Friday, 9 December 2011

We missed the worst

Scotland and northern England were battered by hurricane force winds on Thursday but fortunately we were just south of the worst of the storm.

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It was our second very windy day in a row but strangely enough our strongest gust (33 mph) was recorded on Wednesday and we could only manage a mere 30 mph for Thursday.  The forecasters to their credit seemed spot on with our forecast, even down to the blip in the temperature which shot up to 11°C for a few hours before falling again just as quickly.

Another 7.4mm of rain added to this months growing amount as the strong winds continued well into the night.


  1. Yes, there is a limited range of windspeed within which these turbines work. Clearly this one had exceeded its limit.

  2. That's funny, I was talking to someone the other week and they told me about this. Was going to look for it on the web but forgot, then I spotted it at the bottom of today's post. You wouldn't think that could happen.

  3. Hi Liz
    Some wind turbines not that far away from us lost all their turbine blades during the gales in January. So not well designed for strong winds it seems!


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