Storm Angus

The first named winter storm came with strong warnings, of high winds and heavy rain overnight on Saturday into Sunday. Although it was breezy we did not see particularly high winds here, but the system was notable for its very low pressure (a new record for this location) and for a great deal of rain (a […]

Storm Katie

As predicted, Storm Katie produced high winds here, with a peak gust at 06:02BST of 62.6kts or around 70mph. Highest sustained winds were Beaufort 7 (Near Gale)  at 28.2kts or 32.5mph.                           Storm Katie was a classic Atlantic storm, with “bomb” or “explosive […]

Windy

Today is the windiest it has been since I set up the weather station at the beginning of August. Top gust so far is 33kts ( 38mph or 61kph  a near gale) and the average wind has been at Beaufort force 4 (moderate breeze) for quite a lot of the day. Nothing extreme here, but […]