Possible severe gales - part 3

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OYBBK really needs a generator!!!!

Hope everyone is safe......

Very calm here in south Derbyshire, light rain but that is all. Have we missed it do you think?

Thewalkingdeadkr Mon 28-Oct-13 07:53:03

Marking place before I go to work

youarewinning Mon 28-Oct-13 07:53:40

<marking place>

OddBoots Mon 28-Oct-13 07:53:45

Thanks for the new thread.

Luton: Still much the same, very windy, minor garden damage, can still hear aeroplanes taking off and landing.

Mum2toomany Mon 28-Oct-13 07:54:47

Its gone dark near heathrow!
We had sunshine....
And quiet...

Plomino Mon 28-Oct-13 07:55:31

Ok , now the wind's arrived . Have got to run outside to feed the horses in a minute . That could be interesting . Maybe I'll have another cup of tea first .

tillyo Mon 28-Oct-13 07:56:11

Very windy here in north kent. All traffic reports are saying only essential driving. Don't want to drive to work! X

TheDoctrineOfAnyFucker Mon 28-Oct-13 07:56:21


Not heard much activity from east mids airport yet this morning, but it depends which way the wind is going as to how much we hear.

Strangely calm though, very strange......

Loads of wind at 6 this morning now brilliant sunshine in north Surrey!

Am going to my station at 9 and hoping the trains aren't working so I can go back I bed smile

bigwellyfucker Mon 28-Oct-13 07:58:42

Norfolk bod checking in - DH still a disbeliever and insisting we do the work and nursery run as usual.

He doesn't have to drive though. I do.

WhoKnowsWhereTheSlimeGoes Mon 28-Oct-13 07:59:08

Gusty still here (E. Hants).

flootshoot Mon 28-Oct-13 07:59:18

mum2 we gave sunshine near heathrow, we're to the southwest of it, where are you??

SpookyTeacakes Mon 28-Oct-13 08:00:01

All calm here in Sussex

cloudskitchen Mon 28-Oct-13 08:02:43

Just marking place. Has calmed down a lot in north surrey though still blustery. Husbands flight took off from Heathrow and pilot said worst had passed the area.

MurderOfBanshees Mon 28-Oct-13 08:04:35

Morning everyone, no signs of damage in W. Herts. Wind doesn't look hugely strong, roads are a bit quieter than usual though.

Mum2toomany Mon 28-Oct-13 08:07:59

Near m4 now its bright at the front and dark clouds at the back of the house. Seems lik worse is over though

lljkk Mon 28-Oct-13 08:08:47

Almost a non-event here. What a load of hype about nothing. Not very windy or wet. We've had much worse every winter from other storms. But my train cancelled anyway. Arrgh.

FourAndDone Mon 28-Oct-13 08:11:12

Not much happening in Derbyshire, very 'normal' right now.

Marne Mon 28-Oct-13 08:12:35

Wind was very strong here in Dorset ( woke the dd's up ) but did not last long ( was worst between 3am and 5am ), we have a tree down up the road and a few loose fence panels, our trampoline has moved a little but no major damage, dh is about to leave for work and see if there are any trees on the roads.

schilke Mon 28-Oct-13 08:13:07

Calm and sunny in surrey hills. Must have rained an awful lot though. The radio flyer in the garden is oveflowing. There was hardly any water in it yesterday.

Can't believe I had a rubbish sleep due to weather excitement and was a bit underwhelming actually!!

VikingLady Mon 28-Oct-13 08:15:40

Does anyone know how far north it's now expected to go? I can't get the met office site up on my phone! We're Durham area and DH is working on an exposed hillside today, relying on Arriva buses to get him home. Unfortunately Arriva are prone to stopping in bad weather with no warning at all....confused

SpookyTeacakes Mon 28-Oct-13 08:16:32

Shilke you can't be too far from me smile

mrsWast Mon 28-Oct-13 08:17:56

blowing an absolute fucking hoolie here on the Suffolk coast. A14 is closed from Copdock right down to Seven Hills - Orwell Bridge obviously not a very safe place to be this morning.

lamposts swaying, leaves everywhere and i swear my house just shook o_0

Bramblesinforrin Mon 28-Oct-13 08:18:32

Very calm here in cheshire

fuzzypicklehead Mon 28-Oct-13 08:19:27

I'm on the cambs/norfolk border and woke up to an unexpected pond in my back garden. Wheelie bins were collected, and by the time I had got my coat and gone out to fetch it, it was horizontal. I had to chase it down the road. But not too bad otherwise.

