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Possible severe gales on Monday 28th.

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OhYouWickedWickedWitch Wed 23-Oct-13 14:10:38

I'm keeping a pretty close eye on developments for Monday. some of the models (in particular gfs) are showing a deep low developing over England, with the majority of the gfs runs taking the worst of the wind over the south.

Massive if. But if the weather were to pan out as those models are suggesting it would be a damaging storm, especially given the trees still being in leaf. I'd keep an eye on the met office early warnings page and if they start warning about it then it would be a good weekend to tidy the garden before you lose your stuff wink

I'll update as things become clearer.

oldsilver Mon 28-Oct-13 02:35:07

Thread Number 2 over here.

kateandme Mon 28-Oct-13 02:22:42

does anyone know whether it will be hitting the derby nottingham areas?

duchesse Mon 28-Oct-13 01:01:46

Getting a bit blusterous out there but not too bad.

duchesse Mon 28-Oct-13 00:53:42

Took me 6 hours to get from Woking to Exeter by train this evening. Actually missed Downton Abbey. And it wasn't even cause by the storm! It was a signal failure.

PinkGlove Sun 27-Oct-13 21:59:36

In Cornwall, lots of rain but no strong winds YET ...

For those in the SW, here are some useful numbers in case you need them ...

Western Power (Powercuts) - 0800 365900
Gas Leaks - 0800 111999
South West Water (Burst Water Main) - 0844 3462020
Fallen trees/standing water on the roads:
Devon Highways - 0300 123 5000
Cornwall Control room - 0300 1234222
Dorset Council road problems 0845 0678 999
Somerset County Council 0845 345 9155
Flooding on Somerset levels 0800 9176520 or 01278 435209

Cheesyslice Sun 27-Oct-13 21:07:13

Almost all train companies will be running severely reduced services until 9am tomorrow (earliest)

edam Sun 27-Oct-13 20:56:15

mass train cancellations from midnight to something like 9am across much of the country It's First Capital Connect's website but they say it's Network Rail have told them, and I know from a friend another rail company have done the same.

StrollAlongTheProm Sun 27-Oct-13 20:34:21

Thanks OYBBK, some hasty copying and pasting going on there! blush

LocalEditorColchester Sun 27-Oct-13 20:20:11

Psst! Folk of Colchester/Harwich/North Essex way - over here! No Greater Anglia trains running into London before 9am. Updates please on your plans for getting into work/battening down the hatches. Getting blustery over this way already...

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 27-Oct-13 20:18:58

fixed your link prom.

StrollAlongTheProm Sun 27-Oct-13 20:09:10

If anyone is Bournemouth/Poole way please could you pop over here and let us know what the weather is doing:


kiriwAnyFuckerwa Sun 27-Oct-13 19:55:32

Us too Bacon. We're sleeping in my room tonight because it's at the front of the house - no trees, no fences, no danger grin

BaconAndAvocado Sun 27-Oct-13 19:40:16

We're in East Kent and, according to BBC weather, the worst will be at 2am-ish.

We have lots of HUGE trees by the side of our house so have set up camp in mine and DH's bedroom with 3 mattresses on the floor, on other side of house. 3 DCs all think its very exciting, well, not the 15 yo obviously.

Feelingannoyed Sun 27-Oct-13 17:38:21


ControlCreeeaaak Sun 27-Oct-13 17:34:35

Part 2

Bunraku Sun 27-Oct-13 17:33:44

2nd thread

Feelingannoyed Sun 27-Oct-13 17:24:16

Where can we find part 2?

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 27-Oct-13 16:56:43

I'll update on part 2 smile

Ours Sun 27-Oct-13 16:55:13

Strong gusts now and a spectacular coastal swell here in roscoff where holed up for two extra days due to ferry cancellations.

saintlyjimjams Sun 27-Oct-13 16:43:01

Where are you Ashley?

toytown Sun 27-Oct-13 16:00:27

Am I correct in thinking my husband (and his boss for pushing him) would be stupid/ irresponsible to drive from the north east to London at 6am tomorrow morning!?

BadRoly Sun 27-Oct-13 15:54:23

Afternoon smile

After a lovely if blowy morning, it is now rainy and the gusts of wind are getting stronger according to my little weather station on top of the shed grin. 22.8 mph is worst though so far so not too bad. However the pressure is dropping (which I think is a bad thing?).

My chickens are not at all happy though as we've taken the tarp off their run so they're being blown over which I am not laughing at at all. The trampoline is flipped. So we're as ready as we'll ever be!

Ashley2013 Sun 27-Oct-13 15:41:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

honeybeeridiculous Sun 27-Oct-13 15:38:35

Where are the hatches, and how do we batten them down?! hmm

MrsPeeWee Sun 27-Oct-13 15:35:21

We're in Catterick, North Yorkshire and have some pretty strong winds & rain which have developed in the past hour. We wasn't expecting it this far up. The trampoline is lifting a little. Oops!

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