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Spell of very windy weather coming up in the south.

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OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 18-Nov-16 09:07:05

Tricky to forecast at the moment because it's quite a complex situation.

First deep low crosses the uk somewhere through the south on Saturday/Sunday night. At the moment, I'd say the strongest winds look to be along the south coast - perhaps gusting up to 60-70mph. A lot of rain too.

Theres nothing remarkable with this system showing, but because it's the first storm of the season it might catch people a bit unaware. I'd expect the met office to be issuing some warnings by lunchtime today.

Tomorrow would be a good day to tidy the garden of loose objects in the south!

Then the models have a wobble, theyve been playing with different scenarios of low pressures coming through, but nothing consistent yet.

BiddyPop Fri 18-Nov-16 10:42:20

Oooh, I was looking at forecasts yesterday, to figure out tomorrow (bringing Cubs outdoors) and Sunday (DD wants to do the races in sailing) - and it looked cold (3 degrees by day) but quite calm.

Must have another look and see if there will be anything in our direction (opposite Anglesea).

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 18-Nov-16 10:50:01

warnings are out for the weekend now. going for a se track. Not too severe, but perhaps in those areas not a good day to sail grin

BlackeyedSusan Fri 18-Nov-16 12:23:03

was just coming on to query this. twas on the forecast last night at 12.30... which meant I was not listening properly

Geretrude Fri 18-Nov-16 21:12:01

I have come looking for your OBBK because I am all afrit looking at the beeb but you've not helped much! grin

I was lying in bed last night, cursing myself for yet another year when I haven't had the roof looked at and here we are, winter all over again.

Time to tie the trampoline down for the winter <sigh>

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 18-Nov-16 21:17:33

I think if you are along the coast from the IOW eastwards, it could be a little more on the interesting side. Models have it running deeper and its modelled to deepen quickly.

Could bring in some snow to the northern side of it over hills too.

Wish we had waterproofed our garage roof while we could confused

Geretrude Fri 18-Nov-16 23:13:32

Oh goody, that's where I am. I'm going to be busy tomorrow!

nannynick Sat 19-Nov-16 13:21:46

Is this the StormAngus thread?

Barometric Pressure - when that drops, is that indicating a low is on it's way? So if I am looking at pressure data and at 6am it says 1005 hPa and at 11am it is 996 hPA, then is that indicating that the low is approaching?
What hPA figure would be considered clear sky and what would be the storm?
Any good sites for explaining about Atmospheric/Barometric pressure?

ginandbearit Sat 19-Nov-16 17:08:49

Posted this earlier but not appeared so may be repeating myself ... am due to be at an open air art market in Winchester tomorrow, but looks like a washout, for the second month running . Being a few miles inland from coast may miss worst of the gales , but I may just opt for a lie in !

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 19-Nov-16 17:24:05

nanynick - you can't correlate barometer readings with clear skies, after all it is under high pressure that fog forms.
This is a storm angus thread though smile

amber warnings out now - coastal areas east of the IOW could see gusts of 80mph

Does look as though it will be rather wild and very wet in Winchester Im afraid.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 19-Nov-16 17:26:48

Oh, I think I see what you are asking nannynick. It's a bit like putting a heavy weight on a mattress really and looking at where the dent/storm begins and ends. Once it starts to drop, that's the influence of the storm, but it doesn't have a defined edge iyswim.

nannynick Sat 19-Nov-16 18:02:00

Think I understand. Is it that as the storm approaches it influences the pressure around it so the drop in the reading is an indicator that the storm may come but it may go a different way.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 19-Nov-16 18:08:36

no, all a storm is, is a circulating area that has a steep pressure gradient from high to low. So the drop in pressure that you can see is the outer edge of the storm. It's just a souped up area of low pressure.

There's quite a good OU module - understanding the weather. You could probably get the course book secondhand online for pretty cheap.

GloriaSmud Sat 19-Nov-16 19:15:10

Storm Angus showing up well here.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 19-Nov-16 20:02:16

nice imagery Gloria.
I'm in a yellow warning area, not expecting anything too bad here, but I've weighted my compost bin lids down. Possibility of a sting jet forming in this storm further south which can bring severe gusts.

SquirmOfEels Sat 19-Nov-16 20:22:57

We've just had texts about DC's fixtures tomorrow being called off.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 19-Nov-16 20:35:34

sensible! does that mean a lie in?

SquirmOfEels Sat 19-Nov-16 20:44:13

That would be nice!

(I'm not counting on actually lying in, but not having to chivvy to leave on time is a bonus in itself)

seasidesally Sat 19-Nov-16 21:45:28

the winds have started to whistle down the chimney already and with heavy rin

Dorset coast here

it was predicted to start getting windy about midnight,seems its here earlier

SideOrderofChip Sat 19-Nov-16 21:48:47

Good luck all. Im In Jersey, hit first. Its now a F11 violent storm here

One step down from hurricane

seasidesally Sat 19-Nov-16 21:50:59

hello Jersey spud,remember you from last year's winter threadssmile

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 19-Nov-16 21:52:24

I think they might have bought the warnings forward looking at the met office page. I think this is potentially looking rather nasty for some now, it's looking deeper and perhaps forming a sting jet.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 19-Nov-16 21:53:17

pretty rough chip!!

LordTrash Sat 19-Nov-16 21:54:57

It's been storming and howling for a good forty five minutes here - Dorset coast again. I hope that trampoline's good and locked down shock.

LordTrash Sat 19-Nov-16 21:55:10

It's been storming and howling for a good forty five minutes here - Dorset coast again. I hope that trampoline's good and locked down shock.

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