Monday, 28 October 2013

"Fellas, it's bin good t'know ya!"

Well, if the Met Office has looked at the right bit of dried seaweed and the MSM's hysteria has, for once, proven to be correct, we are in the teeth of STORMAGEDDON! just about now. And as MacHeath reminds us, we do love a good panic, especially about the weather.

I wasn't blogging at the time of the last Great Storm, and who knows if I'll have any power or connectivity to Tweet this one?

As I work in Southend, I may well be at home twiddling my thumbs for some of the morning, as the rail companies have been told by Network Rail to prepare contingency timetables. My little iPhone weather app is showing alarming symbols (a windsock?! Really?):

So, here's a cheerful tune to ride out the 'hurricane' with. Sing along, everyone!


Stay safe, everyone!


One (small) tree down on the green in front of the house & my neighbour has decided to move his wheelie bins into the back garden (we did ours last night). No other casualties.

Update 2:

I have braved the outside to bring you pictures of the awesome power of the forces of nature!

Roads blocked! Send helicopter!

No, send International Rescue!

OMFG! The storm blew this man's entire house inside out!!!!


Anonymous said...

Well Essex and Suffolk has the worst to come according 'an expert' talking to the giggling Evan Davis who braved (as Noktee whimsically noted) the storm ravaged streets of London W1; then God help Scandinavia.
I've had a build up of leaves near my front door and a new tree I planted has come loose from it's support stick. I drove home to Kent over the QE2 Bridge yesterday evening around 7.15 PM, no traffic, no extra speed restrictions - despite local news saying it was to shut imminently. What a load of bollocks.

Anonymous said...

Na, na na na na na na na, hey jude...

Anonymous said...

1 'na' too many there...........

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

The Met Office wants to get out of the Home Counties more. Up on the NW Lancashire coast we get gales howling in off the Irish sea on a regular basis (three or four times a year at least), with gusts of up to 90mph, sometimes more; strong enough to knock you off your feet if you are daft enough to be outside. I've seen trams on Blackpool Prom blown on their sides and they weight tons. I'm sure it's the same for most coastal towns and villages up and down the British Isles.

We just batten down the hatches and wait for the storm to blow itself out. Yet because a storm is going to affect London and The South there's this huge media hullabaloo.


Anonymous said...

One medium size tree over, just down the road.

It fell neatly along the pavement because we have a conservative council.

Jules, why is your display in Fahrenheit?

Fahrenheit211 said...

Unless there are some uber-horrific pictures of massive wind damage to come, apart from a lot of rain on the roads last night things didn't seem too bad in the Midlands. There is obviously the danger of flooding of course.

Fidel Cuntstruck said...

I can report that, up here in the far North, the leaves have blown off the trees - but they do that at this time of year.

HQ is darn Sarff - I have a book running as to who will use the "terrible storm" as an excuse to start late today.

ivan said...

@Rightwinggit, I would think the app shows Fahrenheit because it was written in the US that is still backward in such things - they also use miles and gallons of an odd capacity.

Anonymous said...

So how come the speed is in Kmh and rain is in mm?

Anonymous said...

It brings a tear to my eye when I hear that song.
John Gibson

JuliaM said...

" traffic, no extra speed restrictions - despite local news saying it was to shut imminently."

It did shut for the early morning, but the tunnel stayed open, so there were few issues. The fact that it's half-term helped ;)

"The Met Office wants to get out of the Home Counties more."

Lots were commenting that if this hadn't been a storm affecting the south, it wouldn't even have made the news!

"Jules, why is your display in Fahrenheit?"

I never went metric - but why the rest of it is in metric, only the app maker knows!

"It brings a tear to my eye when I hear that song."

It is one of my favourites, actually!

ivan said...

@ Rightwinggit , using imperial and metric units together is nothing new for Americans, after all NASA lost a rather expensive probe because they mixed up miles and kilometres :0

Furor Teutonicus said...

48 Km/Hr....!!??

And THAT is supposed to be a "storm" is it?

We had 80 to 90, with gusts to 110/20.

HEJ! A wheely bin fell over.

Berlin did NOT close down.