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Weather warnings for the north.

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OhYouMerryLittleKitten Tue 03-Dec-13 20:00:47

here primarily for gales/severe gales (gusts up to 80mph) but also for snow on thurs and friday. In parts of Scotland, esp the NE the combination could lead too blizzard conditions and severe wind chill. Take care.

BlackeyedSusan Thu 05-Dec-13 23:59:46

BRR. cold

the squall blew over the netball hoop at dd's school. there have been trees down over the w mids.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Thu 05-Dec-13 21:08:09

Nice to have you back mirage smile

Mirage Thu 05-Dec-13 20:58:38

Our power went at 1.30pm and has only just come back on,lucky it did as we had nearly run out of candles.Trees are down and when I went to check on the ponies at 2pm I struggled to walk across the field.We are used to power cuts living here,but have never had one as long as this.

meditrina Thu 05-Dec-13 20:10:03

Glad it worked out for you, Happy

TheHappyCamper Thu 05-Dec-13 20:00:17

Thanks. We text one of the organisers and it was going ahead. Took the country road and got there in 35 mins instead of our usual 10 but it was worth it smile.

Hope everyone else got where they needed to be.

meditrina Thu 05-Dec-13 18:26:34

TheHappyCamper is there anyone you can ring to find out if the performance is going ahead in these conditions?

Also, as roads near you are closing, even if you get there, there's no guarantee you'd get back. Make sure you know where you can stay if you are stranded, and that you have a good survival kit in the car in case you get stuck en route and have to sleep in it.

TheHappyCamper Thu 05-Dec-13 17:06:11

We're in Whitby and we're cut off I think! Supposed by going to my DD's xmas fair in half an hour but the road along the coast to her school is closed. Think we may be able to get down some country teeny tiny B roads shock. Can't miss it. She's 4 and is performing a song with her class for the first time.

School train didn't make it as there was a tree across the line this morning.

Water has flooded the harbour car parks and the min roundabout at dock end is about 2-3 feet under water!

Littlemissexpecting Thu 05-Dec-13 16:55:34

No, we're going Saturday instead. Friday traffic is a nightmare so sat should be quieter.
Glad we didn't roads sound horrendous!

Perihelion Thu 05-Dec-13 16:47:25

Littlemiss did you try getting to Edinburgh today?

VivaLeBeaver Thu 05-Dec-13 16:45:16

Ah turns out the Monarch flight was meant to land at the raf base. RAF haven't enough of their own planes and chartered it to bring some crew back. hmm

ouryve Thu 05-Dec-13 16:42:51

Sorry, but I had a wry giggle at this tweet. Shouldn't it be the other way round?hmm

"Tyne and Wear UTMC ‏@TyneWearTravel 5m
The Shields Ferry has been suspended for rest day due to high tide & flooding. Replacement bus service operating. #floodaware"

TheWildOnes Thu 05-Dec-13 16:42:11

Thanks for the good luck hefner, good luck to all.

ouryve Thu 05-Dec-13 16:41:00

It's all over the Festival site in Dunston, Littlemiss.

Littlemissexpecting Thu 05-Dec-13 16:38:42

Tyne has burst it's banks. Not exactly sure where

ouryve Thu 05-Dec-13 16:38:13

A load of Stockton's underwater too, near where DH used to work. It's not even supposed to have peaked, yet.

hefner Thu 05-Dec-13 16:31:22

Fingers crossed for you TheWildOnes and everyone else on the east coast.

Mckayz Thu 05-Dec-13 16:28:44

Whitby is flooding. I'm not there but have a few friends there posting pictures. Looks awful.

DeathByLaundry Thu 05-Dec-13 16:26:48

Well I was on moaning about thunder, lightning, rain and wind this morning after rescuing my errant trampoline. Now we're in the midst of a blizzard, the roads and pavements have turned to ice and DH has only just made it to work past crashed cars and is hoping he'll be allowed home before his official 2am finish. Roads are treacherous here.

However, we've not been flooded not will we be so I'm very grateful for that.

Off to dig the path out.

ouryve Thu 05-Dec-13 16:26:47

Shit - that's Whitby flooded.

hefner Thu 05-Dec-13 16:25:29

South Yorkshire here and the wind seems to have calmed down slightly, although still very windy. We've lost 5 fence panels so far. Are we over the worst of it now?

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Thu 05-Dec-13 16:15:05

thats a bit exciting Viva! Down the slide?!

ouryve Thu 05-Dec-13 16:13:52

Checking my twitter feed and the flooding's hit all the Northeast coastal towns. Right at rush hour.

The main road near us has been closed by a fallen power line. Thankfully, after DH's turn off for home. There's a line down in the next village, too, though it's not on the main road. I ended up having to give some poor person directions after she'd been sent round the houses trying to get there, though!

VivaLeBeaver Thu 05-Dec-13 16:13:24

Omg, a passenger jet has had to land at our local raf base due to the wind! Wish em luck disembarking, etc as they won't have steps.

TheWildOnes Thu 05-Dec-13 15:53:49

I am right on the east coast and the roads around us are bring evacuated, we are on a slight hill so assume that's why we haven't had to leave.
I have lots of nightmares about the sea and flooding so I have to admit I am terrified right now.
The wind is so strong as well. Most businesses are closing early for the day and I'm hoping that now the kids are home we are safe in our house til this is all over, fingers crossed!

mankyscotslass Thu 05-Dec-13 15:49:02


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