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Friday, 25 October 2013

Bit of a blow! #poorforecast #watchingpoints


With 48 hours to go before this Catherine wheel of a low hits the Western Approaches...


there are only a handful of local boats are at sea...



keeping a weather eye - that's from sailing days where it paid to keep a good look out on the side of the boat from where the wind was coming from - hence the weather side...


48 hours from Friday night brings us to Sunday evening by which time any boats at sea in the Western Approaches will be feeling the full force of the wind sure to be howling in the rigging though hopefully, not experiencing the low moaning sound so dreaded by sailors around the world signifying winds of extreme force...


though this could well be a low (depression) to watch as it is predicted to break with tradition and instead of maintaining its North Easterly course, after hitting the west coast looks like it will head south instead - one of the worst storm some twenty five years ago followed just such a path and seemed to pick up even more energy when it made its way back round and head north east for a second time!