. . which isn't saying much. A recent gust of 43mph.
The remarkable thing isn't the strength of the gust (which in current media fore comprises a 'gale force gust') but the fact it proves what an quite exceptionally quiet winter it has been. The last stronger gust 45mph on 27/11/21. Even Lands End has struggled, todays strongest gust just 56mph even out there.
The have been 501 days with stronger gusts since 1992, 131 days in January alone!! Never been a winter like it in my 70 years (50 in west Cornwall). Doesn't stop the local news blaming any damage on global warming. It's just become a ready excuse for incompetence or inaction.
For the whole of this century, I get the impression depressions have tended to get stuck in mid Atlantic much more. (O in this winter, take a very northerly track. )That's certainly the case with the exceptionally deep one to be close to SW Iceland shortly. (The models did a good job of picking that up well in advance).
Anyway, with that depression & relatively light wind's over Cornwall, some superb surfable waves coming up. Next Wednesday at Sennen
The interesting thing here is that as the swell's come a long way, the period is an impressive 17sec. There's also a smaller 18 sec period wave. When these 2 swells are in synch there could be some impressive sets, some time apart.