Storm Ciara

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Storm Ciara

Post by James.blonde » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:56 pm

As time has gone on this week, what started as looking like a great weekend of wind has turned into the high probability of it becoming distinctly unsailable. In Sussex we now have an amber warning of wind, 60 to 80 mph gusts. Sunday starts of with a forcast 45mph, which for me is 3.6m weather with the gusts factored in. It then increases steadily throughout the day. Its unusual that the peak wind and wave forcast is after high tide which is probably a blessing to limit damage. High in Littlehampton is at 11am, tides are quite big at the moment with the full moon in a couple of days.
BBC are saying it could be the biggest storm some people may have experienced.
What is surprising is that the storm right now is still in America and will leave sometime Saturday before being slingshotted across the Atlantic by a super powered jet stream.
All next week looks great, so all is not lost. Ill be working from home.
Shame there's no Strom Chase in action at the moment, this would test their metal.
I think the word "epic"may be used by anyone that does get out.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by PK1111 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:13 pm

Avon beach for me if it doesn’t look too mental.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by BillG » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:42 pm

Beware that if it is as strong as they are forecasting you could be driving through falling trees! The morning after the 87 'hurricane' I set off from London to Hayling and got nowhere because there were 100's of trees blocking the A3 all the way. The strongest wind is during the day this time. I think I'll wait until Monday or Tuesday (I haven't got a 2.5 sail anyway!).

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by wully » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:03 am

It’s breezy here. Maybe a bit stormy but it’s winter FFS.

I’m getting more than a little fed up with the media wank fest every time it gets windy.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by James.blonde » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:13 am

Just gone to the beach with the dog, its possibly 4.4m weather for me. Direction is pants though. Hopefully goes more to the west for after high and doesn't get too strong

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