Cyclone to hit this weekend?

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Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby Jenny1960 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:57 pm

please tell me that it’s not true, I board the ferry from Portsmouth to santander early Friday evening.....

https://www.euroweeklynews.com/news/on- ... -big-waves

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby Enrique » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:40 pm

Hi jenny1960,
Have a look at this site...........
https://www.ventusky.com/?p=40.4;-3.7;4 ... 0180310/21

Just don't eat a big supper when you get onboard..............
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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby Jenny1960 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:52 pm

Oh my God it looks terrible!
I very much doubt it will set sail do you?
Thanks btw Enrique

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby Enrique » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:55 pm

There is a good chance that it will be postponed if there is any safety issues.......Have they got your email and or SMS phone number ?

See ...........keep an eye on this......... :idea:

http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/route ... ng-updates
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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby El Cid » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:07 pm

It looks to me that you are going to avoid the worst of it - come 24 hours later and it would be a different story.It will still be pretty bumpy though.

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby Jenny1960 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:09 pm

Yes they have all my details thanks

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby Jenny1960 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:12 pm

I hope your right about avoiding the worst of it Cid. We really need to be there for Monday morning

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby El Cid » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:15 pm

The ferries tend to hug the coast all the way down which avoids the worst of it. They are pretty big boats and very well stabilised but I would make sure you have some Stugeron handy!

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby Jenny1960 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:17 pm

Haha I’m on way to but then now Cid!

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby katy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Did this cyclone ever happen?

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby El Cid » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:25 pm

To start with, it was not a cyclone, just a severe Atlantic depression, moving north through Spain and Portugal giving very strong winds on the northern Spanish coast. It was christened Storm Felix by the Spanish Met Office. The remains of it are currently sitting in the English Channel.

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby markwilding » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:30 am

A couple of nights ago and yesterday there were some quite strong winds here but certainly no cyclone. In fact, the weather has been quite pleasant and mild for the time of year, notwithstanding, the wind.

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby Jenny1960 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:11 am

I was only going by what the article in the paper was stating. We came over on the ferry on Friday night and although it was choppy it was nowhere near what the paper was stating. I took a stugeron and slept from 10pm right through to 8am!

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby El Cid » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:22 am

I'm glad your trip was OK. The moral is to ignore all such weather articles you read in newspapers, especially the free ones, although the Mail and Express publish totally sensationalised rubbish about the weather every day. In the UK they are talking about "The beast from the east 2".

There are loads of (reasonably) accurate sources on the Internet. I like http://www.eltiempo.es

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby Jenny1960 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:40 am

Could agree more El Cid!

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby katy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:23 pm

El Cid wrote:I'm glad your trip was OK. The moral is to ignore all such weather articles you read in newspapers, especially the free ones, although the Mail and Express publish totally sensationalised rubbish about the weather every day. In the UK they are talking about "The beast from the east 2".

There are loads of (reasonably) accurate sources on the Internet. I like http://www.eltiempo.es

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You mean like the DM today. 'Massive solar storm to slam earth tomorrow and knock out power and satellites' :lol:

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Re: Cyclone to hit this weekend?

Postby El Cid » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:52 pm

That’s one of their more understated ones!

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