AnyFuckerForAScone Mon 28-Oct-13 08:19:29

South Warwickshire - not as bad as I had thought - phew! It was very very gusty last night, we have had a lot of rain and the barometer is as low as it can go (960!) but apart from the occasional gust it seems pretty quiet here.

Greenandcabbagelooking Mon 28-Oct-13 08:20:08

Seems to be calming down a bit. One of the trees is bending 45 degrees over though...

MakeMeJumpIntoTheAir Mon 28-Oct-13 08:24:07

Spooky Teacakes, where abouts in Sussex are you?

MeAndMySpoon Mon 28-Oct-13 08:26:42

Anyone in the Reading area? DH has to go in to work soon and I've been asking him to go in as late as he can (am in South Ox) - he basically has to drive through thickly wooded areas to get to Reading, which is south of here, whichever way he goes! The worst has definitely passed and we're minus a fence panel but nothing worse, but I'm concerned about weakened trees on his route.

Greenandcabbagelooking Mon 28-Oct-13 08:28:23

Spoke too soon! Our neighbour's France has come down, along with a tree. Our garden looks okay.

Greenandcabbagelooking Mon 28-Oct-13 08:28:51

Or even their FENCE! Stupid autocorrect.

signet Mon 28-Oct-13 08:29:24

I'm in Reading. Barely any wind here now and no reports of road closures. Have just been out and haven't seen so much as a bin fallen down!

BlackeyedSusan Mon 28-Oct-13 08:32:26

w mids only a slight breeze here. and a bit damp. the typing may be a bit wonky as ds is forcing his way up between my arms!

SimLondon Mon 28-Oct-13 08:32:31

Local radio reporting that the helter skelter at clacton pier has blown down also the travel lodge roof in Chelmsford is precarious.

babySophieRose Mon 28-Oct-13 08:33:34

Calming down, one tree down, two panels of the fence also down. Hertfordshire

Am off to investigate southeastern trains smile wish me luck!

CatAmongThePigeons Mon 28-Oct-13 08:36:32

It's calm here this morning. Minor damage to our onions, but that is it. It's a gorgeous morning, blue skies, sunshine and a gentle breeze. Looks like we were well protected by the hills.

Plomino Mon 28-Oct-13 08:36:43

fuzzy you can't be very far from me ! Just watched my neighbour's feed buckets sailing down the road , with her in hot pursuit . I'd have let them go !

cloudskitchen Mon 28-Oct-13 08:37:52

Got my washing on the line. Might as well make use of the remaining wind and sun shine grin

TeWiSavesTheDay Mon 28-Oct-13 08:38:00

Everything seems fine in south northants. I heard the wind last night, but either our street was sheltered or the worst missed our town.

SpookyTeacakes Mon 28-Oct-13 08:38:01

I'm on the Sussex/surrey border between Haslemere and Petworth smile

Bunraku Mon 28-Oct-13 08:38:16

According to itv most of the midlands has missed it

waikikamookau Mon 28-Oct-13 08:39:44

sent dd out for her paper round in east sussex, without her bike for safety, then felt guilty and went to find her, saw a couple of fence panels blown down and my neighbours bins all lying down and a tree down,
apparently there are lots of trees down - oh and my dd was fine

MeAndMySpoon Mon 28-Oct-13 08:42:22

Thanks, Signet! I'm still worried about DH's route in, but it sounds a lot calmer than I was fearing.

Dillydollydaydream Mon 28-Oct-13 08:45:00

V v v windy here in norfolk. The lights have flickered a few times but power is holding on!

Helenagrace Mon 28-Oct-13 08:45:32

Bright sunshine here on the West Sussex coast. Still blowy. A few trees down and I've just heard that trains will run from 10am.

