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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:49 pm

In Whitehaven it is blowing at least half a houlie (Ok, maybe 3/4) and was raining heavily earlier ...

Last night it was just enough to rock us to sleep on the boat. Tonight it is somewhat rougher - the waves inside the marina are bigger than some we've been over on the Irish Sea !
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:17 pm

I checked the wind and it was 49mph with gusts of 67mph so a blowy night for a little while longer.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:52 pm

Wow!
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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:31 am

I've checked again,

in the hour up to 01:00 16th December 2018, steady westerly wind of 40 mph, peak gust was 76 mph.
That got us up again for hot drinks ... don't think anything carried away, but will check shortly !

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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:45 pm

Today, everything is different. The temperature is 6C and is very bright and sunny, not a breath of wind. Loads of leaves and small twigs lying around, but that's about it. We escaped lightly here.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:34 pm

It's above zero with blustery winds and the rain will return this evening. There's an occasional tree come down locally but nothing particularly exciting that I've heard.
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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:23 pm

I heard a rumour that someone's lost a roof in/around Whitehaven ...

But it was noisy and rough last night, the wind has plastered sand on the harbour wall.
Our rubber dingy had to be re-secured about midnight ...
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Re: The Weather

Post by id_ten_it » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:33 am

Snow here (in Amsterdam) today. Quite a change to Saturday when we were nearly toasted out of Chester Zoo.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:02 pm

I love Chester Zoo. Did you get caught up in the fire? That was Saturday, wasn't it? I used to live in Chester and the zoo was one of the places we always took visitors.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:48 am

It's really windy here today. The morning news program on the radio says that a number of nearby towns have had trees come down on power lines and have no power. We do, fortunately, but have made a note as to the location of the flashlights and emergency supplies in case it goes out.

I woke several times in the small hours when the house creaked and groaned due to the wind. Despite losing three of our big trees in a storm this past March, and cutting down a fourth that was leaning dangerously over our son's bedroom, we are still surrounded by tall, tall trees. Most of them aren't on our property, but are part of the conservation land owned by the town. I am concerned about a few in the front of our house, which are poised to fall on the power lines if they come down, but they're quite old and have hopefully seen worse storms than this.
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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:19 pm

Been wet and windy here today, not *quite* as cold as at the weekend.
We might even see some sunshine tomorrow ...
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Re: The Weather

Post by id_ten_it » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:05 am

Kismet wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:02 pm
I love Chester Zoo. Did you get caught up in the fire? That was Saturday, wasn't it? I used to live in Chester and the zoo was one of the places we always took visitors.
Indeed we did! Just about to go in to the building when the bally thing went and caught fire. Did a spot of crowd control then wandered off when the professional equipment turned up; relieved to hear that the death toll wasn't as bad as first feared and didn't include people. I can see why you took visitors there, from the bit we saw it is well worth a trip!

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:38 pm

I think the death toll was quite low in the end: cockroaches and frogs and some birds. They've received a huge amount in donations: well over double their target, which they will use for conservation because their insurance will pay for the rebuild as the fire was accidental. I hope you manage to see all of the zoo one day! I was always very fond of the bat cave.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:15 am

Thankfully I'm not in Sydney - I hope any members there were inside! :o
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Re: The Weather

Post by Spitfire666 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:54 am

Crikey, I would not want to be outside in that! Seeing the hail hitting that swimming pool was really something :shock:

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:25 pm

Sizzling Sausages wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:15 am
Thankfully I'm not in Sydney - I hope any members there were inside! :o
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-20/ ... s/10640322
Oh my Lord. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:48 pm

Happy Solstice, everyone!

The days will now get longer for me, and shorter for our friends in the southern hemisphere! :asun: :asun: :asun: :asun:
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:15 pm

Wow to the hailstones and Happy Solstice to KK (and me. I love the nights getting longer).
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:17 pm

Kismet wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:15 pm
Wow to the hailstones and Happy Solstice to KK (and me. I love the nights getting longer).
I'm glad the nights will be getting longer too
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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:05 pm

Happy Solstice to everybody ...

Have some candlelight (old picture, but still ...)

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Re: The Weather

Post by Tracer » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:44 am

:witch: Happy Solstice from me too.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:55 pm

Yesterday we had flurries and everyone was hoping for a white Christmas, but today is sunny and mild, without a cloud in sight.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:06 pm

We've had a hard frost for about three days, which looked lovely. Today is grey, wet and miserable
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:59 pm

Very dull, wet and miserable here too. Yesterday was very frosty in the morning - I set out for a walk but turned back as it was so bad underfoot.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Tracer » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:09 am

Yes, same here. Walking the dogs has become quite balletic, but not in a good way. Still good to be out, though.
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