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Extreme winds.


Brumas
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I've never known weather like it here on the North Northumberland coast, yesterday was bright sunshine and today the terrible wind has just blown down my front fence!! It is not a solid fence, the wind has just snapped the fence posts off at ground level.

Admittedly on checking, I have found that the wood had rotted, the fence was here when we bought the bungalow 12 years ago, but still must have needed some considerable force.

Well, it will have to wait as I need to drive to Wooler and that road may have trees down :o(

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Brumas

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Fingers crossed, the wind seems to have died down to a manageable level, let's hope by tomorrow it has blown itself out.

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spuds

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Brumas

Where I am located. its been up and down since midday, but it as now started to blow fairly hard again. plenty of damage being done.

Bin and recycling men arrived, but the recycling men gave up. Bags all over the place, and trying to catch them was a task to watch. Bins that had been left out due to people at work, were 'light-winded', and proving to be an hazard to vehicles and people alike.

Neighbour planted a tree three/four years ago, and its been trying to push my fence over. Neighbour wasn't very happy when I suggested that I was about ready to take action and prune it, if they didn't :O(

Fingers crossed for tomorrow?.

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Graham*

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Well, it's only 55 in Florida if that makes you feel any better.

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Graham*

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Forgot, may not display in Firefox. Dunno why.

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Brumas

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I'm relieved to report that the high winds have abated and the weather seems to be back to normal.

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morddwyd

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70mph forecast for tomorrow.

Just a gentle breeze then!

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Graham*

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I too am relieved. As are the chaps on the roof installing solar panels.

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wiz-king

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May be solar sails.

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morddwyd

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When it became apparent yesterday that the winds were too much for the bin men I put my bin back in its normal place down the side of the garage, assuming I would have to wait a week.

While it is visible from the toad it is about twenty metres from the gate.

When I came back from shopping today I found that they had been around, gone and collected and emptied my bin and returned it.

That's what I call a good local council service, above and beyond what is normally expected.

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Bingalau

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I think the act of crossing my fingers etc. was in vain because the wind is now blowing harder here in our area than previously. I'm beginning to think it must be caused by the hole in the ozone layer. It's getting a little draughty. God knows what it must be like around the old Trossachs? Macscouse seems to be quiet so maybe it's even worse further north. It takes a lot to keep him quiet.

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