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Wind Overnight Warning Upgrade

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The yellow warning for wind overnight has been raised to Amber.

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Here it is:

Amber warning of wind

From:
0005 on Wed 13 September
To:
0600 on Wed 13 September
Updated 4 hours ago

Storm Aileen will bring a brief spell of very strong westerly winds with gusts of 65-75 mph during the early hours of Wednesday.

Longer journey times by road, rail and air are looking likely, with restrictions on roads and bridges. Damage to trees and perhaps buildings, as well as power cuts are expected. Flying debris and large coastal waves are possible, and these could lead to injuries.

47MPHWEST SOUTH WESTERLYWIND GUSTS46MPHWEST SOUTH WESTERLYWIND GUSTS44MPHWEST SOUTH WESTERLYWIND GUSTS44MPHWEST SOUTH WESTERLYWIND GUSTS43MPHWEST SOUTH WESTERLYWIND GUSTS41MPHWESTERLYWIND GUSTS40

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I've already checked mooring lines for possible chafe and my buoy for wear and tear to the top end of the chain, put extra springs on dory and Drascombe, checked furling lines on jibs, pulled stuff above the flood level, will sleep happily enough now!

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We've hunkered down at Sutton Staithe for the night now. Reminds me of the song ' com'on Aileen com'on Aileen'  by Dexys Midnight Runners appropriate time in the groups name to:default_biggrin:. I'm not shifting till the wind speed drops to a sensible level either!!

Hope we survive the high winds forecast to come later, today has been really a very nice day weather wise.

John.

Yes that is NYX in front of us! 

 

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19 minutes ago, CaptainJoshie said:

We've hunkered down at Sutton Staithe for the night now. Reminds me of the song ' com'on Aileen com'on Aileen'  by Dexys Midnight Runners appropriate time in the groups name to:default_biggrin:. I'm not shifting till the wind speed drops to a sensible level either!!

Hope we survive the high winds forecast to come later, today has been really a very nice day weather wise.

John.

Yes that is NYX in front of us! 

 

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You will be fine , I can still remember the tail end of a hurricane coming through Norfolk a few yrs back n hit the boat in the worst possible place the back of the canopy , still no damage but I was amazed it didn't take off , personally I avoid as one would trees in winds as Diesel Falcon said a lot are still carrying a lot of leafs they carry shelter but you don't want one on your boat hence never moor under a tree , apologies for stressing that but its just one of my visual checks on windy days having seen what happened to a friends boat may yrs back .

 

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it reminds me of that Hannah Cole picture called "East Wind" (except this one looks due west)eastwind_1450.jpg.12135d1b68d8ff08577220408df05d93.jpg

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5 hours ago, JennyMorgan said:

I've already checked mooring lines for possible chafe and my buoy for wear and tear to the top end of the chain, put extra springs on dory and Drascombe, checked furling lines on jibs, pulled stuff above the flood level, will sleep happily enough now!

but have you frapped those haliards

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1 hour ago, grendel said:

but have you frapped those haliards

Not a prob with wooden masts, so no!

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Currently moored at Waveney River Centre, just started raining & wind is starting to pick up.

all lines checked 

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Hi

21:55  and hardly a breeze! Very pleasant evening.... so far!

Looking at the BBC weather they have shifted the arrival time to 04:00 and going on till around 16:00 !!!

John.

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Wish I was on board Nyx right now. I've lent it to a friend (some of you might remember Bernie and his dog Megs). It looks cleaner in that pic than it was when I bought her. :)

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7 hours ago, JennyMorgan said:

I've already checked mooring lines for possible chafe and my buoy for wear and tear to the top end of the chain, put extra springs on dory and Drascombe, checked furling lines on jibs, pulled stuff above the flood level, will sleep happily enough now!

Anyone care to translate that into English for me? :default_dunce:

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1 minute ago, BroadAmbition said:

At Womack. It's raining but not that heavy and as of yet not too windy either 

Griff

Well make sure you check mooring lines for possible chafe and your buoy for wear and tear to the top end of the chain, and put extra springs on dory and Drascombe, and check furling lines on jibs, and pull stuff above the flood level, you'll sleep happily enough now! :default_biggrin:

(copyright JM):default_winko:

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Here on the North Norfolk coast it is 06.13 we have 40mph and just had a gust of 58mph regular gusts of 56mph.

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