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Old 08 December 2007, 09:42   #1
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Slightly breezy - don't try this at Sea

So, who's going out for a nice family cruise tommorow?

From metoffice:

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

Inshore waters forecast
24 hour forecast: 1200 Sat 08 Dec 1200 Sun 09 Dec
Wind Westerly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10, perhaps violent storm 11 later, veering northwesterly tomorrow morning.
Sea state Rough occasionally very rough increasing high, occasionally very high in west later.

and from Metcheck

Sun 9 Dec 0:00 V Light 33 kts Force 7 6.6 m 12.2 secs
3:00 V Light 31 kts Force 7 7.0 m 13.1 secs
6:00 V Light 38 kts Force 8 7.8 m 13.7 secs
9:00 V Light 50 kts Force 10 8.8 m 14.8 secs
12:00 V Light 42 kts Force 9 8.3 m 15.4 secs
15:00 V Light 37 kts Force 8 7.5 m 15.9 secs
18:00 V Light 43 kts Force 9 7.1 m 15.6 secs
21:00 V Light 41 kts Force 9 6.7 m 14.9 secs


Think I'll stay in and watch 'The Perfect Storm' on DVD

p.s. (and seriously) - Don't be one of those stupid gits who goes to the coast / harbour wall to watch the waves break - you'll end up on the news
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Old 08 December 2007, 10:44   #2
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I wouldn't mind betting Mumbles or Pembrey get the highest winds yet again as always. I am seriously worried about a large tree next to my house as we are VERY exposed.

Not only that but high water is at about 6am abd the swell in Burry Port harbour is scary at the best of times - guess where I will be..........

Just noticed the revised sea state is "occasionally phenomenal" - never heard that one before!!!

I will be watching http://www.xcweather.co.uk/ like a hawk.
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And just off the coast

"Winds will reach hurricane force 12"

The isobars are tighter than the proverbial behind of a zebra
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Old 08 December 2007, 17:21   #4
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I wouldn't mind betting Mumbles or Pembrey get the highest winds yet again as always. I am seriously worried about a large tree next to my house as we are VERY exposed.

Not only that but high water is at about 6am abd the swell in Burry Port harbour is scary at the best of times - guess where I will be..........

Just noticed the revised sea state is "occasionally phenomenal" - never heard that one before!!!

I will be watching http://www.xcweather.co.uk/ like a hawk.
I would be willing to take a wager that we will see the worst out here in the Scillies. Believe me the wind has been climbing since lunch time.

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I would be willing to take a wager that we will see the worst out here in the Scillies. Believe me the wind has been climbing since lunch time.

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I hope so!!!
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Ours peaked at 70mph - that's nothing for this area thank God!!!
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well i didn't see many people out today!

It was not too bad in Southampton water about 9 this morning, but as soon as you come round Calshot! Well... the sea was amazing, the Redjets were taking a different line to normal to avoid too much head sea.
Must have been very rough (2.5m +)

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North coast a bit windy

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Those conditions are nothing - you could even tackle them in a rowing boat......

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7134719.stm

A man rescued from a rowing boat at sea during a force 10 gale, has been taken to hospital.

Rescue crews were called to help a man in a "distressed state" outside Lyme Regis harbour, Dorset, on Saturday.

He was brought ashore by a lifeboat crew with support from a Portland coastguard team.

During the rescue, a lifeboat volunteer was caught by a "rogue wave" as he tried to protect the man and broke his wrist, a coastguard spokesman said.

"The lifeboat crew rescued the man moments before the rowing boat was swamped," he added.

Both men were taken to Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester.


MAD or what???
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Those conditions are nothing - you could even tackle them in a rowing boat......
You really are a prat.
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