Incoming Storm

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  1. Met Office been a bit coy about this up to now although commercial forecasters have been issuing warnings of a possible 'bomb cyclogenesis' since Wednesday

    "The Met Office is expecting an intense low pressure system to move east across the UK during Monday 10 March, bringing severe gales and potentially damaging gusts across some areas.

    Southerly winds are expected to strengthen during the first part of Monday but then turn westerly later. Gusts of 60 to 70mph are expected but there is a possibility of 80mph gusts over exposed coasts and hills.

    Much depends on the exact track of the low centre but at this stage, parts of Wales and the southern half of England are considered at greatest risk.

    Disruption could occur to transport and power supply networks and there may be damage to buildings. This warning will be updated around 1030 on Saturday 8 March 2008. "

    Issued at: 0930 Fri 7 Mar

    Metcheck however have a somewhat more practical take on it:

    "A mixed weekend on the cards for many areas as the UK continues to lay under the powerful influence of Cyclone Helga (what images does that conjure up in your mind?).

    During this morning, so the cold front with its wind and patchy rain clears the South-east corner of the country. Behind it, so the skies clear and temperatures drop a little, however a good deal of sunshine for most. Into the weekend and Saturday will see a good deal of general cloud around. A cold front will once again march South-east during the day but not reaching Central and Eastern areas until after dark.

    Sunday is the pick of the pop for all regions as sunshine breaks through to bring most a late Winters day with only hazy cloud spilling in from the West later in the day to ruin the party.

    The story then continues on Monday as a deep and powerful storm is expected to hit the UK. At Metcheck we have to put a fine balance on features like this. Had it been expected next Wednesday we probably wouldn't have mentioned it until Sunday or Monday, however for many of you, you'll visit the site today, go off and have a wonderful weekend and next thing will be to check us out on Monday. This is why we have to mention the storm today, so that if you can't make it into work on Monday you'll know why.

    Basically, on Monday we have, probably, the most intense storm of this Winter heading into the UK. At present, there is general agreement within all the model of the position and track of the low. The difference is in the intensity, however we'll give you the best fit at the moment.

    The storm will wind up to the West of Ireland, bottoming out at around 935mb (incredibly impressive for this time of year). The storm will then push West into Ireland, the Irish Sea and then into the Midlands with gales, severe gales and even storm force winds wrapped around its core. Heavy rain pushing in from the West during Monday morning will also spread quickly across all regions with the damaging winds following on behind later in the day.

    In short, Monday is looking pretty damn nasty and if you have any outside plans then please do follow forecasts over the weekend on the latest for this system.

    That aside, have a fantastic weekend from all at Metcheck and don't forget to have a quick look around the garden for anything which could get blown around, otherwise you'll be asking Jim at number 48 for it back on Tuesday."
  3. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

  4. Cyclone Helga... Sounds like something Cerunnos would shag!

    Talking of whom, he's dropped of the radar hasn't he?
  5. As I write this, I'm looking out my window and watching HORIZONTAL rain! 8O

    On the plus side, severe weather like this might help keep the English score during the Calcutta Cup match down to about 40 nil. And we need all the help we can get. :(

    Looking forward to Monday... :roll:
  6. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Which bit of God's Chosen Country is that?

    It's lovely here .... ;-)
  7. Edinburgh. :D
  8. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    "God moves in mysterious ways" :lol:

    Calcutta Cup, here we come!

    Not forgetting The Siam Cup, the second oldest Rugby Trophy ...
  9. We can only hope that the worst of this storm hit's parliamant and we can all say "God knows" .. .. :wink:
  10. We saw, we concquered - we came! :twisted:
  11. Amen!

    Hail Thor, God of the Storm!(hey, anything's worth a try! :wink: )
  12. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Just flown into Newcastle airport and we touched down like my wife kissing the window cleaners babys arse.

    12.40am and calm, calm, calm.

    I have no doubt Southern England and Wales will be ravaged by storms of Biblical proportions. But we wont. Know why that is?

    Glad you asked.

    Its because we are right with Jesus. Thats why.