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. Aargh!!
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
Oh yes - that would make sense! I was having a dim moment 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.