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Gales and downpours force walk to be cancelled

Met Office weather warnings have forced the cancellation of a sponsored walk in aid of Craigrownie Park in Cove.

But this week has also brought good news for the local fundraisers, who have been awarded £2,000 from the Health and Wellbeing Fund. 168 more words


Changeable weather but a fine start to the long weekend

A front followed by a cold southwest change is expected to sweep over the South Island today and the North Island on Friday. “Gales are likely in exposed places and a period of rain is expected over most of the country, “commented MetService meteorologist Erick Brenstrum. 147 more words

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Minor Casualty of the Gales

We looked out of the kitchen window yesterday morning and got a shock. It may not be immediately clear why. Yes, there are no chairs where they would usually be alongside the table. 665 more words


Hurricane Gonzalo

So the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo is coming through tonight. Wind has been howling around outside like a banshee and pretty much all the leaves will be off the trees tomorrow. 38 more words


Gonzalo brushes past Northwest Scotland

The GFS model T+120 from my last blog did a very good job I think in handling the passage of ex-hurricane Gonzalo this morning as it brushed past Northwest Scotland. 281 more words

Synoptic Situation

Warning issued as strong winds expected to hit the East Midlands

Strong winds are expected to batter the East Midlands as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo run across the Atlantic Ocean and hit the UK. 135 more words


Whither Gonzalo?

The latest GFS model run for 1200 UTC makes more of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo than does the nearest comparable model time-step of the Met Office*. The Met office gradually merges the centre of what’s left of Gonzalo into a trough that crosses the UK in the early of hours of next Tuesday, whilst the GFS keeps a discrete centre to an intense low that whistles up the Great Glen, before curving down into the North sea towards Heligoland, maintains a central pressure of around 980 hPa. 156 more words

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