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Old 26-10-2013, 11:09   #1
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Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

Hope everyone on the south coast of the UK and Northern France is tucked up safely , very nasty winds a coming. check your boats and hopefully you're not at sea


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Old 26-10-2013, 11:24   #2
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Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

Wow, looks bad! In dutch we call this a 'kanaalrat'. Free translation to English is a Channelrat. No time to be anywhere near the channel. Glad we are out there already.
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Old 26-10-2013, 11:36   #3
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Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

#1 Rule...Never leave a warm pub to go out in a Gale!!
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Old 26-10-2013, 11:46   #4
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Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

Gusting 30 knots with driving rain at the moment, but its been building through the day.

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Old 26-10-2013, 12:29   #5
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Yep not nice at the moment but the best is yet to come . Forecast for 10 -12m waves in the western approaches ! Wouldn't like to be off the Channel isles on an ebb tide !
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Old 26-10-2013, 12:36   #6
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Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

Trip down to the boat tomorrow I think to put the extra lines on even though we are quite sheltered.

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Old 26-10-2013, 12:54   #7
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Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

I intended to go coastal cruising for a week in the bay of Biscay, beginning tomorrow... In fact, the Met Office shipping forecast is not about a storm but *just* a strong gale!

My cruise is postponed to Tuesday at the earliest. Then, the weather is expected to improve and the sea to abate.

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Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

We are in Eastbourne (Sovereign Harbour Marina) surrounded by tall buildings and protected from the SW by Beachy Head. We have removed all loose fittings from the deck and are now secured by six lines to the jetty ( two by chain). Force 11 forecast tomorrow night. The wind is currently SW f8-9 but expected to get worst. At least it's dry!
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Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

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Sandy my wife says she is still worrried about all the tables and chairs on the balconies of the flats around.
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Comes bad, thats why we hide inside Holland canals up to Dokkum.
Now is a mattet of just wait.
Good luck to anyone out there!
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Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

Bramblenet our beacon in the middle of the Solent has just died probably weather induced problem. The beacon on Chichester Bar is giving F9

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http://www.westernchannelobservatory...nt_Monitor.htm
Not so good down here earlier, but Sunday night to Monday looks to be the worst is still to come,
Batten down the hatches !
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Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

flat calm here at the moment...........
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Bramblenet our beacon in the middle of the Solent has just died probably weather induced problem. The beacon on Chichester Bar is giving F9

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Don't believe thius net for windspeed. The sensor is between two blocks of flats.
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Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday

We are in Eastbourne Marina. Currently raining hard ans gusting 16 - 20 Kts in the shelter of the flats. The worst should hit us after midnight to 0400h. According to the internet the channel islands currently have 86 mph winds
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