Warnings

Brendan faster, deeper

Call it delusions of grandeur if you like, but sometimes I get the distinct impression that someone down in the forecasting office in Exeter does occasionally read some of the stuff I write on xmetman.

A windy Monday next week

Monday certainly looks like it will be very windy so it’s a fair bet that this could be named storm Brendan if Met Eireann have anything to do with it. Tuesday has the potential for being even windier across southern area as the secondary low looks well placed for rapid development.

Today’s cancelled warning

I was rather surprised that they didn’t cancel it earlier, and had thought they might leave the warning in force and brazen it out like they’ve done in the past, after all it is a rather windy day south of 53° north, and there have been a few lively gusts around.

The Capel Curig wind tunnel

The Met Office are not taking any chances after getting caught out on two separate occasions in the last week with gusts of 70 mph at Capel Curig.

Must try harder

Some of the highest gusts today occurred outside the yellow warning area for strong winds, notably at Aboyne (64 mph), Inverbervie (64 mph) and a 68 mph again at Capel Curig (aka the Welsh wind tunnel).