Weather warnings for the north this weekend.

(31 Posts)
OhYouMerryLittleKitten Thu 12-Dec-13 08:08:00

Flying visit to mn this morning!!!

met office have issued gale warnings for Scotland and parts of northern England as a nasty low pressure is forecast to develop. Severity will depend on exact path of the storm. More later!

SantasSisterdoesallthepresents Sat 14-Dec-13 21:13:10

Pretty bad here earlier (West Coast of Scotland) but calmed right down now. No power outages, although we are ready, after 5th Dec and the really big one 2 years ago! Tomorrow looks worse.

Perihelion Sat 14-Dec-13 21:11:18

All quiet again. Strongest gust in Edinburgh was 53mph, which isn't particulary extreme after last week. Don't think we'll be too bothered by tomorrows storm, but more to come on Thursday......

Durham here, has been an OK day, not cold. Few spots of rain. We were walking round town and it was very pleasant, as we passed through the market place a huge gust of wind came out of nowhere, I was seriously worried the market stalls were going to go flying!

GloriaSmud Sat 14-Dec-13 20:54:16

A bit gusty here (Leicester) ~ top gust has been 22mph at 5.19pm. Don't think it's going to be a good night for looking out for meteors from the Geminids tonight.

unlucky83 Sat 14-Dec-13 20:43:49

Just to say made it to Dundee and back - bridge only open to cars earlier so it must have been over 60mph but now open to everything except double decker buses (so less than 45mph) ...lots of puddles inroad etc so must have been raining quite heavily too (missed cos I was in shops!!)
And warning for tomorrow is further north - phew! But didn't go across till late keeping an eye on the weather so will need to do more shopping tomorrow and not Santa sad
Noticed it was looking like it is supposed to be a bit windy next Friday...fingers crossed it will be ok for the weekend, last chance for the Santa visit for youngest DC....

juneybean Sat 14-Dec-13 20:16:52

Quite windy in tyne and wear at the min.

Finlaggan Sat 14-Dec-13 20:16:26

winds have died down here in glasgow but still very wet.

NorthernLebkuchen Sat 14-Dec-13 20:13:08

The wind has definately picked up in York but not terrifyingly so.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sat 14-Dec-13 20:11:45

How's it going this evening?

FunnyFestiveTableRunner Sat 14-Dec-13 13:28:35

Thanks Kitten. Very wild here as predicted, strong gusts. Our bin blew over this morning, had to run around picking up all the rubbish in our PJs angry

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sat 14-Dec-13 13:23:26

The difficulty with these storms as I've been saying is predicting the exact path. It doesnt take much of a tilt in the track to take much of Scotland out of harms way.

Very windy here in the Irish Sea, quite a few trees down locally & my hens are sulking! they dont like wind & rain

unlucky83 Sat 14-Dec-13 12:21:26

Thanks - but I know they have got it wrong before ...and winds have been higher than forecast ...(I don't think they forecast as high as they went last week?)
Having done the round trip once about 10 yrs ago - the year a lorry driver was killed near Perth - I decided never again! There was one stretch where there was a tree in the road just round a corner on a 60mph two lane country road - and some drivers who seemed to think it was compulsory to do 60! It was one of the scariest experiences of my life!
Wind is picking up a bit now ...skies are dark... but not really blowy yet hmm

Perihelion Sat 14-Dec-13 11:10:14

Not forecast to go above 60/70mph, so bridge will be fine as long as you're in a car. Not as strong as last week's storm.

unlucky83 Sat 14-Dec-13 10:29:18

NE Scotland/Dundee - we have a weather warning etc in place - forecast of 60mph at midday - currently pretty calm!
Does anyone know if this is really going to happen????
Was planning on going into Dundee today and tomorrow with DCs - over the Tay Bridge! (Party dress shopping for Mon and a Santa visit!)
They will close the bridge (again) if wind goes above 80mph...
is this a storm in a teacup, has it gone over - or is it going to hit the fan later???
(If we get 'trapped' on the other side instead of 5 miles, it is a 50+ mile round trip along some dodgy - in places tree lined - roads...not what I would choose to do with DCs in car!!)

Perihelion Sat 14-Dec-13 08:49:29

Starting to get a few wee gusts now.......

Perihelion Sat 14-Dec-13 08:24:29

Nothing kicking off yet in Edinbugh, but the temp actually dropped over night to 5C. Has been about 10C at nighttime for days.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Fri 13-Dec-13 15:04:30

little bump.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Fri 13-Dec-13 12:06:44

updated met office warnings for the two storms on Sat and Sun.

Note both the difference in warning areas for the two days but also look at the warnings matrix which to summarise says that Sat its likely to to cause issues, but the impact shouldnt be too bad but Sun they are still uncertain as to how badly the areas in the warning zones will be affected but the impact could be higher.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Fri 13-Dec-13 10:50:18

Still looks like the worst areas will be Scotland (esp the NW) and NI. Blowy for the rest of the uK, but not too bad. However there is still a lot of potential for more storms this week. No change to the met office warnings so far but its a bit early for them.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Fri 13-Dec-13 07:33:02

Just had a quick glance and will look better later. GFS has the first storm affecting Scotland and NI quite widely. SUndays storm tracks a little further north and so is more likely to affect the NW of Scotland more than anywhere else.

Perihelion Thu 12-Dec-13 20:36:29

Yellow warning for almost the whole of Scotand ( and NI ) for Saturday, West and North from Islay in an arc through Fort William, to just North of Aberdeen, on Sunday.
Roof not yet fixed from last week...

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Thu 12-Dec-13 18:23:43

little bump for those who arent aware yet.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Thu 12-Dec-13 14:59:50

Its a sliding scale oricella depending on your definition of bad winds and also where the lows exactly end up but I reckon Dundee is a good place to draw a line across!

oricella Thu 12-Dec-13 14:27:19

booh.. where exactly does the north of Scotland start kitten? I hope you mean everything north of Bonar Bridge or so... Last night was fairly wild, but calmed down this morning- calm before the next storm then

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