Jees its windy!
Indeed. I saw a HGV get blown over on Barton Bridge, M60, on my way home tonight. (was on the opposite carriageway and there was no way to stop safely but I rang it in) slowed right down and saw other drivers climbing up onto the cab to get the driver out 😯 . Hopefully he’s okay.Posted 6 years agoBustaspokeSubscriber
Blowing a gale over here,West Lancs,can’t remember the last time it was this noisy.I thought yesterday was supposed to be the worst day?Posted 6 years ago
I drive an artic for one of the supermarkets,it was horrendous on the M62 this afternoon,could’nt have the window down with my arm out! 😯ElfinsafetyMember
It’s really blustery here in east London. I dread to think what it’s like in other parts of the country if it’s this wild here. We generally only get 20% or so of any really bad weather like winds, so it must be proper bad out of town.
My letterbox is rattling. I’m going to bung some Blu-Tak or something on it so it don’t annoy me all night.Posted 6 years agoglobaltiMember
Went out at 06:00 for my usual morning piss on the lawn and didn’t know which way to face, it got blown all over the place. I think this is the worst wind I’ve experienced at sea level, even worse than Tuesday.
Gotta go on the roof Saturday or Sunday to fix the cowl, which has a broken leg on the “hat” and is rattling like a good ‘un, waking me at 3.30 today.Posted 6 years agotomasoSubscriber
Out around Coniston and over Iron Keld/Tarn Hows last night and it was really gusty but surprisingly dry in term of precipitation. Massive amounts of surface water run off coming down from the hills and it was like riding in a stream. Roads quite flooded and a few trees down going through Windermere keeping the police nice and busy.
Coming to work this morning was like riding a turbo trainer on full whack, crawling along at 8 mph. When I got to Morecambe Prom I almost got blown away by the gusts. Should be easy street going home thoughPosted 6 years agoJonEdwardsMember
Another sleepless night
ditto (Sheff). And I usually sleep like a log. Wind is sufficiently hard it’s blowing the rain up under the tiles, so the damn roof is now leaking too (no felt)
The wind I can sort of cope with. I just really, really, really, wish it would stop pissing it down.Posted 6 years agowingnutsMember
Sleepless night here in Milton Keynes. Wife chucking up and then when I’d tenderly sorted her out the winds just got monumental. So noisy and gusty. Not seen this scale here before. What was getting me was we had only just finished, yesterday afternoon, putting the wind deflectors on the new solar panels and I scared about them lifting off and sailing away. All seems ok now though.Posted 6 years agoSue_WMember
Mental winds here on the north Wales coast.
Have just tried, and failed, to get into the office. First road blocked as they can’t safety operate the traffic barriers on the rail crossing, turn round head down another road – blocked at the junction as the traffic lights are out and there car chaos, turn around head down another road – blocked due to a fallen tree … Give up, and head back home.
So working from home today, but now have no-one to chat to! Anyone want to join me in the virtual office? I need fresh coffee at this time in the morning if anyone else wants one? and I hope someone’s bought some decent biscuits in. Meet up later for a gossip at the water-cooler?Posted 6 years agobikebouyMember
Propers windy here on the sarf carst, windy enough for..
Uber whoops of joy, phones been going off like a cockpit of a space shuttle all morning with my mates rattling on at me to..
GET OUT HERE YOU WUS!!
Looks ike 3.2mtr and 75ltr heavan..
West Witts here I come…
Edit: that should read “LOOPS of JOY!!!!”Posted 6 years agobeckykirk43Member
@beckykirk43 – good to see you got straight out there and cordened it off with safety fencing… that should stand you in good stead when the ambulance chasers come knocking
That was already there! Trying to stop the dogs destroying *all* of the grass over winter!
I thought it had died down but it’s started up again – horizontal hail and all!Posted 6 years agoRAGGATIPMember
Riding along a back lane on my way from work on Tuesday when a car approaching from the opposite direction shone his full beam on me and then flashed temporarily blinding me. I regained my eye site and collided with a tree that had fallen across the road. Whilst I was untangling myself and my bike from the branches the driver walked up to me and asked if I was OK. Then I realised he was old bill. He was trying to help but didn’t and now ‘cos my head took most of the impact I look like Pizza Face. Eveyone’s taking the mickey out of me at work. Bike’s OK though so not too bothered.Posted 6 years agotomasoSubscriber
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