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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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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 17 Oct 2017, 13:23 
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I was out walking about 11.30am and saw the yellow sky and red sun. Didn't actually think much of it at the time, until I saw the news. Got my sheets dry in the afternoon, which was probably as much due to the wind as anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 17 Oct 2017, 15:51 
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Good to read that, at least so far, everyone seems to have escaped more or less unscathed.


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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 17 Oct 2017, 19:41 
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I was out walking with my son, and the light had a strange quality that made things close to you stand out almost in relief. It felt rather like walking through a sepia photograph.


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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 18 Oct 2017, 20:47 
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No damage here, although people in the surrounding areas lost power, and some of them won't be getting it back till next week. Lots of trees down nearby. Luckily my workplace closed for the day of and the day after, because public transport was all halted by early afternoon, and I wouldn't have had a way to get home.

We stayed in as recommended on the day, and there was no problem other than three very unsettled cats, one of whom sat in the window all day launching himself at leaves flying past outside (big bang, startled humans!)

It was a lot worse in the south of the country, and they'll be getting another one on Friday/Saturday, which should miss us as far as I can see.


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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 18 Oct 2017, 21:56 
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Glad you're ok, whitequeen. Sounds like it's been pretty bad for some folks.

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 Post subject: Re: Storm Ophelia
PostPosted: 20 Oct 2017, 22:29 
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Brian has just arrived, but I arrived home just as the first drops were coming down, and I have no intention of leaving the house again until late tomorrow (if safe).

I think the UK will be hit worse this time, so stay safe everyone.


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