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Major Storm to Hit the UK and Ireland Sunday

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Major Storm to Hit the UK and Ireland Sunday

Post by logjam » Wed 12 Feb 2014 11:58 am

By way of my own early warning, here in NW Devon I have had frequent winds over 50mph this morning. Rainfall around 0.8 cm/ hour. The lights have been flickering on and off.

This is the worst storm yet.

EDIT: The front has now passed over and there are a few breaks in the cloud. The wind however is forecast to get even stronger as it begins to turn westerly. It has dropped off for now.
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Post by RayProudfoot » Wed 12 Feb 2014 12:03 pm

logjam, sounds rough down there. Good luck and I hope your property stays intact. Do you have a website?
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Post by water01 » Wed 12 Feb 2014 12:14 pm

I have had 25% of 2013s rain in 1 month 12 days !!! Must get some timber and build an ark. :D

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Post by logjam » Wed 12 Feb 2014 12:18 pm

My summerhouse roof is suffering, but my repairs a couple of days ago are holding. The main street through the village is a stream, but it will pass through fairly quickly. The houses on that street have all been built at least few feet higher than the road. They knew what they were doing.

There was massive rainfall towards the trailing edge of the front, with sleet along with the gales.
You can see some of the data at http://www.greetham.me.uk/weather/index.htm

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Post by water01 » Wed 12 Feb 2014 12:54 pm

Wow I guess we are about to get that!!

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Post by logjam » Wed 12 Feb 2014 1:30 pm

Record breaking wind speed gust of 57 mph just shook the house.

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Post by water01 » Wed 12 Feb 2014 1:34 pm

Yep we got the rain!! At one point I was registering 0.60 in/hr as the rain rate. That must mean the Somerset Levels are going to get flood levels going up again.

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Post by logjam » Wed 12 Feb 2014 4:16 pm

After a slight decrease in wind speed it is back up to 50mph. It isn't raining now but there is water running down the windows leaving a deposit. It caused me to go out and investigate. Although we are 2 1/2 miles from the coast it was salt water!

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Post by RayProudfoot » Wed 12 Feb 2014 5:11 pm

New high wind gust of 56mph. Lights flickering. Fence panel damaged. Hope the power stays on for tonight's footie. :roll:
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Post by logjam » Wed 12 Feb 2014 5:33 pm

I think you will get it even worse than here, Ray. You can't be far from the Met Office's 'red zone'!

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Post by RayProudfoot » Wed 12 Feb 2014 5:41 pm

logjam,

The red area is in an arc from Anglesey to Blackpool. That's over 60 miles west of me. I think it will peak in the next hour or so. being 40 miles from the coast I wouldn't expect for gusts in excess of 60mph. Fingers crossed.
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Post by mikechristelow » Wed 12 Feb 2014 6:15 pm

Current max gust 90.7kmh (56.3mph) at 1657... Crewe railway station shut after the roof blown in to some extent or another. No damage here (yet).
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Post by RayProudfoot » Wed 12 Feb 2014 7:16 pm

Amazing that we both recorded the same max gust Mike. Hope you don't suffer any damage. You offering B&B to train passengers tonight? ;)
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Post by mikechristelow » Wed 12 Feb 2014 8:06 pm

Wind slackening off somewhat now, though still with gusts around 65-70kmh.

No surprise about Crewe station really - the roof was half wrecked in the winds of 2012 and is in the process of being further refurbished (some work was completed last year), so probably had lots of man-made gaps in it for the wind to get into tonight. Fortunately no one hurt and I'm sure the couple of hotels in the immediate vicinity are making the most of, er, the "windfall" in patronage :P

Lots of collateral damage in the area generally, from roof-tiles off to shop facades ripped away and several buildings with walls collapsed; trees blocking roads and power lines down, all the usual stuff and more given the severity of events. Much transport chaos, especially on the railway. Touch wood, no problems here at "sunny Swallowfield Close" yet ;)
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Post by RayProudfoot » Thu 13 Feb 2014 9:21 am

My website recorded its highest number of hits yesterday - 305 from 7 different countries! 8-)
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