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Storm Freya

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GloriaSmud Fri 01-Mar-19 09:53:03

Not a great looking weekend but Sunday overnight into Monday is looking very stormy.
The metoffice have issued wind warnings for Storm Freya.

GloriaSmud Fri 01-Mar-19 09:57:15

Thoughts on the weather for the weekend and Storm Freya from Netweather.

GloriaSmud Fri 01-Mar-19 10:11:41

Netweather chart for wind gusts, Sunday 3pm.

GloriaSmud Fri 01-Mar-19 10:13:44

And later on in the evening, Sunday 9pm.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 01-Mar-19 11:35:18

I'm just picking up on this too.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 01-Mar-19 11:36:05

They must be expecting amber warnings to name it.

TokyoSushi Fri 01-Mar-19 13:41:56


GloriaSmud Fri 01-Mar-19 14:25:06

You might be right there, OYBBK. I think I caught the words 'rapidly deepening low' on the lunchtime forecast.

onalongsabbatical Fri 01-Mar-19 14:26:39

Looks for hatches to batten down...

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 01-Mar-19 14:55:38

It does look to be a rapidly deepening low, I think it may reach the technical status of a weather bomb.
Worth observing that in the latest GFS a secondary low pressure seems to form to the south of it. One to watch through the SE perhaps.

Soubriquet Fri 01-Mar-19 14:58:20

I initially thought this was a baby name before I spotted it was in weather grin

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 01-Mar-19 14:59:18


I'm going to name my next cat storm freya.

Makinglists Fri 01-Mar-19 20:01:02

Freya is a great name for a baby or a storm. Strong and powerful whats not to like. I live in S.Devon to sunday looks 'interesting'

GloriaSmud Sat 02-Mar-19 06:52:23

Netweather's Jo Farrow has a Blog Entry here and thinks that the storm will be upgraded from a yellow to an Amber warning.

I'm liking Storm Freya as a cat's name grin

Perihelion Sun 03-Mar-19 07:39:32

Windy overnight with gusts of 50mph since about 2am. Not the strongest, but the direction made the windows howl.
Had proper rain yesterday too.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 03-Mar-19 09:22:30

Looks like many western coastal parts could see gusts to 80 mph.

GloriaSmud Sun 03-Mar-19 10:27:20

Updated warnings ~ metoffice have moved the edge of the warning area southwards slightly to cover Norfolk/more of Cambridgeshire.

Monty27 Sun 03-Mar-19 10:29:38

Wouldn't fancy commuting on Monday morning confused

GloriaSmud Sun 03-Mar-19 14:00:13

Looking wet and windy along Dawlish seafront.

BrizzleMint Sun 03-Mar-19 14:51:45

I can confirm that there is indeed a ''rapidly deepening low'' as Freya has been sent to tidy her bedroom to atone for the chaos she has caused across the country.

I think she may be more volatile later though.

onalongsabbatical Sun 03-Mar-19 15:11:04

Dawlish on Sky News right now re Freya.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 03-Mar-19 16:30:22

I'm on my phone (think Freya has taken out my internet) so I can't check the latest models easily. Grrr.

TopBitchoftheWitches Sun 03-Mar-19 16:32:13

I'm just outside Cambridgeshire on the Essex Suffolk border, the wind is getting quite strong and loud now.

TokyoSushi Sun 03-Mar-19 16:45:37

Nothing at all here yet, as usual! Cheshire

GloriaSmud Sun 03-Mar-19 17:28:46

According to xcweather, Mumbles Head has had the highest wind speed so far ~ 53mph.

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