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Old 18 November 2006, 23:44   #1
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Warning severe weather

Just in case anyone is thinking of going out today - DON'T.

Most of the West coast will be hit by possibly storm force 10 or 11 - my poor roof!!! Will have to check on the boat as well - harbour is quite well sheltered but that's one hell of a blow!!!
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Old 19 November 2006, 01:29   #2
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Old 19 November 2006, 06:31   #3
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We won't be getting it half as bad as scotland though codprawn. There's only a 2metre swell out there right now with 20knots of wind... although it's breezy, it's still at it's "fun" stage

I will maybe take the canon eos out later on if it gets to the "proper weather" stage....

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It's lovely down here. Went accross to the Folly for lunch yesterday. Coming back and the sea was like glass.
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Old 19 November 2006, 09:12   #6
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Already gusting 67mph on the kinsale gas rigs. Was flat calm and sunny at 9am .....massive change so quickly
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Old 19 November 2006, 09:31   #7
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We won't be getting it half as bad as scotland though codprawn. There's only a 2metre swell out there right now with 20knots of wind... although it's breezy, it's still at it's "fun" stage

I will maybe take the canon eos out later on if it gets to the "proper weather" stage....

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I don't know - look at the current wind speeds - seems to be coming from the South - for once Pembrey sands is not the highest.

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/

Southern Ireland is getting the worst of it - Wales is sheltered from Southerlies - different story with South Westerlies which is our norm.

Shipping forecast is predicting a 12 in the Hebredies though!!!
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Did Herm and St.Martins point, getting a little choppy now though. Bit of a pain avoiding the Tankers taking shelter from the weather!!

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It's gusting 55knots at work now, averaging just over 45knots constantly so it is pretty breezy now. Swell is also picking up all the time, nearly at 4metres - I soooo want to be out there on a tug now

Here's the Indus leaving the Dock entrance about 30mins ago - these are "sheltered waters", so compare the size of the door on the side to the wave

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Just in case anyone is thinking of going out today - DON'T.
We did as it happens. A big voyage from Puerta Solenta to the Gunwharf Quays Lovely sunshine and great company.

Hope all is well elsewhere and not too much damage was done?

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Just in case anyone is thinking of going out today - DON'T.

Most of the West coast will be hit by possibly storm force 10 or 11 - my poor roof!!! Will have to check on the boat as well - harbour is quite well sheltered but that's one hell of a blow!!!

Er, I went for a play in the Solent, reasonably sheltered, but still suffered from the 'Solent Chop'. Radio traffic caught my attention, someone capsized just off the needles, and worse still, it was a RIB Seems skipper and crew were on the upturned hull. The Freshwater lifeboat crew described it as "rough". Another RIB (no names to spare any blushes) was standing by to help if needed. Just hope the casualty was no-one from RIBNET. Lifeboat crew recovered stranded crew with the chopper in attendance. I bet that spoiled their whole day
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Old 19 November 2006, 13:20   #12
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My son is coming back from dublin to night on the big ferrie
i warned him its going to be rough, he is going to phone me mid channel
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Its blowing on our side of the pond too. We have had two large storms back to back. 50 knots with gusts to 60 knots and this is just the start with worse weather to come and a little bit of rain too. In the last storm we had 5" of rain fall in 24 hours.
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Old 19 November 2006, 16:13   #14
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More details on capsized Solent RIB

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Old 19 November 2006, 16:48   #16
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I checked there earlier - must have just put it up on the site.

I see the Rib watching over them was non other than Hot Lemon - well done!!!

Would be interesting to see what size RIB it was that flipped. Report stresses the importance of carrying a hand held VHF - couldn't agree more - shame mine "vanished" whilst in the care of some Guernsey boatbuilders....
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I don't know - look at the current wind speeds - seems to be coming from the South - for once Pembrey sands is not the highest.

http://www.xcweather.co.uk/

Southern Ireland is getting the worst of it - Wales is sheltered from Southerlies - different story with South Westerlies which is our norm.

Shipping forecast is predicting a 12 in the Hebredies though!!!
Seems Scotland has escaped the worst of it - although the night is still young. Looks like I spoke too soon - windiest place now - Pembrey Sands - again - typical!!! Looks like a quick trip to check on the boat is a possibility.
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Bloody hell - 70mph now and still building - driving rain as well. Stupid bloody place to live - wettest in Britain and looks like the windiest whenever I look!!!
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think of the bright side, you donīt get over a meter of snow like we got last night and everythings goes to standstill and I havenīt dared to dig my daily use car out yet.....

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think of the bright side, you donīt get over a meter of snow like we got last night and everythings goes to standstill and I havenīt dared to dig my daily use car out yet.....

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We are lucky in England we only need 1/2 a cm of snow and everything comes to a standstill. Just think all the aggro you get but for much less snow. Aren't we luccky. Its down to really lovely roads and skilful, know everything drivers.
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