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 Post subject: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2017, 15:37 
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She has just hit us.

As I live on the western edge of East Anglia, it's taken its own sweet time to get here, but as there's only one hill in the vicinity, it will no doubt be sweeping across the flat-lands of the Fens very soon.

I do hope no-one has suffered any damage or injury from it.

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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2017, 16:09 
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The sky here went a weird shade of orange before, and there's dust on everyone's cars, apparently all due to the storm bringing in sand from the Sahara and debris from the forest fires in Spain and Portugal. Thankfully nothing worse than leaves blowing off trees so far, but the wind's definitely getting up now.

Hope everyone's OK. It looked pretty bad in parts of Ireland and Wales.

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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2017, 16:20 
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The sky here is an odd shade of greyish yellow.

Most of the trees have now lost their leaves, so plenty to sweep up.

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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2017, 17:00 
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The sky here was very dark with a sort of yellow tinge this morning, but it cleared up about lunchtime and that's it so far. No torrential rain, no high winds, nothing.

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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2017, 17:05 
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It's been fine here except for the alarmingly yellow sky, and the wind's starting to get up. I hope people more badly affected have been ok!

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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2017, 18:49 
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I air my pillows before open windows - I've had to rescue one from the garden where it was dumped by Storm Ophelia...


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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2017, 18:56 
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Aquabird wrote:
The sky here was very dark with a sort of yellow tinge this morning, but it cleared up about lunchtime and that's it so far. No torrential rain, no high winds, nothing.


Our sky was much the same (mid Wales). The wind was almost non-existent this morning but was very strong tonight - I almost lost my car door!

Only a little rain, with the Saharan dust Alison mentioned.


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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 16 Oct 2017, 19:08 
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We had the strange yellow light and red sun around 1 pm. But a few hours later it had cleared off, though windy. The funniest thing was the flock of seagulls, who all flew back towards the sea when it suddenly got dark - and then when it lightened up later, were all flying upriver again as if it was morning! They must have thought it was 2 days rather than one!

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