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Title: The wind...
Post by: andyoxon on February 06, 2020, 03:19:38 pm
Batten down the hatches for Sunday -  going to be a tad gusty.  Around here in Oxon forecast ~60mph (midday), so probably bike fettling rather than riding, for me.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Chris S on February 06, 2020, 04:55:23 pm
Another Zwift/Turbo weekend  ::-)
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Post by: bludger on February 06, 2020, 04:58:30 pm
Sadly I think the Winter Boat Ride might be a no go for me :(

I've never welshed out of a Calendar ride on a weather basis before but super windy fierce noon rain gusts = big oof.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Basil on February 06, 2020, 05:05:33 pm
Storm Git is predicted to reach us Saturday night, so I'm hoping it won't be to bad for a pootle by Sunday afternoon.
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Post by: JonBuoy on February 06, 2020, 05:14:56 pm
I am supposed to be doing the 100k Rutland and Beyond audax on Sunday.  I suppose that the 61mph gusts that are forecast will make a nice change from last year's torrential rain or the year before's hail, blizzard and murder enquiry.
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Post by: Redlight on February 06, 2020, 06:11:10 pm
Not bad weather for a one way ride.... :D
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Post by: PaulF on February 06, 2020, 06:37:12 pm
There were warnings about it on the M40 today. First time I’ve seen warnings about weather that far into the future on the motorway.
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Post by: Tim Hall on February 06, 2020, 06:46:47 pm
And will this wind be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the earth?

Asking for a friend.
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 06, 2020, 07:24:03 pm
Oh dear!I'm away on a winter hostelling 'ruff stuff'' weekend, up at Hartington Hall, Nr Buxton, up in t'peaks.  Better tighten up the cleats a tad.  I wonder if it will be as bad as a few years ago, we were up at Pinkery YHA, up on top of Exmoor, when storm Imogen hit, no power, no phones, no signal, plenty of beer, and yes , we still went out for a full days ride. I believe that was classed as a hurricane iirc.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: hellymedic on February 06, 2020, 07:50:36 pm
And will this wind be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the earth?

Asking for a friend.

Or brake [sic] down all the rocks?

Asking for a constipated friend.
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Post by: ElyDave on February 06, 2020, 07:55:02 pm
Last weekend was pretty blowy here as well, my arms were feeling g the after effects on Monday from Saturdays crosswind action.

Turbo this weekend I think.
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Post by: De Sisti on February 06, 2020, 08:04:33 pm
Not bad weather for a one way ride.... :D
Only if the ride was dead straight with a tailwind and no chance of side-gusts, or falling debris due to the predicted powerful gales.
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/CC26/production/_110826225_trees2.jpg)
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Basil on February 06, 2020, 11:01:53 pm
Storm Git is predicted to reach us Saturday night, so I'm hoping it won't be to bad for a pootle by Sunday afternoon.
Bugger!  She's slowed down.  Not due in West Wales until Sunday morning now.
Sunday afternoon probably out.
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Post by: andyoxon on February 07, 2020, 12:15:51 am
I'm no meteorologist but the long W/E 'transcontinental' isobars, along the massive ridge of high pressure to the south, seem 'unusual'...

https://www.windy.com/-Pressure-pressure?pressure,2020-02-09-15,49.895,-4.922,4,i:pressure
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Post by: rafletcher on February 07, 2020, 10:37:18 am
This is fun too..

https://www.netweather.tv/charts-and-data/jetstream
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Post by: Chris S on February 07, 2020, 11:28:44 am
That jet looks mean. Tornadic wind speeds at the core.

The PV has been so strong this winter, it's locked up incredible cold, for a long long time, so the thermal gradients across the jet are just insane1. If/when the PV finally breaks, and if we get a shot of Northerlies, it's gonna get really cold and snowy. Just in time to flatten the daffs at Easter, probably.

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1 Example - Denver earlier in the week, was 75F one day on the south side of this jet, and 30F the next day on the north side.
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Post by: fboab on February 07, 2020, 12:05:05 pm
One way ride was my plan but I think I'm going to bag some Leeds ish squares and get Northern to bring me home, rather than Ciara. That bitch will blow my fat arse into traffic.
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Post by: andyoxon on February 07, 2020, 12:34:29 pm
Next week some bits of Irish coast will see an 10 metre swell.
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Post by: asterix on February 07, 2020, 12:56:32 pm
The gym beckons.. 666
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Post by: rafletcher on February 07, 2020, 01:22:31 pm
That jet looks mean. Tornadic wind speeds at the core.

The PV has been so strong this winter, i

I read somewhere on that site that the PV was expected to be a record value this year, albeit marginally so.
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Post by: andyoxon on February 07, 2020, 03:58:54 pm
What's the significance of PV? (Potential vorticity?)
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Post by: spesh on February 07, 2020, 04:06:22 pm
What's the significance of PV? (Potential vorticity?)

Polar vortex.
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Post by: andyoxon on February 07, 2020, 04:11:24 pm
What's the significance of PV? (Potential vorticity?)

Polar vortex.

Ah yes. Thanks.  :D   

Potential vorticity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potential_vorticity) is hard work BTW.  ;)
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: IanDG on February 07, 2020, 04:14:10 pm
Never thought I'd say it but here goes "I'm missing the wind".
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Post by: rogerzilla on February 08, 2020, 10:31:46 am
Amber warning for most of the south now.  Batten down the hatches.
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Post by: JonBuoy on February 08, 2020, 10:41:26 am
I am supposed to be doing the 100k Rutland and Beyond audax on Sunday.  I suppose that the 61mph gusts that are forecast will make a nice change from last year's torrential rain or the year before's hail, blizzard and murder enquiry.

Forecast for Oakham is now 40mph average with 75mph gusts and the audax is postponed.  Seems sensible.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: hellymedic on February 08, 2020, 02:47:47 pm
Never thought I'd say it but here goes "I'm missing the wind".

