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Violent storm will batter Britain within hours

By Gary Cleland

Last Updated: 7:06pm GMT 09/03/2008

Government officials met this evening to discuss the threat of a storm it is feared will devastate swathes of Britain tomorrow.

Floods, violent winds and torrential downpours are predicted to cause chaos after weather conditions combined to create an "exceptional" storm.

Winds of up to 80mph, rain and hailstones will batter the country, damaging buildings, uprooting trees and cutting power supplies.

Forecasters have warned people to stay indoors, avoid coastal areas and only drive if absolutely necessary.

This evening an emergency meeting was held at Whitehall to plan a response. Ministers were not due to take part, although the Prime Minister is thought to have been briefed afterwards by telephone.

Severe weather warnings are in place for the whole of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and central and southern Scotland. The south of England will take the heaviest battering.

The Environment Agency issued severe flood warnings across Devon and Cornwall, as well as six flood warnings and 31 flood watches.

Full story, source: The Telegraph

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i bet not much happens, :D this is Britain after all, :tu:

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i bet not much happens, :D this is Britain after all, :tu:

dont worry i think the asylum seekers have stolen the wind :D

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Be careful if anything happens. ^^

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i bet not much happens, :D this is Britain after all, :tu:

Such a steriotype... Sheesh...

A better responce would have been that; We are to look forward to a warm temperature of 30 tomorrow.

:P 'Cause of the whole, British weather forecasters spilling out the complete opposites and all.

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i bet not much happens, :D this is Britain after all, :tu:

That's what we said back in 06 when a cat 1 hurricane style storm plowed into pudgit sound.. leaving the area pretty much powerless from 2 days to 10 weeks. X)

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it has already begun....

high winds, lashing rain

I expect to see newsreels of canoists helping old ladies in wellies up the high street, sandbags and other innefectual hasty precautions falling down and being washed away, stranded cars, blown-down trees imbedded in posh housing, and busy emergency services...even the army called in to lend a hand...

...or we might just have to go to work on a dreary, wet, and windy monday morning...booo

"Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow!

You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout

Till you have drenched our steeples, drowned the cocks! c-o-c-k-s

You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,

Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,

Singe my white head! And thou, all shaking thunder,

Smite flat the thick rotundity o' the world! (King Lear, Act 3 sc.2)

edit:

Im surprised the swearword gizmo let me get away with cocks! :lol:

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Guest Lottie

I am so tired.. :sleepy: Got woken up a few hours ago by the wind howling outside, sounded like a train at times, and the rain on the windows. Think it was made worse by the fact the windows in the house are old Victorian sash windows... no double glazing for me. :no::D

It's lovely and sunny now although the wind is quite blustery. We are due for more of the same later on this afternoon.

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:unsure2: has the storm come??? did i miss it? oh hang on the patio chair has fallen over :blink: must of been 1 hell of a storm <_<
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:unsure2: has the storm come??? did i miss it? oh hang on the patio chair has fallen over :blink: must of been 1 hell of a storm <_<

same here Chem, nothing has happened??? its lovely and warm this morning, nice clear blue skies, am growing palm trees here, :rolleyes: it was the same last time they give a warning, :) all these scientist types and super computers cant even predict a storm, yet can predict globa warming, B) shabba,

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same here Chem, nothing has happened??? its lovely and warm this morning, nice clear blue skies, am growing palm trees here, :rolleyes: it was the same last time they give a warning, :) all these scientist types and super computers cant even predict a storm, yet can predict globa warming, B) shabba,

Storms are hard to predict because the weather conditions which feed storm cells can change like that.

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i live on the south east coast of cornwall, where if you believe all the hype the storm was going to be at it's worse,

yes, it has been windy

yes, it has rained

but did we really need all these severe weather warnings?

all it does is get people panicking,

i had two phone calls early this morning, making sure i hadn't been blown away :huh:

the rough sea is cool though

i think people forgot this is supposed to be winter and we do get the odd storm now and again

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i think all this hype was created by bottler brown, you know what i mean, because last time the government got caught out, its Brown thats hyped all this up, emergency government meetings!, hes trying to put the image across hes not a dithering prime-minister,

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Cornwall

Maybe if they built their walls out of something other than corn they wouldn't have flood warnings.

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i think all this hype was created by bottler brown, you know what i mean, because last time the government got caught out, its Brown thats hyped all this up, emergency government meetings!, hes trying to put the image across hes not a dithering prime-minister,

i must admit to having a bit of a laugh this morning when i heard on the radio that the govt were having emergency meeting's about it :D

i thought we'd gotten rid of this govt's messiah complex when phony blair left office but it looks like nothing has changed with bottler brown :angry2:

makes you wonder what real news will be hidden today underneath all the hype over this storm

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i must admit to having a bit of a laugh this morning when i heard on the radio that the govt were having emergency meeting's about it :D

i thought we'd gotten rid of this govt's messiah complex when phony blair left office but it looks like nothing has changed with bottler brown :angry2:

makes you wonder what real news will be hidden today underneath all the hype over this storm

spot on, its still early yet, lets see over the next few days,

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I wonder what news the government will bury today while everyones eyes are on 'the great storm of 2008'.

Chemical, keep the patio chair incident quiet or your premiums will go up. Whats the betting that even though no-one hears of anyone really affected the insurance companies estimate losses in the trillions and use it as an excuse to up everyones policies ?

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I wonder what news the government will bury today while everyones eyes are on 'the great storm of 2008'.

Chemical, keep the patio chair incident quiet or your premiums will go up. Whats the betting that even though no-one hears of anyone really affected the insurance companies estimate losses in the trillions and use it as an excuse to up everyones policies ?

;) will do. :tu:

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same here Chem, nothing has happened??? its lovely and warm this morning, nice clear blue skies, am growing palm trees here, :rolleyes: it was the same last time they give a warning, :)all these scientist types and super computers cant even predict a storm, yet can predict globa warming, B) shabba,

You can't predict the wind.

I'm in the East mids, so all I got were a few gusts of wind and a short raining session. Kind of like a normal monday anyway...

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haha, 10-1 says that the US government makes this an excuse why the gas prices soar up near $4.00 or more a gallon. Gas right now is a national average of $3.20 gallon and is expected to go up another .30 or .40 before the end of the month. Well, forget buying a home no a days because we have to spend all the money on buying gas to get back home with. Stock markets are falling dragstically and economies are failiing in many towns and cities. Hmmm...someone's wallet must be getting fat somewhere because places are building houses left and right (can't sell them), building so-called "new jobs" (won't hire anyone that can be useful or that are legal or won't pay anyone other than minimum wage which is like $6.50+) but wait? oh yeah! the businesses are also laying people off or going across seas or to mexico too! Yep, looks like we've got such a bright future upon us. WAHAHAHA!!!! Good luck everyone in the months and years to come, We're all going to need it.

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Where i am, it been violently windy and raining all day. At one point there was some extreme hail which practically covered all the ground.

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Probably the very same system that blasted the east coast of the US a couple of days ago..

Knocked a couple of trees down at my moms place...

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