A friend just posted a picture of damage done to her car by someone's unsecured trampolinehmm

Clutterbugsmum Mon 28-Oct-13 08:45:42

Yes as Oldboots, said it's quite in Luton.

thefemaleJoshLyman Mon 28-Oct-13 08:47:38

Nothing here in north Cambridgeshire. Windy but nothing out of the ordinary.

aha! new thread is here!
I so need a generator. My stupid UPS couldnt cope and even my mobile internet service went down.

That was slightly over exciting. All I can say is its a good job I had my torches ready and the camping stove out.

Only been for a brief walk, I'm going to head out late morning and do a proper recce but some big trees down. Loads of fences of course!

outtolunchagain Mon 28-Oct-13 08:48:28

Very windy here in Suffolk, ds2 and I just looking out of his window and there is a very tall silver birch which we can see from our garden , it's the tallest tree around and we were just commenting that because of its very sparse branches it looked like a ragdoll....then it disappeared hmm.Heart broken it is such a beautifully tree , I hope it has not fallen on anything , it is on the edge of a huge garden but it is a very tall tree.

fisharefriendsnotfoood Mon 28-Oct-13 08:48:34

my fence has come down and a wooden thingy in the garden.

Catmint Mon 28-Oct-13 08:48:59

I'm also in Derbyshire, I thought it was reaching us a bit later.

Welcome back OYBBK we missed you!

Helpyourself Mon 28-Oct-13 08:50:30

Very bright and the wind is dying down. Lots of branches on the roads and some fence and builder's panels down in suburban south London. Underground and buses running but Overland and tube where it goes outside disrupted. I think they're waiting until 9 before they 'call' the trains.

Worst should be almost over for East Anglia/Kent. I need to have a look at what happened last night. I last checked at 4am and could see that it was looking like it could get rather nasty. Then it did.

fuzzypicklehead Mon 28-Oct-13 08:50:49

The girls just ran in all excited to say "Mum, come quick! Look the neighbors tree is down!"

Yep. A 4-foot, wispy excuse for a shrubbery. hmm Drama queens

catmint - youll be fine.

I missed you all too. How unfair was it that I would get cut off?!

GigiDarcy Mon 28-Oct-13 08:51:52

Norfolk/Suffolk border, wind and rain really picked up. We have massive trees in the garden behind us, just watching them bend in the wind. Saw a UFO fly straight across garden, one side to other and disappeared! Looked like an item of clothing. Bin collection now taking place, want to get wheelie bins back in their shelter before they take off. It is really coming down here.

cloudskitchen Mon 28-Oct-13 08:53:58

Welcome back Kitten. Did someone say yesterday more stormy weather to follow later in week?

RustyBear Mon 28-Oct-13 08:56:04

I'm surprised we didn't lose power here too, it usually goes off here at the drop of a hat, let alone a tree.

I was up on and off watching the trees last night, especially the one in the corner of next door's garden, which always seems about to come down in a storm, but somehow never does. The massive leylandii on the other side are still there too, unfortunately. There was a beautiful dawn, all gold under the dark clouds. It was quite calm and sunny when I got up properly, but it's clouded over now and looks as if it might rain again, so I think I'll postpone my investigation till later.

OlyRoller Mon 28-Oct-13 08:56:30

I'm in Amsterdam and the wind is really starting to pick up. We are code red and the storm is supposed to arrive around noon.

lagoonhaze Mon 28-Oct-13 08:56:39

All my friends are laughing a lack of storms and my preparations.....

Trills Mon 28-Oct-13 08:57:04

Where/who is the MNer on the first gale thread who was on the Isle of Wight and whose dad had told her to not stay in her house on the West coast?

lagoonhaze Mon 28-Oct-13 08:57:17

Welcome back oybbk

clouds I'll get to that later today smile got a lot of post storm analysis to sort out plus I'd like to go for a walk a bit later and see what came down.

waikikamookau Mon 28-Oct-13 08:57:55

oh and I saw someone's broken trampoline sad upturned with the fence posting going through the middle

ziggiestardust Mon 28-Oct-13 08:58:11

It seemed to pass us by here!

Was someone saying earlier that there's another one on its way?

