West Cornwall - Horrendous weather in early hours.

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Graham Easterling

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Dec 5, 2020, 4:14:44 AM12/5/20
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Yesterday wasn't bad. Cold, around 7C much of the day, with brief rain /hail showers not amounting to much. <1mm in daylight hours.

Then overnight a dangler & northerly gale developed. a F8 on all exposed coasts, F9 offshore at Sevenstones. Gusts >60mph at St Ives & near Lands End.

It wasn't the odd gust associated with showers, mainly because it's not been showery. Since midnight it's been horizontal rain or hail much of the time. 15mm in Penzance overnight, mainly in the 6 hours to 09:00. The dangler right, over Penzance for hours, is finally showing some sign of fragmenting into showers.

Wind at John Chappell's site near Lands End, showing how consistent the wind's been, the mean speed not that far off the strongest gusts. F8 for some hours.

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Here in Penzance, sheltered from the north, strongest gust 40mph (the strongest gust since February)! after a particularly benign spell. 

A pretty horrendous & very noisy night.

Graham
Penzance

Graham Easterling

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Dec 5, 2020, 4:42:20 AM12/5/20
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A wild looking Sennen, the dangler now showing signs of fragmenting. Even the most extreme windsurfer would think twice.

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Graham
Penzance

Julian Mayes

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Dec 5, 2020, 8:17:28 AM12/5/20
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20mm at Culdrose ovnt.  

(Nice and sunny over here  :)  )  

Julian  

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Dec 5, 2020, 11:12:38 AM12/5/20
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That Sennen photo Graham paints the picture beautifully.

Jack

Graham Easterling

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Dec 6, 2020, 7:30:09 AM12/6/20
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Transformation in sea conditions this today. Perranuthnoe, 4 miles from Penzance on the south coast.

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Still a rather diffuse & very weak dangler giving a few showers, but I was able to sit outside a cafe for a coffee, facing the sun.

Min 2.1C with a ground frost last night.

Graham
Penzance

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