I think it's like the sound of trains if you have previously lived near a railway; a sound that lulls you to sleep and whose absence is initially weird...
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Post by: Phil W on February 08, 2020, 03:09:54 pm
Got a ride in today ahead of the forecast wind and heavy rain. Glad I spent 4.5 hours on Tue waterproofing the flat roof. It’s going to get a good test tomorrow.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: andyoxon on February 08, 2020, 04:34:21 pm
Amber warning for most of the south now.  Batten down the hatches.

Here it's set to gust 48-57mph from 0400-1800. (MetOff).  Windy.com using ECMWF, says 60-70mph most of the day...

Just been 'securing' the garden.
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Post by: Chris S on February 08, 2020, 05:32:42 pm
Cracking afternoon on the Durham Heritage Coast. Bit breezy, but nobody died.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49506575371_7205e7560b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iqJ95k)
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Post by: ElyDave on February 08, 2020, 06:31:01 pm
was a lovely day in east angular today as well, I had the sun-visor in operation on the car
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Post by: Jurek on February 08, 2020, 06:37:41 pm
Eerily calm out there just now.
99.5% full moon.
Clear sky.
Lull before.....
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Post by: Pingu on February 08, 2020, 07:10:07 pm
Pretty stormy here and we're about to head out into it. Wish us luck  :-\
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Post by: Chris S on February 08, 2020, 07:17:22 pm
Pretty stormy here and we're about to head out into it. Wish us luck  :-\

Not on bikes, I hope!
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Post by: Pingu on February 08, 2020, 10:59:25 pm
Heh. On foot. It was very blowy on the way into town. The wind had dropped for the return home. Still raining though.
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Post by: mattc on February 09, 2020, 08:21:21 am
The rain at least has stopped for a minute. I may pop out to look at the debris from this morning's BANG.

Meanwhile ...
A few weeks ago the neighbours got a skip to use during a kitchen refit. By yesterday it had reached peak overfilled state. I don't think I need to describe the scene this morning  :facepalm:
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Post by: Redlight on February 09, 2020, 09:23:33 am
I thought I had secured everything in the garden yesterday but woke up today to find a very large plant pot on its side. Still trying to work out how, as it's in a pretty sheltered position.

Today's entertainment is provided by watching birds attempting to land on the various hanging feeders  ;D
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Post by: rogerzilla on February 09, 2020, 09:24:59 am
Tigs has decided to hide under the bed, as the conservatory is creaking a bit.
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Post by: MikeFromLFE on February 09, 2020, 11:24:50 am
Horizontal rain from the south here in Leicester. This direction means that the wheelie bins are safe for the time being.
In the past serious wind & rain from SW has breached the Velux windows in the living room, but no sign of that. 66mph reported at East Midlands Airport, and the near neighbours bastard big tree is still standing (more's the pity).
I just wish it wasn't so dark.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: andrewc on February 09, 2020, 11:47:27 am
https://twitter.com/stormkees/status/1226435268535824385?s=20


Dutch headwind cycling....... 
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Post by: nicknack on February 09, 2020, 11:50:49 am
https://twitter.com/stormkees/status/1226435268535824385?s=20


Dutch headwind cycling.......
;D ;D :thumbsup:
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Post by: IanDG on February 09, 2020, 11:57:03 am
Fortunately the van escaped without damage - wouldn't happen in Stornoway :o

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49510218721_e5c7da3389_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ir3P7H)P1000467 (https://flic.kr/p/2ir3P7H) by ian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49509711658_e2b24564e7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ir1dof)P1000465 (https://flic.kr/p/2ir1dof) by ian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49510450892_456a30d366_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ir518E)P1000464 (https://flic.kr/p/2ir518E) by ian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/), on Flickr
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Post by: andyoxon on February 09, 2020, 12:11:37 pm
 :o
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Post by: FifeingEejit on February 09, 2020, 12:21:28 pm
https://twitter.com/stormkees/status/1226435268535824385?s=20


Dutch headwind cycling.......

Gust forecasts touching 100 steady around 60, fine if you're riding into it or with it on a segregated path that's nowhere near the bigger heavier faster vehicles.

But I'm still slightly freaked out by my issues at Achnasheen in December and Drummochter the other week.

Forecast to reach that here soon, but need another 28k on the gusts to shut the bridge, means I don't have to go to Glenrotten to shop. phew.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: IanDG on February 09, 2020, 12:51:28 pm
https://twitter.com/stormkees/status/1226435268535824385?s=20


Dutch headwind cycling.......

Gust forecasts touching 100 steady around 60, fine if you're riding into it or with it on a segregated path that's nowhere near the bigger heavier faster vehicles.

But I'm still slightly freaked out by my issues at Achnasheen in December and Drummochter the other week.

Forecast to reach that here soon, but need another 28k on the gusts to shut the bridge, means I don't have to go to Glenrotten to shop. phew.

It's the cross winds that are difficult (and more dangerous). Can be riding along no problem then a side gust hits you and takes you across the road or into the ditch.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 09, 2020, 12:54:37 pm
I thought I had secured everything in the garden yesterday but woke up today to find a very large plant pot on its side. Still trying to work out how, as it's in a pretty sheltered position.

Today's entertainment is provided by watching birds attempting to land on the various hanging feeders  ;D

The mat by the cat flap is too draughty for the cats to be sat on the mat.

The magnetic catch has not been good for a while despite David's attention.

The BSOs and wheelbarrows atop back neighbours' shed have not yet budged. I would not be surprised if we received a BSO by airmail.
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Post by: Phil W on February 09, 2020, 12:58:30 pm
Went out in it earlier. Strong winds but not that gusty in Hertfordshire. Certainly not blow you off your feet strong like I’ve experienced in the mountains before. Rain now getting heavier. The flat roof I did some remedial work on at start of week is doing a sterling job at keeping the weather out.
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Post by: Beardy on February 09, 2020, 01:16:54 pm
The Orwell bridge on the A14 is closed, and I assume that Stack (where they park up the trucks that can’t get,on the ferries) is also in operation.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 09, 2020, 01:19:45 pm
Trees on the line at Hillingdon and Headstone Lane.

