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their armoured vehicles are being made ready-

I'm pretty sure the sky turning yellow is the met office trying out a new warning system after some backlash. 

Looking forward to my trip to #Ireland

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  • Location: Lochmaben Dumfriesshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, high winds and snow
  • Location: Lochmaben Dumfriesshire
    33 minutes ago, Fiona Robertson said:

    Right. Here's a prime example of what really annoys me. The BBC have a live page which is constantly updated. Down one side they have a summary. That summary mentions what's been happening in ROI and then we get this little gem. "Amber wind warnings are in place in Northern Ireland and in parts of Wales". No mention that parts of Scotland also have an amber warning. Anyone who looks to that live page for a quick summary will be misled. Thanks, English Broadcasting Corporation. Then again it's not as if the Met Office emphasised this until it was too late. They put out their amber warnings for parts of Wales and parts of Scotland AFTER the morning commute to work or school. I'm sorry to go on about this, but I'm really annoyed and seeing that BBC summary was the final straw.

     

     

     

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    I totally agree and had made a comment last night about the Met re the same thing. :angry:

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  • Location: Mallusk, Glengormley - 510ft
  • Location: Mallusk, Glengormley - 510ft

    Winds starting to pick up here again in Belfast. Local news said worse winds are this evening

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds
    8 minutes ago, Weather-history said:

     

    Still amazing to see such a beautifully-formed Cat 3 hurricane so close to Spain and Portugal.. 

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  • Location: Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
  • Weather Preferences: Extremes
  • Location: Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire

    Just to give some perspective in West Wales, My County of Pembrokeshire 692 properties without Power, Ceredigion 706 and Carmarthen 296.  Thats 1700 current properties. and 7000 across the Western Power Area in total.  They must have been busy!  

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • Location: New Zealand
    9 minutes ago, Frosty hollows said:

    Roches point recorded 90mph and Cork airport 89. Waterford was battered by high 70s gusts for several hours.  My family,who are pretty robust about bad weather, said it was as bad as 2013

    Don't know if there was anything higher after that. Works out to around 68 mph mean wind, and 118 mph gust.

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  • Location: Livingston (ish)
  • Location: Livingston (ish)

    And another thing whilst I'm on a rant! I understand that there is a reluctance to over-warn people because if it doesn't come off then next time they might just ignore it. That is their choice! However if you fail to warn sufficiently, people can end up injured or dead because of the lack of warning and that is not by their choice. :angry::wallbash: Right, I'm done ranting. Normal service will be resumed. :sorry:

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  • Location: Carryduff, County Down 420ft ASL
  • Location: Carryduff, County Down 420ft ASL
    8 minutes ago, snowydog said:

    Winds starting to pick up here again in Belfast. Local news said worse winds are this evening

    That wasn't what was forecast. 

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  • Location: Lytchett Matravers - 301 ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy Winters, Torrential Storm Summers
  • Location: Lytchett Matravers - 301 ft ASL
    53 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

    You can put out all the warnings you want some people just never listen/learn

     

    Idiots

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  • Location: Nr Chelmsford, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Hurricanes, Thunderstorms and blizzards please!
  • Location: Nr Chelmsford, Essex
    18 minutes ago, Man With Beard said:

    As I said, that's my gut feeling, but the gist you speak of was way offshore, the inshore gusts don't appear so high

    Indeed so.  Whilst today's storm was mighty impressive by UK/Ireland standards, it didn't quite match 1987's.  The minimum pressure recorded in '87 was 951 (although that was over the channel, not inland), with a sustained wind-speed of  87mph just off the Sussex coast.  115mph was recorded at Shoreham and even London recorded 94mph gusts.

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • Location: New Zealand
    1 minute ago, karlos1983 said:

    Idiots

    Looks pretty dry at the start of that video.

    What's probably happened there is that a group of inexperienced freshers decided that the ground looked dry so they'd have a watch. They won't be doing that again.

    I suspect they they're freshers because the locals will know that just a little while back, large portions of the seafront were wrecked by crashing waves.

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  • Location: Lytchett Matravers - 301 ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy Winters, Torrential Storm Summers
  • Location: Lytchett Matravers - 301 ft ASL
    2 minutes ago, crimsone said:

    Looks pretty dry at the start of that video.

    What's probably happened there is that a group of inexperienced freshers decided that the ground looked dry so they'd have a watch. They won't be doing that again.

    I suspect they they're freshers because the locals will know that just a little while back, large portions of the seafront were wrecked by crashing waves.

    They probably thought it would be a laugh, not funny when one of them get dragged out to sea and the RNLI or coastguard then have to put their life’s at risk due to utter stupidity and lack of respect for Mother Nature 

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • Location: New Zealand
    Just now, karlos1983 said:

    They probably thought it would be a laugh, not funny when one of them get dragged out to sea and the RNLI or coastguard then have to put their life’s at risk due to utter stupidity and lack of respect for Mother Nature 

    ~If~ they were freshers, they quite probably didn't know any better. 

    They sure as hell do now though!

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    3 minutes ago, karlos1983 said:

    They probably thought it would be a laugh, not funny when one of them get dragged out to sea and the RNLI or coastguard then have to put their life’s at risk due to utter stupidity and lack of respect for Mother Nature 

    Caught out by a sneaker wave ,don't play games with the sea ,lol and one of them doesn't even flinch

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  • Location: East Ayrshire 190m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Non Destructive Near My House
  • Location: East Ayrshire 190m ASL
    1 hour ago, Summer Sun said:

    You can put out all the warnings you want some people just never listen/learn

     

    Prolly just daft kids being daft kids

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Just hit 57 mph here windiest day of the week now :)

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  • Location: Newbury
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and snow but not together
  • Location: Newbury
    Just now, Insert Name Here said:

    Prolly just daft kids being daft kids

    Bet that hurt too.. one by the lamppost though didn’t move.. 

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • Location: New Zealand

    Huh. According to Met Eireann, the fastest gust today was at Fastnet Lighthouse, not Roche's point as I erroneously said earlier - 191 km/h (118.682 mph)

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  • Location: Near Allenheads,1400 feet up in northumberland
  • Location: Near Allenheads,1400 feet up in northumberland
    44 minutes ago, Nick123 said:

    Wind starting to howl in prudhoe northumberland

    Same in the Allen valley now

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  • Location: Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
  • Weather Preferences: Extremes
  • Location: Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire
    30 minutes ago, karlos1983 said:

    Idiots

    I could not believe my eyes. I took this picture this afternoon.  Not only is a woman holding a baby near the front, there is another letting her toddler lean through the railings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   What the hell is wrong with people?????????  They stayed there for some time. (Just to add the waves are 4 STORIES HIGH!)

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    1 minute ago, Ukwoody said:

    I could not believe my eyes. I took this picture this afternoon.  Not only is a woman holding a baby near the front, there is another letting her toddler lean through the railings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   What the hell is wrong with people?????????  They stayed there for some time.

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    Some people seriously either misunderstand the Meteorologist warnings or don't heed to it. "Oh they are just scaremongering!" "In my life I've had worse, its just a breeze!"

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  • Location: Darlington 63 m or 206ft above sea level
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, Snow, Storms, Snow Thunder, Supercells, all weather extremes
  • Location: Darlington 63 m or 206ft above sea level

    Looks like another low is developing I could be wrong

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