Huge waves crash against the sea wall at Seaham Harbour
Photo by Paul Kingston/North News & Pictures
photos: Autumn storms hit Britain: in pictures on The Telegraph
It’s been one year since SSS slammed into the Jersey shore. As I type this, hurricane force winds are pummeling the British Isles. Brollys are inverting and wheely bins are going aloft as the tempest plows its way inland.
Batten down the hatches, mates. It’s a deluge of biblical proportions with a moniker to match.
Severe storm set to lash the UK on BBC Weather
Flights cancelled as Britain prepares for arrival of St Jude’s storm:
The disruption comes as a huge search operation gets underway for a 14-year-old boy last seen playing in rough seas off a beach in Newhaven.
Weather forecasters warn St Jude’s storm will bring heavy rain, flooding and winds gusting up to 80mph when it hits. Helen Chivers of the Met Office said the worst of the storm would hit London and the Home Counties between 6 and 7am, just as many commuters are heading to work.
Areas to the north of the storm’s path are likely to be the worst affected, with the Environment Agency issuing flood alerts for the South West, Wales and the Midlands, as well as the North West and North East….
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Bass-ackwards Snow Bird that she is, Miss Monkey Fist will be leaving Mason-Dixon
and moving back to Ol’ New England just in time for winter.
Maritime Monday; Movies About Submarines will come up for air in 2 or 3 weeks.
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