I feel justified advising David to skip the event at a park in Pinner.
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Post by: Ashaman42 on February 09, 2020, 01:25:05 pm
Some proper clonking from the roof. I hope we don't lose any tiles/the chimney
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Post by: Mr Larrington on February 09, 2020, 01:30:14 pm
I noted that BA were cancelling "hundreds" of flights because Wind.  Whoever drives the Met's helichopter is made of sterner Stuffs, as the wretched thing was still out and about at hours 03:30 of the clock this morning.
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Post by: Jaded on February 09, 2020, 01:31:54 pm
Just propped some things up at mum’s, now off home. Glad that we redid the roof a few years ago...
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Post by: spesh on February 09, 2020, 01:47:45 pm
I noted that BA were cancelling "hundreds" of flights because Wind.  Whoever drives the Met's helichopter is made of sterner Stuffs, as the wretched thing was still out and about at hours 03:30 of the clock this morning.

That was several hours before the weather warning for high winds was due to apply (from 08:00 to 21:00). ;)

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-02-09&id=9b547185-76da-486f-9786-760ccd42761d
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Post by: rafletcher on February 09, 2020, 01:51:49 pm
I noted that BA were cancelling "hundreds" of flights because Wind.  Whoever drives the Met's helichopter is made of sterner Stuffs, as the wretched thing was still out and about at hours 03:30 of the clock this morning.

Was looking on Flightradar24 - Luton appears to be deserted - when I noticed the BA flight from Haneda miss its landing and do a go-around.p  :o They’ve now stacked them over Reigate wait for another slot to be free.

And now the Sau Paulo flight has done the same. Crickey!
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Post by: FifeingEejit on February 09, 2020, 01:53:18 pm
It's the cross winds that are difficult (and more dangerous). Can be riding along no problem then a side gust hits you and takes you across the road or into the ditch.

Aye, I left that unsaid, when I lost the shelter of the trees at the Ledgowan I was pretty lucky nothing was oncoming as I narrowly avoided hitting the kerb on the offside.
Then at the circle my attempt to turn the bike up the Kinlochewe road resulted in the bike turning towards inverness and my correction had it pointing back to Strathcarron.
My retreat to the Ledgowan was neither stylish nor without difficulty, despite having been on top of Mt Keen with an MTB in gale force winds I've never had the wind lift the bike up like that before.

If I'd made the turn I'd have had 26km of misery pushing into it; was only barely able to walk the bike until I got a lift.
Similar issue to that last one on Drummochter the other week, Coire an Tuirc was being a bit of a funnel which had be pushed to a standstill a couple of times between the Cottage and getting into the shelter of the Boar.  If I hadn't worked out that funnel and that I wasn't too far from topographical shelter I suspect I'd have turned round and gone to Dalwhinnie for a train.

Oh aye that's something else those wind charts don't allow for, Topographic funnelling


I noted that BA were cancelling "hundreds" of flights because Wind.  Whoever drives the Met's helichopter is made of sterner Stuffs, as the wretched thing was still out and about at hours 03:30 of the clock this morning.

Was looking on Flightradar24 - Luton appears to be deserted - when I noticed the BA flight from Haneda miss its landing and do a go-around.p  :o They’ve now stacked them over Reigate wait for another slot to be free.

Someone I know flew to Birmingham this morning, on arrival the pilot abandoned any thought of landing and returned to Geneva.
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Post by: spindrift on February 09, 2020, 01:57:23 pm
Woke up to this in the back garden:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQVUr0gW4AExt4Z?format=jpg&name=medium)

Forgot I got it in the Argos sale two years ago.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Phil W on February 09, 2020, 01:59:35 pm
I noted that BA were cancelling "hundreds" of flights because Wind.  Whoever drives the Met's helichopter is made of sterner Stuffs, as the wretched thing was still out and about at hours 03:30 of the clock this morning.

If it’s Heathrow the flights are stacked pretty close together 24/7.  With the winds the safe distance between take offs / landings will have increased and flights will need to be cancelled as they won’t all fit.
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Post by: Basil on February 09, 2020, 02:01:17 pm
Seems to have calmed down a bit here.
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Post by: ElyDave on February 09, 2020, 02:29:51 pm
https://twitter.com/stormkees/status/1226435268535824385?s=20


Dutch headwind cycling.......

seen that before, we have a road near us, 10 miles or so dead straight into a south-westerly. I suggested we could give it a go here.
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Post by: Phil W on February 09, 2020, 02:45:20 pm
We have a segregated cycle track through a park here. It’s about a Mike long and straight into the wind at the moment. Perfect.
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Post by: FifeingEejit on February 09, 2020, 03:00:22 pm
Tay Bridge shut to all, that means gusts have reached 130kmh here.
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Post by: Pingu on February 09, 2020, 03:07:48 pm
It's the cross winds that are difficult (and more dangerous). Can be riding along no problem then a side gust hits you and takes you across the road or into the ditch.

Aye, I left that unsaid, when I lost the shelter of the trees at the Ledgowan I was pretty lucky nothing was oncoming as I narrowly avoided hitting the kerb on the offside.
Then at the circle my attempt to turn the bike up the Kinlochewe road resulted in the bike turning towards inverness and my correction had it pointing back to Strathcarron.
My retreat to the Ledgowan was neither stylish nor without difficulty, despite having been on top of Mt Keen with an MTB in gale force winds I've never had the wind lift the bike up like that before.

If I'd made the turn I'd have had 26km of misery pushing into it; was only barely able to walk the bike until I got a lift.
Similar issue to that last one on Drummochter the other week, Coire an Tuirc was being a bit of a funnel which had be pushed to a standstill a couple of times between the Cottage and getting into the shelter of the Boar.  If I hadn't worked out that funnel and that I wasn't too far from topographical shelter I suspect I'd have turned round and gone to Dalwhinnie for a train.

