Storm Ophelia

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sanjeev Nanda, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Sanjeev Nanda

    Sanjeev Nanda

    Oct 16, 2017
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    News channels are reporting that Storm Ophelia is battering the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph.

    The storm, which was previously classified as a hurricane as it made its way across the Atlantic, comes exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people.

    So are you feeling its effects too?
    Sanjeev Nanda, Oct 17, 2017
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  2. Sanjeev Nanda

    Ian Administrator

    Feb 23, 2002
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    Welcome to the forums Sanjeev :).

    I live in the North-West and although it was very windy, it doesn't look like we were hit to hard in my area - Ireland looks like it bore the brunt though :(.
    Ian, Oct 17, 2017
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  3. Sanjeev Nanda

    nivrip Yorkshire Cruncher

    Mar 21, 2007
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    North Yorkshire
    I live on the eastern side of England and, although it is very windy, it is not a major problem. The storm has hit Ireland and is now heading up to the west of Scotland where it is expected to be fierce. Then it will carry on northwards and hit the Shetlands and Orkneys.

    Yesterday we had the very red sun which is due to Saharan sand being whisked up into the atmosphere. It looked very unusual. :)
    nivrip, Oct 17, 2017
  4. Sanjeev Nanda

    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

    Mar 5, 2002
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    In a Hovel
    it's a loverly sunnyshining day here in Southport, a bit of a breeze, but nothing to write home about. :)
    muckshifter, Oct 17, 2017
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