It's a Bit Windy Here

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It's a Bit Windy Here

Post: # 251048Post Dr.Syn »

Hi Everyone, Its a bit windy here in Co. Mayo, The worse it's been since we moved here 2 1/2 years ago. My one consolation is that the chicken coop and run that I built (the biggest timber project I've ever completed) has remained standing. (smile of self satisfaction) But a commercially bought coop is now wrecked (thankfully it was not occupied).

I see the high wind is widespread whats it like where you are?
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Post: # 251056Post spider8 »

Hi Dr.Syn, well it's been pretty rough here for ages now. Weeks of high and gale force winds complete with heavy rain and sometimes snow. a friend who has chickens lost a cockerel when the hen house blew into the next field and this was a heavy duty affair weighing 3/4 of a ton! Poor cocky got crushed but the rest of the girls were okay - amazingly. Some structural damage done to buildings but no injuries.....just to the wallet for some!
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Post: # 251082Post Keaniebean »

It was pretty darn rainy here this morning but the winds haven't been too bad at all really, but that is so typical of living in London really. Any 'real' weather just kind of passes us by generally speaking. Well done Dr Syn on the chicken coop. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Post: # 251085Post Flo »

Reckon our wind has been eating baked beans it's that gusty :mrgreen: Bus drivers say that it's "interesting" coming out of town over River Tyne.

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Post: # 251092Post greenorelse »

Yup, exciting here too in county Clare.

No real damage, though an old cow shed we have won't stand much more of this.

We lost the mirror which we use to help us get out of the driveway and a bird feeder got smashed up. The polytunnel is 100%.

Oh, and the leccy just went off for a split second, while I was typing this!
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Post: # 251094Post Odsox »

It seems that we have had almost continuous windy weather for months now, it's about time it went and bothered somewhere else for a change. :iconbiggrin:
Plus, I must be getting used to it as I can't remember it being any worse on the 10th of December as any other day.
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Post: # 251099Post Green Aura »

No wind at the moment, although probably heading this way. I saw a post on FB early this morning about trees blowing over in the Glasgow area.

Yesterday hail filled the entire window so we couldn't see out. :lol:
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Post: # 251102Post greenorelse »

Odsox wrote:It seems that we have had almost continuous windy weather for months now, it's about time it went and bothered somewhere else for a change. :iconbiggrin:
+ concur

Actually, it's not been quite as bad as you say where we are, wind-wise. We do get the occasional calm day, sorry, hour.

What we seem to have had since May 2011 is cloud. Our solar hot water panel has not seen much use since then. Grade A grey days.
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Post: # 251148Post gregorach »

102mph recorded here in Edinburgh yesterday. Trees and power lines down all over the place, lots of buildings damaged, and my allotment site looks like the aftermath of a tornado. I didn't do too badly myself, only lost most of the greenhouse roof. Other people faired much worse - lots of greenhouses and sheds completely destroyed.
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Post: # 251152Post Millymollymandy »

Not too bad here as I'm inland (ish) and coastal Brittany always bears the brunt. I just hate wind though and can well understand how people go mad when the Mistral blows! Wind does provide me with lots of kindling though. :thumbright:
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Forth valley didn't fare too well, although we personally were ok, watching neighbour's fence cartwheel down the street, power cut for 3 hrs (missed internet more than anything)

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Post: # 251225Post Dr.Syn »

Well it's Thursday and .....it's still windy but with luck it will ease a little tonight.
It's too windy for a kite! We have been lucky we have kept our phones and electricity. So many others haven't (7,000 homes lost their electricity over the last couple of days) There has been damage and trees across roads etc. Ho hum roll on summer.
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Post: # 251230Post Odsox »

I agree about the rain.
We are relatively used to windy winters down here, although this winter has been a wee bit over the top, but it is the rain and the gloomy thick overcast days that are getting on my wick. I have loads of work to do that needs to be done during the dormant season, but even during the hour or two that it's not raining, it is so waterlogged underfoot that I can't do anything.
Plus now everything is starting to burst into life and these jobs are becoming that much more urgent, together with all the other routine jobs that have accumulated over the past 2 or 3 months, I can see that quite a few jobs will have to be shelved.

I posted on here last year about spring appearing early here and several people commented that they liked winter, I wonder if they still feel that way ? :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 251233Post bonniethomas06 »

I lay in bed last night listening to the howling winds, feeling sorry for the pigs and chickens, but also for my greenhouse. Thankfully it was still standing this morning, as was the polytunnel, but I wish I had cemented the posts in now :oops: .
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Post: # 251244Post MKG »

Bugger, bugger, bugger !!!!!!

Here I was, feeling sorry for everyone, but very snug. Switched on the computer this morning and the power promptly went off. It's only just come back on (7 pm) and I'm sick of Radio 4 and sick of the assumptions everyone makes in these situations (you know - putting the kettle on and nothing happening, finding that the torches aren't where we KNOW we left them - that kind of thing).

Ah well - it's back on now ...

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