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10 Mar 2008, 1:00 pm

Not sure if this has been made yet but who else here is being hit by these really strong winds upto 80mph? we sure are in the south!



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10 Mar 2008, 1:25 pm

For some reason I assumed this thread would be about severe flatulence.


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10 Mar 2008, 1:28 pm

haha... most from the uk should know what I mean.



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10 Mar 2008, 2:06 pm

I was getting pushed along on the way home from lecture just now, but I was really surprised when my mum told me we're on gale warning last night because it's been so calm here. I walked into/out of Oxford from headington (about two miles) last night, and it was pretty fine.

What about anyone up north? I'm slightly jealous of the snow. ;___; I want some! (Although, preferably not on thursday, because I'm filming).


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10 Mar 2008, 2:34 pm

Jamie06 wrote:
Not sure if this has been made yet but who else here is being hit by these really strong winds upto 80mph? we sure are in the south!

It's just a typical winter storm. The 80mph is for gusts, not sustained wind speeds. The most important factor is that it is occuring during very high tides, and that combined with storm surge effects has caused some local flooding. Unfortunately, it also gives BBC presenters an opportunity to prance around on a wave-lashed promenade as if this kind of thing hasn't been happening on a regular basis since we first became an island.



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10 Mar 2008, 2:39 pm

Yeah very true, I knew about it gusting to that speed, dread to think of it was a constant 80mph.



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10 Mar 2008, 4:28 pm

up here in North Yorkshire we have escaped the worst of it

However that's not to say we could still get them


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10 Mar 2008, 8:35 pm

High winds aren't fun to sit through. Just remember this:

It isn't that the wind is blowing, it's what the wind is blowing.


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