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Severe gales in SE overnight - please heed!

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OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 07:31:55

Just saw the met office forecast for wind along the SE coast in around 3am on their map. 78mph! That is certainly of damaging strength, both to trees and structurally.

Take down or at least remove nets from trampolines and weight them down! Sort out those dodgy fences and tuck your wheelie bins away!

met office warnings

I'm not going to be around this morning, please bump. Cos it could save some people a lot of hassle.

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 13:39:02

Still the models aren't concurring about the depth and track of the low tonight!!! As I've said before on other threads these are crucial as to how badly people will be affected. If it goes further south, then the severe gust wind field will be out over the channel and northern France. If it goes further north more will be exposed to damaging winds. a shallower solution means less wind, a deeper solution more.

pepperrabbit Sat 24-Nov-12 14:52:25

Well it's raining heavily here but not absolutely pouring. (NE Hampshire)
I'm puzzled by the different forecasts - BBC (MetOffice i assume) show winds at 25mph tonight, Netweather 50mph! That's quite a difference - or will be to my old oak tree hmm

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 15:00:13

NE Hampshire, likely to see gusts of around 50-60 mph at somewhere between 2am and 4am I think. Maybe the bbc is showing mean winds rather than gusts?

pepperrabbit Sat 24-Nov-12 15:10:05

Oh yes - that would make sense! I was having a dim moment smile
Thank goodness it mostly seems to be overnight instead of a weekday rush hour so more people should be home.
The news coverage seems to be all about the terrible floods and not very much on the dangerous winds following behind.

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 15:24:33

It does doesn't it, though I suppose the floods are already happening and hitting a wide area. But I really think that they should warn people about the winds. It's been a fair while since the SE has been threatened by such strong winds (unless my memory is broken) so there will be a lot of older unstable trees vulnerable to coming down.

Glitterknickaz Sat 24-Nov-12 16:23:29

That sky looks absolutely leaden above me (Horsham, W Sussex)

NE Hants here too <waves at Pepper>, rain getting much heavier now, feels very cold and it got dark very early.

ilovemydogandMrObama Sat 24-Nov-12 16:36:19

any news for South West?

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 18:37:39

Will just have a look for the latest...

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 18:50:00

Not quite so bad for the SW gales wise, gusting to around 50 mph or thereabouts. SE, seems to have settled around 70mph around the coast, 50-60mph inland. Timings remaining similar. So far the deepening of the low is matching the Met office surface analysis charts which means that at least up til now the met office have a pretty good handle on it.

PrincessSymbian Sat 24-Nov-12 19:09:03

What about Lon-don? Are we in for it too? <lazy londerner>

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 19:25:03

Even in London you could get gusts of around 50mph. In London it tends to be the scaffolding around buildings that makes me slightly nervous after having had a fabulous view once from a pub window of scaffolding being blown down. Buildings do strange things to wind!

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 20:25:55

Bit of a bump for those who might need to know.

RumBaaBaa Sat 24-Nov-12 21:57:50

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OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 21:58:37

Ahhh, first report rumbaa smile thank you.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Sat 24-Nov-12 22:00:34

Keeping it bumped smile

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 22:01:00

Thanks chipping smile

PeggyCarter Sat 24-Nov-12 22:02:00

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OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 22:12:43

Oooooo, good idea! TJPJ. You've made me think that tomorrow might be a good day to ditch responsibilities and go fossil hunting. (Though the cliffs would be unstable.... And I do have a lot to do and I'm knackered..... maybe.....)

It's a long time before the proper winds come in, shows there's quite a big wind field. Inland in CSS England there's very little wind atm. Not sure it's even raining at this point.

GloriaSmud Sat 24-Nov-12 22:15:07

The bright pink bit showing up on raintoday is providing a bit of a cloud burst for us atm! We're up to 7.2mm of rain in the last 24 hrs.

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 22:16:50

I bet it is Gloria! Impressive radar!

Chanatan Sat 24-Nov-12 22:18:31

Our only access road is now flooded,impassable by car,ds has to be at work at 7 am tomorrow morning,so dh has borrowed a land rover off his db,hopefully they can get through in that otherwise he has a 4 mile walk.

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 22:50:18

wind warnings expanded across most of the south and now include east anglia]] with a met office comment that EA may be the worst affected area.
Will investigate why.....

OhYoubadbadKitten Sat 24-Nov-12 23:05:19

Ok, understand now I think, looking at the NAE model I can see the squeeze in the isobars as it crosses ea with the low centre leaving across Lincolnshire.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 24-Nov-12 23:08:04

So will lincs be the worst area?

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