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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles

    It may be a little quiet at the moment on the atlantic lows, but things will hopefully will change. so the tread will be ready.

    Useful links - A quick few links that are useful for tracking and monitoring Atlantic lows.

    Net weather extra a good place to start - https://www.netweather.tv/secure/cgi-bin/lo...session_timeout

    Free net weather including current uk top 20 - http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=...e24f902b2468196

    Met office marine forecasts - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/

    Met office surface pressure charts - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/surface_pressure.html

    Uk wind map - http://www.xcweather.co.uk/

    Magicseaweed - http://magicseaweed.com/UK-Ireland-MSW-Surf-Charts/1/

    The Beaufort scale -http://www.zetnet.co.uk/sigs/weather/Met_Codes/beaufort.htm

    Met eireann - http://www.met.ie/forecasts/warnings.asp

    Weather online peak gusts - http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-bin/akt...p;x=13&y=13

    Inshore forecast from the Met - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine...e_forecast.html

    SEPA - http://www.sepa.org.uk/flooding/warnings/index.aspx

    A couple of weather stations, feel free to pm me to add your's

    Ness Isle Of Lewis - http://www.gm7pbb.co.uk/

    Point Isle of Lewis - http://www.hebrides-photos.com/weather/Weatherindex.php

    Fair Isle weather - http://www.northisles-weather.co.uk/Current_Vantage_Pro.htm

    Barra - http://www.barraweather.com/page7.php

    Gulberwick shetland - http://shetlandweather.fortunecity.com/shetlandweather.htm

    updates will follow when the atlantic kicks back into life

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles

    welcome to the first update of the new year. things are starting to build up again with the Atlantic finally coming back to life.

    Current fax chart from the met office, the below can be found here

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    The general synopsis

    The general synopsis at 0600

    Low Iceland 990 moving steadily east and losing its identity. Ridge of high pressure Thames to Fitzroy slow moving. New low expected 50 miles north of Iceland 982 by 0600 tomorrow

    The latest Sea area gale warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

    Gale warnings

    Last updated on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 1116.

    Shannon, issued on Wednesday 07 January 2009 at 2147

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

    Rockall, issued on Wednesday 07 January 2009 at 2147

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

    Hebrides, issued on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 0327

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

    Bailey, issued on Wednesday 07 January 2009 at 1553

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

    Fair Isle, issued on Wednesday 07 January 2009 at 2147

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

    Faeroes, issued on Wednesday 07 January 2009 at 1553

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

    Southeast Iceland, issued on Wednesday 07 January 2009 at 1553

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

    All of the above can be found here

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine..._printable.html

    Key

    Force 9 - BOLD

    FORCE 10, 11 AND 12 - RED

    * this is my own key and just found it makes it clearer and easier to read*

    top 9 gusts so far today

    Cairngorm Mtns (1245 m) 68 mph

    Aonach Mor (1130 m) 55 mph

    Foula (13 m) 48 mph

    Lerwick (84 m) 43 mph

    Fair Isle (57 m) 40 mph

    Sule Skerry (12 m) 38 mph

    Aultbea (10 m) 34 mph

    Great Dun Fell (847 m) 31 mph

    South Uist Range (4 m) 29 mph

    the above from here http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/ukukstdf.htm

    back to the fax charts

    Friday

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    Saturday

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    Top wind speeds

    Ness isle of lewis - 34.5 mph http://www.gm7pbb.co.uk/

    Fair isle - 49 mph http://www.northisles-weather.co.uk/Current_Vantage_Pro.htm

    Barra - 30 mph http://www.barraweather.com/page22.php

    Point- isle of lewis 34.1mph http://www.hebrides-photos.com/weather/Weatherindex.php

    Gulberwick Shetland - 28.4mph http://shetlandweather.fortunecity.com/shetlandweather.htm

    further updates will occur over the weekend.

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    Current Conditions:

    K5 Buoy

    Wind: 30mph

    Pressure: 1010mb

    K7 Buoy

    Wind: 25mph

    Tiree

    Wind: 21mph

    Pressure: 1021mb

    Barra

    Wind: 18mph

    Pressure: 1019mb

    Uist

    Wind: 31mph

    Pressure: 1018mb

    Benbecula

    Wind: 20mph

    Pressure: 1019mb

    Stornoway:

    Wind: 16mph

    Pressure: 1017mb

    Next update later tonight.

