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(Mirror.co.uk)   UK weather alert level raised from "Right, wot's all this then?" to "Cor, blimey"   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Wind, Weather, Extreme weather, Meteorology, Strong winds, wild Atlantic storm, Tropical cyclone, amber warning  
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2584 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Nov 2021 at 9:20 AM (25 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-11-26 7:43:53 AM  
+1 subbs, and that's from a Brit, gosh darn it
 
2021-11-26 9:23:43 AM  
I won't be too worried until it hits "Lie back and think of England."
 
2021-11-26 9:26:03 AM  
The naming of winter storms is stupid, no matter what side of the pond.
 
2021-11-26 9:26:08 AM  
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I say, chaps - it's going to be a blustery saunter to the pub tonight!

Kinda cute how ONE weather forecast covers the entire UK. We'd need aboot 40 reports to cover Canucklestan.
 
2021-11-26 9:28:41 AM  

oldfarthenry: Kinda cute how ONE weather forecast covers the entire UK.


Not so.  I remember AF brat days in East Anglia, where a typical May national forecast would be "scattered clouds and sunshine, except for snow flurries in Scotland LOL".
 
2021-11-26 9:30:27 AM  
They're really going with Amber?! There is going to be a lot of missing children dropping from the sky
 
2021-11-26 9:39:29 AM  

berylman: They're really going with Amber?! There is going to be a lot of missing children dropping from the sky


Yeah, but if everyone in Scotland turns off the alerts on their iPhones, does that mean there is no storm?
 
2021-11-26 9:45:00 AM  
It's those damned water horses you gotta watch out for. They'll sweep you right off and away.
 
2021-11-26 9:50:27 AM  
Cabbage crates over the briny?
 
2021-11-26 9:54:10 AM  
Quick, Scotland!  This is your chance!

Leave the UK under the cover of the storm!
 
2021-11-26 9:57:18 AM  

chewd: Cabbage crates over the briny?


No.....
 
2021-11-26 10:03:11 AM  

Meningioma Farmer: berylman: They're really going with Amber?! There is going to be a lot of missing children dropping from the sky

Yeah, but if everyone in Scotland turns off the alerts on their iPhones, does that mean there is no storm?


Wait can you actually disable Amber Alerts? I thought they were mandatory. 

Not that I would, because if I even have a one in a million shot of helping a child it's worth the annoying beep.
 
2021-11-26 10:09:35 AM  

McGrits: The naming of winter storms is stupid, no matter what side of the pond.


For us, hurricane season runs through November, so this would classify as a Cat 1 around here.  There would be a few freaking out at the mention of the word 'hurricane,' but the rest of us would just mix up a round of rum drinks and keep going.
 
2021-11-26 10:11:26 AM  
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2021-11-26 10:15:22 AM  
Great. My daughter is supposed to leave Dublin for Edinburgh tonight. I've a feeling she may be staying an extra night in Ireland.
 
2021-11-26 10:16:31 AM  
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2021-11-26 10:17:45 AM  

cherryl taggart: McGrits: The naming of winter storms is stupid, no matter what side of the pond.

For us, hurricane season runs through November, so this would classify as a Cat 1 around here.  There would be a few freaking out at the mention of the word 'hurricane,' but the rest of us would just mix up a round of rum drinks and keep going.


At some point it seems that hurricane winds were based on sustained winds, with gusts being a bit higher. I am thinking the article is me ruining gusts up ton80mph and that is not cat 1.

/depending how close and what side of the storm, I actually have to flee cat-1 due to living on a canal off of Galveston Bay.
 
2021-11-26 10:20:05 AM  
People may want to consider their travel plans and ensure their garden furniture is tired down, because winds could reach 80MPH."
Do they take the tires and attach them to their furniture?
 
2021-11-26 10:33:01 AM  

berylman: They're really going with Amber?! There is going to be a lot of missing children dropping from the sky


They don't have Amber Alerts in the UK.

They have Nipper notices.

Except in Scotland where they have the Bairn bulletins.
 
2021-11-26 10:34:20 AM  

Nirbo: berylman: They're really going with Amber?! There is going to be a lot of missing children dropping from the sky

They don't have Amber Alerts in the UK.

They have Nipper notices.

Except in Scotland where they have the Bairn bulletins.


And yes, in the US you can disable them.
 
2021-11-26 10:39:40 AM  

berylman: They're really going with Amber?! There is going to be a lot of missing children dropping from the sky


The Mary Poppins warning
 
2021-11-26 10:50:02 AM  
Given that Scotland is affected, I would have accepted "raised from Crivens to Help Ma Boab"
 
2021-11-26 11:11:54 AM  

Jack Sabbath: Great. My daughter is supposed to leave Dublin for Edinburgh tonight. I've a feeling she may be staying an extra night in Ireland.


It's windy af here in Dublin as well.

/Tell her to call me
 
2021-11-26 11:14:29 AM  

cakeman: People may want to consider their travel plans and ensure their garden furniture is tired down, because winds could reach 80MPH."
Do they take the tires and attach them to their furniture?


No, that would be "tyred" down.  This is more like little kids - sometimes you must let them run amok with great vigor so they'll be well fatigued come bed time.  Same with portable lawn fixtures before a Britannic storm.
 
2021-11-26 11:40:07 AM  

McGrits: The naming of winter storms is stupid, no matter what side of the pond.


is it the name they've picked you take issue with, or that they name them all?

Because for the latter point, there's evidence that more people actually pay attention to the warnings if the storm has a name.

(For the former, the UK and Irish Met office take it in turns to name them, so this one is on the UK. Next one will be storm Barra)
 
2021-11-26 12:28:36 PM  

Cyrene Valantion: (For the former, the UK and Irish Met office take it in turns to name them, so this one is on the UK. Next one will be storm Barra)


Nice.  So the Welsh can blame them both.
 
2021-11-26 12:43:23 PM  
How do you say "I read the comments, Ray" in British English?

/damn thems some hot takes
 
2021-11-26 3:46:25 PM  
I will be very disappointed if I ever visit England and people don't speak exactly like they're from Ankh Morpork.
 
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