RECORD-BREAKING 125MPH WINDS AT THE NEEDLES – THE STRONGEST GUST EVER SEEN IN ENGLAND

The Needles at the western tip of the Isle of Wight has recorded a wind speed of 125.4mph today (Friday) – the highest gust ever recorded in England.

At 11:00 this morning a gust of 122mph was recorded with the Met Office provisionally declaring it the highest gust ever recorded in England. However, just 36 minutes later, that record-breaker was topped with a gust of 125.4mph – 109 knots.

The previous record was 118mph at Gwennap Head, Cornwall on 15th December 1979 – over 40 years ago.

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Storm Eunice is continuing to batter the Isle of Wight with a red weather warning in force until late this afternoon. All ferries, buses and trains are suspended and many roads are closed. You can follow live updates at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/live-updates-hurricane-strength-storm-eunice-hits-the-isle-of-wight/.

Unsurprisingly, a webcam situated at The Needles has taken a battering – although it remains online…

Another webcam at nearby Alum Bay is faring better and shows the scene in the Western Solent…

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Joe
Joe
5 months ago

Is this global warming?

John
John
Reply to  Joe
5 months ago

Don’t tell Greta

Old school.
Old school.
Reply to  Joe
5 months ago

Go and indulge yourself in ‘the milankovitch cycles’ when or if you understand these you will have a better understanding of the planetary cycle which affect our atmosphere over millenia.
There is also the moon wobble to account for, NASA should be your source of knowledge here.
Its nature, plain and simple.

fred
fred
Reply to  Joe
5 months ago

Yes.
The warming of the climate is adding more energy into the system. This increases the severity and frequency of storms and other extreme weather events.

Harry
Harry
Reply to  Joe
5 months ago

Unlikely. The jetstream position and conditions are aligned very well at the moment for driving low pressure systems towards the NW European region. However, saying that it is not impossible for GW to cause some driving factors to be altered, which very much could have contributed towards the events of today.

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  Joe
5 months ago

NO it is,nt can someone please go up and clean the webcam,s i cant see anything..thanks..

Proud Overner
Proud Overner
Reply to  Joe
5 months ago

No doubt the village idiots will claim its caused by Brexit.

John
John
5 months ago

It’s so windy my Syrup nearly blew off

Banner
Banner
5 months ago

Not reported on news. Only the 122mph seen

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Banner
5 months ago

Which is actually the correct gust speed – 122 or 125.4?

Isla wight
Isla wight
5 months ago

Why is it when someone who knows what they’re talking about states a real truth derived from scientific fact they get voted down because it doesn’t fit with the media driven hype around global warming, which has only been happening since the last ice age???

June
June
5 months ago

125 mph – why is the national news reporting 122 mph??

bob
bob
5 months ago

looks like we had a lucky escape in East Cowes. Worst I saw a rubbish bin get blown over

 

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