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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

    Met office wind map now showing maxes of just 30 mph south east, as I expected.

    Now where has that interesting little feature for saturday gone....

    Some of the outputs are showing double that and some! 60-70mph+ Still a way to go in resolving this one though as too much variation with track & depth across the models. 

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    With a combination of a weather bomb & sting jet overnight, I hope it doesn't cause to much damage IMBY    I'm sorry I just couldn't resist 

    Just like what I done with the storm last week I've made up a map showing the top wind speeds according to the Met Office on their Weather Map to give a quick and easy view on the wind speeds,  

    Sod the storm, it's the imminent Ice Age I'm concerned about!      

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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

    Hi Jules, im going by the latest meto wind map, nothing much above 30 mph

    Could be out of date and change a lot next update but ive seen this happen all too many times now.

    I don't know which Meto wind map you are looking at?? I've just had a scan over the wind gust map and it's showing 50-60mph inland and 60-70mph+ along the south coast Wed into Thurs. 

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  • Location: Upminster, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, high winds, thunder, snow
  • Location: Upminster, Essex

    Hi Jules, im going by the latest meto wind map, nothing much above 30 mph

    Could be out of date and change a lot next update but ive seen this happen all too many times now.

    I'm still convinced you're looking at predicted mean winds (NOT) gusts.

     

    However the latest update from GFS and there's been a noticeable downgrade!

     

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    Woops, sorry guys - my bad, was looking at tuesday - wednesday.

    Im so used to seeing downgrades I just did a few clicks then closed the browser window with a big sigh.

     

    Hastings - 72mph at midnight (on meto wind map), now that almost qualifies as worthy to me

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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

    I don't know which Meto wind map you are looking at?? I've just had a scan over the wind gust map and it's showing 50-60mph inland and 60-70mph+ along the south coast Wed into Thurs. 

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  • Location: Upminster, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, high winds, thunder, snow
  • Location: Upminster, Essex

    Looks like we're in for a rough ride, any upgrades would certainly start getting concerning!

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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

    Thanks Liam am on iPad so couldn't paste chart in.

    No probs  :good:

     

    Looks like we're in for a rough ride, any upgrades would certainly start getting concerning!

    Yes, as it is the gusts being shown would cause some problems around 70mph or so, it was gusting 70mph here yesterday and let me tell you it wasn't pleasant! Very difficult driving and debris flying all over from trees etc! Spoke to my Mum and she said the cement/pebble dash has been stripped off her front wall. 

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  • Location: Peterborough
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and frost in the winter. Hot and sunny, thunderstorms in the summer.
  • Location: Peterborough

    Looking like wind gusts of between 60 and 70mph will be the likely outcome. Perhaps to coin a clichéd phrase, this does look like one of those "once a winter" type storms. Bad yes, but not to an extreme event level. I would expect this will bring yellow or perhaps amber warnings to a large part of the UK, most likely spots for the highest warnings being western and southern counties. 

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    60-70 mph just about qualifies for the word 'storm' in my book, from imby point of view i would like upgrades but thats not likely.

    Ive watched every gfs run on this since it started showing and next time I will not get too excited until the official warnings come out.

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  • Location: Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland
  • Weather Preferences: Sun and Snow
  • Location: Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland

    Made up a quick map showing where the models place the center of the low at 1am on Thursday. Most of them do place it near the NW of Ireland at an average deepness of 953mb.

     

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  • Location: Upminster, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, high winds, thunder, snow
  • Location: Upminster, Essex

    Looking like wind gusts of between 60 and 70mph will be the likely outcome. Perhaps to coin a clichéd phrase, this does look like one of those "once a winter" type storms. Bad yes, but not to an extreme event level. I would expect this will bring yellow or perhaps amber warnings to a large part of the UK, most likely spots for the highest warnings being western and southern counties. 

    No an extreme event is 80-90mph+ or if you like in the far north of Scotland 100mph+ lol :rofl:  113mph at Stornoway the other day, why was only Amber warnings issued?  Surely RED warnings where warranted, there's no doubt there would have been had that been down South.

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  • Location: Eshaness, Shetland Islands
  • Weather Preferences: Cool and Stormy
  • Location: Eshaness, Shetland Islands

    Looking like wind gusts of between 60 and 70mph will be the likely outcome. Perhaps to coin a clichéd phrase, this does look like one of those "once a winter" type storms. Bad yes, but not to an extreme event level. I would expect this will bring yellow or perhaps amber warnings to a large part of the UK, most likely spots for the highest warnings being western and southern counties.

