I just went on to the link below and they have Exeter as getting 77MPH gusts next Saturday 8th February, if that happens, it would be the worst storm to hit here in years, probably since the burns day storm!
God knows what it would be like in Cornwall as Exeter usually doesn't get the strongest winds due to the moors I guess to our west....
Next week is certainly one to watch.
I love all these storms, obviously not even anyone gets hurt but if it's not going to snow i'd rather it be stormy.
Edit: On further inspection it actually says 99MPH with sustained winds of 50MPH for next Friday here in Exeter, is this for real....I checked the wind speeds for tomorrow and Saturday they appear what other websites are saying so I don't think they are over exaggerating?
Jesus christ, if it did happen this would be the worst storm to effect the southern UK in years, maybe worse than Burns Day storm or the great storm of 1987, I'm keeping my eyes and ears pealed on this one, very worrying....
It says Plymouth next Friday can expect 60MPH sustained winds and 125MPH gusts....... the south west/south coast would be obliterated
I wouldn't trust that website doesn't really make any sense why the wind speeds are so high. Sure the current models show some storms but nothing that severe so I think it's just overdone the wind speeds. It doesn't make any sense why somewhere would have 60mph mean speeds with gusts up to twice that speed maybe if it was on really high ground it could be possible. Plus these events are over a week away things will change a lot between then, with the recent storms the models struggled to get the correct positioning and wind speeds until 48 hours before the event.
Edited by weathermaster, 30 January 2014 - 14:59 .