Storm Ciarra

Discussion in 'Meteo & Astro' started by Baldy, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    What’s it like where you are?

    Very windy in SE London at the moment.
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  2. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Not that bad in Leeds. The plastic guttering is creaking outside my attic bedroom window, but no obvious damage yet. Showery rain.
  3. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Screenshot_20200209-073658_DuckDuckGo.jpg Local river is 2.2 meters above normal and 80 cm from flooding the locals so a bit touch and go as it has not stopped hammering it down all night.
    Gopro vids to follow when i can be bothered going out in it ...
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  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Outhouse spider has had to use a couple of extra guys on his Web. Unhappy there's not many flies or moths about.....
    Bill's mam said she might have to break out some of her Christmas pegs. She's still confident that her weshin won't end up taking flight.......
    Meanwhile at band camp......... :whistling:
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  5. Foxster

    Foxster Section Hiker

    Gusty winds in Ipswich with heavy rain expected soon. The Orwell Bridge (the A14's route to Felixstowe) is closed - but they close that if a gnat farts within 50 miles.
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  6. Michael_x

    Michael_x Section Hiker

    Stronger gusty wind and rain arrived around half eight. Sky somewhat dark and grey. (Northwest edge Peak District). Brief interruption to mains electricity just now.
  7. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Very windy here in Essex and constantly fed up going to the door but only to find
    the wind is knocking.
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  8. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Awaiting a new purchase delivery Foxy?
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  9. OwenM

    OwenM Section Hiker

    Bedroom in the attic so it was quite noisy overnight, ear plugs sorted that. Biblical rain from about midnight along with gusty wind but no damage as far as I can tell. I'm in central Scotland, the Ochils.
  10. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Slept with earplugs but woke to increasing wind (gusts) and rain.
    Tent happy in the garden.

    Not the same as weathering a big storm in the Netherlands (where I grew up), or any upland/coastal region in the UK, especially living by the sea.
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  11. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Just been out for a check on the local river :eek:
    Seen locals putting all furniture up high in the house and door flood barriers going on.
    Cars being moved to higher ground.
    And the winds have really strengthened here in the Ribble valley, Lancashire.
    Local fields flooded but inches away from river bursting into them and flooding the more.
    I live on a hill luckily...
  12. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    One of our wheelie bins has fallen over and that’s about it, so far ..
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  13. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    Storm Ciara comes along to inform me I've been mis-spelling my dog's name all the while. (She was adopted so came with the name).

    Meanwhile up on the first hill the wind hits after coming up the Solway, its wet and windy, and big branch finally came down from top of tree, after dangling though the year. There will be more slating to be done I reckon afterwards. Snow forecast for tomorrow. Not a good time to be hobblin with bad back.
  14. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Just seen Hawes is suffering...
  15. Mox

    Mox Summit Camper

    Tried a small bimble on Shingle Street, Suffolk, this morning. An exposed stretch of shingle. I could barely stay upright so scrubbed that after 300m.

    In "breaking" news, I've just had a tile shift :( handyman ordered. Thing is I still have several hours to go with winds gusting over 70... This is not going to be fun.
  16. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    Shingle Street - made famous by the Thomas Dolby song
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  17. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Rivers just burst their banks here.
    I can see from my house where i walked earlier... not good
  18. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Not much rain this side of the Pennines in the Leeds area. Thank you Lancys for taking one for the team. :thumbsup:

    EDIT: Spoke too soon, it's just gone dark as dawn and started hosing down here. Lol.
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  19. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I've spent the morning clearing drains. The flood next to my conservatory is now receding slowly but the pipe draining it is only 6". I've managed to diver most of what was adding to it by clearing the way to a 12" pipe higher up the road.

    I just got caught out in a squall, which was interesting. Bucketing it didn't do justice to the horizontal wall of water that hit me. I was in a cheap Regatta waterproof in their Isolite material and apart from the ends of my sleaves I'm bone dry. Been out for maybe 2 hours in it.

  20. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Good luck, fingers crossed for you.
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  21. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I don't think I'd do that!

  22. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Clydesdale - just the usual winter weather - plastic bucket rolling around the garden.
    Odd flight up north cancelled and Calmac have gone to ground - but that's not unusual.
    More worried about Mon. and Tues. when we're due (a lot of) snow with a wind behind it :wideyed: - but temps not low enough to make it "nice" snow :(.
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  23. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

  24. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    Wrong @Diddi - that kind on 'bread' is not consumed in the south.
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  25. dovidola

    dovidola Thru Hiker

    I've had to have a little sit-down to get my head round the breaking revelations.

    BBC R4 News at 1pm has just announced that London's Royal Parks are closing as a precautionary measure, because they are "Home To Hundreds of Trees" - Strewth! What'll they be putting in parks next?
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