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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Well the weather is getting really weird here. According to the weather, where I live we are getting battered with 60+ mph winds and plenty of rain that the river and canal are right near the top.

And when I got home at 1pm the electric went off and has only just come back on at 4pm, and according to the weather forecast for this weekend and next week, it is plenty of rain and the wind at about 10-20mph and snow on Monday and Thursday.  boggled   cold 

Tom.


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

Here in brighton there are some gusts but nothing THAT exceptional despite the weather forecast announcing up to 70mph. Not much rain either.

Weird as normally we tend to be one of the windiest places in the country.


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

Got lots of rain in north west London yesterday but today we just got very bad wind. Saw a lot of aircraft flying low into LHR and my collage had a problem with a new building their building which meant we had to be evacuated. A half built wall collapsed into our car park damaging a few of the teachers cars.  Wow!

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

A tree across the road from us blew down onto a neighbours wall - if they weren't at work it would have got some cars as well. The council are clearing it up as I type.


No trees were harmed by this message. However, several million electrons were terribly inconvenienced
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 1):
Here in brighton there are some gusts but nothing THAT exceptional despite the weather forecast announcing up to 70mph.

The 20 foot waves don't count then? You shopuld have had a wander up to Devil's Dyke, where I drove this morning. That was, shall we say, interesting.

(And not because of the dogging either, before you say anything Mr Cornish. Don't deny it, I know you were about to say something  grumpy  )



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
(And not because of the dogging either, before you say anything Mr Cornish. Don't deny it, I know you were about to say something )

Moi ?  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

It's bad in Yorkshire today. I'm working in York today and it's really windy and my lots of fences blown down and branches in the road etc. Hoping that when I get back to London I still have a house  Wink

When I drove past LBA this morning there was a brave BD pilot being blown all over the place on final.

JC



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 5):
Moi ?

Toi.  grumpy 



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):
Toi.

I only know about the dogging at Devils Dyke because YOU told me Big grin



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):
AirbusA346 From United Kingdom (England)



Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):
60+ mph



Quoting Runway23 (Reply 1):
Runway23 From United Kingdom



Quoting Runway23 (Reply 1):
70mph



Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
Banco From United Kingdom (England)



Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
20 foot

This is off-topic but related. I am curious to know why the three of you used the standards of measure that you did instead of using metric measure? Are weather events always expressed in those terms over there? It was my understanding that all of Europe used the Metric system.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 8):
I only know about the dogging at Devils Dyke because YOU told me

Yes, when you said "Are there any dogging sites in the south east", and I told you first, "why are you asking me?" and second that I thought there was one there, because it's in the bloody Brighton Argus every week.  grumpy 



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 9):

This country mostly uses MPH and many people use feet, although some people do use metres, kind of 50/50, but again its mostly MPH well the speed signs are.

Here well our trampoline decided to collapse pretty nicely, bit of our fence is gone, so I suggested we use next doors hot tub. The winds have been fairly strong I guess.

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 9):
This is off-topic but related. I am curious to know why the three of you used the standards of measure that you did instead of using metric measure? Are weather events always expressed in those terms over there? It was my understanding that all of Europe used the Metric system.

Nope, not here in the UK.

Reports on the weather usually use MPH, Feet, Inches, etc  Smile


Back on topic, trains all over the UK are heavily disrupted, with blanket speed restrictions of 50mph on most routes.

The Humber Bridge (near me) has a 30mph speed restriction for traffic crossing it, but at the moment no vehicle above 6ft high is permitted to cross.

A HGV (a semi for you americans) has been blown over on the bridge already, and a bus had it's front windows blown out.

Chaos looms.  Sad



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 9):
It was my understanding that all of Europe used the Metric system.

In the UK we use miles per hour for wind, although visiblity is in metres. We like to be different  

JC

Looks like Lee beat me to it  Wink

[Edited 2007-01-18 18:14:24]


"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 10):
Yes, when you said "Are there any dogging sites in the south east", and I told you first, "why are you asking me?" and second that I thought there was one there, because it's in the bloody Brighton Argus every week.

No. I said are there any Digging Sites in the South East? Like everyone else, all that watching Timeteam on a Sunday teatime has got me really interested in amateur archaeology.



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 9):
It was my understanding that all of Europe used the Metric system.

Where do you think the measurements like miles, feet, inches etc came from? You might call them American, but they aren't, they came from Britain. As to why Britain still uses them and the rest of Europe doesn't, the basic truth comes down to Napoleon. He imposed metric on continental Europe (and driving on the right), which he dominated, but Britain was never invaded, so we stayed different.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

There's nothing like a bit of weather-induced anarchy - it really is one of the highlights of the year.

