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51 minutes ago, Boro Snow said:

Really blustery now here in Darlo 

Is in Durham/crook aswell.  Trees getting a good shaking and roads covered in leaves. 

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Few branches down and trees swaying here now, still barely severe gale force so looks like the central belt is missing most of the action.

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Very gusty and windy night here on the Malvern Hills. I don't know if there are any official wind measurements up here, we get far stronger wind than down in Great Malvern due to the altitude. Still dark so not been out to see how things look. Finally seems to be calming down now after many hours.

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Morning everyone. :smile:
Well, I know we've got a fair few branches down (as of a walk yesterday evening), and that the wind has died down from what it was last night, but other than that we've held up ok here. :good:
I'll do a full assessment later once the sun has come up. 

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Morning ,odd bits here and there ,just a standard winter blow though the smell of the sea was intense here .

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Is there an explanation why Ophelia was so lacking in rain? When you think of hurricanes you think of inches and inches of rain.

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Worst I have seen here in dudley. My weather station read gust of 76 mph  don't know we're it came from 

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Top gusts UK. Gwynedd had gusts of winds 90mph 78 knots  Capel Curig and Aberdaron

Elevated site  Gt Dun Fell  in the Cumbria Fells a gust of 99mph 86 knots was recorded   --Met Office

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Fridays low looks intense too, winding up pretty fericiously on the GFS. Interesting times at the moment from meteorological perspective.

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44 minutes ago, Alexis said:

Is there an explanation why Ophelia was so lacking in rain? When you think of hurricanes you think of inches and inches of rain.

It was riding the periphery of a ridge which meant that although England saw a frontal boundary pass (hence why it has cooled off), there was barely any precipitation on it. 

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28 minutes ago, SP1986 said:

Fridays low looks intense too, winding up pretty fericiously on the GFS. Interesting times at the moment from meteorological perspective.

Yes, just posted in the un named Atlantic storms thread if anyone wants to view, it's now a named disturbance as Invest 92L currently right over the other side of the Atlantic 

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14 hours ago, snowray said:

Ahhh, right you are. Well certainly more in the way of exciting weather than was expected for west Wales, fun day out I'm sure, I would have asked him if I could have gone along for the ride if I hadn't been busy earlier on today.:)

I would have liked to have tagged along too!

I was itching to say yes when he was asking for companions, but 3 kids put pay to any weather chasing for me. 

Hoping we get our own storm come to my locality later this week, so not all is lost just yet hopefully. 

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'Hurricane Sun' still in evidence this morning on the South coast.

 

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13 minutes ago, sunnijim said:

'Hurricane Sun' still in evidence this morning on the South coast.

 

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Yep got it here too, posted in se thread.

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6 minutes ago, alexisj9 said:

Yep got it here too, posted in se thread.

I would imagine again today we have a long draw Southerly flow over our parts associated with the warm front moving toward us,this picking up Saharan dust and wildfire particles stired up by Hurricane Ophelia.

The sky completely cleared of this kind of look after 6pm last night as the cold front passed through,a resonaly normal sunset given what we had seen in the hours before.

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It was no more than a bog-standard windy and blustery night here, peaking before midnight. Nearby Linton-on-Ouse weather station recorded maximum sustained winds of ~37mph with gusts reaching ~53mph

Not been out yet but only expecting to see piles of blown leaves, small branches and litter lying around

I'll be going to Stratford-upon-Avon by train on Friday and Saturday so it's now over to the thread dealing with the possible storm due then

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Some tree damage around Gower and outskirts of Swansea area but nothing too severe. A pretty standard gale in this area with a top peak gust of 79mph at Mumbles Head.

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Uncle Piers (not OON) was wittering on about Hurricane Ophelia, on LBC (yesterday I think it was?) and was blustering about how she was caused by something 'Solar'...methinks another solar sausage might have slipped through the net!:wallbash:

The guy's not even a bona fide meteorologist!

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By the sounds of it Pembroke was hit with the worst a little after I left. 

Driving through there were branches on the road, in some places you couldn’t see the road underneath all the leaves. 

I’d estimate 60mph gusts at a complete and utter guess whilst I was there. 

650 miles driven in total. Not entirely convinced what I saw was worth it, but still, good fun!

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Looks as if theres another storm coming after Ophelia. >_> This time exclusively for Southern Ireland (No time to recover), Wales and England it looks like.

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I am quite suprised how awful the BBC is becoming in terms of reporting and what it focuses on. Until mid Monday, the OPHELIA article kept referring to some areas on Saturday getting up to 23 deg C and how Nottingham was expected to reach 21 deg C on Monday.  ....

So what!!

Today continues the awful editorial mistakes......

Central London was among the places where a reddish could be spotted on Monday

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is there a thread for the track of the next storms coming in from the atlantic?

 

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42 minutes ago, carsey said:

is there a thread for the track of the next storms coming in from the atlantic?

 

 

Here at the mo...

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