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    Current Conditions:

    K5 Buoy

    Wind: 25mph -5mph

    Pressure: 1009mb -1mb

    K7 Buoy

    Wind: 25mph same

    Tiree

    Wind: 16mph -5mph

    Pressure: 1021mb same

    Barra

    Wind: 22mph +4mph

    Pressure: 1020mb +1mb

    Uist

    Wind: 36mph +5mph

    Pressure: 1018mb same

    Benbecula

    Wind: 21mph +1mph

    Pressure: 1019mb same

    Stornoway:

    Wind: 22mph +6mph

    Pressure: 1018mb +1mb

    Next update in the morning if I have the time if not during the afternoon.

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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles

    time for tonights update and things are really starting to get my attention :D

    first off taken from the main netweather UK weekend weather forecast

    Severe Weather warning:

    There are two causes for concern at the moment, the deep area of low pressure is likely to bring strong winds and Gales for North Western parts of the UK for much of the weekend, however at this stage, gusts in excess of 75pmph seem likely early on Saturday morning. In addition to this some heavy rain is possible especially for NW Scotland, and with ground being very hard from the recent cold spell, this may cause some localised flooding problems. We are currently watching developments and weather alerts may well be issued if necessary over the course of the weekend.

    Saturday:

    Very much a North West South East split to start the weekend, a very active looking weather front is pushing in off the Western coast of Scotland. This is likely to bring some cloud in the early morning for Ireland, Western and Central Scotland, North West England. Winds are likely to be strong for many Northern and Western areas exposed to South-westerly winds, coastal gales are possible, however for the Western Isles and NW Scotland, winds could gust in excess of 75mph.

    the above can be found here http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=week

    Current fax chart from the met office, which shows the current synoptic set up. The below can be found here

    PPVA89.png

    the above taken from here

    http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=...;type=fax;sess=

    The general synopsis

    The general synopsis at 1800

    Ridge of high pressure Thames to Biscay slow moving. New low expected 400 miles southwest of Iceland 954 by 1800 Friday

    The latest Sea area gale warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

    Gale warnings

    Last updated on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 2340.

    Shannon, issued on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 2151

    Southerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent

    Rockall, issued on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 2151

    Southerly severe gale force 9 increasing storm force 10 soon

    Malin, issued on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 2151

    Southerly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 later

    Hebrides, issued on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 2151

    Southerly gale force 8 increasing storm force 10 soon

    Bailey, issued on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 2151

    Southerly severe gale force 9 increasing storm force 10 soon

    Fair Isle, issued on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 2151

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

    Faeroes, issued on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 2151

    Southerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

    Southeast Iceland, issued on Thursday 08 January 2009 at 2151

    Southerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

    All of the above can be found here

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine..._printable.html

    Key

    Force 9 - BOLD

    FORCE 10, 11 AND 12 - RED

    * this is my own key and just found it makes it clearer and easier to read*

    top 10 gusts so far today

    Cairngorm Mtns (1245 m) 58 mph

    Aonach Mor (1130 m) 57 mph

    North Rona Island (98 m) 57 mph

    South Uist Range (4 m) 38 mph

    Foula (13 m) 37 mph

    Great Dun Fell (847 m) 37 mph

    Lerwick (84 m) 37 mph

    Sule Skerry (12 m) 32 mph

    Stornoway (15 m) 31 mph

    Aultbea (10 m) 29 mph

    the above from here http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/ukukstdf.htm

    back to the fax charts

    Friday

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    Saturday

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    Top wind speeds

    Ness isle of lewis - 29.9 mph http://www.gm7pbb.co.uk/

    Fair isle - 51 mph http://www.northisles-weather.co.uk/Current_Vantage_Pro.htm

    Barra - 30 mph http://www.barraweather.com/page22.php

    Point- isle of lewis 40.3mph http://www.hebrides-photos.com/weather/Weatherindex.php

    Gulberwick Shetland - 17.7mph http://shetlandweather.fortunecity.com/shetlandweather.htm

    for further updates check back here and to main netweather pages for any possible weather warnings :D

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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles

    Right big update tonight ahead of this incoming storm, I'm really looking forward to this but please everyone stay safe.

