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And if she turns out to be as fierce as predicted it'll be another insurance claim for me! The builders are currently on my roof repairing the damage that Frankie boy caused just after Christmas. I hope all their hard work isn't undone by Gertie!

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6 minutes ago, heccygabber said:

70mph gusts here for a time, if it doesn't downgrade:D

Same for here or there about anyway!

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Gertrude has arrived just in-time as i'm hoping to synch up my new webcam to video-timelapses, hopefully get some good video of turbulent skies in the coming few days. Peak gusts of 60mph for us in the Pennines with plenty of rain to come over the next 48hr.

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The peak of the winds do look quite brief to my eyes(no more than 6 hours perhaps), whilst there could be some localised damage/disruption, I don't see anything too major at this stage on a more widespread scale. 

I wonder if Monday's low pressure system will get named, there is potential for that low to become quite tightly packed I feel and the strongest gusts could very much last longer. 

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Tomorrow and Monday look nasty for the Central Belt of Scotland. Been looking at the winds on XWeather and I'm gonna have to nail the horses down again.

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If the GFS is correct then Orkney, Shetland  & Fair Isle could experience hurricane force winds tomorrow from Gertrude. 

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Gusts look pretty extreme, possibly gusts over 100mph? Normally these storms get downgraded but not this time and it's only a matter of hours away. 

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Winds are already ramping up around here - expecting a few bad gusts early hours and in the morning but nothing too extreme in these parts. 

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53 minutes ago, *Sub*Zero* said:

If the GFS is correct then Orkney, Shetland  & Fair Isle could experience hurricane force winds tomorrow from Gertrude. 

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Gusts look pretty extreme, possibly gusts over 100mph? Normally these storms get downgraded but not this time and it's only a matter of hours away. 

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GFS shows 91 mph gusts for Fair Isle at 12pm on Friday but the Met Office forecast for Fair Isle gives 68 mph gusts so either one of them is right or wrong.

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8 minutes ago, Zenarcher said:

GFS shows 91 mph gusts for Fair Isle at 12pm on Friday but the Met Office forecast for Fair Isle gives 68 mph gusts so either one of them is right or wrong.

Met Office can be quite conservative with gusts at times but the warning does say gusts up to 90mph which is certainly possible looking at the charts, very tight gradient modelled south of Gertrude's core. 

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Well the forecasts on the beeb are confusing people as they expect this to continue throughout the weekend which it isn't the case. A rare slight upgrade at the last minute for Friday. Sunny Sheffield could well see a 60 mph during the morning. All over by the afternoon then fairly uneventful until Monday. For us Mondays storm looks more prolonged.

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3 hours ago, The PIT said:

Well the forecasts on the beeb are confusing people as they expect this to continue throughout the weekend which it isn't the case. A rare slight upgrade at the last minute for Friday. Sunny Sheffield could well see a 60 mph during the morning. All over by the afternoon then fairly uneventful until Monday. For us Mondays storm looks more prolonged.

Have to admit I'm more concerned about Monday. The winds look to be much more widespread across the mainland north of the border and I'd expect damage from that.

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5 hours ago, Fiona Robertson said:

Have to admit I'm more concerned about Monday. The winds look to be much more widespread across the mainland north of the border and I'd expect damage from that.

While Monday is looking nasty, tomorrow is looking very concerning. The Central Belt will see a spike in wind speeds through tomorrow morning along a squall-type feature, gusts widely reaching 70mph even inland.

The really crazy windspeeds will be across Orkney and Shetland, both EC and Euro 4 showing gusts comfortably above 100mph.

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Gusting to 54 mph here and averaging gale force 7 just now

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69 knots at Donegal Airport

SPECI EIDL 290537Z AUTO 25048G69KT 5000 +DZ FEW012 BKN026 OVC037 10/05 Q0994=

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69 knots at Malin Head too

 

PsMETAR MALI 290600Z AUTO 24049G69KT //// // BKN027/// 09/06 0991 MSL=

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This is why I should buy a weather station,  severe gusts on and off over this past hour, a nice wee alarm clock this morning 

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74 mph at Stornoway not quite as bad as South Uist yet

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max gust 64mph which probably be the high

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I was looking out the window around 7 am and there was a huge gust of wind accompanied by a sudden blueish brightening in the sky, not as fast as lightning, you know, not the on/off type flash. It faded in the same manner and then brightened again, this time much brighter. I think I was only seeing the edge of it and the source was out of view. No idea what it was, but our lights are flickering. Is it possible it was leccy lines coming down near me? Or some strange weather thingie?

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