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 28-Oct-13 08:58:21

The wind seems to have completely missed Cardiff but according to the BBC we've had 1.7 inches of rain.

No work for me! Tree on the tracks!!

Nothing much happening here in west Norfolk.

keepmoving Mon 28-Oct-13 09:06:28

Meandmyspoon - Reading Bridge is closed 3 trees down and Caversham is therefore grid locked. Not sure if this is of any help to your husband, he may well have already set off...

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 28-Oct-13 09:13:42

Very windy here in north Suffolk.

Dh managed to get to work fine, wasn't windy much then but bloody picking up now.

Am meant to be taking the dc's out mid morning. Debating now.

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 28-Oct-13 09:14:36

S. Glos checking in!

Think the worst of it missed us. Bit blowy and sunshine/showers at the moment.

Glad you're back OYBBK

Maybe MNHQ could check the funding available for a generator for you, file it under services to other MNers!!!!!

So, it's still very calm here, a bit of rain, but otherwise ok. I'm guessing Derbyshire has been spared this time?

ProfYaffle Mon 28-Oct-13 09:19:08

Norfolk/Suffolk border here. Seems to have calmed down again now. Damage so far: house over the road has lost an ariel and our mini greenhouse is listing.

Anyone in Hunstanton? Is there power (though I guess if there isn't they won't be posting!) We're supposed to be going on holiday in Hunstanton today but have heard there are power cuts in north Norfolk/Kings Lynn.

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Oct-13 09:19:24

Bright sunshine here in North London. Some big trees down in Archway, Angel and Turnpike Lane.

Still a bit blustery but husband was at his desk for 7.15 (via tube rather than his usual overground) and I'm off to take DD1 to her half term drama club.

Weekends possible storm will be forecast later. at the moment I'm reeling from a night of very little sleep and a powercut. Plus I want to examine what happened. Inland at Odiham (hampshire) the wind reached 78mph. Coastal winds Reports of a gust off Dover of 105mph. Needles reached 99mph.

BlackberrySeason Mon 28-Oct-13 09:21:12

Glad everyone is ok. Wind dying down here!

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Oct-13 09:21:18

I'm nominating CatAmongst's update of "minor damage to our onions" as my favourite post-storm comment grin

lagoon - friends shouldnt be laughing. We were hit quite badly here and I was very grateful for being prepared.

Stellarpunk Mon 28-Oct-13 09:22:24

Someone up thread asking about Reading? I'm in Burghfield Common, deadly wooded area, and I have a big oak branch now in my back garden. More firewood for me smile no fencing down tho'

Stellarpunk Mon 28-Oct-13 09:22:52

Deadly? Densely!

youarewinning Mon 28-Oct-13 09:24:39

OYBBK Southampton also reported gusts of 77mph. It came through Hampshire at about 4.30/ 5ish and lasted over an hour. Some of the gusts very very loud and intense and was rather like 3-10 second walls of wind rather than a 1-2 second gust iyswim?

youarewinning Mon 28-Oct-13 09:25:55

OYBBK where abouts are you?

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 28-Oct-13 09:26:28

Anyone else in Suffolk? Do you have to go out today or are you cancelling all travel?

QuintsHollow Mon 28-Oct-13 09:28:35

Seems to calm down in London.

The boys woke up and asked "what happened to the storm". Not sure much happened here. It was very windy around 6-8 am this morning.

I have not slept much, but I cant blame the weather!

Mirage Mon 28-Oct-13 09:29:05

Normal wet and breezy autumn day here in Leics.Must have missed us completely.

CatAmongThePigeons Mon 28-Oct-13 09:29:41

grin at Turnip <bows>

Does anyone know anything about travelling along M4/M5/M25 today? Got a relative who wants to travel if it's looking okay.

mrsWast Mon 28-Oct-13 09:30:34

i'm in Suffolk - just waiting for the camera battery to charge and i'm off to Felixstowe...still very windy here.

youarewinning - I'm central southern England smile I like to attempt to be a bit private about where I am. I was rather in the thick of it though grin

youarewinning Mon 28-Oct-13 09:32:49

quint Any news on your dad or being able to get a flight? thanks

youarewinning Mon 28-Oct-13 09:33:59

That's OK, your entitled to your privacy OYBBK. I was unsure if you'd mentioned it and I'd missed it!!!