    Current fax chart from the met office, which shows the current synoptic set up.

    PPVA89.png

    the above taken from here

    http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=...;type=fax;sess=

    A whole host of weather warnings out

    the first from netweather, which can be found here http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=...ype=alert;reg=3

    Alert for Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

    Issued on 09/01/2009 at 09:14

    Valid From: 09/01/2009 at 09:00 until 13/01/2009 at 09:00

    Regions affected:

    ScotlandNorthern IrelandNorthern England

    Areas affected in detail:

    Scotland - particularly Northern and Western areas (inc the isles) and Northwest England and NI

    Severity level:

    Level 3

    Weather type:

    Heavy Rain, Strong Winds

    Alert risk period:

    09/01/2009 22:00 until 13/01/2009 09:00

    Alert details:

    An approaching Atlantic low pressure system will bring the combined threat of heavy rain and strong winds to Northern parts of the UK from today and throughout the upcoming weekend.

    Wind

    Wind speed will increase throughout Friday, reaching a peak overnight with gusts in excess of 70mph in exposed areas of Western and Northern Scotland in particular. Other parts of the alert area are likely to see gusts just below this figure. During Saturday the winds will slowly ease down, before picking up again once more during Sunday.

    Rain

    Rain, which will be heavy at times will move in from the northwest during Saturday morning, with high pressure to the southeast acting as a block, it will make very slow progress. This will mean that parts of western Scotland will see rain falling throughout the period with rainfall totals in excess of 75mm possible. Other parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England may see totals of 40mm or more by Monday also. This may lead to some localised flooding in affected regions.

    This alert may be updated during this period.

    Confidence: 85%

    Issued by PM for Netweather.tv

    The general synopsis

    The general synopsis at midday

    Atlantic low 961 moving steadily northeast, expected just northeast of Iceland 956 by midday tomorrow. New high expected northwest France 1030 by same time

    next from the met office

    Local areas affected

    Warning type

    Valid from

    Valid to

    Highlands & Eilean Siar:

    Eilean Siar

    Severe Gales 0400 Sat 10 1300 Sat 10

    Southerly winds will continue to strengthen, reaching severe gale or storm force later in the night and through Saturday morning, with gusts around 75mph. Winds will veer southwesterly and decrease by early afternoon. The public is advised to take extra care.

    Issued at: 2043 Fri 9 Jan

    the above can be found here http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/uk_...t_warnings.html

    The latest Sea area gale warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

    Gale warnings

    Last updated on Friday 09 January 2009 at 2148.

    Viking, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 0951

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

    North Utsire, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 0951

    Southerly severe gale force 9 expected later

    South Utsire, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 2143

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

    Forties, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 2143

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

    Cromarty, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 2143

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

    Forth, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 2143

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

    Sole, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 0951

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

    Irish Sea, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 2143

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

    Shannon, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 2143

    Southerly severe gale force 9 continuing

    Rockall, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 1551

    Southerly storm force 10 increasing violent storm force 11 soon

    Malin, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 1551

    Southerly severe gale force 9 increasing violent storm force 11 soon

    Hebrides, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 1551

    Southerly storm force 10 increasing violent storm force 11 soon

    Bailey, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 1551

    Southerly storm force 10 increasing violent storm force 11 soon

    Fair Isle, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 1551

    Severe gale force 9 backing southerly and increasing violent storm force 11 soon

    Faeroes, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 1551

    Southerly severe gale force 9 increasing violent storm force 11 soon

    Southeast Iceland, issued on Friday 09 January 2009 at 1551

    Southerly severe gale force 9 increasing storm force 10 soon

    All of the above can be found here

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine..._printable.html

    Key

    Force 9 - BOLD

    FORCE 10, 11 AND 12 - RED

    * this is my own key and just found it makes it clearer and easier to read*

    top gusts so far today

    Aonach Mor (1130 m) 71 mph

    Cairngorm Mtns (1245 m) 62 mph

    Stornoway (15 m) 44 mph

    South Uist Range (4 m) 42 mph

    Sule Skerry (12 m) 42 mph

    Tiree Island (12 m) 40 mph

    Glen Ogle (564 m) 39 mph

    Foula (13 m) 38 mph

    Aultbea (10 m) 38 mph

    Aviemore (228 m) 35 mph

    the above from here http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/ukukstdf.htm

