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« on: July 30, 2021, 12:34:40 am »

https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/19477158.severe-weather-warning-cornwall-upgraded-75mph-winds/

A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued for much of the GWR (Great Western Railway) area, and an amber warning for the far West.
I do not normally take that much notice of yellow warnings, but an amber warning portends more serious conditions.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2021, 08:16:12 am »

I live near Windy Corner which is high on the ridge between the River Dart and the sea and it has been a bit of a damp squib. Fence still standing, not much rain.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2021, 11:15:16 am »

Just the usual Cornish wind!
Not really much of a blow.  A few smaller tents blown out, but they would be the ones with a lower wind limit anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2021, 12:43:18 pm »

Wet and windy here, but not exceptional.
Friends in a very exposed area near Exmoor report trees down, and "hen house destroyed" no hens were harmed as they had all vanished in a previous storm.

Local beef farmer reports some minor damage but nothing serious.
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It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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