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Monday, 17 February 2014

Back to normal or snafu as they might say in an American movie

Well, the fine weather lasted all but 36 hours before a familiar pattern emerged - falling air pressure and rising wind speeds...


Gale warnings - Issued: 2135 UTC Sun 16 Feb

Southerly severe gale force 9 expected soon

Shipping Forecast - Issued: 0405 UTC Mon 17 Feb

South 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering west 4 or 5.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
Rain then showers.
Moderate or good.

and yet another severe gale warning from the Met Office...

and lo!, the sea areas off the west of the UK turned pink again as the number of gale warnings increased.