Oh aye that's something else those wind charts don't allow for, Topographic funnelling


Reminds me of the time I got blown across the road on the ascent to the Lecht on the Wildcat Grimpeur. Feanor otp was given a good shove descending from Glenshee too.
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Post by: mattc on February 09, 2020, 03:09:29 pm
It's an ill wind ...

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/british-airways-fast-flight-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

London (CNN) — A British Airways (BA) flight has broken the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight between New York and London, reaching a top speed of more than 800mph (1,287km/h).
The Boeing 747 aircraft flew overnight from Saturday to Sunday and reached its destination in four hours and 56 minutes, as Storm Ciara sped towards the United Kingdom.
The plane landed at Heathrow airport at 4.43 a.m., almost two hours earlier than scheduled. Its top speed during the flight was 825mph (1,327km/h), according to Flightradar24, an online flight-tracking service.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 09, 2020, 03:09:49 pm
Woke up to this in the back garden:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQVUr0gW4AExt4Z?format=jpg&name=medium)

Forgot I got it in the Argos sale two years ago.

I think the railways received a similar gift...
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Post by: Jurek on February 09, 2020, 03:20:02 pm
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/british-airways-fast-flight-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

London (CNN) — A British Airways (BA) flight has broken the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight between New York and London, reaching a top speed of more than 800mph (1,287km/h).
The Boeing 747 aircraft flew overnight from Saturday to Sunday and reached its destination in four hours and 56 minutes, as Storm Ciara sped towards the United Kingdom.
The plane landed at Heathrow airport at 4.43 a.m., almost two hours earlier than scheduled. Its top speed during the flight was 825mph (1,327km/h), according to Flightradar24, an online flight-tracking service.
Trying to get my head around this...
Speed of sound is 767mph.
This aircraft has (allegedly) breached 825mph.
Landed 2 hours earlier than scheduled.
2 hours earlier?
Really ?
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Post by: ElyDave on February 09, 2020, 03:20:56 pm
Ground speed not air speed
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Post by: Jurek on February 09, 2020, 03:24:46 pm
Ground speed not air speed
What?
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Post by: Chris S on February 09, 2020, 03:27:59 pm
Ground speed not air speed
What?

A plane flies in the air that surrounds it - at whatever speed that plane is rated for - let's say 400mph. That's it's "air speed".

But the air around it is all moving relative to the ground (wind). So if that wind is behind the plane, its speed is added to the speed of the plane to give a "ground speed".The plane still thinks it's going 400mph because it is, relative to the air around it, but the whole lot is moving at 600mph relative to the ground, assuming a tailwind of 200mph.
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Post by: Jurek on February 09, 2020, 03:31:48 pm
Ah.
Ta.
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: ElyDave on February 09, 2020, 03:38:20 pm
Which is why they take off and land into the wind. You get the same airspeed at lower ground speed, so you start flying quicker, which is safer than going at that speed on the ground.
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Post by: Phil W on February 09, 2020, 03:41:31 pm
The speed of sound is also relative to the speed of the medium it is in. So if the air is moving forward at 200 mph then you need to add that to the speed of the sound. So the sound waves propagating forwards  are still ahead of the plane. No sonic boom.

Unlike light the speed of sound isn’t fixed either, depends on medium and temperature as well etc.
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Post by: Jurek on February 09, 2020, 03:43:25 pm
The sonic boom bit was going to be my next question.  :P

ETA - Am aware of the speed of sound isn’t fixed....
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Post by: rafletcher on February 09, 2020, 04:02:47 pm
We seem to be in a bit of a lull. The temp, after rising 4 degrees in 12 hours has just dropped 3 in 45 minutes. We even have a bit of blue sky visible, and it’s breezy rather than blowing a hooley.
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Post by: mattc on February 09, 2020, 04:04:14 pm

Unlike light the speed of sound isn’t fixed either, depends on medium and temperature as well etc.
Well if we're doing Fun Facts ...

Actually light isn't fixed to one speed. The "speed in a vacuum" - or the "c" in the E=mc^2 is the MAXIMUM it can travel. Send it through glass or water, say, and you slow it down. Which leads to refraction and other fun stuff :)
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Post by: Phil W on February 09, 2020, 04:09:40 pm

Unlike light the speed of sound isn’t fixed either, depends on medium and temperature as well etc.
Well if we're doing Fun Facts ...

Actually light isn't fixed to one speed. The "speed in a vacuum" - or the "c" in the E=mc^2 is the MAXIMUM it can travel. Send it through glass or water, say, and you slow it down. Which leads to refraction and other fun stuff :)

Good point  Duh for me! :facepalm:
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Post by: Jurek on February 09, 2020, 04:12:11 pm
Which is why they take off and land into the wind. You get the same airspeed at lower ground speed, so you start flying quicker, which is safer than going at that speed on the ground.
Of course.
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Post by: De Sisti on February 09, 2020, 04:30:21 pm
Woke up to this in the back garden:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQVUr0gW4AExt4Z?format=jpg&name=medium)

Forgot I got it in the Argos sale two years ago.
Need some context, but to me it looks like a perfectly normal kiddy bouncy trampoline in a garden.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: spesh on February 09, 2020, 04:39:47 pm
Children's trampolines have been known to get airborne in high winds if they aren't properly secured, and end up in another back garden - or on railway lines, as alluded to up-thread (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=114795.msg2464807#msg2464807).

(one landed on the Sevenoaks-London line: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/sevenoaks/news/trampoline-on-tracks-causes-disruption-221764/)
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Post by: Thor on February 09, 2020, 04:47:20 pm
(https://2w6kxc22rrr9mabqt1mglgait6-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/trampoline-storm-small.jpg)

Thousands of Brits either lose or gain a trampoline (https://go.shr.lc/31COpfP)

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Post by: Kim on February 09, 2020, 04:55:53 pm
We have a winner!  https://twitter.com/kisseswithamor/status/1226530918657077251
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Post by: Pingu on February 09, 2020, 05:05:44 pm
Remember Hurricane Bawbag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRIaKMdO-Vw
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Post by: woollypigs on February 09, 2020, 05:19:02 pm
Dutch National Headwind Championships abandoned … due to the wind (+ video) http://road.cc/271009 #cycling
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Post by: Beardy on February 09, 2020, 05:36:13 pm
https://twitter.com/stormkees/status/1226435268535824385?s=20


Dutch headwind cycling.......

seen that before, we have a road near us, 10 miles or so dead straight into a south-westerly. I suggested we could give it a go here.
The problem with dead straight roads in your part of the world is that they are often accompanied by ditches or drains full of water. 😁
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Post by: ian on February 09, 2020, 05:43:03 pm
The wind is proving that my fixed window isn't fixed. Fortunately, I left a precautionary towel out to soak up the drips (I said it was the window, so for reasons that are unclear, he re-sealed above the frame).

