Storm Aileen

As we know, prognostications by the media tend towards the sensational so thought you might be interested in this … or not.

The forecast is that it would hit about 1 a.m. at 50-60 mph but that in corridors and low lying ground, it could reach 65-75 mph. At 2:54 a.m., I can tell you that it’s maybe 60 mph outside, judging by the remains of branches but of course, nothing on the news in the middle of the night.

The entire building is shaking and I’ll write while we still have internet and/or power.

Looking out of the window, sipping coffee, it’s a bit wet out there and has started raining through the ceiling. Downgrading it a bit, the cars are rocking but not being blown away, there’s still power in the distance but not near the canal, the trees are bent over but not snapping.

3 comments for “Storm Aileen

  1. September 13, 2017 at 03:39

    3:37 a.m. Seems to have calmed down but now comes the rain. Maybe 40 mph with higher gusts.

    4:51 a.m. Was looking at the current animation and projected for midday. The band of wind is quite narrow. You have one west-east line getting 70 mph but ten miles either side is 40 and outside that 20.

    So people not far away will report just a bit of wind, bin blown over, while others will report the house shaking. I notice that Hamburg will have 38-40 around midday but off the coast is 87-90 mph barrelling up the bight.

  2. dearieme
    September 13, 2017 at 11:16

    To name our winter storms seems simultaneously an embarrassing and feeble copying of the Yanks and also presumably an attempt to boost the Met Office. Both are pretty despicable causes.

    • September 13, 2017 at 12:03

      That was not uppermost in the mind while the house was shaking. It was more, ‘Wish this thing would pass through so I can get some sleep.’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *