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« Reply #1845 on: February 08, 2020, 01:55:23 PM »

Have a look at "Ventusky" for tomorrow (sunday) noon.
I suspect any venture onto open water would be imprudent.  Shocked
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« Reply #1846 on: February 08, 2020, 03:50:37 PM »

60 knots here alongside the pier and all sailings cancelled for tomorrow  fingers crossed!
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« Reply #1847 on: February 08, 2020, 05:08:14 PM »

Our Turbine is down and tied,
    Everything is weighed down, We had bad storm here last Tuesday,  This is a whole series of storms right through the week . It is giving bad for Monday . This is also election day here in Donegal. We are not putting our noses
out the door for anyone on two feet.
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Sorry Barrie
             I seem to have lost a very good Apps for the weather forecast, The present blow must be around a force 8 weith big heaves,
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« Reply #1848 on: February 08, 2020, 05:31:38 PM »

Not a good outlook Biff

https://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/donegal

Nor for us

https://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/Mynyddygarreg

even breezy in Scotland


https://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/raasay

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« Reply #1849 on: February 08, 2020, 06:07:27 PM »

But us lot on the normally balmy South Coast are going to get it worse this time. help

https://www.xcweather.co.uk/forecast/portsmouth

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« Reply #1850 on: February 08, 2020, 08:45:13 PM »

Thank you all for the help
        Wow Nowty you got a right old blow heading your way. Thanks Tod, Hopefully I will be able to use that link fingers crossed!,  Mrs Biff just told me that  Met Eireann issued a warning for 130klm an hour winds over Donegal tomorrow. We were supposed to have that for today as well. I'm  not complaining Grin
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« Reply #1851 on: February 09, 2020, 12:26:41 PM »

Extraordinary scenes here in the East - and thatís very much the lee:
https://www.ventusky.com/?p=55.3;-11.7;4&l=wind-10m

Businesses closed,  road and rail bridges closed, roads closed of course. Our trees thrashing around, none too close to the house... and now the rainís arrived. An interesting 24 hours ahead.

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« Reply #1852 on: February 09, 2020, 01:36:50 PM »

National Grid is struggling today - looks like a LOT of wind farms have gone into overspeed cut-off and as such wind generation nationally has dropped several GW, requiring rapid changes on the HVDCs. Plus of course the Western Link is still offline.
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« Reply #1853 on: February 09, 2020, 02:01:32 PM »

Dan,
What makes you draw that comclusion?  BM reports has been predicting this drop a day ago.  https://www.bmreports.com/bmrs/?q=generation/windforcast/out-turn

What was interesting last night the price did not drop,we continued to import, coal was doing well and OCGT even had a showing  even though gas was about as low as it can go.

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« Reply #1854 on: February 09, 2020, 02:40:21 PM »

Tay Road Bridge closed, and the River Tay is very high today!
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« Reply #1855 on: February 09, 2020, 03:31:04 PM »

I took a trip to Hayling at lunch time just to see the sea, and it was the roughest I have ever seen that bit, with 2+ metre waves coming ashore. The wind followed me home at 60+ mph over Butser hill. 60+ mpg at 60 mph, with that wind following  Smiley
Network rail placed a blanket 55 mph limit on all tracks to reduce debris/derailment possibilities.
No1 shed roof blown out, despite tying it all down last night.
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« Reply #1856 on: February 09, 2020, 03:42:03 PM »

Rough enough,
             But hardly more than a force 6 at the moment. Lots of trees down.
 Big turnout for the Election. Islanders registered to vote on Gola, took the boat from the mainland the 2 km to the Island where the polling station was on the highest point of the Island. That is what I call determination   facepalm.
   We went back to bed and let the wind do it's best. Yee cannae beat yer  own hearth and rosy wee stove and  the peace and quiet as the house battles the storm
 "Oh to have a little house" chides me. I used to be able to recite it from start to finish when I was 8 years old.
  Many years later  my daughter learned to recite it and it became her party piece. There is something evocative  about it, that leaves the grown ups quiet for a time afterwards.
     Biff
   Sorry to hear you lost the roof of No 1 Shed N2,
  Hopefully it will not get any worse.

   An Old Woman Of The Roads.
   Is by Padraic Colum.
    Well worth a google.
  
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« Reply #1857 on: February 10, 2020, 06:13:51 PM »

Just screen shot live generation -wind at 16.6GW  and that with the HVDC link down...wow..
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« Reply #1858 on: February 10, 2020, 06:18:50 PM »

another thread -Dan_b - HVDC link back up and running early .........that explains it.
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« Reply #1859 on: February 10, 2020, 07:57:10 PM »

Thanks Chas for the link to Ventusky.  It's new to me but what a great visual weather display.

Yesterday we were recording winds at 15Ms and I see that we clocked 17Kwhr from my Hugh Piggott turbine.  I have it set to furl fairly early (10MS) but have seen close to 3Kw when the gusts have been up to 24 Ms.  Yesterday we did the dishwasher and 2 loads of washing and still had the electric fire on for a while.  As time goes on I get more confident that my build quality is up to spec.  No doubts about Hughes design though.

Topped up the batteries today with distilled water and topped up the oil in the Lister but I don't think that will be running much this week.

The winds now backed around to the North bringing some snow and ice, now ain't that nice.

Trust Paul and Biff are OK.

Andy
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