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A local expert tells me that Stornoway has 2 runways making a cross shape. So they can change runway to suit wind direction.

Departures board shows all flights operating on time.

All ferries are cancelled.
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bhoot

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We have definitely flown to Benbecula when the ferries have been cancelled! We flew out in the middle of the first named storm (Abigail) and flew back to Glasgow in the second one (Barney).

TimC

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A local expert tells me that Stornoway has 2 runways making a cross shape. So they can change runway to suit wind direction.

Departures board shows all flights operating on time.

All ferries are cancelled.

Like almost all of the 700+ airfields built in WW2, Stornoway was provided with three runways in an ‘A’’ shape, one main runway of 6000’ length, and two secondary runways of around 4200’ length. Like almost all of the few that remain in use, at least one of those runways is now disused as wind variations didn’t justify its maintenance. Most only retained the main runway, and a few (Speke, Turnhouse) abandoned all three and built a new one!

Well I hope all the experts are right.

Expecting to get to the airport and see the planes held down with ropes.

Wonder what they do when the winds get over 100mph? Must be a point at which there is substantial lift in the gusts.
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Basil

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Wow! Sleet!
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

The local council have posted that there will be gritting tonight, in Somerset. (Admittedly on the higher bits, but still...)
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Cudzoziemiec

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Rain, which became hail, which became heavy hail. I was glad I had taken my hat!
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.

Cudzoziemiec

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Rain, which became hail, which became heavy hail. I was glad I had taken my hat!
Same again, but I'm at home this time.
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Ride adventurously and stop for a brew.
Rain, which became hail, which became heavy hail. I was glad I had taken my hat!
Same again, but I'm at home this time.
And a third time in just over 24 hours.
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.

T42

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Pissing down again.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Cudzoziemiec

  • Ride adventurously and stop for a brew.
Rain, which became hail, which became heavy hail. I was glad I had taken my hat!
Same again, but I'm at home this time.
And a third time in just over 24 hours.
Fourth time in three days.
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.

Wowbagger

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This morning's shower was the first this year in which the water was heated only by the sun, to a lovely >40°C.
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It doesn’t matter where you start. Just start.

I have some shading wash to paint on the greenhouse. It says "do not apply if rain expected within 12 hours". So that would be no sooner than the 7th of April at the moment according to the Met Office. That's as far as their detailed forecast goes but the long range says no change before mid April  :(

Edit: and I've already had it for 3 weeks  :o
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T42

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PDA, but the high winds that were forecast have gone from the chart.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2024/04/02/spring-starts-with-a-mild-and-wet-march/


The UK experienced 27% more rainfall than an average March, with much of this concentrated in the south. A number of counties saw at least double the amount of rainfall they would expect for the month, including Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.


Not fast & rarely furious

tweeting occasional in(s)anities as andrewxclark

Wowbagger

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In March 2023, I recorded 90.7mm here in Sanny Saarfend, which is much wetter than normal. In March 2024, the figure was 56.8mm, a little above normal. That seems to be very much in keeping with the info on that map.
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TimC

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That map suggests that March 2024 rainfall in Suffolk was pretty much average. I beg to differ!

That map confirms what mr fimm and I were thinking about Scotland being wetter than usual in the east and drier than usual in the west.

I swear that dark blue circle in the East Midlands is directly over my house.
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Paul

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I swear that dark blue circle in the East Midlands is directly over my house.
Looks Mansfield-ish?
What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?

Wowbagger

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Today we have 19.4°C and it's cloudy. Warmest day of the year so far, beating 19.1°C on 20th March.
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It doesn’t matter where you start. Just start.

TimC

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Wattisham shows 19C right now. My gadget and my car says 18.5C. Pleasant (out of the wind) but a long way from the 22C the BBC are still forecasting.

Fen Blow going on in the Fens

I swear that dark blue circle in the East Midlands is directly over my house.
Looks Mansfield-ish?

Close! Chesterfield.
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T42

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Warm today; well, 20° at 11 am.  People still out in quilted jackets, of course.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight