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Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:52 pm

Time to baton down the hatches !!! They say it could be the worst in 20 years .......

http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0309/weather.html

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1308576,00.html

http://u.tv/newsroom/indepth.asp?id=87949&pt=n

The UK's government emergency committee is meeting to discuss the situation.
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:57 pm



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):

not again!!! Man, I hope this "winter" is over soon! I want SUN, SUMMER, short skirts  bigthumbsup  and NO rain, storm etc anymore...

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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:06 pm

I'm not concerned about the wind speeds - gusts of 80mph is nothing particularly spectacular for the South West of England, but a low pressure system of 945mb is very unusual. That will mean the sea is about half a meter higher than normal and right in time to coincide with the high spring tides, which already see many fishing villages along the coast having to get out the sandbags to prevent them from flooding. Could be bad news for the Somerset levels too if a storm surge gets pushed up the Bristol Channel by the high winds.


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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:10 pm



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0309/weather.html

As it is on RTE as well Yak42 will believe it  Wink Big grin
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:10 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
I want SUN, SUMMER, short skirts

How many times do you have to be told they just don't suit you?
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:12 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
How many times do you have to be told they just don't suit you?

Exactly. A sari would be much better (especially with those hips) - something in a gold lamé.
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:13 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
How many times do you have to be told they just don't suit you?

LOL... I was thinking the same thing but you beat me too it LOL....

I'm wondering if the British government are being over cautious or will it really bring down power lines and severely disrupt travel etc....
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:15 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
How many times do you have to be told they just don't suit you?

NEVER Big grin Big grin

and you guys know what I mean  box 

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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:30 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 7):
and you guys know what I mean

LOL.....


The winds are starting to get up here ...... the weather forecasters have said that winds of up to 90 miles per hour will hit. Thats 10 MPH more than predicted!!!
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:35 pm

The weather hasnt been too bad here in Dublin yet. Wind was much stronger last weekend. Hopefully its all just being over exagerated.
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:41 pm

Weather is fine here, not a cloud in the sky and I can even see some stars through the lovely London pollution. 60% chance of disruption for the south east for tomorrow though according to the Met Office.
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:44 pm



Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
I'm wondering if the British government are being over cautious or will it really bring down power lines and severely disrupt travel etc....

It really doesn't take much at all to severly disrupt travel in the UK, 30 minutes of rain normally does the trick!
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:50 pm



Quoting Bwaflyer (Reply 11):
It really doesn't take much at all to severly disrupt travel in the UK, 30 minutes of rain normally does the trick!

Or the wrong kind of leaves  Smile
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:01 pm



Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
the weather forecasters have said that winds of up to 90 miles per hour will hit.



Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Thats 10 MPH more than predicted!!!

 confused 

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
OA260 From Ireland

Ahhhhh!
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:08 pm

PSSSSH! Your weather is nothing....a little wind and rain. Try living in the mid-west/mid-south US during spring.

Hell, we just had a Tornado try to form over Oklahoma City (Downtown), sirens went off for a good 20 minutes, then the next day we get snow....our weather is crazy here.

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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:53 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 13):
confused



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 13):
Ahhhhh!

From what Ive heard it doesnt take much to confuse you  Wink

------------------------------------

Anyway the winds are really picking up now where I am....
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:58 pm

Still pretty calm here in the North of England.  Smile
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:01 pm

Still all calm here in Accrington (Lancashire).
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:02 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 12):
Or the wrong kind of leaves Smile

I've always found the word "Virgin" on the side of the train is a good enough herald of impending delays...
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:19 pm

All calm up in Belfast at the moment. Perhaps the calm before the storm. I don't believe it will hit Northern Ireland too badly. Having said that, as my bedroom is in the loft/attic, I can hear even the smallest of winds.
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:31 pm

Um, am I missing something? Where's this 'major storm'. 150kmph so what, even for the UK that isn't unheard of, I think some journalists are bored. What Dan is saying is of far more significance.
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:45 am

I think that the government is playing it safe and does not want any surprise tomorrow so it warned everyone!  Smile Anyways, it has been raining here for couple of hours and according to http://www.xcweather.co.uk/ the winds are starting to picking up!

