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Just got back from a trip along the seafront, which is about 800m from me. A couple of large branches down in Alexandra road, but room to get past. Something of a lake near the bottom following this monrings high tide. The prom is covered in seaweed, as are the garden of the cottages opposite & the Lugger car park. Plenty of cars were parked on the prom overnight, and are now surrounded by seaweed & pebbles with some dents & scratches no doubt.

The Scillonian has been removed from it's normal mooring on the Lighthouse Pier to a position of some shelter. The freight ship for Scilly now safely in the wet dock. The most eventful day on the seafront here of 2018 so far.

Statistic wise, I recorded 47.8mm of rain to 09:00 today, the highest 09:00-09:00 total since 24/11/12. However that excludes 4.8mm which fell between 07:00& 09:00 yesterday. There was close to 15mm in 30 minutes mid moring yesterday, resulting in water coming up through the drains.

Gusts widely 60mph, even away from the immediate coast. E.g 65mph at Culdrose.

A quite sustained period of gales along windward coasts in the far SW, just to the warm side of that wriggling front, and with the swell forecast to build this afternoon, its this evenings high tide which is the real concern, so lots of sandbags are placed in vulnerable spots.

Plenty of interest weatherwise

Graham
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On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:54:34 AM UTC+1, Graham Easterling wrote:
Just got back from a trip along the seafront, which is about 800m from me.. A couple of large branches down in Alexandra road, but room to get past. Something of a lake near the bottom following this monrings high tide. The prom is covered in seaweed, as are the garden of the cottages opposite & the Lugger car park. Plenty of cars were parked on the prom overnight, and are now surrounded by seaweed & pebbles with some dents & scratches no doubt.

The Scillonian has been removed from it's normal mooring on the Lighthouse Pier to a position of some shelter. The freight ship for Scilly now safely in the wet dock. The most eventful day on the seafront here of 2018 so far.

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Graham Easterling wrote:

Just got back from a trip along the seafront, which is about 800m
from me. A couple of large branches down in Alexandra road, but room
to get past. Something of a lake near the bottom following this
monrings high tide. The prom is covered in seaweed, as are the garden
of the cottages opposite & the Lugger car park. Plenty of cars were
parked on the prom overnight, and are now surrounded by seaweed &
pebbles with some dents & scratches no doubt.

The Scillonian has been removed from it's normal mooring on the
Lighthouse Pier to a position of some shelter. The freight ship for
Scilly now safely in the wet dock. The most eventful day on the
seafront here of 2018 so far.

Statistic wise, I recorded 47.8mm of rain to 09:00 today, the highest
09:00-09:00 total since 24/11/12. However that excludes 4.8mm which
fell between 07:00& 09:00 yesterday. There was close to 15mm in 30
minutes mid moring yesterday, resulting in water coming up through
the drains.

Gusts widely 60mph, even away from the immediate coast. E.g 65mph at
Culdrose.

A quite sustained period of gales along windward coasts in the far
SW, just to the warm side of that wriggling front, and with the swell
forecast to build this afternoon, its this evenings high tide which
is the real concern, so lots of sandbags are placed in vulnerable
spots.

Plenty of interest weatherwise

Graham
Penzance



Can't match your exciting weather, Graham, but it's been notably windy
in Tideswell this morning. Around 1100z the wind peaked at Force 7 with
a couple of gusts to 44 knots. In the 10 years I have been here, this
is the first time it has reached Force 7 in October. The previous
highest gust in October was 43 knots so today has just pipped that.

Not a lot of rain here so far.

As you say, plenty of interest weatherwise

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
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On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:54:34 AM UTC+1, Graham Easterling wrote:
Just got back from a trip along the seafront, which is about 800m from me.. A couple of large branches down in Alexandra road, but room to get past. Something of a lake near the bottom following this monrings high tide. The prom is covered in seaweed, as are the garden of the cottages opposite & the Lugger car park. Plenty of cars were parked on the prom overnight, and are now surrounded by seaweed & pebbles with some dents & scratches no doubt.

The Scillonian has been removed from it's normal mooring on the Lighthouse Pier to a position of some shelter. The freight ship for Scilly now safely in the wet dock. The most eventful day on the seafront here of 2018 so far.

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On 12/10/2018 11:54, Graham Easterling wrote:
Statistic wise, I recorded 47.8mm of rain to 09:00 today, the highest 09:00-09:00 total since 24/11/12. However that excludes 4.8mm which fell between 07:00& 09:00 yesterday. There was close to 15mm in 30 minutes mid moring yesterday, resulting in water coming up through the drains.

Gusts widely 60mph, even away from the immediate coast. E.g 65mph at Culdrose.


As you would expect, not quite as windy here Graham in this reasonably
sheltered river valley spot but we are exposed somewhat to the south
(the coast) and the wind was frequently gusting over 40 mph with one
gust reaching 52 mph. This is the highest wind speed I have recorded
this year.

Rain has mainly been in the form of drizzle but there have been the odd
heavier bursts. Today's rain now up to 15.6 mm. Monthly total at 25.2 mm.

