Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Aileen Blows Through

The first low pressure system of the autumn and winter was given the name Aileen. She made her presence felt overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. She didn't bring much rain but did bring a strong to gale force wind.
Temperature & High Wind Speed Records 11-13 September 2017
With a maximum gust speed of 27mph, it became the equal highest wind speed I've recorded in September since 2010. The only other occasion was on 16 September 2013.

The problem with strong winds in September is that trees are still in full leaf and fruit so the risk of damage to them is higher than during the winter months.
Fiesta & Bramley Apples
Perhaps I should have picked more apples on our last visit to the plot?


  1. Darn! I thought Aileen was the first of next season's hurricanes. But it was the first of your season's big winds. Kind of the same. A wind(y) fall?

    1. I'm still not all that sure why we name the low pressure systems. It's unusual for them to affect all the UK. It was strong for September but I'm certain we'll have far worse through winter.


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