I hope that Exeter will be spared as well as the coastal areas. But I would like to take a train from Exeter to Plymouth now!  devil 

Cheers,
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:10 am



Quoting A340600 (Reply 20):
Where's this 'major storm'. 150kmph so what, even for the UK that isn't unheard of, I think some journalists are bored. What Dan is saying is of far more significance.

Tis hitting now, a few family and friends have text me whilst at work from North Cornwall and Plymouth, very windy - gusting already to 70/80mph, but still nothing out of the ordinary for the moors and exposed North coast. The shapes of the trees down there tell a good story as to the direction and frequency of the winds!  silly 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/observations/index.html

Quoting Andrej (Reply 21):
I hope that Exeter will be spared as well as the coastal areas. But I would like to take a train from Exeter to Plymouth now!

Hang out of the window and you should get a nice salt water facial - you'd pay £20 for one of those at a health spa  Wink


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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:09 am

Doesn't seem too windy here, just raining but what's new. My front door appears to have opened overnight and it's banging against the doorbell which is rather annoying. However I'm not sure that's the wind... I might have just forgotten to close it properly after too much Heineken last night  confused 
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:22 am

Its was very stormy last night here but around 4am it had passed . No damage at all. Southwest England seems to be the worst with 4500 without power but I guess its not that much considering what was warned. I think flooding is the main issue now. There are more high winds predicted for later this afternoon here but nothing severe.
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:14 am

its currently quite windy here in ABZ, gusting to 30knotts according to ABZ ATIS. I hope we get some decent winds here Big grin
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:43 am

It's calm as a fish pond here. Sun is out and maybe even a bit warm.

Still waiting on this storm.... (looking forward to it, I love stormy weather!)
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:47 am

It's OK here in Staffordshire, just clouding over. We seem to get away with most of the predicted bad weather.........Whoops that's done it !!!!!

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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:48 am

I'm at work, and its raining heavily here.

Thankfully I'm only on "Standby" today, so i'm spending my time on the net Big grin
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:04 am



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 28):
Thankfully I'm only on "Standby" today, so i'm spending my time on the net Big grin

I figured that by the number of posts in the last few hours  duck 

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P.S.: the sun is shining here!!!! but its supposed to rain later  Sad
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:20 am

Well the weather where I am is so amazing that I've had to take a photo to show here. I'm not quite sure how long it's going to stay like this but it's pretty scary.









































http://www.tmfy.com/anet/UK_storms.JPG

The winds are blowing now at 3mph from the south and the birds are chirping , obviously in fear. It's now an artic 10c and I'm not sure if we'll cope. As you can see though, the trains are still running.

All the best to everyone.

 Wink
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:26 am



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 30):
it's going to stay like this but it's pretty scary.

Wow, how on earth will you cope?! What's also pretty scary is at your age you still have a slide and trampoline in your back garden  wink 

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 30):
As you can see though, the trains are still running.

Thank the Lord! What would you do all day otherwise?!  biggrin 
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:19 pm

It's raining, cold and very windy at the moment. Not much of a storm so far but the forecast said the it would come in two bands, the second would be much worse.

Some scaffolding has collapsed in Belfast resulting in a number of people being taken to hospital.

Here's the view from my flat in north west London:

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/SkyNet1000/Picture263.jpg

[Edited 2008-03-10 05:29:29]
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:28 pm



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 31):
What's also pretty scary is at your age you still have a slide and trampoline in your back garden

I am sure that he uses those only while train spotting.  duck  It can not get better then that!  biggrin 

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 32):

Yeah same here in Exeter. It is rather windy here, with rain. Not heavy and not really steady. It comes and goes. I could not believe how much different it is in Exemouth and along the shore. It is totally different world out there.

Well I hope that nothing worse comes out of it.

Cheers,
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:34 pm



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 31):
Wow, how on earth will you cope?! What's also pretty scary is at your age you still have a slide and trampoline in your back garden

LOL.... Also the train so close to the garden would be hell to a non train spotter !!!
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:58 pm



Quoting LHRjc (Reply 31):
Wow, how on earth will you cope?! What's also pretty scary is at your age you still have a slide
and trampoline in your back garden

They're just great after a few beers. You can try them out in the summer!

Quoting Andrej (Reply 33):
I am sure that he uses those only while train spotting.

