Don’t let this slightly less windy interlude fool you – Wed 12th Feb 3:15 p.m.

The rain cleared away about an hour ago. The wind at Tideswell was up to gale force (Force 8) for a while between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. with a maximum gust of 55 mph but it has eased a bit since then. Don’t let this fool you. The “main event” has yet to come and later this afternoon and into the evening the wind will be stronger than anything we have seen yet this winter.