AnnaConda Mon 28-Oct-13 09:36:31

Yes, love the onions comment grin

One fence panel hanging off it's post and a dustbin rolling around driveway. Still gusty but the worst seems to be over.

Blipthepunkinpowercarver Mon 28-Oct-13 09:36:55

grin I posted right at the start of the first thread last week as I was shock DS has to catch a ferry on the 28th, well hear we are and he isn't catching the ferry but not because of the storm but because his Nanny who was coming over from Rosslare missed it at her end grin there is also the small matter that, apparently, the trains are not running..

mignonnette Mon 28-Oct-13 09:38:23

I want to go buy a paper for the Lou Reed tributes but don't know whether to go or not. My car is in London so have to walk (In West Suffolk).

MissMillament Mon 28-Oct-13 09:39:41

I seem to have slept through the worst of it here on the south Hampshire coast, though it is still F7 gusting F8 here according to Bramblemet. Sea state looks fairly rough too from what I can glimpse from my windows. No power cuts though and DH now thinks I was over reacting in my insistance on buying spare batteries for torches and laying in a stock of candles!

Madasabox Mon 28-Oct-13 09:43:10

Surrey/Hampshire border here - very windy night. Lost power at around 6am as tree hit power lines. Have taken myself off to gym to work/mumsnet as all trains into London cancelled till lunchtime thlshock

It's a bit rainy but calm in North Staffordshire, does anyone know if it has missed us or is it still coming?

MrsM - its only luck that you werent hit by a powercut, an awfully huge number were.

QuintsHollow Mon 28-Oct-13 09:47:03

My dad says he is fine. He sounds normal. I asked in-depth questions which he ha no problems answering. The nurse has given him a thorough check-over and they are getting him an investigate appointment with his GP. There is apparently a bug going, with fever, tiredness aches and pains.

I will hold off with booking any tickets until I know more. One thing is for sure, he is not on deaths bed or any thing. He is shaken and stirred, but fine. He has promised me he will call his best mate to have a good moan later.

QuintsHollow Mon 28-Oct-13 09:47:19

thanks for asking. thanks

CatAmongThePigeons Mon 28-Oct-13 09:49:38

Glad he's not too bad Quint

EeTraceyluv Mon 28-Oct-13 09:50:53

Horribly rainy overnight in Cambridge. Bloody cat driving me insane all night - wanted to go out but didn't dare, so slept on my head! The trees in our garden are wobbling but doesn't see too horrific. Little dd7 on holiday in the Norfolk coast - have had report that they will stay in all day !! I was supposed to go to London...staying in bed instead with a very bad throat sad

OlyRoller Mon 28-Oct-13 09:50:55

Branch just crushed a 4x4 a couple blocks away - Amsterdam

cloudskitchen Mon 28-Oct-13 09:51:28

Glad you have been reassured over your dad Quint

waikikamookau Mon 28-Oct-13 09:54:49

a 17 year old girl was killed in kent sad

oh no sad

Anyone who thinks it was an over reaction:

bbc report poor girl was sleeping.

Just seeing reports of a man killed in Watford when a tree fell on his car. sad

mignonnette Mon 28-Oct-13 09:58:39

Seeing houses crushed by trees makes me think that people only accuse others of overreacting when they themselves have escaped unscathed.

oh no manky sad

exactly right mignon. It was never going to be a uk wide hurricane. It was a nasty storm with fatal consequences.

MissMillament Mon 28-Oct-13 10:00:48

MrsM - its only luck that you werent hit by a powercut, an awfully huge number were.

So I told him, OYBBK. And there is still next weekend to come. Also it is still F8 here which is not exactly balmy.
Hope you are getting back to normal now.

oldsilver Mon 28-Oct-13 10:04:05

Really really heavy rain in Bristol - coming down like stair rods. Wind hit about 4-4.30 but nothing major.