You're just jealous because I live in such a cool spot! Also, the tramam-poline is great to moon passing trains on!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 34):
Also the train so close to the garden would be hell to a non train spotter !!!

I don't think any of my neighbours are train spotters, just like me. I'm merely a commuter in the know.

Central Lancashire Storm Update

There was a brief shower of rain before and it's got a little colder I feel. Oh and the sun has now gone in. How tense! In the following photo you can see not just my swing set but the menacing "storm" closing in. However, Virgin Pendolino's are still running to Euston as you can see!  Wink

http://www.tmfy.com/anet/storm1.JPG

http://www.tmfy.com/anet/storm2.JPG

Oh and so are Northern 156's to Blackpool.... Just err, thought I'd throw that in there. Commuter in the know and all that.....  Wink
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:59 pm

More information on the storm and some videos including one of an LCY landing.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7285859.stm
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:36 pm

Does anyone get the feeling that Non Aviation is being turned into a rail forum?
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:38 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 35):
They're just great after a few beers. You can try them out in the summer!

Awesome, cheers!   

Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 37):
Does anyone get the feeling that Non Aviation is being turned into a rail forum?

Not really, but if you're interested, this is the train I got to MAN on Saturday... I sent it to MYT332 to cheer him up whilst he was stuck at a red light.

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q257/LHRjc/DSC00020.jpg

Oh, and the front of the storm must be reaching Yorkshire now, a leaf just blew off the tree outside. Panic stations!

[Edited 2008-03-10 12:03:40]
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:48 pm

Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 37):
Does anyone get the feeling that Non Aviation is being turned into a rail forum?

Don't be rediculous!

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 38):
Not really, but if you're interested, this is the train I got to MAN on Saturday

Ooooh 185126, been on that one!  

[Edited 2008-03-10 11:49:33]
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:00 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 39):
Ooooh 185126, been on that one!

 rotfl  Of course you have, you've been on them all!!
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:01 pm

The weather got really bad a few hours ago, the wind picked up quite a lot and it started raining heavily with some thunder and lightning thrown in.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m198/SkyNet1000/Picture265.jpg

Still very windy but it's stopped raining for now. Cant really call it a storm but it looks bad on the south coast.

[Edited 2008-03-10 12:02:44]
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:10 pm



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 36):
including one of an LCY landing

Where? Which link? Am I losing the plot?

Cheers,

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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:36 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 30):
As you can see though, the trains are still running.

Haha. You took a picture of a train, and are thus fit only for scathing and incessant mockery.
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:44 pm



Quoting Metroliner (Reply 42):

Where? Which link? Am I losing the plot?

Sorry it got removed from that page. Here's a direct link, hopefully it will work.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/new...m?bw=bb&mp=wm&asb=1&news=1&bbcws=1
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:54 pm



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 41):
The weather got really bad a few hours ago, the wind picked up quite a lot and it started raining heavily with some thunder and lightning thrown in.

Thats an amazing photo !!! The clouds are weird looking.
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:33 pm



Quoting OA260 (Reply 45):

Thats an amazing photo !!! The clouds are weird looking.

I think it was the "wall" from one the passing bands of cloud.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7286596.stm

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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:39 pm



Quoting Ryanair737 (Reply 37):
Does anyone get the feeling that Non Aviation is being turned into a rail forum?

Please, no! Some eleven hours spent on trains (Crosscountry - no Virgins for me nowadays) at the weekend has yet to finish taking its toll...

The weather's not particularly remarkable here - it's a little windy, but no more. The weather in Oxford is rarely remarkable, however.
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:53 pm



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 47):
no Virgins for me nowadays

You must be getting old  wink 

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 47):
The weather in Oxford is rarely remarkable, however.

It's not just the weather that fits that description to be fair though is it?!  duck 
 
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RE: Major Storm Heading Towards UK And Ireland

Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:51 pm

Quoting LHRjc (Reply 48):

You must be getting old wink


What cheek!

...though actually, wait a second...

I work in local government
Half my wardrobe is beige or dark blue
There's more classical than pop in my iTunes Library
I drive a Skoda
I enjoy day trips to the South Coast
When I read Private Eye, I don't just look at the cartoons any more

HELP!!!!

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