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How's your weather?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Catriona, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Happened here in last storm. 8th at 6pm the wind suddenly stopped. The temperature dive-bombed. The local Pier weather monitor ceased working. Hasn't worked since!
     
  2. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    Wind is noticeable less in just the last hour, and not much rain ---- yet! The forecast for this afternoon is mainly for rain.
     
  3. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Not much wind, but steady rain. According to the Bournemouth Echo there was a huge power cut affecting DT1, DT2 (Me), and DT3. About 23,000 people. Plus Pool and Bournemouth.
     
  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Oh dear. That could be DorsetMike out.
     
  5. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Yes, I thought of him. I also have family in Blandford where there have been cuts and flooding.
    The power cut here was only for about 10-15 mins by my reckoning.
     
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  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I'm ready. Two thermos flasks filled. Heating has been on all morning. Take care everyone.
     
  7. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Regarding the flooding and storm damage, I gather that up until 2026 the government will be spending £5bn on flood defences, which is 1% of its Infrastructure budget - This is a miserable amount compared to what HS2 has cost so far, or will have spent by then.

    I suppose our politicians much prefer to have something substantial, shiny and visible to show off to other countries, instead of having to trundle off -presumably via the Uk's creaking and overcrowded railway network - to some quaint, funding-strapped coastal area, so they show off what has been spent on protecting these coastal areas from flooding?
     
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  8. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    No power out this far east (BH1) looks like BH16, BH17, western outskirts of Poole, BH21 Wimborne and BH24 Ringwood have suffered.
     
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  9. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    Yesterday I went to watch my local soccer team - pitch was (IMHO) unplayable but that's another story.

    I watched a player take a corner and watched the gale blow the ball into the goal without another player touching it. Last time I saw that it was Georgie Best and he did it deliberately.

    MIckLL
     
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  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Thing is, it's a huge problem which will only get worse. I've lived here for over 30 years now. When I first came, a tide height of 5 metres was the exception rather than the rule. Now it is regularly well over 5 metres, which doesn't seem much, but with causeways and some very low lying areas by the sea, it is the difference between being cut off and able to get to ther places on the Island.
    I've seen work carried out on shingle barriers over the years, which was given up in the end and the sea found its own level on land. I've seen breakwater groynes rust to nothing. I've seen road closures mount year by year to an unsafe level, cutting off my old home peninsula regularly now.
    I think it would be easier to move populations to safer ground as a cheaper solution. Hard on people, but when you experience flooding and being cut off, it's not so unacceptable to most.
     
  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Take care now.
     
  12. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    I have to sympathise with everyone else here as in Reading we seem to have got away with howling winds, of the 'All mouth and not much action' type. Maybe this is because of the Chilterns valley to the North which offers some protection?
     
  13. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    When I was at primary school I scored an own goal from near the corner flag kicking against the wind...but a few years later I took a corner and scored when the wind blew it in
     
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  14. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Wind's dropped right down to a gentle breeze, but the rain is pretty steady.
     
  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Pressure dropping. Now 958. Breezy (41mph) and rising. Dry!
     
  16. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    Yep...dry here at the moment. Just been down to the dunes with the dog, the wind is a steady blast that felt significantly stronger than Ciara.


    Graeme
     
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  17. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Pressure is a fairly steady 993
    Denis the Menace looks to be tracking north-ish between Scotland and Iceland.
     
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  18. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    sun's out
     
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  19. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    persisting it down again..
     
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  20. Derek W

    Derek W Well-Known Member

    Wind is picking up again and starting to rain a bit.
     

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