CatAmongThePigeons Mon 28-Oct-13 10:05:27

Seeing the devastation caused on that link is so awful. Sorry for those who have lost their lives due to this. We have been so lucky here, but that is purely that, luck.

waikikamookau Mon 28-Oct-13 10:09:32

masses of trees down southern Britain, if you look on bbc travel news shock

GloriaSmud Mon 28-Oct-13 10:13:17

Leicester signing in. Didn't think we'd had that much rain overnight until I had to do the school run and the road to DD1's school was closed due to flooding. A run that would normally have taken just over an hour has taken nearly 1 3/4 hours.
'Tis now bright sunshine and 10.5C.

Lexilicious Mon 28-Oct-13 10:14:41

Gosh, the Watford road with the poor man and the downed tree is about two miles from me. It is calm, clear and sunny now. I was going to go into town shopping but the bus goes up that street.

ChubbyKitty Mon 28-Oct-13 10:15:39

Newark seems peaceful. I have a small lake at the end of the drive but that's the norm for us.

Wheelie bins have been emptied and are still where they should be.

So sad about the people who died thoughsad

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Mon 28-Oct-13 10:17:46

So where is the storm now? Are the timings the same as they were giving out yesterday. We are driving to Hunstanton but will leave later when it's passed over Norfolk.

talulahbelle Mon 28-Oct-13 10:17:48

OYBBK What's the long range outlook for next weekend looking like? We are due to travel abroad at the weekend and I'm really hoping there's not a repeat of the storms.

Trills Mon 28-Oct-13 10:19:41

Trains not running but I was WFH anyway.

Wouldn't mind a short powercut as an excuse to not do any work... No, that's a bad wish because I'd just have to do it later.

lagoonhaze Mon 28-Oct-13 10:20:43

OYBBK More mocking because I said Id got prepared etc. Extra milk in freezer, tins, candles, batteries for torches. Stuff we should actually have in as winter in coming.

To be honest they would be the first to moan they weren't prepared and I'd rather be able to feed my kids and know who to report a fallen tree to/power cut then suddenly think bugger should have been prepared.

Plus the damage upcountry shows the warnings were necessary!

And now deaths just makes me want to tell them to fuck off!

No No storms allowed next weekend please .I I have whole weekend of from dc as going to friends wedding

ProfYaffle Mon 28-Oct-13 10:27:42

lump we're doing the same, driving to Hunstanton today but are delaying til lunchtime when the weather's passed. I'm going to call the park we're going to before hand to check the power status though.

blankslate Mon 28-Oct-13 10:29:00

Brighton and Hove buses are now running along the coast road again. Also accepting train tickets. Council bin/recycling collections are happening although there may be some delays.

Weather wise its a lovely sunny day, blustery with a few stronger gusts. Going to get some washing hung out to dry.

ChubbyKitty Mon 28-Oct-13 10:53:09

Lagoon I'm with you on this one! Certain people on my fb have coloured my views of them.

Complete lack of respect for the poor people who died and their loved ones. Yes we didn't suffer like we thought we would, doesn't mean nothing happened and it should all be minimised.

And as you say, they'd be the first to moan that they hadn't prepared if something did happen.

LtAllHallowsEve Mon 28-Oct-13 10:55:13

Well we had to sprint back from the beach because it SUDDENLY started chucking it down again. The wind isn't as bad but the rain is bloody biblical. I'm expecting Noah any second...

SorrelForbes Mon 28-Oct-13 11:25:10

The local paper is reporting trees uprooted but it really doesn't sound as if it turned out as bad as expected.

I was up much of the night and the rain didn't sound particularly loud or strong (not the 80 mph reported in the press anyway). It's wet and windy here most of the time so perhaps there wasn't much difference grin

WallaceWindsock Mon 28-Oct-13 11:46:56

Was calm and sunny here earlier, feels like the wind is picking up again now and not so sunny (N. Cambs). There aren't any gusty bits coming back or anything are there? Thought it had all passed over this way now and was heading out to Denmark? Nothing scary just a sudden definite increase in gustyness?

