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Storm Angus (No effect on Ireland)

  • 19-11-2016 6:39pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,599 Fiskar


    Any thread starting on Storm Angus yet?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,665 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    Fiskar wrote: »
    Any thread starting on Storm Angus yet?

    Won't affect Ireland


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,200 ✭✭✭✭ M.T. Cranium


    Storm Angus as of 0100h is located just south of Plymouth with a central pressure near 970 mb. Peak wind gusts in Brittany (westerly) appear to be 120 km/hr and at Portland (Dorset) 100 km/hr from the south.

    The only effects on Ireland have been the outer bands of light sleety rain during the early overnight hours, followed by isolated streamers coming in from the Irish Sea. There may be some locally heavy snowfalls on east-facing slopes in Wicklow and north Wexford as a result, although not expecting anything very widespread with the small size of the streamers.

    Track will now be east-north-east through southern England, heavy snow could develop late tonight and through the morning in higher parts of Wales, the Cotswolds and Pennines. It will be about 4-7 C at lower elevations where the precip will be sleet or rain.

    I will report any strong wind gusts that develop as it moves forward.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,200 ✭✭✭✭ M.T. Cranium


    By 0300h the low centre was near Portland with a pressure of about 965 mbs, and damaging westerly wind gusts were being reported (to 135 km/hr) in the Channel Islands and the Cherbourg Peninsula. Nearby a ship was reporting sustained winds of 67 knots, cat-1 hurricane strength.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,200 ✭✭✭✭ M.T. Cranium


    By 0600h extreme winds had moved into eastern Channel, gusts to 155 km/hr at the Greenwich Light Ship south of Brighton, squall line on radar through eastern Kent. Expecting reports of moderate to severe wind damage in Sussex and Kent this morning. Low centre has moved inland to a position just southwest of London Heathrow airport, heading across north London towards east Anglia. Strongest winds likely to be confined to coast and South Downs.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,111 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    I see the Greenwich Light Ship reporting 75mph/120kmh, sustained, at 0700. Hurricane force winds!


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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,111 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    Just starting a thread on Storm Angus (which has will/has not effected Ireland) a) for the record, and, b) to move posts out of other threads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,557 ✭✭✭ pajor


    FWIW it was raining most of the night here in eastern Netherlands. Strong winds too, lots of debris on the roads. The north coast has/will taken a battering. Rain and wind with gusts up to 110kph. Has calmed down a lot around here in the past couple of hours. There's still a warning of winds 75-90kph for my province.

    The Belgian weather last night were warning people not to park their cars under trees overnight, "when putting the car to sleep" (quote, unquote). :D


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,460 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Cargo ship hits barge in Storm Angus

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38038992

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,557 ✭✭✭ pajor


    Quick update: the wind has calmed down here, but it was very gusty earlier. Stuff flying around the garden. Weather warnings have been dropped though.

    The fire brigade were on the main road beside our house earlier, clearing away fallen debris. Could hear chainsaws.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,460 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    A bit windy there for sure pajor :)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,557 ✭✭✭ pajor


    I'd believe it alright!


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