Maximum gust analysis 0000-1300 UTC

Burgh le Marsh Windmill loses its sails

This is an interim analysis of all reported gusts of 60 mph and above in SYNOP observations until 13 UTC today. Three of the usual windiest spots are in the top five places, and no doubt Needles old battery and Berry head will be up there too, but at the moment the 89 mph at Capel Curig is at the top. I have to admit that I was pretty skeptical earlier in the week that an amber warning was warranted for Sunday but today’s gusts have proved me wrong – well done Met Office! I still don’t think the amber warning extends far enough north to cover the central belt of Scotland because the strongest winds may be still to come here.

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