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Old 08 December 2011, 12:30   #1
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Bloody Wind

Though I would start a thread for those affected by the hurricane winds today.
I hope my rib makes it through the night as my neighbour boat wasnt so lucky.
Recorded gusts at over 120 mph today.

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Old 08 December 2011, 12:39   #2
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Radio 2 news just reported 165mph winds in the Highlands
Gusty enough here in Wales today.
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Old 08 December 2011, 12:41   #3
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not as bad down here in Ayrshire but bad enough 80+ mph with hail!! My rib is up in Argyll at tayvallich so I hope its ok!!
Hope your boat is ok.

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Old 08 December 2011, 12:43   #4
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It's a while since I've seen this:-
The Minch

Strong winds are forecast
For coastal areas up to 12 miles offshore from 1800 UTC Thu 08 Dec until 1800 UTC Fri 09 Dec
24 hour forecast:

WindNorthwesterly severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, occasionally hurricane force 12 at first in north, decreasing 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.Sea StateRough or very rough becoming moderate in south, high or very high becoming very rough or high in north.WeatherRain or squally wintry showers.VisibilityModerate or poor becoming moderate or good.Outlook for the following 24 hours:

WindNorthwest backing south or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.Sea StateModerate in south, very rough or high becoming moderate or rough in north.WeatherShowers, wintry and squally at first.VisibilityModerate or good, occasionally poor.
Shetland Isles

Strong winds are forecast
Shetland Isles and 60nm radius


Channel Islands

Strong winds are forecast
For coastal areas up to 12 miles offshore from 1800 UTC Thu 08 Dec until 1800 UTC Fri 09 Dec
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WindSouthwest 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, veering northwest 5 or 6 by midnight, decreasing 4 or 5 by midday tomorrow.Sea StateRough or very rough, moderating slowly.WeatherRain, possibly heavy, clearing during tomorrow morning, then risk of a shower.VisibilityGood, becoming moderate or poor in rain.Outlook for the following 24 hours:

WindNorthwest 4 or 5 soon decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 1 to 3.Sea StateModerate becoming slight with a swell.WeatherFair.VisibilityGood.

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath - Strong winds are forecast

24 hour forecast: Northwesterly severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, occasionally hurricane force 12 at first in north, decreasing 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later. High or very high becoming very rough or high. Rain or squally wintry showers. Moderate or poor becoming moderate or good.
Outlook: Northwest backing south or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times. High at first in north, otherwise rough or very rough. Showers, wintry and squally at first. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
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Old 08 December 2011, 13:44   #5
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This boat was upside down today on its roof, blew off its stand. Its a 20+ foot heavy brute of a thing.
I hate living on an island in thread winter.

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not as bad down here in Ayrshire but bad enough 80+ mph with hail!! My rib is up in Argyll at tayvallich so I hope its ok!!
Hope your boat is ok.

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Not to bad here just watching the sunset and having a Pina Colada on the beech in wales
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Radio 2 news just reported 165mph winds in the Highlands
Gusty enough here in Wales today.
Its bad enough here to wouldn't like to be in the highlands tonight keep safe
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Im moving to Wales!

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Im really upset hearing im the only one suffering. Lol
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