WhirlyByrd Mon 28-Oct-13 11:50:54

Marking my place. OYBBK you've done a fab job - thank you for keeping us all up to date :-)

oricella Mon 28-Oct-13 11:51:30

Storm is now battering the Netherlands; Beaufort 12 on some of the islands, trams and trains around Amsterdam all stopped. And the Newcastle to ijmuiden ferry is still bobbing around in the sea as it is too stormy to dock. Glad I'm not on board!

bigwellyfucker Mon 28-Oct-13 11:57:39

We had a very interesting hour while I was doing the nursery/work run - I suggested to DH that his bicycle wasn't the best option and he accepted a lift. Lots of strong gusts and a number of branches in the road withtorrentialrain and car had quite a few twiggy branches and leaves land on it.

Thoughts are with those families who have lost relatives in the storm.

DameDeepRedBetty Mon 28-Oct-13 11:58:50

Quick placemark for later.

GigiDarcy Mon 28-Oct-13 12:34:04

Norfolk/Suffolk border-sunny here now, bit of wind but nothing like it was earlier.
<waves to all Norfolk/Suffolk posters-there seem to be lots of us on this thread>

musicposy Mon 28-Oct-13 12:55:12

Pretty quiet here now in Chichester.

DH cycled to Chichester the 4 miles at 5am. Wind was howling. Coach was running as normal and he decided he didn't want me driving there and back with possible falling trees. He got there without event and texted from Gatwick to say all fine, though I don't know how the planes are doing.

Took DD1 to work in well-known-much-maligned-on-mumsnet fast food restaurant this morning wink and it was pretty quiet there compared to usual, as were the roads. A few branches here and there but mostly small stuff.

By the sounds of it some other parts of the country got it worse than us.

mignonnette Mon 28-Oct-13 13:09:15

Waving to the Suffollk people -Gigi hi there.,

Apparently several trees are down along the main road into Sudbury from Long Melford near the water meadows. A double decker bus was blown over near Hadleigh. Roads damaged and roof damage w/ falling slates a risk.

clam Mon 28-Oct-13 13:11:25

Well, I thought it was all done and dusted, so took the dog out for a walk.
Am only just drying out and untangling bits of leaf from my hair now!

ILiveInAPineappleCoveredInSnow Mon 28-Oct-13 13:30:39

Suffolk here! Calmed down a lot now but still not got power (since 7.45am!). Bus was blown into a field round the corner so must have been bad. Not planning on going out today, glad my mobile internet now working :-)

Hope everyone has stayed safe overnight, and not affected by those injured and killed by the storm.

My god I'm glad I'm not on that ferry! imagine the seasickness, just waiting endlessly for things to die down.....aargh.

Water went out for a bit. It's only been windy here. A few branches lying around.

OhAntiChristFENTON Mon 28-Oct-13 14:03:19

I've put some pics up on this thread , - still a choppy sea today although not as bad as yesterday pm, - I would have loved to have seen it at 5am today - although wouldn't really have wanted to actually be there - I'm not that brave.

talulah I will come to that as fast as I can smile I've had a lot of extra real life work dealing with the aftermath of the storm.

I've counted 4 trees down (one in park, one crashed into front garden missing the house and 2 into road).
No more damage to our house apart from leaking roof. And it's raining heavily again sad

There are still squally showers expected so don't be surprised if a few more trees that were just hanging on come down.

sorrel - not everywhere was expecting to get 80mph but there were inland gusts over that level despite the storm being a little weaker when it hit us than expected.

Very tragically there may be a couple of more deaths on our side of the north sea bbc news

Mirage Mon 28-Oct-13 14:27:23

Our brook has burst it's banks and is pouring across the road,and the other road out is flooded half way across.

The flooding has been a real issue for some areas.

digerd Mon 28-Oct-13 14:59:40

Made the dog walk about 9am as storm lasted only an hour and the sun came out. Although it had been windy and rainy all night. No power cut, thank goodness.
Had several short sharp showers later though.

I have put next weekends potential storm into another thread

Another severe storm 3rd November?

digerd Mon 28-Oct-13 15:27:20

Oh no, not againsad.

I know digerd. Thank goodness theres a few days to tidy up and recover.

Varya Mon 28-Oct-13 17:18:17

Or me!

