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25 minutes ago, Cold Winter said:

The Amber warning covers your area and if you read the text of it in the ‘further details’ section, it says “60-70mph quite widely”. 50-60mph is mentioned in the yellow warning but for you the amber warning has now superseded this.

Thank you. Clearly more coffee needed!  I'm working needle felting at the mo, think my brain's as fluffy as the wool 😉

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25 minutes ago, cowdog said:

Not sure they have updated the text yet as its still largely the same as yesterday. I would go with the other sources if you need to take action now.

Thanks. Intended trip to the in-laws in Poole cancelled.

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16 minutes ago, pinball wizard said:

People seem to be more obsessed by the warning than the storm itself! 

To be honest this can be expected. The last time we had a proper Amber wind warning was the St Judes Storm. I say proper because we had an Amber wind warning in Doris but the text was only 55-60 mph for North London, not 60-70 widely.

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What I have to say I dont understand why the train companies are getting such a hammering. Obviously you would expect there to be speed restrictions on the network. Some people seem to forget the 23rd december storm 2013 which reduced the network to zero trains and the subsequent valentines day storm again zero trains. 

The speed restrictions are needed to make sure no one is injured from debris 

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Updated yellow wind warning

Storm Ciara will bring very strong winds and potentially some disruption to travel throughout Sunday.

What to expect

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible
  • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
  • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible
  • Some roads and bridges may close
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

Reason for update

The warning has been updated to increase the likelihood of impacts. The warning is also now only for Sunday.

Strong winds will be widespread and last throughout much of Sunday. Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are likely across many inland areas and around 70 mph in coastal areas. There is a small chance of even stronger winds across parts of Scotland, potentially 70 to 80 mph. However, it is currently very uncertain whether the wind will reach this strength here and when this will occur. A spell of heavy rain will also affect many regions for a time, making driving conditions particularly poor.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-02-09&id=ce4cfdda-9b52-4608-a125-400e5aa93aa7&details

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Long time lurker on here.

 I'm due to be out and about tomorrow morning  ( midlands area / Nottingham/Derby Leicester) and in a few exposed places ie hilltops, and possibly a rooftop, helping to put up an aerial/wifi thingy. been told to "take these warnings of doom with a pinch of salt as they never happen, see you tomorrow as planned at 9am, bring a coat as there may be a few rain showers"

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13 minutes ago, matty40s said:

You wont be lurking much longer if you are up on a roof tommorow 

So funny !!!

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Good luck all and stay safe this weekend! Sounds like quite the storm incoming! 

Going to be a rocky weekend here on the Welsh coast, take care all!

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2 hours ago, Nick L said:

Finally. Although what the hell they're playing at not including the Central Belt of Scotland I have no idea. Could be 70-80mph gusts through heavily populated areas.

This has confused me too. Sean Batty mentioned the possibility of a sting jet formation so maybe they’re waiting till nearer the time to issue an amber?

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43 minutes ago, Rich_T said:

Long time lurker on here.

 I'm due to be out and about tomorrow morning  ( midlands area / Nottingham/Derby Leicester) and in a few exposed places ie hilltops, and possibly a rooftop, helping to put up an aerial/wifi thingy. been told to "take these warnings of doom with a pinch of salt as they never happen, see you tomorrow as planned at 9am, bring a coat as there may be a few rain showers"

Well I wouldn’t advise going onto any roof tops tomorrow. With gusts over 60mph you wouldn’t be long on there long.....

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I wonder if a red warning could be given somewhere in the UK for the wind.

Has there ever been a red warning for wind speeds.

C.S

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Going Brecon Beacons Sunday do you think will get 100mph on pen y fan.? 

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11 minutes ago, January Snowstorm said:

Met Eireann now gone for nationwide Orange for Ireland!!

Might hit some red warnings along the west and northwest later tonight

Thanks for the heads up.

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Is there a highest gust thread?  I may go for Aberdaron at 103mph

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13 minutes ago, January Snowstorm said:

Met Eireann now gone for nationwide Orange for Ireland!!

Met Éireann also forecasting thundery embedded downpours. Tabhair aire do mo chara...

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4 minutes ago, cheshire snow said:

I wonder if a red warning could be given somewhere in the UK for the wind.

Has there ever been a red warning for wind speeds.

C.S

December 7th 2011 - first ever red warning for wind in the UK issued by the Met Office.

Hurricane Bawbag.

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Slight upgrade on the 06oz and the calm before the storm.

Amber warning in place, I've secured a few things in the garden and I'm getting excited so everything in place for a classic fail.

Seriously though this could be one event that will be remembered for a long time.

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EURO4 finally siding with ECM/GFS regarding inland gusts and then raising it - even inland spots touching 80mph + the Gloucester area looks around 90mph!

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