    I would agree. Not an extreme event (at the moment) 50-70mph can cause some minor problems to travel and trees. After having over 100mph winds here yesterday, it doesn't really compare.

    And after last year, I would say some areas defences are more resilient.

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  • Location: Upminster, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, high winds, thunder, snow
  • Location: Upminster, Essex

    60-70 mph just about qualifies for the word 'storm' in my book, from imby point of view i would like upgrades but thats not likely.

    Ive watched every gfs run on this since it started showing and next time I will not get too excited until the official warnings come out.

    Well on the Beaufort Scale anything over 55mph qualifies as Storm Force 10.

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  • Location: Eshaness, Shetland Islands
  • Weather Preferences: Cool and Stormy
  • Location: Eshaness, Shetland Islands

    No an extreme event is 80-90mph+ or if you like in the far north of Scotland 100mph+ lol :rofl:  113mph at Stornoway the other day, why was only Amber warnings issued?  Surely RED warnings where warranted, there's no doubt there would have been had that been down South.

    Shetland and the western islands are use to pretty extreme weather and are very resilient. The strength of these events are measured against any potential impact and then the necessary warnings are issued. I think something incredible would have to hit Shetland or western islands for the UKMO to issues a 'red' warning.

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  • Location: Rotherhithe, 5.8M ASL
  • Location: Rotherhithe, 5.8M ASL

    60-70 mph gusts for Home counties (densely populated) would warrant a amber warning no doubt about it.

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  • Location: Upminster, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, high winds, thunder, snow
  • Location: Upminster, Essex

    Shetland and the western islands are use to pretty extreme weather and are very resilient. The strength of these events are measured against any potential impact and then the necessary warnings are issued. I think something incredible would have to hit Shetland or western islands for the UKMO to issues a 'red' warning.

    But that gust of 113mph was the strongest on record in Stornoway so surely this warrants the term "incredible" even by their standards, and it was equally if not more powerful then the 1987 storm, but I guess you're right because it's not heavily populated up there there's less of an impact! 

     

     

    Yes in met terms, beaufort etc your right its storm force 10, but i always compare storms to those up north and western isles - thats my gauge. If we get 90+ forecast then i will be saying OMG a lot, lol.

    90+ would be comparable to 1987 and the Burn's Day storms and I really don't think we want to go there do we?... :help:

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  • Location: Peterborough
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and frost in the winter. Hot and sunny, thunderstorms in the summer.
  • Location: Peterborough

    But that gust of 113mph was the strongest on record in Stornoway so surely this warrants the term "incredible" even by their standards, and it was equally if not more powerful then the 1987 storm, but I guess you're right because it's not heavily populated up there there's less of an impact! 

     

     

    90+ would be comparable to 1987 and the Burn's Day storms and I really don't think we want to go there do we?... :help:

    The highest record gust from the 1987 storm was 122mph at Gorleston on sea (East Norfolk). Burns day storm was 104 mph gusts. So this one is looking quite a fair way from it. As Daniel* says, the location of this storm will likely warrant an amber warning in the windiest areas. 

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    Adam, the stormchaser in me wants 'severe anything' lol

    I am somewhat obsessed by it all but, injury or deaths is not what anyone wants.

     

    I would happily take a good lightning storm with stunning cloud formation over anything else though.

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts

    Looking at the latest runs I'm expecting gusts of 70-80 mph on the moors in my area which is on a par with Friday evening into Saturday morning; interesting but not exceptional.

    As has been mentioned above the depression will be past the rapidly deepening stage by the time it reaches these shores and the most severe gales ( away from the far north west ) tend to result from features which are still in the rapid deepening phase as they cross the country.

    There's still the potential for an exceptional event over inland areas of England and Wales but probably only a 30% chance judging by the latest output.   

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  • Location: Upminster, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, high winds, thunder, snow
  • Location: Upminster, Essex

    The highest record gust from the 1987 storm was 122mph at Gorleston on sea (East Norfolk). Burns day storm was 104 mph gusts. So this one is looking quite a fair way from it. As Daniel* says, the location of this storm will likely warrant an amber warning in the windiest areas. 

    Yes it's true that 1987 saw gusts of 110-120mph+ in some coastal towns but inland it was more generally between 80-100mph so anything much above 70mph inland is really going some which doesn't seem out of the question for Wednesday night although I think 55-60mph will be the general rule of thumb. The fact that Shetland has seen gusts in the same territory as 1987 in recent days surely warranted a RED warning?  It's bordering on barbaric that no Red Warnings where issued, try telling those who have been without power for 3 days that Red Warnings shouldn't have been!

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