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All safe?

I hope that all the Cooers are safe after such a wild night and keep safe today. Up here it was sunny earlier but has clouded over now and there is quite a strong wing - but a very long way from hurricane force gusts that you have had in the south. There was a huge amount of rain while I was at a Ceilidh last night - nearly had to swim home Shocked
Do tell us of your experiences, those of you in the south and south-west who are having such extreme weather.

Posted at 14th Nov 2009 - 09:08AM   Posted by Withy Brook   All safe? Comments: 11

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Preseli Mags's Avatar I hope everyone is safe too. It's still furiously windy here in Pembrokeshire this morning. All night we had very heavy downpours and lightning.

This morning we were awoken by a 'drip, drip, drip' - water dripping from a leak in the roof through the bedroom ceiling and on to my bag of material. Not a good start to the day!

It's too fierce for me to go for a run, so we're going to snuggle up indoors today (and do something to mend the roof!).

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 14th Nov 2009 at 10:05AM

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Fennie's Avatar Here in the 'bottom of Wales' - that's bottom in 'as far south as you can get without invading Exmoor' - the weather has been (so far) well-behaved. Good little wash-behind-the-ears kind of weather. Blowy, yes, violent showers, yes, but nothing that would look out of place in March.

Posted by: Fennie on 14th Nov 2009 at 10:07AM

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Woozle1967's Avatar Same here on the Herefordshire/Gloucestershire borders - very blustery and wet last night, but nothing too extreme. Was quite nice first thing but gone grey now with some light rain.

Posted by: Woozle1967 on 14th Nov 2009 at 10:20AM

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Lampworkbeader's Avatar It's stopped raining now in West Sussex but still very windy. We had guests round last night and when I saw them to their car at 1am, the trees next door were roaring like express trains. The trees are all still standing this morning though. I'm just going to walk up to the village. let's hope the foot path is clear.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 14th Nov 2009 at 10:31AM

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Twiglet's Avatar Wild night on the Shropshire/Wales border but no damage here.

Posted by: Twiglet on 14th Nov 2009 at 10:54AM

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All safe and sound here, although I haven't ventured outside the house, still absolutely tipping it down and blowing a gale. Will check the roof when its a bit calmer as its been damaged 3 times since we have been here because of severe weather.

In the 1987 and 1989 storms we had no power for days on end, and neighbours further up the lane had no water either as it is pumped because the pressure gets so low. A positive result of all that has been that the utility and comms companies have put the cables underground, so that power supplies are much more stable. Half expected there to be power cuts yesterday evening and last night, but it stayed on!

Trust everyone else is safe too.

Posted by: Zoe on 14th Nov 2009 at 11:53AM

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Jaynebeth's Avatar We were woken in the early hours by what I though was hailstones - turns out the wind was serious fierce accompanied by substantial rain. Wind was strong enough to rock the 4x4 sufficiently to set off the alarms.

Today is still proper blowy ....... and grey!

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 14th Nov 2009 at 12:15PM

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Mountainear's Avatar A wild and wet night and now a rainy Saturday. The Severn has burst its banks at Welshpool but has only flooded fields so far.

It seems to be a day for nesting activities and doing cosy things.

Posted by: Mountainear on 14th Nov 2009 at 12:36PM

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Preseli Mags's Avatar Well it calmed down a bit, stopped raining and the sun peeked out, so I went for a "run".

Why the inverted commas? Well, I was wading through one of the floods and it was coming up to above my knees.

I stopped and looked at the actual level of the water and measured it when I got home: 18 inches deep!

I was already soaked through thanks to our local boy racer who saw that woman runner + large puddle = comedy opportunity. How I laughed.

It was quite fun though, prancing through the floods in the (occasional) sunshine - until the one when I ceased to be able to feel my feet. LaughingLaughingLaughing

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 14th Nov 2009 at 02:15PM

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Frances's Avatar Gosh, you all really have had a big dose of weather! I do want to warn you that we had a major rain/wind storm here yesterday, that is headed eastward. Hoping that it will get worn out crossing the broad Atlantic Ocean.

xo

Posted by: Frances on 14th Nov 2009 at 02:19PM

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Peterwf's Avatar Although we are not on any flood type alerts, this afternoon I say a rather large pump on the back of a lorry with a load of pipework heading towards the coast.
High tide is 21:30 this evening, I guess it is just a precaution.

Posted by: Peterwf on 14th Nov 2009 at 06:23PM

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