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    When was the last time Ireland or the UK got a real, live Hurricane?

    Hurricane Ophelia strengthens before storm reaches UK - BBC News
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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

    Yeah, watching that one and have been for a few days. For me personally our most recent forecasts actually say we'll have calm weather but 23 or 25 degrees C which is 8 or 10 above normal - all the wind will be west of us but we're in the bubble of warm air it's bringing with it. But on current projections Ireland, the West Country and Wales and later Scotland will get hammered though the winds are predicted to be below hurricane force (60-80 iirc).

    What concerns me is that the numbers in the predictions are going up rather than down.

    1987 we had 100mph winds in the south. Before that there was a big storm and floods in 16-something? maybe early 1700s?

    All our big hurricane type winds I know of before this have been ex hurricanes that went up your east coast then across the Atlantic and hit here as storms. We've not had one that was a hurricane direct like this.

    edit: 1987 wasn't technically a hurricane - it appears to have been a freak event. And I'm aware that predictions of the courses of hurricanes are notoriously difficult so I'm still watching carefully.
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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

    oooh I'd not seen the updates of it strengthening. Will go see what the storm chasers are saying.

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    The BBC Weather hourly predictor says that at 4am the temperature is going to jump to 18°C and the wind will then stay between 40 and 60 mph for the next sixteen hours. I don't mind that bit of wind but the temperature before dawn is extraordinary.
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    I just stood on the stoop and had a look out, there's not a breath of wind stirring at all, the trees are motionless.
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    Re: Weather or not, be prepared! Ophelia is coming

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    I just stood on the stoop and had a look out, there's not a breath of wind stirring at all, the trees are motionless.
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    And now there's a breeze, no more than that. Not a wind, no sound, but twigs are moving.
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