Correct purple, just the rain to contend with. Worst area and time fir wind 3am-6am on Sussex coast. Am on phone, dh driving. Very bumpy and crap signal!
Couldn't sleep last night so I devised an easy way for people to work out wind direction in a storm. Close your right fist over the low pressure when you are looking at a weather chart. Follow your fingers round, see how they go anticlockwise and in towards the centre? That's the same as the direction of the wind wherever you are relative to the low. Thanks fir bumping, you are all stars!
I've just checked our postcode, we are not in a known flood risk area. The main problem here tends to be the street drains not coping, which is worse at this time of year because they get clogged with leaves. My particular worry is the wind because we have tall trees close to our house.
Is anyone else having trouble with the MetOffice pages loading? Well, not the page itself, but the maps or whatever. Even if I leave the tab open and go back 10 or 15 minutes later it still just has the green "loading" bar up. It doesn't matter whether I click a link or go direct to the site btw.
It's just started raining here in Leicester. DD1's in London on a school trip and is due to be back at Leicester train station, at 9.30pm. While I know it's going to be a wet day for them, I hope they'll have left by the time the proper gales start. <frets alot slightly>
Top gusts now shown by met office to be a little lower at 72mph, but remember that local topology can cause increased gust speeds and sometimes the met office under plays it a little on their maps. Still looks to be between 3am and 6am for Sussex at the worst of it wind wise.