Lots of tree bits on the roads and some mighty puddles (Surrey roads are principally constructed out of holes). Very, very blowy last night. Recent storms seem to have thinned out any unstable trees, we lost the big one at the bottom of our garden (which is a shame) two storms back.
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Post by: FifeingEejit on February 09, 2020, 06:13:57 pm
Dutch National Headwind Championships abandoned … due to the wind (+ video) http://road.cc/271009 #cycling

Quote from: Road CC
The first cyclists heading out on the course at 10am this morning, with the start time brought forward to noon due to the storm being forecast to worsen as the day went on, with gusts of up to 10 kilometres an hour predicted.

Huh?
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Post by: rogerzilla on February 09, 2020, 06:15:40 pm
I went for a quick walk in the hope of free firewood but all the downed trees are willow, which is almost useless.  I do know where there's a big oak that sometimes sheds branches, if I can get to it before the council does.
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Post by: spesh on February 09, 2020, 06:21:42 pm
Dutch National Headwind Championships abandoned … due to the wind (+ video) http://road.cc/271009 #cycling

Quote from: Road CC
The first cyclists heading out on the course at 10am this morning, with the start time brought forward to noon due to the storm being forecast to worsen as the day went on, with gusts of up to 10 kilometres an hour predicted.

Huh?

Where do you even start with that? ;D :facepalm:
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Post by: mattc on February 09, 2020, 06:36:36 pm
We have a winner!  https://twitter.com/kisseswithamor/status/1226530918657077251

Excellent  ;D And this joke was an open-goal, but someone had to make it:
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Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: ElyDave on February 09, 2020, 09:05:20 pm
https://twitter.com/stormkees/status/1226435268535824385?s=20


Dutch headwind cycling.......

seen that before, we have a road near us, 10 miles or so dead straight into a south-westerly. I suggested we could give it a go here.
The problem with dead straight roads in your part of the world is that they are often accompanied by ditches or drains full of water. 😁

Just hope there are no crosswinds

I have almost ended up in said ditches several times
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Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on February 09, 2020, 11:37:08 pm
Am I the only one a bit fucked off at peoples selfish stupidity after seeing the news footage of the Hastings lifeboat nearly capsizing as it put to sea today to rescue a surfer? Surfing in these conditions? Should have been left to drown.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Hot Flatus on February 10, 2020, 12:18:20 am
I just flew from Amsterdam to LHR. 8.30pm flight. The only KLM flight to London that wasnt cancelled. Needless to say it wasnt a smooth flight.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Rowan on February 10, 2020, 12:28:21 am
Am I the only one a bit fucked off at peoples selfish stupidity after seeing the news footage of the Hastings lifeboat nearly capsizing as it put to sea today to rescue a surfer? Surfing in these conditions? Should have been left to drown.
As someone who has always been attracted to and participated in dangerous sports I have no criticism of him 'giving it a go'.  Did he ask to be rescued or even need rescuing ?   I also don't have a problem with your 'Should have been left to drown' comment, presumably if the rescue services had deemed it too risky to mount the rescue then they would have left him or her to perish, and that is fair enough too. He or she probably knew the risks and were happy to take them.

I certainly have a lot more respect for that surfer, than the idiot I seen today risking the lives and well being of others by driving his oversized SUV at stupidly high speeds on a minor country road.  Presumably if he had piled into another road user and killed them it would be put down as some sort of act of god.

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Post by: rogerzilla on February 10, 2020, 06:40:20 am
The new-fangled overhead catenary between Swindon and Didcot Parkway has been damaged, so no trains.
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Post by: ElyDave on February 10, 2020, 08:05:56 am
might be interesting today, geting to LHR by train and then flying north.  Trains to London seem OK so far, but Heathrow Express is a reduced service
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Post by: T42 on February 10, 2020, 08:07:05 am
This unit is happy to report that our detestable buddleia cowped over at some point during the night, leaving but a meagre twig pointing sadly at the sky.  That vile bush has been waging aggressive war on our front path for the last 20 years, to the extent that to get past one had either to bend sideways from the waist at about 45° or risk getting whacked in the kisser by a wet frond.  It was also a favourite scratching-post of Raz the Larger Lab, whose star turn was waiting until you were passing alongside then ramming his back against it and sending a shower of water down your neck.

No more. Once the bluthery tailings of the storm have passed the chainsaw is coming out.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Davef on February 10, 2020, 08:12:37 am
Am I the only one a bit fucked off at peoples selfish stupidity after seeing the news footage of the Hastings lifeboat nearly capsizing as it put to sea today to rescue a surfer? Surfing in these conditions? Should have been left to drown.
As long as they had their safety belts done up they would be fine - the Shannon class is designed to gently roll over and self right, but it was a long way from that. The dangerous part is later when they do the actual rescue.


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Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Legs on February 10, 2020, 09:07:45 am
BN: A holly tree fell in our paddock yesterday evening.
MBN: Our goose hut and straw shed are right in the area where the tree came down.
GN:
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Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: rafletcher on February 10, 2020, 09:19:09 am
Did he ask to be rescued or even need rescuing ?   I also don't have a problem with your 'Should have been left to drown' comment, presumably if the rescue services had deemed it too risky to mount the rescue then they would have left him or her to perish, and that is fair enough too. He or she probably knew the risks and were happy to take them.