The police in Manchester somehow managed to conjure up a good 100 officers and even more 'Community Support Officers' when bits started to fly off the new courts on Bridge Street. The police closed off Bridge Street, Blackfriars Street and New Bailey Street for a while. Cue unbridled mayhem, people trying to run the police cordon, people arguing with police, drivers panicing because they have to do unexpected three-point turns. Fantastic stuff.


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

The Thelwall Viaduct has also been closed most of the day, due to trucks etc being blown over.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 17):
The Thelwall Viaduct has also been closed most of the day, due to trucks etc being blown over.

It appears the QE2 bridge at the Dartford Crossing is shut too as is part of the M25 in Essex. Looks like my journey home will be fun  sigh 



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 14):
No. I said are there any Digging Sites in the South East? Like everyone else, all that watching Timeteam on a Sunday teatime has got me really interested in amateur archaeology.

After you said that you wanted to shag Tony Robinson, it's understandable I got confused.  Confused



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineRaventom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

I was in an exam when the lights flickered... really distracting!! Also, my garden fence has been blown down.


I love the smell of burnt kerosene!!!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 18):
It appears the QE2 bridge at the Dartford Crossing is shut too as is part of the M25 in Essex.

And much of the M11. Police advice was to not even bother trying to get into Essex. Which to be fair is good advice at any time of the year...



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 18):

They closed that bridge at some point last week as well. They just run the traffic down one of the tunnels (as you probably know). Still though, it will be chaos.

I heard that the Isle of Wight had 99mph gusts.

Here in Kent it is not so bad. I can hear the wind outside, but I don't think it is anything special. The river hasn't flooded yet either by the looks of it.


User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

It appears that the storm has taken the life of someone in the aviation community. Perhaps someone here knows this person?

RIP

The first fatality Thursday was reported in Shropshire, England, where a 54-year-old man identified as Richard Heard, managing director of Birmingham Airport, was crushed in his car by a falling branch, according to a local ambulance service.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/01/18/europe.storm.ap/index.html


User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 21):
And much of the M11. Police advice was to not even bother trying to get into Essex. Which to be fair is good advice at any time of the year...

 rotfl 

Quoting Oli80 (Reply 22):
They closed that bridge at some point last week as well. They just run the traffic down one of the tunnels (as you probably know). Still though, it will be chaos.

