Wed 12th Feb 10:30 p.m. – It’s all over
The windstorm is over. In Tideswell it got up to Gale Force (Force 8) at its peak with a maximum gust of 63 mph. Not quite as strong as 18th Dec last year which reached Severe Gale (Force 9) with a max gust of 64 mph. So, in the end we got off reasonably lightly. Apart from the lights flickering a few times I’m not aware of any effects locally.
The temperature has dropped to 3 deg now after reaching 5 deg for a while in the afternoon. Maybe a few sleet, snow or hail showers overnight and a quieter day tomorro before more wind and rain later on Friday and into Saturday.