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5 minutes ago, Sharri said:

Seems to have calmed down here in Ayrshire, or is it just a lull?

I thought that too for a while but then a big gust comes along and spoils it :)

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2 minutes ago, Mokidugway said:

Ironically he's in Belfast  :rofl:

Good job it is not a snow storm then.

C.S

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All I can say is that Scottish, Welsh and Irish storms don't get the same coverage as do English storms...

In 1989, I watched tree after tree fall, during a Force-11+ storm-force 'gale', up in the NW Highlands...and despite it resembling those photos from Tunguska, it was hardly worth a word on the national News.

Agus, tha mi Sassenach!:shok:

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6 minutes ago, cheshire snow said:

Hope Crewe Cold is ok

Police asking people to avoid the area.

Also problems in the Nantwich area.

C.S

How strange...I didn't think Crewe would be affected much.

Not been that bad here in Belfast.

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watching the BBC Weather now and it did not show a secondary low pressure to the west of me in the irish sea wonder if ben rich is using 12Z model guidances

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3 minutes ago, Richard David McCarthy said:

watching the BBC Weather now and it did not show a secondary low pressure to the west of me in the irish sea wonder if ben rich is using 12Z model guidances

That's because there isn't a secondary low pressure to the west of you, or anywhere nearby for that matter.

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6 minutes ago, Richard David McCarthy said:

watching the BBC Weather now and it did not show a secondary low pressure to the west of me in the irish sea wonder if ben rich is using 12Z model guidances

Seems to be a broken buoy, false high.It's seems to be situated where the isobars are tightestcos they have to rapidly increase and then decrease the pressure over the buoy.

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Just now, Cold Winter said:

That's because there isn't a secondary low pressure to the west of you, or anywhere nearby for that matter.

So I take there is a fault somewhere it could be buoy related just really puzzled but I will be watching obs closely because i can see the last data looks dodgy there should be a ridge just ahead of the trough because i know that the pressure is around 1003mb here 

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Getting more windier now.

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7 minutes ago, Richard David McCarthy said:

So I take there is a fault somewhere it could be buoy related just really puzzled but I will be watching obs closely because i can see the last data looks dodgy there should be a ridge just ahead of the trough because i know that the pressure is around 1003mb here 

I just hope that this false data isn't being used to inform future forecast models, or to make decisions about navigation of aircraft etc.  Or, God forbid, decisions about evacuations of residents.  I suppose it goes to show that a human eye is still invaluable no matter how sophisticated computer data can seem.  

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6 minutes ago, Richard David McCarthy said:

So I take there is a fault somewhere it could be buoy related just really puzzled but I will be watching obs closely because i can see the last data looks dodgy there should be a ridge just ahead of the trough because i know that the pressure is around 1003mb here 

Buoy reading 1037 constantly

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Has a run been made ignoring the faulty buoy data?

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Hi all, this is my first ever post. What an eventful day. I had to share this great video of Hurricane Ophelia recorded over the past 5 days. I'm near Northwich and the winds still seem to be getting stronger here. 

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Good evening all from Cork ( or what's left of it) 

A violent day like living through a tornado that lasted several hours. Lots of damage here with power expected to be out for days where I live

Not much battery left so will update again tomorrow

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Seems were under another dust cloud again.

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I work in Crewe. Hope all is okay. I left at 5pm today and there was barely a breeze. I got off the train at Liverpool and there were several trees down. Still blowing quite strong on and off here In Liverpool.

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1 minute ago, Makemeasnowman said:

I work in Crewe. Hope all is okay. I left at 5pm today and there was barely a breeze. I got off the train at Liverpool and there were several trees down. Still blowing quite strong on and off here In Liverpool.

Looking at the models, all I can think of is that SSW'ly winds have funnelled up the flat of the Cheshire plain...because there is nothing that stands out to me as overly severe. 

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The wind here is the strongest it's been.

Can hear crashes and bangs outside, it must be in the 50th mph now?

I thought it was supposed to die off by now?

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7 minutes ago, I Cumbria Marra I said:

The winds picked up again after it died down a bit.

Same here comes and goes, thankfully 

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3 minutes ago, Andy92 said:

Just a crisp packet blower in Glasgow

Agreed! We're used to what we've got right now (maybe 60mph), hoped for more but it's only October! 

Praying for a quick recovery in Ireland, really wild day for them. 

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