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OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Sep-17 08:01:18

Met office warnings

Nothing exceptional, but it is early and trees are in full leaf so are vulnerable. 3 days of strong winds in various places coming up. Tomorrow night into Wednesday we could see gusts to 70mph across northern Wales and northern England. It could be pretty disruptive.

leesmum Mon 11-Sep-17 09:37:35

Thanks Kitten

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Sep-17 09:57:54

no probs smile

MrSlant Mon 11-Sep-17 12:57:39

Ooh, the Met Office website has changed. Thanks for this OYB.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Sep-17 13:13:24

It's easier for me to miss warnings that aren't in my area now it's changed, which is a pity.

Spudlet Mon 11-Sep-17 13:17:34

This is just looking like we'll catch the edge of it, no walks in the woods for us for a couple of days. We're in quite an exposed position and last time we had gales we lost a tree in our front garden sad And dh got a bin lid in the face and looked like I'd smacked him for a day or so!

On the plus side, getting the fire lit should be a doddle...

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Sep-17 13:19:45

That sounds a bit nasty Spud!
It doesn't feel very septemberish out there. Blustery cool showers.

Spudlet Mon 11-Sep-17 13:33:42

Yes well, to be fair it would have stood more of a chance if dh hadn't damaged the roots a couple of months earlier putting up a fence (hmm) but it wasn't ideal. Fortunately it just developed an extremely alarming list as opposed to going all the way - the fence held it up, in fact, until we could take it right down. It was very sad though. Poor old tree.

It was a rough old day though, and our house faces the prevailing wind and has the draughtiest front door in the world which opens right into the living room too so I'm not a massive fan of gales all round, really.

MusicToMyEars800 Mon 11-Sep-17 13:36:55

It's quite chilly here today (SE) wind is strong and has been chucking it down with rain on and off.

I didn't even know there was a weather topic blush sadly I quite enjoy checking the weather and talking about it grin

BlackeyedSusan Mon 11-Sep-17 14:13:13

lets hope the garage roof stays on this time. (and the flat's roof)

MusicToMyEars800 Mon 11-Sep-17 14:24:45

Hopefully there will be minimal problems and disruption for everyone.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Sep-17 16:44:12

Welcome to the topic Music smile it's been quiet for a little while but I reckon we can revive it!

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Sep-17 19:59:43

updated warnings for tomorrow night. I think this is going to be a nasty shock for people, with gusts now forecast to 75mph and heavy rain warnings out. Just cos this is no Irma doesn't mean it won't be disruptive.

OublietteBravo Mon 11-Sep-17 20:02:30

Thanks for the thread OYBBK. Looks like it is going to be breezy here. I really don't like driving in the wind - the bypass is very exposed and everyone tends to get blown across the carriageway.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Sep-17 20:35:23

It's horrid driving in the wind!
I wonder if the low is going to dive a little further south. I'll check first thing tomorrow to see if it might.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Sep-17 21:34:00

bump smile

SloanePeterson Mon 11-Sep-17 21:36:00

Thanks oybbk. I've been out with dh this evening doing our annual flipping and weighing down of the trampoline and doing our best to shore things up. Already windy here and hoping our fences fare better than the last big storm we had.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Sep-17 21:36:51

oh well done Sloane, better not to lose the trampoline!

GloriaSmud Mon 11-Sep-17 21:50:42

Netweather raise the possibility that this could be the first named storm of the 2017/18 season depending on what the low does.

Titsywoo Mon 11-Sep-17 21:55:53

Oh god I hope we don't get too many storms this autumn. We're getting scaffolding all over our house tomorrow and the roof is coming off next week!

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 12-Sep-17 07:18:12

Updated met office warnings will be around 11am I think.

I think they may bring the SE into the warning area overnight, with a squeeze in the isobars showing as the low exits the UK.

gttia Tue 12-Sep-17 08:47:15

It is cold and breezy here in the se this morning. Feels like October which is a month I love. We are getting married in October and I can see me being freezing in my dress even though it has long sleeves! If we have gales that week it will cause chaos for our guests due to our location!

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 12-Sep-17 09:59:47

It's cool here, the sky is very blue and the sun is out smile
It hammered down with rain last night and a lot of yesterday, the wind has died down here today.

It's 11 degrees but feels like 10 according to the Met Office website.

gttia I love October, it's my Fav month, I actually feel excited that it's next month grin

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 12-Sep-17 10:05:02

updated warnings Amber for parts of northern England. Take heed. Time to tidy up those gardens!!!!!

I was right about them bringing in warnings over the south east due to a squeeze as the depression exits the UK. Beware far Se.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 12-Sep-17 10:08:50

First named storm of the year. From the Met office:
"Storm Aileen will bring a brief spell of very strong westerly winds with gusts of 65-75 mph during the early hours of Wednesday. Longer journey times by road, rail and air are looking likely, with restrictions on roads and bridges. Damage to trees and perhaps buildings, as well as power cuts are expected. Flying debris and large coastal waves are possible, and these could lead to injuries."

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