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Re: The wind...
« Reply #25 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.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #26 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #27 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.

Re: The wind...
« Reply #28 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2020, 05:32:42 pm »
Cracking afternoon on the Durham Heritage Coast. Bit breezy, but nobody died.


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Re: The wind...
« Reply #30 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #31 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2020, 07:10:07 pm »
Pretty stormy here and we're about to head out into it. Wish us luck  :-\

Re: The wind...
« Reply #33 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #34 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #35 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #36 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #37 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #38 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.
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

Re: The wind...
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2020, 11:47:27 am »
Not fast & rarely furious

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2020, 11:57:03 am »
Fortunately the van escaped without damage - wouldn't happen in Stornoway :o

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2020, 12:11:37 pm »
 :o
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #43 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.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #44 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #45 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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Re: The wind...
« Reply #46 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.

Re: The wind...
« Reply #47 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.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #48 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.

Re: The wind...
« Reply #49 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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