Worst storms for 5000 years

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Batboy, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    The one boat left in Pors Poulhan harbour came through unscathed.

  2. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    What's going on in the bottom right, looks like someone dropped £50.
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  3. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Just been for a walk on the beach at Sennen. Atlantic's still fairly wild. The red flags were only up for a bit of the beach though. A few surfers in nonetheless.
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  4. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian


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  5. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    My favourite Express weather lunacy of very recent times, and there are plenty to choose from, is this from October 23rd where they up the ante with one of the silliest seasonal predictions I've seen.

  6. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    We had hailstones here today....very suddenly too.....skidded on them.
  7. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    I have to say the "RADIATION (!!!!!!) fog" was pretty lack-lustre.
    I didn't need to break out my bike's fog light.
  8. 2hats


    Guardian article appears to confirm this.
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  9. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    Don't know where to start with today's Express hyperbole ...

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  10. NoXion

    NoXion Eat leaden death, demon...

    The Express is a minor wonder. Who knew that a publication can be kept going merely by stoking up the fears of right-wing pensioners?
  11. 2hats


    Storm Numa/Eurydice looking like (according to models) it will strengthen into a rare ‘Medicane’ as the weekend approaches, battering southern Italy and then Macedonia/Greece and Turkey. The core is currently projected to warm and the classic eye will probably develop (though it won’t technically be a tropical cyclone - sub-tropical instead). Unlike Atlantic windstorms/extra-tropical hurricanes this one is dawdling, taking its time, which is resulting in a lot of localised flooding as well as very high winds. It’s already caused quite a bit of havoc in Italy, Malta, Greece and adjacent areas.

    Slightly overdramatic Italian forecast graphic:
  12. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Big storms and false widow spiders in one story, that's double points in daily express bingo. All we need now is Diana, some faceless Brussels bureaucrats and a horde or three of Romanian welfare mothers come to wage WAR ON CHRISTMAS.
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  13. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

  14. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    Mediterranean hurricane heading for Italy could trigger earthquake and set off Vesuvius

  15. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie BeRightOn

    2hats - any news on the development of storm Dylan that the gutter press are banging on about?
  16. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind......

    I'll get me coat......
  17. 2hats


    Sorry, am a long way off from there right now.

    Looking at the models, bit windy along the south coast and in the North Sea late xmas day into boxing day. Generally unsettled between xmas and NY. Not much else jumps out at me but I haven't studied the charts extensively.
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  18. Tankus

    Tankus living someone else's dream.

    My house is rattling tonight...keeping me awake
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  19. Ptolemy

    Ptolemy like an unwound clock, I just don't seem to care.

    Same, which is annoying as I only got 3 hours sleep last night...
  20. Siouxsie

    Siouxsie Fashionable objector with a uniform fetish

    My windows are rattling :eek:
    Eleanor isn't being a lady tonight :(
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  21. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Just drove from Bristol to London. Just before I left Bristol at 10 it power showered and there were waterfalls coming down the hill at the back of the BRI and the bear pit was flooded. The motorway had loads of spray and lakes but fortunately not much traffic ... And then suddenly it was clear and the moon was amazing, everything looked so beautiful (and by chance there was a programme on the radio about the moon which was interesting)... Coming across past Swindon the wind was blowing the van quite dramatically :hmm:

    This is apparently Eleanor.
  22. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    This is really loud! Glad I got the remainder of trees fell that went in Doris because I think they’d be down by now!

    Another 16 hours of this!!

    May as well give up on sleep now.
  23. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    It was getting windy yesterday afternoon along with heavier rain but it seems quiet now.

    eta - looked out of the window and although I can't see any wind going on the flag on a building site opposite is a bit flappy.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
  24. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Lovely morning for a driving test. :facepalm:
  25. BoatieBird

    BoatieBird Well-Known Member

  26. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I wonder if it's maybe going to be cancelled ? probably not but just read in guardian..:
    “Torrential rain and gale-force winds are a recipe for driving disaster,” he said. :(
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  27. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

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  28. crossthebreeze

    crossthebreeze Well-Known Member

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  29. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    As odd as it sounds it’s probably a good thing. Other drivers ‘should’ be more cautious for a change and slow moving traffic on a test actually goes to your advantage. The more time stuck in traffic the less chance of building up minors. Rush hour is an excellent time to take a driving test!!

    Good luck.
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  30. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Thank you folks. :)

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