Up here high in Billinge.... The storm cost me two 6'x6' panels.... TV aerial and 3 plant pots. Marvellous
Started: 27th Nov 2021 at 13:15
A Way Out Here They've Got A Name For Wind And Rain And Fire
The Rain Is Jack The Fire Is Joe And They Call The Wind Mariah.
It's a bugger whatever its bloody name is.
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 13:26
What a great song. Harve Presnell What a voice..
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 13:52
I've been in Spain since last friday. It was cold, as low as 4 degrees at night.
On Monday the storm hit us, 100mph wind, it rained all night. On Tuesday, it rained all day turning into large hailstones. Couldn't leave the house for a few hours without stepping into 2" of water. On Wednesday, it rained all day.
We watched weather reports on TV in the local restaurant. Snow reported just a few miles away and even snow in the Balearics. It showed the storm we'd had was heading north, through France, towards us.
Anyroadup, we came home yesterday and the storm had headed us off. Landing at Liverpool was treacherous with the plane bouncing all over the place. We arrived home last night, about 8pm.
First things first, made a cup of tea and sat down for a relax, when, all of a sudden, we heard a loud "crrraaaaack!" outside.
Put my coat back on and went outside to find a 40 foot fir tree had snapped off and was across the road outside my house. It had also hit one of my cars on the front bumper, snapping the number plate.
So, into the garage for the chainsaw and spent the next couple of hours in the road, cutting it up and dragging the pieces back into my garden.
Apart from that, I also got some roof damage so I'm going up there later this afternoon to inspect that and fix as required.
I was thinking of staying over there until Monday night too. It's a good job I didn't !
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 13:57
Welcome home, Tonks.
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 15:35
Part of my neighbours roof landed in my back garden.
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 15:37
Unlucky there Tonks.... Managed to salvage my panels and aerial... Plant pots are right offs. . I hope it perks up for you in sunny Spain.
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 15:38
What a voice indeed, Admin, no one comes close to singing that song like he does.
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 15:40
Ashton Cross (Ashton Golf Club Gates) Conker Tree .
I reckon those two trees have been there for a couple of hundred years?
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 15:46
I was both surprised and relieved at there being nothing more than two hefty branches torn down and my covered garden hammock blown about. Still, too much for me to handle, help coming tomorrow.
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 16:04
Tonker looks like your going to need that wood !!! looks like you will not be going back to spain for a while spain has closed the border to brits who have not been fully vaccinated from today
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 20:03
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Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 20:46
Last night I had to pop to the shop and I struggled to walk in that terrible wind. I'm only 5ft tall and weigh just 7½ stones, so I'm glad it's died down now. Hate the wind more than I hate the rain!
Replied: 27th Nov 2021 at 21:11