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Met have really mucked up. Hope my neighbours enjoy my patio furniture. It's metal too!!!

Thumps and banging...................I hate Winds, since '87............scared me half to death.

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If everyone on here could be friendly and (ideally) find a sense of humour, that would just be hunky dorey.

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10 minutes ago, Chris101 said:

Constant roar in the house now, lots of bangs and crashes outside, the horizon across the fields to my NW keeps getting lit up with power flashes. 

Blimey! Now the most dangerous bit occurs over the far east as the system exits stay safe peeps out east lots of debris on roads here 

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A wild night around our Region but I have to admit to being puzzled by some posts over the last 24 hours, including those dismissing the event as just an ordinary windy spell. The Met Office have had a wind warning out for days and have been mentioning gusts up to 70 mph, and models such as Arpege have been also been accurately forecasting the storm for days (just read the Short Range Model Thread). The only issue I can see is that (as many suspected) the storm edged slightly further south than anticipated.

Anyway, here's how it was looking at 05.00 and there's plenty of gusts in the 60's and some in the 70's mph out there.

Edit: Yesterday morning's Arpege chart:

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Very windy here, just drove on a section of the M25 and the car was being blown about quite sharply. Slightly scary but seems to be calming down a bit.

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Holy moly, this is horrible, fences down (not mine.....yet) trees down, went for two minute dog walk, bad idea, stuff flying everywhere. Not sure if the drive to Lowestoft this morning will be possible, must be trees down blocking roads. Hope the worst is nearly over.

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3 minutes ago, Blazerblue said:

Holy moly, this is horrible, fences down (not mine.....yet) trees down, went for two minute dog walk, bad idea, stuff flying everywhere. Not sure if the drive to Lowestoft this morning will be possible, must be trees down blocking roads. Hope the worst is nearly over.

Winds expected to quickly ease from 09.00 onwards. But very nasty in East Anglia at the moment, with a 74 mph gusts around the Suffolk/Norfolk border. A gust of 69 mph here in Ipswich. Gust update chart at 06.00 from Weatherquest:

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Still got power here in Cobham N Surrey , but definitely the wildest night of winter .... loads of small branches on the driveway - reckon the roads locally will be dicey ..

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Is anyone else seeing flashes of light? Twice now I’ve seen the sky light up. Neighbour fence has gone, she came round to tell me and that they are trying to stop it! I’ve told them to get inside, it’s too dangerous to try and sort it now. I’ll go round later once the wind has died down and help them. The noise sounds like the roof is coming in :sorry:

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2 minutes ago, Blazerblue said:

Is anyone else seeing flashes of light? Twice now I’ve seen the sky light up. Neighbour fence has gone, she came round to tell me and that they are trying to stop it! I’ve told them to get inside, it’s too dangerous to try and sort it now. I’ll go round later once the wind has died down and help them. The noise sounds like the roof is coming in :sorry:

Flashes have been going a good couple of hours here now, for miles all around, some pretty big ones that stay lit for a couple of seconds.

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So here goes often the met are congratulated for the warning area. They extended the warming area at 3.15 this morning at a time when yes everyone is asleep. South london were taken out of the warning yesterday in the update. This is dangerous. Would rather be under the warning than not

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Probably the only one on here having read the posts , but I didn’t hear the wind last night and now I have left for work ( now on the train ) the worse of the weather has seemed to have passed through  , Sure a few gusts of winds but nothing damaging here anymore , fortunately I witnessed no structural damage either , there must have been some severe gusts earlier in the night as I see @Reefseeker post from a few hours ago and she only leaves a mile or 2 away .

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Didn't hear a bean last night, but something spooked bubs as she started to cry. On looking out it must of been our (thankfully) empty bins falling over. Can hear the odd noise from outside and it was still very gusty when hub went out to grab them.  Clear here now.

 

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19 minutes ago, Chris101 said:

Flashes have been going a good couple of hours here now, for miles all around, some pretty big ones that stay lit for a couple of seconds.

Thought I was seeing things, was waiting for the inevitable loud bang of thunder but nothing came. 

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