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Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:32 am

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 

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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:35 am

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.
 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:38 am

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!
 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:44 am

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.
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:47 am

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  )
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:58 am

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
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:58 am

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.

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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:59 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 5):
Moi ?

Toi.  grumpy 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):
Toi.

I only know about the dogging at Devils Dyke because YOU told me Big grin
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:06 am

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.
 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:06 am

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 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:11 am

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.

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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:11 am

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



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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:13 am

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  

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Looks like Lee beat me to it  Wink

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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:15 am

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.
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Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:16 am

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.
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:26 am

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.
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:27 am

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

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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:34 am

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 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:35 am

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
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:35 am

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

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:37 am

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...
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:40 am

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.
 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:46 am

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
 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:58 am

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
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:03 am

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 24):
Good job, that's where I'm heading now

Avoid the M20 then. They've had closures there, and Operation Stack is in place because ferry crossings are disrupted.
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:14 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 25):
Avoid the M20 then. They've had closures there, and Operation Stack is in place because ferry crossings are disrupted.

Thanks for the warning, I'll take a different route  Wink

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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:23 am

Hmph, despite the wind dying down, lights in my house keep on flickering - suspect we may be in for a power cut.
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:28 am

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 ferries run aground off Folkestone was something to behold as well.
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:34 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 28):
Most of you won't remember the storm of 1987, I suppose.

Shortly after the storm of 1987, I flew from AMS to LHR and saw thousands of uprooted trees fanned out over the countryside. Unbelievable.

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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:57 am

You poor southern softies  Yeah sure
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:08 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 30):
You poor southern softies

just cos you boys get this weather all the time in bonny Scotland  Wink
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:18 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 30):
You poor southern softies

Not our fault the north is always under rain.

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
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.

I sleep during the morning hours. Would have seen the waves if I'd been up this morning as I live right next to the sea. The waves yesterday were already quite big so I can just imagine how they were today.

Anyways, I'll try to avoid Devil's Dyke from now on as I know that's where you and other annetters are to be found  Sad
 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:21 am

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 32):
Anyways, I'll try to avoid Devil's Dyke from now on as I know that's where you and other annetters are to be found

 grumpy 

You might find Cornish there, but he'll doubtless be on his own, the ugly old git. Big grin
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:23 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 33):
You might find Cornish there, but he'll doubtless be on his own, the ugly old git. Big grin

Aye, he'll be there with you,  grumpy  old  git Big grin
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:25 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 34):
Aye, he'll be there with you

Walking the dog, mate, walking the dog.

I'm too innocent for those kind of goings on.  snooty 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:29 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 35):
Walking the dog, mate, walking the dog.

Is that why it's called 'Dogging' ?!!  Wink

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 34):
Aye, he'll be there with you, git

I'm sure that's the first place you'll visit if you make it down to Sussex.  eek 
 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:31 am

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 36):
Is that why it's called 'Dogging' ?!!

Don't ask me! Probably!

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 36):
I'm sure that's the first place you'll visit if you make it down to Sussex.

The Bank of England have banned him from coming here in case he provokes the housing crash they're so terrified about.
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:31 am

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 36):
I'm sure that's the first place you'll visit if you make it down to Sussex. eek

I shall no go anywhere near your house.

Anyway, snow Big grin
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:36 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 38):
I shall no go anywhere near your house.

Anyway, snow

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 another fetish of yours?

Quoting Banco (Reply 37):
The Bank of England have banned him from coming here in case he provokes the housing crash they're so terrified about.

Well he'd come along with his Bank of Scotland bills. Those are enough to terrify any southerner.
 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:37 am

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 39):
Those are enough to terrify any southerner.

No wonder. You Southerners are practically French!
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:38 am

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 39):
Well he'd come along with his Bank of Scotland bills. Those are enough to terrify any southerner.

I know. Much as you try to tell them that we do have the luxury of toilet paper in the south...
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:39 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 41):
I know. Much as you try to tell them that we do have the luxury of toilet paper in the south...

And indoor toilets with flushing water. Pure luxury  Wink
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:41 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 40):
No wonder. You Southerners are practically French!

Vous etes un Bawbag
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:42 am

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 42):
And indoor toilets with flushing water. Pure luxury

You're assuming they know what toilets are up there.  Wink
 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:43 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 40):
No wonder. You Southerners are practically French!

Unlike you Scots, we haven't spent our entire history licking up to the French though.  snooty 
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:01 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 27):

Same here.  Sad

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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:01 am

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 though the curry mile.
I gave up at the Whitworth gallery and walked, and BOY my feet kill. Thankfully fellow anetter (is he still banned) alex was there with a cold smirnoff waiting for me. SO YUMMY and i nearly downed it
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:13 am

Quoting Trekster (Reply 47):

Shit! When was this? What was the cause of traffic?
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RE: Weird UK Weather

Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:20 am

Wonder if it will improve so I can have my flying lesson on sunday.

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