Met Office sitting tight

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xmetman

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Aug 15, 2019, 11:07:22 AM8/15/19
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The Met Office are sitting tight and playing it cool as regards issuing a strong wind warning for either Friday morning or Saturday evening in western parts of the UK. 

I would have laid money on them issuing warnings for both events this morning.

It just seems a little odd when they went to town with low Yap. 

It's all down to impacts though and these coastal sites are use to it. 

The BBC aren't taking and chances when I listened to the forecast this morning, with Simon King mentioning gusts of 45-50 mph or even higher across the country in the next few days.

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Freddie

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Aug 15, 2019, 11:49:25 AM8/15/19
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On Friday the strongest gradients occur in stable air ahead of the fronts - and it is raining - so I wouldn't anticipate widespread gusty winds.  Over the weekend the gradients look stronger over a wider area on Sunday, so maybe there might be one for that day (when the air is unstable as well).  It's a long way off, though, so probably would wait until nearer the time.

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xmetman

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Aug 15, 2019, 3:10:35 PM8/15/19
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And Saturday evening?

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Freddie

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Aug 15, 2019, 4:45:26 PM8/15/19
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It's NW Scotland - they're used to it ;-)

On a more serious note - it does depend on which model you look at,as there are differences in timing and areas affected.

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xmetman

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Aug 16, 2019, 1:11:05 PM8/16/19
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Never just quite made it - good call by the boys down in Exeter.

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xmetman

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Aug 17, 2019, 4:19:51 PM8/17/19
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The low never deepened as the ICON model expected it to on Saturday night, and the gusts were like Friday and never quite made it much over 50 MPH - so well done to the Met Office and their model. Oh ye, of little faith.

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Freddie

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Aug 17, 2019, 5:37:39 PM8/17/19
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They probably saw the Icon run and thought it was at odds with other models (and runs). They are pretty good at identifying trends and picking out hazardous weather that's likely to affect a lot of people. The "great storm" effect?

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