoming

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  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 105 m (top floor 120m)
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 105 m (top floor 120m)

    Quick update from the top of Reigate Hill....

     

    Still raining but almost stopped,  looking to the south west there are brighter skies, with patches of blue, heading in.  The wind has just picked up a bit - I can't hear the motorway noise at all now. My sense, though, is that the worst of it is done for this part of Surrey.

     

    No-one else from Netweather is here are they?  There are a couple of strange looking folk sitting in their cars typing on their laptops!

     

    And with that, back to the studio

     

    AS

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    Quick update from the top of Reigate Hill....

     

    Still raining but not so hard now,  looking to the south west there are brighter skies heading in.  The wind has just picked up a bit - I can't hear the motorway noise at all now. My sense, though, is that the worst of it is done for this part of Surrey.

     

    No-one else from Netweather is here are they?  There are a couple of strange looking folk sitting in their cars typing on their laptops!

     

    And with that, back to the studio

     

    AS

    Thankyou AS

     

    Now today we are launching an urgent adoption campaign due to the significant number of cats and dogs that have rained down in the area, if you want to adopt or are willing to foster these poor animals, please call the number at the bottom of the screen or visit our website for more details.

     

    now to sport

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  • Location: Alresford, Near Colchester, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: As long as it's not North Sea muck, I'll cope.
  • Location: Alresford, Near Colchester, Essex

    I've just been emailed a wind warning by the Met Office. I'll post it, as I find it somewhat bizarre...

     

    Dates

     

    Issued at: 
    1531 on Wed 12 Feb 2014

    Valid from: 
    1535 on Wed 12 Feb 2014

    Valid to: 
    0500 on Thu 13 Feb 2014

     

    Warning 

     

    A vigorous area of low pressure will move northeastwards across Ireland and southern Scotland during Wednesday afternoon and evening, clearing eastwards early on Thursday. This will be accompanied by a swathe of southwesterly gales across many areas which will be severe in places. Winds will ease from the south overnight.

    A first peak in the winds will clear from southeast England late afternoon, but with the main swathe of even stronger and potentially damaging winds now across Wales, then affecting Northern Ireland and northern England later in the day (see Amber and Red warnings).

    The public should be prepared for the the risk of disruption to transport and possibly also power supplies. In addition, large waves are likely to affect some coasts.

    This warning has been updated to include all of Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

     

    Chief Forecaster's assessment

     

    A vigorous depression will track across the north of Ireland during Wednesday afternoon and hence over southern Scotland by late evening. Squally winds will soon clear southeast England, then a swathe of very strong winds will affect west Wales during the afternoon and parts of north Wales, Northern Ireland and northern England during the evening (see Amber and Red Warnings), with winds also gusting to 70 mph across parts of southwest England and the Midlands at first. Winds will ease from the south overnight.

     

     

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  • Location: Upminster, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Severe gales/storms, snow, thunder!
  • Location: Upminster, Essex

    October 1987 was the classic I remember, St. Mary's Lane was cleared of bits of trees and other assorted impedementa on the Friday morning by Havering Council, but they stopped at the border where it became Brentwood.towards West Horndon.  The cars were driving East, then having to try and reverse back where the demarcation changed.  Utter and complete chaos ensued. 

    Hi I see your an Upminster man lol, me too :-) I work for the Havering council now on the barrow but I'm off today as I had to use up some annual leave left over from last year I'm glad I did now cause wouldn't have fancied working in that rain & wind earlier, the amount of times my barrow has almost been blown over into the road already since I started my job. I can't begin to imagine how scary 1987 was

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  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)
  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)

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    heres the mornings fax chart

     

    for fri night-sat morning

     

    will update soon

     

    lets hope that low takes another track

     

    difference also which is something i am watching at present is the jet

     

    this is more noticeable than todays one

     

    anyway lets see what the new ones show soon

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  • Location: Weardale 300m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Weardale 300m asl

    Quick update from the top of Reigate Hill....

     

    Still raining but almost stopped,  looking to the south west there are brighter skies, with patches of blue, heading in.  The wind has just picked up a bit - I can't hear the motorway noise at all now. My sense, though, is that the worst of it is done for this part of Surrey.

     

    No-one else from Netweather is here are they?  There are a couple of strange looking folk sitting in their cars typing on their laptops!

     

    And with that, back to the studio

     

    AS

     

    You've done a better job than the reporters....

     

    "How does it feel to be evacuated from your home, made effectively homeless and have all your possessions destroyed with no prospect of moving back into your house until August... etc.?"

     

    A £50 note for the first member of the public to say live on TV, "Just marvellous - couldn't be better..."

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  • Location: Hollywood, Worcestershire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Hollywood, Worcestershire

    Just heard a reporter ask, "How does it feel to be flooded right now?"

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

    Sky brightening now (like a yellow colour) and sun peering out a bit. Clouds very fast moving but I dont know if we missed that squall line. Still very windy but the rain has stopped.

    That was mad! :O

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  • Location: Weardale 300m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Weardale 300m asl

    Just heard a reporter ask, "How does it feel to be flooded right now?"

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  • Location: Upminster, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Severe gales/storms, snow, thunder!
  • Location: Upminster, Essex

    Sky gone very dark here after about an hour of sunshine and a few drops of rain starting to fall on my window I hope this isn't a squall developing!

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    Wind seems to be picking up here again, very blowy/gusty ATM, at least it has stopped raining which is a blessing, but now taken the rubbish out I do not think I have any need to go outside again till the morning so any further weather updates from me will be window obs.

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  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)
  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)

    not sure i want to say this

     

    its showing here so i will

     

    ukmo for tomorrow

     

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    note the kink in the isobars over the south east

     

    this will likely be more precipitation

     

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    lets hope that stays in the channel

     

    temps

     

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    very cold

     

    around 5-6 degrees

     

    wintry showers to the far south east possible

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  • Location: cheltenham.
  • Weather Preferences: if its warm i want sun..if its cold i want snow.
  • Location: cheltenham.

    Some cheery pics of penguins and seals..Posted Image  even if the creatures are slightly lost and confused. Posted Image

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  • Location: Great Yarmouth
  • Location: Great Yarmouth

    You've done a better job than the reporters....

     

    "How does it feel to be evacuated from your home, made effectively homeless and have all your possessions destroyed with no prospect of moving back into your house until August... etc.?"

     

    A £50 note for the first member of the public to say live on TV, "Just marvellous - couldn't be better..."

    Still laughing at sky, reporter is wading in water, discovers water is covering obstacle, nearly falls flat on her face in water live on tv.

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

    Getting dark and rain started again. Must be the squally bit passing over us.

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  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)
  • Location: west croydon (near lombard)

    ukmo for fri night-saturday morning

     

    not good

     

    will wait for the new fax chart to update that

     

    http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/ukmo2.php?nh=0&carte=1594&ech=6&archive=0

     

    rain looks a big concern as well now Posted Image

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