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Lex
05-12-2013, 08:15 AM
Warwickshire's getting off very lightly, but some parts of the country are really being dragged through it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25220224

rebbonk
05-12-2013, 11:29 AM
Tonight on the East coast looks rather dodgy...

Lex
05-12-2013, 01:28 PM
Just a bit!

As I look out my office window, there's a nasty looking cloud hovering over Leamington!

Margaret
05-12-2013, 02:20 PM
Just a bit!

As I look out my office window, there's a nasty looking cloud hovering over Leamington!


I hope the worst is over, the sky is blue and clearing at the moment.
Earlier my adjoining neighbour had two panels of his fence down, we tried to save it but to no avail.
My neighbour on the other side of me, also had fence problem blowing about, but we managed to secure it temporarily until she gets it fixed. So it's been a busy afternoon in all. I have noticed that the aeroplanes are very low above us and going slow, makes me nervous.
Time for a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau!!


This is a picture of sunrise this morning. They say 'Red sky in the morning , shepherds warning'. That was before the high winds reached us, we watch these trees sway about in the wind.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/1463110_205156936336088_97215159_n.jpg

Gladys
05-12-2013, 04:31 PM
I hope you're all Ok tonight. I saw the news on Channel 5 showing an aircraft trying but failing to land in your cross winds at Birmingham airport this afternoon. I think the wind speed was given as 100mph. We're on alert down here.http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/142151.aspx

Lex
27-12-2013, 08:11 AM
Looks like we're stuck with the bad weather for a few more days: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25524378

rebbonk
27-12-2013, 10:10 AM
Sometimes I'm incredibly grateful that I live in the midlands: we (usually) miss the worst of the weather

Margaret
30-12-2013, 10:26 AM
Goodness knows what I'll look like coming home from the hairdressers this afternoon in the gale force winds we are getting today.

http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/seasons-smileys/windy.gif

rebbonk
30-12-2013, 11:20 AM
The wind is expected to moderate as the afternoon wears on Margaret.

Fingers crossed for you

Lex
30-12-2013, 04:04 PM
Goodness knows what I'll look like coming home from the hairdressers this afternoon in the gale force winds we are getting today.

http://www.4smileys.com/smileys/seasons-smileys/windy.gif

How did your hair cope with the wind Margaret?

Margaret
30-12-2013, 04:23 PM
It got blown about a bit walking home, but the wind was calmer by the afternoon.
The hair dresser did an excellent job though.

Lex
30-12-2013, 04:35 PM
Glad to hear it!

Lex
06-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Things haven't got any better over the last few days!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25618080

Lex
26-01-2014, 08:00 AM
What I really want is a couple of weeks of frost to 'reset' my garden in readiness for spring.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25898521

The storm came over Stratford as well -I couldn't believe how ferocious it was!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-25896795

Gladys
26-01-2014, 09:24 AM
There's more here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2545764/Freak-electrical-storm-batters-half-country-incredible-pictures-emerge-ferocious-lightning-forks-giant-hailstones.html

Its awful down here, cold, wet, white out sky with a light breeze. I wonder what will come later?

Shizara
26-01-2014, 01:13 PM
Have just been to the shop. As I stepped out of the door, umbrella ready someone pulled the plug on the clouds and they dropped an incredible amount of heavy rain. There were huge puddles by the sides of the roads, which, prove too much of a temptation for some motorists who respond to that by seeming to accelerate and aim straight for the puddle. Instinctively I step well back and usually it is just as well as the thrill seeker is 'rewarded' by an incredible spray of water that heads toward the footpath and any unsuspecting victim walking along trying to dodge the smaller puddles on the path. This does not improve the relationship between motorists and pedestrians.

rebbonk
26-01-2014, 04:05 PM
it is just as well as the thrill seeker is 'rewarded' by an incredible spray of water that heads toward the footpath and any unsuspecting victim

I just love it when there's a hidden pothole under that nice big puddle. I've seen many cars have rapidly deflated tyres like that. I think it's called Karma or schadenfreude.

Shizara
26-01-2014, 08:48 PM
LOL... Now, that would make my day under such circumstances!

Lex
27-01-2014, 09:10 AM
There was a tornado reported in north Warwickshire: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-25908932

Apparently, there was one near Clifford Chambers as well.

Gladys
04-02-2014, 05:29 PM
Hi All, I don't know how you/re doing up there but in the last hour the wind has been whipping up a storm. Its going to be a turbulent night and I have no doubts some more flooding to come. Keep safe.

Margaret
04-02-2014, 06:20 PM
Hi All, I don't know how you/re doing up there but in the last hour the wind has been whipping up a storm. Its going to be a turbulent night and I have no doubts some more flooding to come. Keep safe.

Thanks Gladys, you keep safe too. There is a bit of a blustery wind where we are but nothing to be alarmed about just yet. Not a good outlook weatherwise for the weekend.

Margaret
05-02-2014, 11:34 AM
As I write, the wind is wild and the rain is lashing down the windows.
I don't think I'll be putting my wheelie bin out till the morning.

Gladys
05-02-2014, 11:39 AM
it raged all night and then died down slightly around 10 am this morning. It remained dry until around 11 but isn't heavy, yet! However, in the last 20 minutes the wind is whipping up again so who knows.

This is just weird. Its now 1430 and its gone quiet with just a light breeze. The rain has stopped, the sun even came out and is still trying. Is this the calm before the storm? We have an amber weather warning for worse to come.

I spoke too soon. The rain is back with squaling gusts, the sky is black but the sun is shining on the south side of us.

Margaret
12-02-2014, 10:33 AM
It is blowing a gale out there, and the River Leam is on flood alert.


Edited to report.
There is now a Flood Alert for the River Anker in Nuneaton and North Warwickshire .
Low-lying land and roads between Nuneaton and Tamworth on the River Anker and between Temple Mill and Ratcliffe Culey on the River Sence

Lex
15-02-2014, 09:14 AM
A landslip has closed the railway between Leamington and Banbury: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-26191090

Gladys
15-02-2014, 09:46 AM
We have had gusts of 69 Knots here which is Hurricane force. It blew gale force 12. Incredibly- our fences remains with all but one panel attached but flapping on one side that has become unhitched. The sea breached the defenses in places further down the Island and some streets were awash. I hope you are all OK?