    Saturday

    PPVE89.png

    Sunday

    PPVG89.png

    local isle of lewis ferry news

    Freight Ullapool - Stornoway

    Status : Cancelled

    Reason : adverse weather

    Further information : Freight Ullapool - Stornoway and return 09/01/09 cancelled due to adverse weather.

    Last Updated : 09 Jan 2009 10:03

    Ullapool - Stornoway

    Status : Disrupted

    Reason : adverse weather

    Further information : Ullapool - Stornoway liable to disruption due to adverse weather.

    Last Updated : 09 Jan 2009 09:16

    last checked by me 22:16

    for more information http://www.calmac.co.uk/service-status.html

    Top wind speeds today

    Ness isle of lewis - 56.4 mph http://www.gm7pbb.co.uk/

    Fair isle - 40 mph http://www.northisles-weather.co.uk/Current_Vantage_Pro.htm

    Barra - 52.1 mph http://www.barraweather.com/page22.php

    Point- isle of lewis 57.6 mph http://www.hebrides-photos.com/weather/Weatherindex.php

    Gulberwick Shetland - 24.4 mph http://shetlandweather.fortunecity.com/shetlandweather.htm

    will give minor updates through the night and tomorrow morning, but due to work won't be a full update till tomorrow night

    B)

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    Sorry for the lack of updates but busy day for me,

    Current Conditions:

    K5 Buoy

    Wind: 31mph

    Pressure: 998mb

    Wave Height 17ft

    K7 Buoy

    Wind: 36mph

    Wave Height 21ft

    Tiree

    Wind: 32mph

    Pressure: 1016mb

    Barra

    Wind: 41mph

    Pressure: 1009mb

    Uist

    Wind: 51mph

    Pressure:

    Benbecula

    Wind: 32mph

    Pressure: 1011mb

    Stornoway:

    Wind: 47mph

    Pressure: 1011mb

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    Gust to 66mph here now and its started to rain!

    Current Conditions:

    K5 Buoy

    Wind: 33mph

    Pressure: 981mb

    Wave Height 31ft

    K7 Buoy

    Wind: 48mph

    Wave Height 25ft

    Tiree

    Wind: 54mph

    Pressure: 1005mb

    Barra

    Wind: 66mph

    Pressure: 998mb

    Uist

    Wind: 62mph

    Pressure: 1001mb

    Benbecula

    Wind: 51mph

    Pressure: 999mb

    Stornoway:

    Wind: 66mph

    Pressure: 997mb

    Next update at 8am.

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  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport
  • Location: North Kenton (Tyne-and-Wear)6miles east from newcastle airport

    Stay safe up there Cookie ,

    nigel

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  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Freezing fog, frost, snow, sunshine.
  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl

    Well it was all fine and settled here until about an hour ago. Gusting into the low 50s now.

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    The wind is slowly easing down.

    Current Conditions:

    K5 Buoy

    Wind: 40mph

    Pressure: 981mb

    Wave Height 29ft

    K7 Buoy

    Wind: 37mph

    Wave Height 28ft

    Tiree

    Wind: 51mph

    Pressure: 1000mb

    Barra

    Wind: 45mph

    Pressure: 994mb

    Uist

    Wind: 63mph

    Pressure: 996mb

    Benbecula

    Wind: 28mph

    Pressure: 996mb

    Stornoway:

    Wind: 44mph

    Pressure: 994mb

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  • Location: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
  • Location: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

    Netweather forecasts aside, there's not much been mentioned about the wind lately, as the focus has been on the cold spell.

    There are certainly some very tight isobars on today's Model output though

    The wind is beginning to increase here, but there's nothing substantial just yet - it seems overnight and into tomorrow will bring the strongest gusts

    to my location.

    Anyway, thanks for the updates guys, and stay safe :D

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

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