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It's 20C here too . Think I'm on the edge of the action although the wind is picking up and gusts are strengthening . 

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Quite a surreal end to my day at work seeing that sky go so dark like the heavens where about to unleash a torrent but remarkably hardly a drop of rain as of yet although the wind has got up in the last couple of hours and I also got a brief glimpse of that red sun, honestly about an hour or so ago I witnessed the most impressive looking sky I've ever seen. It looked apocalyptic like something from a horror movie, dark clumpy clouds and day seemed to turn into night in minutes with an orange glow probably caused by the Saharan dust and the sun behind the cloud, remember those clouds rolling in during the film Independence Day it was not dissimilar to that and the other thing I've noticed about today here in Essex is how ridiculously warm it has been, I was actually sweating earlier felt more like August not mid-October and what with hurricane-force winds on the other side of the country rather like the 16th October 30 years ago today will not be forgotten in a hurry and what's more is it looks like more stormy weather is on the horizon for later on this week.

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5 minutes ago, I Cumbria Marra I said:

i think they've underestimated the wind speed for Wales and IOM

To be fair met o did upgrade warnings to amber

 

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1 minute ago, Mokidugway said:

To be fair met o did upgrade warnings to amber

 

True but they said 55-65mph widely with gusts up to 80mph but Aberdaron just recorded 90mph, picking up here now too, probably gusting around 55mph

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Third person has died =( another falling tree on car. While us enthusiasts study learn and indeed take some excitement from this weather, we must spare a thought for the people caught up init. 

Stay safe all and ride it out now, hopefully most are on there way or home now for the evening lots of people leaving early in the effected areas. 

 

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Highlight here so far was the red sun heard reports it went green in Rotherham. Winds have picked up here but nothing noteworthy/

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31 minutes ago, Nick L said:

With all the weird skies going on, completely missed how much the temperature has dropped this afternoon. Was about 21c at lunchtime, now about 15c. Back to the jeans I think...

Gone the other way here was 15c up to mid-afternoon then went up to 18.1c and back down to 17.6c now

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2 minutes ago, Man With Beard said:

Looking through the Max gusts table, more 80+ gusts in Wales than Ireland??

could be the network of Observations, where and how many

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Glengormley, Northern Ireland at 5.00pm.  Not sure if it’s to get worse or not and not sure what the wind speeds are in this area at the minute but quite surreal to experience. Few of those trees are down now. 

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3 minutes ago, I Cumbria Marra I said:

True but they said 55-65mph widely with gusts up to 80mph but Aberdaron just recorded 90mph, picking up here now too, probably gusting around 55mph

It's dammed if you do ,dammed if you don't for the met office in these situations,don't think they could have done anymore other than perhaps upgrading the warnings a little earlier.

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Gusty in Merseyside now,the last hour really picked up

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4 minutes ago, Mokidugway said:

It's dammed if you do ,dammed if you don't for the met office in these situations,don't think they could have done anymore other than perhaps upgrading the warnings a little earlier.

Yep, agree. Aberdaron is a very exposed station. Certainly hasn't warranted a red warning anywhere in the UK today. If we were seeing what Ireland has then definitely.

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5 minutes ago, Mokidugway said:

It's dammed if you do ,dammed if you don't for the met office in these situations,don't think they could have done anymore other than perhaps upgrading the warnings a little earlier.

True, they've just underestimated a little that all

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Starting to pick up here in Northumberland but I believe tomorrow is worse for us

Edited by tynevalleysnow

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14 minutes ago, Mokidugway said:

To be fair met o did upgrade warnings to amber

 

I noted this yesterday and have noted umpteen times before the Met Office Re grossly inept at alerting public in Wales of possible severe weather...schools like Ireland should have closed today across large swathes of Western Wales but didn't until last minute due to lack of info about this system! 

Frankly apalling but not unexpected! 

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1 minute ago, Nick L said:

Yep, agree. Aberdaron is a very exposed station. Certainly hasn't warranted a red warning anywhere in the UK today. If we were seeing what Ireland has then definitely.

I'm in Belfast and I have seen worse wind wise. Just a typical autumn/winter severe gale here IMO.

Edited by CreweCold

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9 minutes ago, Man With Beard said:

Looking through the Max gusts table, more 80+ gusts in Wales than Ireland??

iv'e just been out and i had sustained winds of 47mph regular gusts to 72 on my kestrel, had to bail, was too many trees making not nice noises.

max gust was 72.6mph i recorded. 

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41 minutes ago, Windchime72 said:

violent gusts, very strong sustained winds, sheet rain, clouds coming from south west direction, pressure 981mb rising.

Thank you for the updates. Must be very scary being in the thick of it

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