I think that shows that you don't understand either the feelings of the persons family and friends, nor the dedication of the volunteer unpaid lifeboat crews and coastguard.
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Post by: Rowan on February 10, 2020, 10:57:18 am
As someone who has always been attracted to and participated in dangerous sports I have no criticism of him 'giving it a go'.  Did he ask to be rescued or even need rescuing ?   I also don't have a problem with your 'Should have been left to drown' comment, presumably if the rescue services had deemed it too risky to mount the rescue then they would have left him or her to perish, and that is fair enough too. He or she probably knew the risks and were happy to take them.

I certainly have a lot more respect for that surfer, than the idiot I seen today risking the lives and well being of others by driving his oversized SUV at stupidly high speeds on a minor country road.  Presumably if he had piled into another road user and killed them it would be put down as some sort of act of god.

I think that shows that you don't understand either the feelings of the persons family and friends, nor the dedication of the volunteer unpaid lifeboat crews and coastguard.
but it was yourself who made the comment "Should have been left to drown"!

Do you want to ban or regulate all dangerous sports ? Rock climbing only to be performed with top ropes at council approved sites manned by experts to ensure no one tries anything too risky?  no surfing in waves greater than 1 metre? where does it end, compulsory helmets for cyclists ? cyclists banned from 'A' roads

And how do you propose we deal with people who eat too much, drink too much, smoke ?  it could be argued that they may be taking up more than their fair share of NHS time thus putting other peoples lives and health at risk.  I'm not for this nanny state, by all means tell people that things are dangerous, but lets not wrap everyone one up in cotton wool. Life has to be an adventure, and the bigger the adventure the better.

Anyway, looking further than the sensationalist headlines of the of the media who seem to like to exaggerate everything out of all proportions, it would appear the surfer managed to get himself back to shore and did not need rescued. I take my hat off to the lunatic.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Jaded on February 10, 2020, 11:02:50 am
like to exaggerate everything out of all proportions

 :P
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: rogerzilla on February 10, 2020, 12:44:52 pm
We just had a mega squall with rain and the office lights went out momentarily.  I think we're off grid power now.
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Post by: Pippa on February 10, 2020, 01:40:09 pm
might be interesting today, geting to LHR by train and then flying north.  Trains to London seem OK so far, but Heathrow Express is a reduced service

Seems OK at the mo. I’m on my third attempt to go transatlantic  :thumbsup:

Yesterday I discovered that exiting an airport when you haven’t actual flown in from anywhere is not at all straightforward.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: T42 on February 10, 2020, 01:48:34 pm
We just had a mega squall with rain and the office lights went out momentarily.  I think we're off grid power now.

Ours went out at 05:15 this morning so I had to get up & stumble round switching off our UPSes then downstairs to stop the Stannah electric chair beeeeeping. Got back to bed and the power came back so I had to get up and set a couple of clocks so as not to have them flashing away.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: ian on February 10, 2020, 02:06:57 pm
might be interesting today, geting to LHR by train and then flying north.  Trains to London seem OK so far, but Heathrow Express is a reduced service

Seems OK at the mo. I’m on my third attempt to go transatlantic  :thumbsup:

Yesterday I discovered that exiting an airport when you haven’t actual flown in from anywhere is not at all straightforward.  :facepalm:

This has happened to me a several times in Canada where US immigration is at the airport in Canada (so flights to the US can go via domestic terminals). So you essentially enter the US without leaving Canada.

Then your flight gets cancelled, leaving you essentially to re-enter Canada from the US. And then, the following day, re-enter the US without leaving Canada.

Given bad weather and flight cancellations in that part of the world are hardly a surprise, you might assume they'd be used to this outcome, but they were not and indeed seemed to be deliberately obtuse. I think on nearly every single occasion they were dicks. Sir, we already have you having entered the US... I'd patiently explain the obvious scenario that led to me being back in Canada (on one occasion, all the flights had been cancelled and the airport closed, the airport they worked at) and then they'd make up something about how I was supposed to have done something to somehow inform them of this and then they'd make a big palaver about how they were going to bend the rule to let me back into the country I lived in. I'd like to say the Canadians were a lot better, but they weren't. Conclusive proof, if it were needed, that putting unsuitable people in uniforms and giving them power over other people generally turns them into petty nazis.
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Post by: spindrift on February 10, 2020, 02:20:44 pm
The winds were fierce when the rain arrived at 5pm yesterday but they pick up again to 40mph+ this evening. It's Ciara nightly.
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Post by: rogerzilla on February 10, 2020, 02:32:35 pm
Ciaran Stormer?
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Post by: ElyDave on February 10, 2020, 04:10:48 pm
might be interesting today, geting to LHR by train and then flying north.  Trains to London seem OK so far, but Heathrow Express is a reduced service

Seems OK at the mo. I’m on my third attempt to go transatlantic  :thumbsup:

Yesterday I discovered that exiting an airport when you haven’t actual flown in from anywhere is not at all straightforward.  :facepalm:

So far so good, trains about half an hour late, flight on time, though i expect it will be packed with yesterday's spillover

We just had a mega squall with rain and the office lights went out momentarily.  I think we're off grid power now.

On the lights front, just one blip yesterday, which is a massive step forward from when we moved here with power cuts for days at a time every winter (luckily I was away ;D)
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: ElyDave on February 10, 2020, 04:13:47 pm
spoke too soon, delayed by an hour, could be worse
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: mattc on February 10, 2020, 05:14:37 pm
Now hailing.

The winds have been much lighter today, but I'd say the showers have been much more severe than yesterday.

Very glad I got home 30mins ago  :-\
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Post by: rogerzilla on February 10, 2020, 05:52:58 pm
Sharp snow on the bike home.  Owowow.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: T42 on February 11, 2020, 10:09:50 am
Winds lighter but 90 kph gusts still promised. Started to get the chainsaw in fettle to tackle our flattened buddleia then imagined fetching the lighter offcuts from the end of the garden and put it away again.

