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Storm (Gareth?) Tuesday-Wednesday (12/13 March)

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GloriaSmud Mon 11-Mar-19 16:42:16

I heard on the lunchtime forecast that Met Éireann had named it so is it a case of once one forecaster names a storm, the other side follows? (knowing that naming storms is 'a thing' between the two weather forecasters)

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Mar-19 15:59:04

I'll do a screen shot of the matrix later.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Mar-19 15:58:18

But why are they naming it? Have they changed their criteria? The criteria specifically state that a storm has a potential to require amber warnings. But when you look at the warnings matrix for this storm, it doesnt come under this category.

I think they are bowing to media pressure rather than following their own system.

Justmuddlingalong Mon 11-Mar-19 14:16:46

confirmation of named storm Gareth by the met office.

GloriaSmud Mon 11-Mar-19 11:26:18

Metoffice UK Storm Centre (where they officially announce that they've named storms, rather than people relying on what the Daily Mail/Express say!)

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 11-Mar-19 11:18:59

Updated warnings, covering a large area and bringing it forward. I'm the charts I'm seeing an extra little squeeze in isobars in the NE as it exits.

Still not 100% sure that it will be named though.

Grace212 Sun 10-Mar-19 16:57:51

I live on a high floor so sometimes get confused about how bad it is outside when there's gale force winds

today it seems pretty awful in London/Essex even at ground level. Pity it's going to go on for a while.

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Sun 10-Mar-19 10:01:52

Quite a few trees down this morning. Very very windy at 6am but has died down a bit.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 10-Mar-19 08:19:10

Updated warnings for today.

GloriaSmud Sun 10-Mar-19 07:24:45

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints grin

We have a bit of light snow going on ~ some quite big flakes and a slight covering at the moment.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Sat 09-Mar-19 23:20:54

Next week looks messy & a bit of a case of "it's raining, must be school pick up time"

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 09-Mar-19 21:20:04

Some models show do show a deeper scenario than the met office forecast. We need amber warnings though before it gets named,

TokyoSushi Sat 09-Mar-19 21:09:59

Checking in!

GloriaSmud Sat 09-Mar-19 14:01:05

Wind warnings already issued by the metoffice for Tuesday and Wednesday.

(Storm hasn't been named yet but I think looking at the wind charts, it will become 'Storm Gareth' in the next few days.)

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