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P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-05-2013, 03:46 AM
We have springs and forecast F8, you have springs and I heard F12 mentioned on the shipping forecast.


Surge?

varadero
12-05-2013, 05:18 AM
would not want to be on the Clyde today....


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/12/05/article-2518340-19DC3DA700000578-625_634x475.jpg

Paul Pless
12-05-2013, 05:32 AM
Surge?
how long before someone comes along and interprets varadero's chart as radioactivity levels in your coastal waters? :D

don't eat the fish, DON'T EAT THE FISH!!!

isla
12-05-2013, 06:09 AM
We have had winds up to 142mph reported in the Highlands, and the entire Scottish rail network has been shut down. A lorry driver was killed when the HGV he was driving was blown on top of two cars on the A801 near Bathgate, West Lothian. Four others were injured in the accident. We had a violent thunderstorm in the early hours of this morning which knocked out the power and the telephone, but both are now back on. Snow forecast later today.

seanz
12-05-2013, 06:31 AM
how long before someone comes along and interprets varadero's chart as radioactivity levels in your coastal waters? :D

don't eat the fish, DON'T EAT THE FISH!!!

Not much chance of fishing.

isla
12-05-2013, 01:33 PM
There seem to be a lot of evacuations going on...

More than 1,000 homes in Suffolk are to be evacuated ahead of tonight's tidal surge.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued a number of severe flood warnings - the highest category, warning of danger to life - to the east coast and north Wales as high tides and strong winds threatened to swamp the coastline.

Almost 700 homes are being evacuated in Norfolk as local officials attempt to stem the damage from the coastal surge.

About 2,500 homes on the Essex coast are being evacuated as the area prepares for a potential tidal surge.
Chief fire officer David Johnson said the homes in 61 Jaywick streets and roads were being evacuated with flood levels expected to reach 50cm (20in) from the top of the sea wall.

Fingers crossed and best wishes to all of you down there.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-05-2013, 01:44 PM
Sounds ugly


Some defences could be overtopped by the combined effect of high tides, high winds and a large tidal surge.

In some areas, sea levels could be higher than those during the devastating floods of 1953.

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/151075.aspx

Peerie Maa
12-05-2013, 04:59 PM
The Wirral and Rhyl have already suffered flooding.

obscured by clouds
12-05-2013, 05:37 PM
The Wirral and Rhyl have already suffered flooding.

when did the Rhyl area ever not flood? building on the River Clwyd estuary flood plain in the 60's and 70's was an insane idea. Cheaper to buy up all the property and allow it to flood as it should than spend a 100m on creating a polder landscape.

Plus Rhyl ios a desolate hell-hole

Peerie Maa
12-05-2013, 05:48 PM
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/71556000/jpg/_71556241_uk_flooding_5dec_464_v4.jpg

High tides will be at about 01:00 am, 9.5m high at Walney

Morrison's car park, New Brighton (not Rhyl)
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/71556000/jpg/_71556599_newbrighton_creditlaurasteen.jpg

isla
12-05-2013, 06:06 PM
Coastal erosion has been a problem for some time near Hemsby lifeboat station in Norfolk (http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/hemsby_lifeboat_station_erosion_pictures_by_james_ bass_1_1996656?id=8&storyId=1)sadly the RNLI station has now been destroyed by the current storm surge.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
12-06-2013, 05:57 AM
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/71566000/jpg/_71566025_lowestoft.jpg

Lowestoft got a bit wet.

On the whole, a bit of a disappointment because the surge did not coincide with Springs - had it been this Sunday things would have been much more exciting.