Lots of long, whippy branches from our willow in the drive but the trunk stayed steady as a rock throughout and no big bits broke off.
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Post by: cycleman on February 11, 2020, 07:03:27 pm
21 mph with 46 mph gusts in Slough today.  :P
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Post by: Wowbagger on February 12, 2020, 09:46:26 am
Enough yesterday to cause me to stop for my own safety whilst circumnavigating Southend Civic Centre.
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Post by: andyoxon on February 12, 2020, 01:32:40 pm
Whole weekend forecast here:  40-50mph gusts, with rain at all times...   :-\
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: ian on February 12, 2020, 01:34:49 pm
Yesterday, left London Bridge station by the bottom of the Shard. Promptly cycled backwards towards Bermondsey.
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Post by: mrcharly-YHT on February 13, 2020, 04:07:18 pm
Absolutely fed up of the wind. Makes cycling to work hard (I've wimped out several days, gone part of the way via train). Blocks kayak training sessions. I could paddle, but couldn't safely carry a kayak in this wind.

This morning, riding to the station, I was struggling to make 10mph into the wind. On a calm day, that effort level would have me doing 20mph.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: andyoxon on February 15, 2020, 01:26:03 pm
Storm Dennis factoid.  Now a 'bomb cyclone - having dropped 46mb in 24hrs, and forecast to be 920mb -one of the lowest ever for a NAtlantic storm system...
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: woollypigs on February 15, 2020, 02:26:39 pm
yet Iceland where the center of the 920mb is just of the coast is "enduring" +3c, some rain and not too bad wind compared to the norm
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Post by: woollypigs on February 15, 2020, 03:52:32 pm
https://twitter.com/Cromwell606/status/1228651664011415555
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Post by: spesh on February 15, 2020, 10:04:53 pm
Apparently, assorted media outlets would have us believe that Storm Dennis has opened a portal back to the 17th century.  ;D :facepalm:

Quote
A Royal Navy warship has been dispatched to help in an urgent search for a man in the sea off the Kent coast.

Lifeboats and the coastguard helicopter are scouring the sea near Margate Harbour after reports of a man overboard, HM Coastguard said.

Sixty-gun frigate HMS Winchester is believed to have responded to a relay call and is in the area, according to ship tracking data.

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-15/royal-navy-warship-and-lifeboats-searching-for-man-in-sea-off-kent-coast/

A few seconds with a search engine would have told the useless hack that there is no ship bearing that name in service, and it's only the first ship so named (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Winchester_(1693)) (launched in 1693 and lost off Florida in 1695)  that was packing 60 guns* - which made it a fourth-rate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth-rate) ship of the line, not a frigate. :demon: ::-)

H/T: https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1228679518442881025


* The HMS Winchester launched in 1822 was designed for 60 guns, but carried 52 - an early case of "fitted for, but not with".
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Post by: ElyDave on February 16, 2020, 07:45:31 am
Apparently, assorted media outlets would have us believe that Storm Dennis has opened a portal back to the 17th century.  ;D :facepalm:

Quote
A Royal Navy warship has been dispatched to help in an urgent search for a man in the sea off the Kent coast.

Lifeboats and the coastguard helicopter are scouring the sea near Margate Harbour after reports of a man overboard, HM Coastguard said.

Sixty-gun frigate HMS Winchester is believed to have responded to a relay call and is in the area, according to ship tracking data.

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-15/royal-navy-warship-and-lifeboats-searching-for-man-in-sea-off-kent-coast/

A few seconds with a search engine would have told the useless hack that there is no ship bearing that name in service, and it's only the first ship so named (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Winchester_(1693)) (launched in 1693 and lost off Florida in 1695)  that was packing 60 guns* - which made it a fourth-rate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth-rate) ship of the line, not a frigate. :demon: ::-)

H/T: https://twitter.com/NavyLookout/status/1228679518442881025


* The HMS Winchester launched in 1822 was designed for 60 guns, but carried 52 - an early case of "fitted for, but not with".

I was going to say that's pretty impressive for a frigate.  Perhaps it's the new D J Trump "best frigate in the world, period. #making America a laughing stock again"
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: T42 on February 16, 2020, 08:15:28 am
Returning to the subject of Ciara, the EDF has announced that their wind turbines produced so much electricity that for the first time they were able to export it.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: rogerzilla on February 16, 2020, 11:47:32 am
Bewdley's not looking too good

https://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/locations/bewdley
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: perpetual dan on February 16, 2020, 02:11:33 pm
We’ve had a bit of fence start leaning this morning. It wasn’t ready to come out, so I propped it up and will worry more when it’s not so crappy out.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: pcolbeck on February 16, 2020, 05:33:25 pm
Well not the wind but the mud caused by Storm Dennis:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/51517792

Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: CommuteTooFar on February 16, 2020, 08:13:35 pm
I am a bit annoyed by the BBC courage of Dennis.  They decided before hand where the trouble was going to be and reported from there.  Their Welsh correspondent seemed to be the only one who reported where the actual floods were. (He was confined to Wales).  So the floods in Herefordshire and Shropshire were hardly reported on at all.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: FifeingEejit on February 16, 2020, 10:02:38 pm
Dundee's been cut off, it's officially windy.

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Post by: Jaded on February 16, 2020, 11:25:26 pm
I am a bit annoyed by the BBC courage of Dennis.  They decided before hand where the trouble was going to be and reported from there.  Their Welsh correspondent seemed to be the only one who reported where the actual floods were. (He was confined to Wales).  So the floods in Herefordshire and Shropshire were hardly reported on at all.

I wouldn't worry too much, the BBC is soon to be subscription only and we will get our news from FaceBoak pages.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Pingu on February 16, 2020, 11:30:04 pm
Dundee's been cut off, it's officially windy.

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Every cloud...

 ;)
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: De Sisti on February 17, 2020, 06:35:41 am
I heard on the radio that an estate being built in South Wales (by one of the big housebuilders)
has been flooded before it has been completed. Who in their right mind will buy a property on it?*


*Landlords and property investors trying to increase their portfolios?