Yep, every time they do it it's complete chaos  Wink

Quoting Oli80 (Reply 22):
Here in Kent it is not so bad

Good job, that's where I'm heading now  Wink



"Our 319's are very reliable. They get fixed very quickly."
25 Banco : Avoid the M20 then. They've had closures there, and Operation Stack is in place because ferry crossings are disrupted.
26 Post contains images LHRjc : Thanks for the warning, I'll take a different route JC
27 Mhodgson : Hmph, despite the wind dying down, lights in my house keep on flickering - suspect we may be in for a power cut.
28 Banco : Most of you won't remember the storm of 1987, I suppose. That was something else; half the south east was flattened. Seeing one of the cross channel f
29 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Shortly after the storm of 1987, I flew from AMS to LHR and saw thousands of uprooted trees fanned out over the countryside. Unbelievable. Robert
30 Post contains images Gkirk : You poor southern softies
31 Post contains images LHRjc : just cos you boys get this weather all the time in bonny Scotland
32 Post contains images Runway23 : Not our fault the north is always under rain. I sleep during the morning hours. Would have seen the waves if I'd been up this morning as I live right
33 Post contains images Banco : You might find Cornish there, but he'll doubtless be on his own, the ugly old git.
34 Post contains images Gkirk : Aye, he'll be there with you, git
35 Post contains images Banco : Walking the dog, mate, walking the dog. I'm too innocent for those kind of goings on.
36 Post contains images Runway23 : Is that why it's called 'Dogging' ?!! I'm sure that's the first place you'll visit if you make it down to Sussex.
37 Banco : Don't ask me! Probably! The Bank of England have banned him from coming here in case he provokes the housing crash they're so terrified about.
38 Post contains images Gkirk : I shall no go anywhere near your house. Anyway, snow
39 Runway23 : Well it isn't as if sheep 'lovers' are welcome here anyways. You'd have to adapt as there aren't many here. But hey who knows maybe seagulls are anot
40 Gkirk : No wonder. You Southerners are practically French!
41 Banco : I know. Much as you try to tell them that we do have the luxury of toilet paper in the south...
42 Post contains images LHRjc : And indoor toilets with flushing water. Pure luxury
43 LHRjc : Vous etes un Bawbag
44 Post contains images Runway23 : You're assuming they know what toilets are up there.
45 Post contains images Banco : Unlike you Scots, we haven't spent our entire history licking up to the French though.
46 Post contains images AirbusA346 : Same here. Tom.
47 Trekster : Excuse my french in the following 2 FUCKING HOURS to go 5 miles, 2 FUCKING HOURS The bus just did not move. This was going from didsbury to manchester
48 Raventom : Shit! When was this? What was the cause of traffic?
49 Jamesbaldwyn : Wonder if it will improve so I can have my flying lesson on sunday. Sibson Peterborough 2.30pm
50 Post contains images Gkirk : Hmm...at least 11 people dead
51 Oli80 : Last week they were stacked all the way up to Leeds Castle. I don't know how far it will be today.
52 Post contains images Cornish : Erm you don't have a dog. Ahem thats ugly old but younger than Banco git Turn up the eartrumpet old man. I said I wanted to STAB Tony Robinson with a
53 Post contains images Willo : I had the misfortune to sail on that boat many years later when it was plying the Greek islands for Venturis Sea Lines. Despite a change of ownership
54 Post contains images Jamman : My work place was evacuated yesterday due to the roof tiles flying off etc. On the way home I witnessed a number of trees calling it a day and come cr
55 Post contains images Dougloid : Welcome to England County, Texas, ma'am. It is a little breezy today. Now buckle up and drive safe and come back and see us, y'heah?
56 Soups : The UK is not used to this type of weather
57 FlyingColours : Hahahaha Actually most of our buildings are very reslient, its usually the "prefabricated" style building that suffers in this weather. Most of the m
58 Jamman : Perhaps not all the time but we do have a history of it and should be prepard of it, because of the mad climate the UK gets you can't count on anythi
59 Mhodgson : METARs are in knots, so it was actually 64.4mph! Incidentally, the weather was apparantly the worst for 19 years - so the UK did not grind to a halt
60 Cornish : Exactly - 11 or so people died - some from walls, trees blowing on to them, their lorries being blown over and so on. As I mentioned earlier, somethi
61 Post contains images Banco : Bet that bloke won't park in the disabled spot again. The old Hengist? Good Lord, was that not broken up for scrap? It was ancient when it was in cro
62 Post contains images Cornish : Ha that's right I remember it being the Hengist. That ship used to be a running joke in our family due to my grandfather serving on an earlier Hengis
63 Mhodgson : Plus it was nationwide, whereas winds like that are fairly localised, which increased the problem.
64 Post contains images Banco : You sure it wasn't the same one?
65 Post contains images Cornish : Very possibly
66 David_itl : Can't excuse you! You were lucky - it took me 2 hours to go 3 miles thanks to the road closures in the city centre (I note that Bridge St opened at 4
67 Jamman : Certainly seemed that way in the north of England, lots more snow, lower temperatures, lakes freezing over - that never seems to happend today, certa
68 Banco : One of the points about climate that pressure groups never mention is that you cannot take a 30 year period and talk about things changing. It doesn'
69 Post contains images Jamman : See you in 300 years then mate
70 Post contains links and images Willo : You'd be surprised at how many cross channel ferries ended up in the Greek Islands. We sailed on the Hengist in 1995 when it was named the Apollo Exp
71 Post contains images Banco : Yep. And if Kirkie thinks we're gits now, just wait! Does it still shake like buggery when it goes over 10 knots?
72 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I know exactly how you feel Dan, had to go to London to pick up a Visa yesterday and it took the NatEx coach three hours to get from Victoria to Heat
73 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Anyone remember the movie "Day After Tomorrow"? Lee
74 Post contains images Gkirk : Is that what time your train arrived?
75 Post contains links Baroque : I presume you have seen the Toyota Bugga ad http://www.metacafe.com/watch/32732/bugga/ It could have been made to show the value of having a brick sh
76 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Fool Lee
77 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Of course, the train didn't arrive at all Just to carry on the crazy weather, it's been snowing here tonight, yet this morning is was 12-13 degrees a
78 Post contains images LHRjc : It's been really bad again today. ITV news keep replaying this clip showing a BAe 146 taking off sideways from BHX Luckily the winds seem to have cal
79 Baroque : Thanks. We had part of that clip too, but only about 5 secs each time which rather defeated the purpose, so I have been wondering what happened when
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