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YoureAllABunchOfBastards Mon 28-Oct-13 17:56:30

Watching the sea today was impressive and scary - god knows what it must have been like at 3am. We've seen a few trees down while out and about today and got soaked a fair few times, too.

curious about the deleted message!

helzapoppin2 Mon 28-Oct-13 18:33:29

It was spam and nothing to do with the weather!

thank you smile

OhAntiChristFENTON Mon 28-Oct-13 20:11:54

You're a superstar OYBBK, damage limited here due to heeding warnings.

Thank you flowers

pepperrabbit Mon 28-Oct-13 20:19:46

Well we have just got our power back properly after 28 hours. In a holiday cottage so has been a bit trying. Catching up on what has happened via these threads! Seen a few big old trees down in our travels (to find me a cup of tea blush) and still seems really windy.
Off to find the thread about next weekend now!

That's brilliant Fenton, I'm so pleased smile

Pepper, blimey, that's a long old outage!

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 28-Oct-13 22:18:50

Our power has only just come back on. Tree on the edge of the village took the power line down. Bless those lovely electric men for being out all day fixing it.

Had a lovely Indian meal at the restaurant in town tonight though as we couldn't cook at home. Result!

Yay Ilove!
Timed it well, meal out and then home to mn!

Just wanted to say thank you to OYBBK for your sterling workgrin.

digerd Tue 29-Oct-13 08:15:58

Lady in Jersey said all electrical cables are underground there , so protected from storm winds.
Why are ours not?confused

Come to think of it, I never saw electrical pylons and wires in Germany either.hmm.
Lovely sunny day, but went down to 5 degrees in the night here - winter is approaching. sad
Oh and the leaves in my garden have travelled long distancesconfused

Power still off in half our villagesad kids and I not there but dp cold and bored

GloriaSmud Tue 29-Oct-13 10:26:20

DH and I were having a little chuckle about this giant beachball that made a bid for freedom in London.

Oh denial sad Hope power gets restored quickly.

You are really welcome WorkingItOut smile

d&p. What a pain for your partner. He could always work off his boredom with a mammoth cleaning session though!

What a sad ending to the life of the beachball sad

We need IamChristmas to come and finish this thread off tidily like they've done in part 2!

GloriaSmud Wed 30-Oct-13 06:38:38

I've just read IAm's posts at the end of the thread ~ he/she so wanted to be the one to do the last few posts. I think that's the first time a thread in the 'weather department' has got to 1000 posts!

digerd Wed 30-Oct-13 06:54:55

confused. Only 1 degree in the night and only 2 now ? Clear sky but what is going on? Winter already and so suddenly after the mild storm?brrrr. grrrr.

LtAllHallowsEve Wed 30-Oct-13 07:01:08

Still in a caravan in Weston Super Mare (glutton for punishment). Yesterday was breezy but dry, but last night we had torrential rain again for an hour or so.

It's really bloody cold now, and there is frost on the grass. I wouldn't say that was usual for this time of year. I can't keep up with all the changes!

Not sure we will stay for the weekend if there is going to be another big storm. I need DD out of the 'van when I am shutting it down properly. Trying to do that in the rain/gale will be next to impossible.

digerd Wed 30-Oct-13 07:08:38

Where has this near freezing air temperature come from and is it to stay? It is way too soon sad

It's just for today smile warming through the day and staying that way.

digerd Wed 30-Oct-13 12:32:02

That's a relief. My heating took 3 hours to get from 17 -21 degrees this morning and back on since the sun moved round and off my window.sad 14 in the shade

I love cloudy nights as always milder in the winter. Then for the clouds to clear in the morning{smile}

GloriaSmud Wed 30-Oct-13 14:43:58

An early warning from the metoffice for heavy rain in the south, for Friday/Saturday.

Thanks Gloria.

Latest GFS has gales over the south Saturday evening now.
Go away little storm, we want fireworks.
Fortunately the other models aren't developing it for say in the same way and Sunday seems quite benign.

digerd Thu 31-Oct-13 07:21:32

That was better last night. 12 degrees atm but seems to have rained.
Hope that storm for the south again this weekend is a mistake?
Hope little dog will be OK sleeping on her own during the fireworks <worried face>

Unfortunately the storm is still there on the GFS and I put this in the wrong thread last night. Grr.

this is where I've been updating to try and make it clear its new weather.

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