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[Sussex] Storm Ciaran on its way or here?



Zeberdi

Brighton born & bred
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Oct 20, 2022
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Huge numbers. The Sussex coast very rarely experiences wind speeds like that. The Burn’s Day Storm of 1990 where a lot of folk got killed or hurt … 84mph was the maximum Shoreham gust.
Gusts of 100 knots per hour ( 185.20 kph/115mph) at Shoreham in the Great Storm of 1987 - Gusts of 119 knots recorded on the West Coast of Brittany the evening before (over 220 kph/136.7mph)

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Weststander

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NSC Licker Extraordinaire
Aug 25, 2011
62,765
Withdean area
Gusts of 100 knots per hour ( 185.20 kph/115mph) at Shoreham in the Great Storm of 1987 - Gusts of 119 knots recorded on the West Coast of Brittany the evening before (over 220 kph/136.7mph)

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The MetOffice numbers by contrast really playing this down, gusts peaking at 60mph in Brighton. Strange, we’ll soon find out.

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Zeberdi

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Oct 20, 2022
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Hours off flights traveling from the Eastern Seaboard of the US on the back of a roaring Jet Stream yesterday but that has intensified Ciaran into a ‘bomb cyclone’

 


1066familyman

Radio User
Jan 15, 2008
15,185
Pretty serious wind and rain here now in East Hastings up on the hill.
With the ground sodden from all the torrential rain we've had, I fear there'll be a lot of trees blown over. Two already down on St.Helens Road :(
 

Marlton and Hove Albion

Active member
Oct 11, 2018
159
Sarasota FL
Hours off flights traveling from the Eastern Seaboard of the US on the back of a roaring Jet Stream yesterday but that has intensified Ciaran into a ‘bomb cyclone’

I flew Tampa to Boston (1,300 miles) on Monday night in 2h 10m. Was 3h 45m coming back. Ground speed close to 700mph and no more than 420mph on the return. Incredibly smooth flights there and back, which is so unusual with winds like that.
 


Easy 10

Brain dead MUG SHEEP
Jul 5, 2003
61,603
Location Location
Its already kicking off in BN41. Wheeliebin day tomorrow, and mine has clearly been spun around 45° (although thankfully is still upright).

Looking forward to a nice lay-in tomorrow, being as this is obviously going to be a WFH day. This may, or may not, also involve a 2 hour lunch.
 


The Clamp

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Jan 11, 2016
24,082
West is BEST
Fairly steady wind in BN2.

Nothing too concerning so far.
 

Gabbafella

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Aug 22, 2012
4,614
Got up for work about 30 mins ago and I have to say I'm rather disappointed.
We were told that if conditions were as bad as predicted that we could stay at home but it seems rather tame out there.
Where's the apocalypse we were promised?
 

MJsGhost

Remembers
NSC Licker Extraordinaire
Jun 26, 2009
4,372
East
One of our recycling bins has just blown over in Hangleton.

It'll take time, but we'll get through this.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones at this difficult time.

Keep strong!
 


Thunder Bolt

Ordinary Supporter
Per the Argus

Power outages have been reported across Sussex as Storm Ciarán batters the south coast with strong winds and heavy rain.

People have been left without electricity in Whitehawk, Crawley, Horsham, Storrington, Hurstpierpoint, Rye
 

Guinness Boy

Tofu eating wokerati
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Jul 23, 2003
33,491
Up and Coming Sunny Portslade
Call me an over cautious old ninny, but I’m not taking the dog for his usual run on the beach!
 


HeaviestTed

I’m eating
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Mar 23, 2023
1,268
Very very wet and just had thunder and lightening up here in North West, East Sussex.
 

Denis

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Mar 25, 2013
537
Portslade
Its already kicking off in BN41. Wheeliebin day tomorrow, and mine has clearly been spun around 45° (although thankfully is still upright).

Looking forward to a nice lay-in tomorrow, being as this is obviously going to be a WFH day. This may, or may not, also involve a 2 hour lunch.
Council website saying bin collections cancelled today
 

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