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3 minutes ago, Frosty hollows said:

Knock MetO all you like. Thus far, they've been absolutely spot on

I remember the Met O being spot on 30 years ago ;) sorry Michael you still top man in my books 

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Just now, Martin R said:

I remeber the Met O being spot on 30 years ago ;) sorry Michael you still top man in my books 

Technically he was and still is correct!

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1 hour ago, Andy Pepler said:

there is one very small silverlineing  trumps golf corse is going to get thumped...

Knew there was a reason for this storm lol. All his interests seem to attract bad weather.

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Fastnet Rock would be interesting if there's any access to data from there? 

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13 minutes ago, coldfingers1 said:

Flippin Eck indeed. And still showing less than the 115mph winds in '87. I sincerely hope for their sakes it doesn't get as bad as that 'normal UK weather'. ;)

;)

115mph was the maximum gust recorded ~anywhere~ in the storm of '87 - a literal one off huff. Mean wind speeds were 87 mph at a lightship off the south coast, generally reaching Force 11 on various parts of the South Coast (maximum 63kt .. or 72.5 MpH), falling away considerably with distance from shore.

It was indeed the upper end of "normal British weather" - just in an unusual British place for it. The unique thing about it was the location and rapid development - not the wind speed. Nothing's going to change that.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/learn-about-the-weather/weather-phenomena/case-studies/great-storm

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Am off to bed. In 7 hours time we will be witnessing history. Please dont take unnecessary risks folks. Stay safe my fellow Irish folk

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You kinda of know you are in trouble when the weather channel is broadcasting your problems live.

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5 minutes ago, The Eagle said:

You kinda of know you are in trouble when the weather channel is broadcasting your problems live.

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Has it shifted West again? NW looks like it will take it worse than the SE from that?

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Hope all you lot over in Ireland keep safe tomorrow. This looks really, really nasty for exposed coastal locations particularly.

I'm up in Belfast, was meant to be flying back to Manchester tomorrow evening. Not sure that's going to happen now. I just hope Flybe get their act together and give plenty of notice of cancellation to save a wasted journey to the airport!

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Hi all, 

Late to the show today. Looking forward to seeing how the next 24 hours unfold.

I'm located about 500ft above sea level just at back of Cave Hill near Belfast. Wondering how it's going to play out here. Took the gazebo down today and bringing bbq inside in morning. 

Very exciting stuff, but very dangerous. I'm surprised at how many people are brushing this weather event off - friends and family of mine think it'll just be a bit of strong wind ... I've tried explaining to them but not listening. 

Looks like my area should get some very strong winds late in the afternoon - is that right? 

Stay safe everyone and I'll update what's happening in my area tomorrow :)

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I am going to call it a night

just remember that a hurricane is not on it's way,but hurricane winds are;)

stay safe peeps:)

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I made a GIF of Ophelia from the 14th until 9pm last night.

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1 minute ago, The Eagle said:

 

blimey thats a huge move for protocol ...  iv just been listening to the hf shipping bands and all fishing fleets have just been recalled back to port 

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1 minute ago, Andy Pepler said:

blimey thats a huge move for protocol ...  iv just been listening to the hf shipping bands and all fishing fleets have just been recalled back to port 

Meanwhile, in Pembrokeshire, there's a yellow weather warning.

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7 minutes ago, Andy Pepler said:

blimey thats a huge move for protocol ...  iv just been listening to the hf shipping bands and all fishing fleets have just been recalled back to port 

I'm just wondering why the seferics in the center, thats normally a sign of intensification in the eye wall. Is it also something that happens during transition.

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