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goboatingnow 26-10-2013 10:09

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


dave

Bregts 26-10-2013 10:24

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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.

sailtowindward 26-10-2013 10:36

Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday
 
#1 Rule...Never leave a warm pub to go out in a Gale!!

Pete7 26-10-2013 10:46

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.

Pete

Hoofsmit 26-10-2013 11:29

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 !

Pete7 26-10-2013 11:36

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.

Pete

Hydra 26-10-2013 11:54

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.

Alain

Searanger50 26-10-2013 12:13

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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!
Life living on a boat is never dull.

Searanger50 26-10-2013 12:14

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PS:
Sandy my wife says she is still worrried about all the tables and chairs on the balconies of the flats around.

Ypake 26-10-2013 12:47

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!

Pete7 26-10-2013 14:50

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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

CHIMET - Weather Reports from Chichester Bar

Hoofsmit 26-10-2013 15:13

https://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 !

atoll 26-10-2013 17:26

Re: Storm sweeping through Southern Uk, Northern France this sunday/monday
 
flat calm here at the moment...........

Searanger50 27-10-2013 14:43

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Originally Posted by Pete7 (Post 1374971)
Bramblenet our beacon in the middle of the Solent has just died probably weather induced problem. The beacon on Chichester Bar is giving F9

CHIMET - Weather Reports from Chichester Bar

Don't believe thius net for windspeed. The sensor is between two blocks of flats.

Searanger50 27-10-2013 14:46

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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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