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Post by: rogerzilla on February 17, 2020, 07:13:10 am
Lots.  People buy houses knowing there is nowhere to park their 3 cars.  People are morons.
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Post by: woollypigs on February 17, 2020, 08:09:37 am
I heard on the radio that an estate being built in South Wales (by one of the big housebuilders)
has been flooded before it has been completed. Who in their right mind will buy a property on it?*


*Landlords and property investors trying to increase their portfolios?


At least 3 new estates near us, is being build in the valley floodplains. On the latest one they are just preparing the ground erm I mean moving mud around in a lake. I can see the headlines to come for the next many a year. If it has taken more than eight years talking and nada regarding getting a food bridge over a busy A road, I don't think any time soon we will see an update to the flood defense up and down valley. Heck they closed one road for 7+ months to update the flood defense there, to only flood 3 weeks after it re opened.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Regulator on February 17, 2020, 10:40:26 am
I walked home from Brinkley (we'd had lunch in the Red Lion pub there - we can recommend it) to Great Shelford yesterday... about 13 miles.  The biggest problem was mud on the footpaths.  But being out in the storm was invigorating.
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Post by: andyoxon on February 18, 2020, 09:05:58 am
River Wye   :o
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: De Sisti on February 18, 2020, 04:17:00 pm

But being out in the storm was invigorating.
People were warned well in advance about the storm. Those who get caught out, whilst out and about
should really have heeded the warnings. No sympathy, especially for those whose vehicles become
stranded.

If those people were told they'd be shot if they ventured out in such conditions I'm sure they
:demon:
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Efrogwr on February 18, 2020, 11:28:10 pm
There was a waterspout in the Menai Strait.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Regulator on February 19, 2020, 07:07:41 am

But being out in the storm was invigorating.
People were warned well in advance about the storm. Those who get caught out, whilst out and about
should really have heeded the warnings. No sympathy, especially for those whose vehicles become
stranded.

If those people were told they'd be shot if they ventured out in such conditions I'm sure they
:demon:


I went out in it well prepared (dressed correctly) and with a bail out plan. 
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Post by: mattc on February 19, 2020, 07:11:54 am
There was a waterspout in the Menai Strait.

Cool!
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Guy on February 19, 2020, 09:29:57 am
There was a particularly naughty side-gust yesterday afternoon. See the "Have you been knocked off" thread for details
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Post by: CommuteTooFar on February 19, 2020, 03:37:18 pm
Feel sorry for the fish.  They thought that had found new water but now they are trapped frantically swimming in every decreasing puddles.
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Post by: Basil on February 19, 2020, 04:19:24 pm
Feel sorry for the fish.  They thought that had found new water but now they are trapped frantically swimming in every decreasing puddles.

I remember that in Llandysul park after the storm Callum flood.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: andyoxon on February 20, 2020, 10:35:48 am
Going to be gusting to 30-40+ mph for about the next week here.  :-\  At least no real rain with it this Fri/Sat.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Johnny Faro on March 15, 2020, 02:06:13 pm
I've had enough of the wind. 30 + mph gusts this afternoon and the forecast for next Saturday is windy again.
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: woollypigs on March 15, 2020, 03:05:31 pm
Our gable end and front door gets a hammering everytime when the weather is bad. The corner and the layout of the roads on this hill top, just gives the wind a run up before it hits.

This year we have nearly have had a storm every weekend and most have had yellow warning attached.

Which have caused some of the roof tiles to come off. For the first time since we moved in. The house is from 1890's and the survey we had when we moved in seven years ago, we kinda know that nothing but patching have been done since first tile was laid.

Now questions is how much do we want to spend do to mend it. Just relaying, add extra insulation, pop a window in as we have talked about or ....

Cause getting a fella to go up every now and again will cause more damage to the fragile tiles and is just throwing money into a hole.

We knew this would be and issue with time, so not a real problem, it more now we gotta make our mind up and plan and settle on one idea :) cause we don't have money to fix the roof and then later on pop a window in or ...

Oh well at least it is water tight still
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: cycleman on March 16, 2020, 08:12:34 pm
A few years ago it was the beast from the east.! , now we have the pest from the west  ::-).
We just need the louse from the south and the horse from the north (binky) to compete the set  :)
Title: Re: The wind...
Post by: Johnny Faro on March 28, 2020, 09:53:29 am
I might not know what day it is. Its the weekend and it's windy
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Post by: diapsaon0 on March 28, 2020, 10:03:15 am
'The North Wind shall blow, and we shall have snow'.  Certainly feels like it today.
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Post by: sam on March 28, 2020, 10:09:49 am
<nervous clearing of throat>

A poem.

<Cough> It’s not Corona, honest!

I call it ‘Family Business’.

<long pause screwing up courage>

Get on with it already!
- the only person remaining in the auditorium after I coughed

(https://i.imgur.com/SIfVvoX.jpg)
IMAGE CREDIT (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thirteensteps/6105391829/)

Family Business
Daddy was a wind farmer
his daddy too
Son, he said to me one day,
All this will pass to you.
I gazed upon the turbines
his legacy to me
I didn't have the heart to say
I wanted to be free.
The wind's been good to us
he continued in this vein,
Put food upon our table
gave shelter from the rain.
His chapped and ruddy face
shone proudly as he spoke
recounting all the ways in which
the wind kept us afloat.
I harbored in my heart
something nobody knows
finally I could take no more -
THE FAMILY BUSINESS BLOWS!
He rocked back on his heels,
as if grabbed by a gust
his wounded pride the cross I'd bear
for making such a fuss.
An argument ensued
high on the Beaufort scale
he told me all the reasons why
without the wind I'd fail.
The harder that he raged
the less my sails he blew
eventually he realised
what he already knew.
He went quiet for a bit
and I went quiet as well
the turbines stopped in sympathy
we didn't have to yell.
He sighed and squared his shoulders,
said,
Tell me, what's your plan?
My dream, I said, has always been
to be a weatherman. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPYT9Vyu62A)