Wind has eased off a little recently but still hovering around 25 to 35
mph. A few trees and large branches down here and there. Exmouth
seafront was impassable in places due to flooding from the waves
crashing over the wall. Any cars left alongside the Esplanade in
Sidmouth will have been totally pebble-dashed by now. Dangerous to walk
along there without a hard hat on.

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Otter Valley, Devon
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On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:54:34 AM UTC+1, Graham Easterling wrote:
Just got back from a trip along the seafront, which is about 800m from me.. A couple of large branches down in Alexandra road, but room to get past. Something of a lake near the bottom following this monrings high tide. The prom is covered in seaweed, as are the garden of the cottages opposite & the Lugger car park. Plenty of cars were parked on the prom overnight, and are now surrounded by seaweed & pebbles with some dents & scratches no doubt.

The Scillonian has been removed from it's normal mooring on the Lighthouse Pier to a position of some shelter. The freight ship for Scilly now safely in the wet dock. The most eventful day on the seafront here of 2018 so far.

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On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:54:34 AM UTC+1, Graham Easterling wrote:
Just got back from a trip along the seafront, which is about 800m from me. A couple of large branches down in Alexandra road, but room to get past.. Something of a lake near the bottom following this monrings high tide. The prom is covered in seaweed, as are the garden of the cottages opposite & the Lugger car park. Plenty of cars were parked on the prom overnight, and are now surrounded by seaweed & pebbles with some dents & scratches no doubt.

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On Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:19:44 AM UTC+1, Graham Easterling wrote:
On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:14:29 PM UTC+1, wrote:
On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:54:34 AM UTC+1, Graham Easterling wrote:
Just got back from a trip along the seafront, which is about 800m from me. A couple of large branches down in Alexandra road, but room to get past. Something of a lake near the bottom following this monrings high tide. The prom is covered in seaweed, as are the garden of the cottages opposite & the Lugger car park. Plenty of cars were parked on the prom overnight, and are now surrounded by seaweed & pebbles with some dents & scratches no doubt.

The Scillonian has been removed from it's normal mooring on the Lighthouse Pier to a position of some shelter. The freight ship for Scilly now safely in the wet dock. The most eventful day on the seafront here of 2018 so far.

Statistic wise, I recorded 47.8mm of rain to 09:00 today, the highest 09:00-09:00 total since 24/11/12. However that excludes 4.8mm which fell between 07:00& 09:00 yesterday. There was close to 15mm in 30 minutes mid moring yesterday, resulting in water coming up through the drains.

Gusts widely 60mph, even away from the immediate coast. E.g 65mph at Culdrose.

A quite sustained period of gales along windward coasts in the far SW, just to the warm side of that wriggling front, and with the swell forecast to build this afternoon, its this evenings high tide which is the real concern, so lots of sandbags are placed in vulnerable spots.

Plenty of interest weatherwise

Graham
Penzance


47 mm seems a lot of rain Graham.
Nearby Culdrose only got 25 mm.
You must have caught a rain band.

Len


The Culdrose total you are quoting was (I think) 1800-1800, mine was 9am-9am.
The 15+mm in well 1hour I got the previous morning, when there some flooding was not in the Culdrose total. YOu need to add 2 Culdrose 'days' together. Then from 09:00 yesterday until 18:00 I received 2mm.

We did catch a narrow band of intense rainfall though, if you can find the radar imagery for Thursday morning, you'll see it.

Another 26mm of rain overnight, bringing the total to 09:00 today to 28.1mm. Thats 75.9mm in the last 48 hours, which is very notable, I'm going to have to check back.

My rainfall was actually slightly lower than nearby Bosullow for the same period.

Still blowing a gale here on the sea front (recent gust to 59mph at Lands End) and the sea conditions are horrendous. Not a particular powerful swell, but it looks impressive
https://www.minack.com/a-living-theatre/webcams/

Those sandbags which were put out along the prom yesterday, just as the red flood warning was "no longer in place"!! (nice to see a bit of common sense applied) have probably helped considerably. The warnings seem to be based on surge & tide heights, which were marginally less https://www.ntslf.org/data/realtime?port=Newlyn
but the difference of 0.2m or so is irrelevant when 1.5m swell and a F2-5 wind during the warning period is replaced by a 6m+ longer period swell and a F8-9 after it ended.

Lucky we have magic seaweed.

Graham
Penzance


That Culdrose total was for two days (48 hrs) Graham.
1800 Wed. to 1800 Fri. gleened from WeatherOnline.

I am not questioning your total.
Local (less than 10km scale) torrential downpours do occur.
Warm conveyor belt and all that sort of thing.

Len
Wembury


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That Culdrose total was for two days (48 hrs) Graham.
1800 Wed. to 1800 Fri. gleened from WeatherOnline.


That does seem low compared with areas just to the west, though there was certainly a narrow band of intense rainfall over the Lands End Peninsula Thurs morning.

The total for the whole event (well from approx 06:00 Thursday to 09:00 today - we've had virtually no rain since 09:00)
Penzance 80.7mm (4.8mm fell before 09:00 Thurs)
Bosullow 83mm. (18mm Thurs, 44mm Friday, 21mm early today)

I am not questioning your total.


No worries, I didn't take it that way!

If anyone needs any fertiliser, there's plenty of seaweed on the prom.

Graham
Penzance


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