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"Severe weather warning"

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  1. Ed1
    Member

    BBC weather says its will be windy in the morning

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. Klaxon
    Member

    Wee bit blowy out

    Posted 6 days ago #
  3. jdanielp
    Member

    Doesn't sound that bad most of the time. Would I be foolish to try to cycle west?

    Posted 6 days ago #
  4. fimm
    Member

    It is pretty windy. Trains (to Livingston) are out, so I go a lift with a colleague and the car was shifting around as we were going along the motorway. We were commenting that it would be a good test for the Queensferry Crossing. There were signs up saying the old Bridge is closed to double decker busses.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  5. steveo
    Member

    Tree down on the nepn between Telford Bridge and Craigleith

    Passible on foot via the verge.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  6. crowriver
    Member

    Bit blowy right enough. Occasional severe gusts which could catch you out on a bike as they are unpredictable. Otherwise it's not really that bad.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    Getting windier.

    ‘Forecast’ to increase until lunch time then gradually subside.

    Little rain expected which is disappointing in greenery/gardening sense.

    Yeah gusts, will venture out later on a ‘heavy’ bike.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  8. crowriver
    Member

    Oh, also lots of fallen branches all over the place etc. so watch out on paths.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  9. Frenchy
    Member

    Walked to work, and glad I did.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  10. piosad
    Member

    The wind sounds worse than it is (at least going east) but my commute this morning was absolute hell due to horrific driving (further confirming my theory that good drivers stay away from the roads in poor weather so you end up with the less good ones). Impatient MGIF overtaking so that I was almost blown into the side of a Range Rover by a gust, squeezed between a car overtaking too closely on the right and another steaming out of a side road on the left, and to top it all a car appearing really rather fast from the blind corner going the wrong way down Leven Terrace. Branches all over NMW a very minor issue in comparison.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

  12. jdanielp
    Member

    I made it to Heriot-Watt along the towpath ok without getting wet from either rain or falling in the canal, and was only blown to an almost halt on a few occasions... I chose to walk over the Slateford Aqueduct but others were still cycling over it. A lot of debris on the path here and there.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  13. unhurt
    Member

    @jdanielp surely your swans would effect a rescue if you fell in? Guided by kingfisher spotters.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  14. crowriver
    Member

    Very windy up in Dundee today. Even windier than fair Edina.

    Trains on East Coast line running normally, though the sound of the wind howling around the carriages can be disconcerting at times!

    Posted 6 days ago #
  15. gembo
    Member

    I made it under Steveo's tree still on bike. little triangular space.

    Tree also down on WoL path just before the flyover of the A70

    THis one you can get round but watch out for the nettles, I was stung (ALDi socks so trendy they are below the ankle)

    Was windy heading back from Leith and also as I was early bpough coffee from nice cafe on Duke St. Took two sips, put it behind bike rack to lock bike, wind swirled and blew it all over the car park. Should have but a stone on top of it.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  16. jdanielp
    Member

    @unhurt I'm not entirely sure about that! The adult swans of the original canal family were out on the narrow part of the towpath just next to Boroughmuir Plaza yesterday evening (the cygnets were more sensibly nestled in the reeds just alongside them) and one of them made a half-hearted but nevertheless menacing peck in my direction as I cycled by before stopping to have a chat with Big John. He was waiting for his wife and daughter to emerge from the trampoline place just over the road at Fountain Park.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  17. spytfyre
    Member

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/edinburgh/woman-seriously-injured-by-falling-debris-as-storm-hector-batters-edinburgh-1-4754305

    Yup, the canal was littered with debris, feared I would get blown into the water a few times but a lovely fast cruise at lunchtime with a tail wind and relatively few peds compared to morning, way home will be by road and a nasty headwind I suppose.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  18. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Deep drifts of green leaves on Dalkeith Road, along with many sizable branches.

    A few painful slaps in the face from flying debris but otherwise manageable.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  19. Ed1
    Member

    It was little windy on way to work this problem the main issue I had was bits of trees all over the road had to avoid many twigs

    Posted 6 days ago #
  20. gembo
    Member

    princes street gdns closed all day?

    Posted 6 days ago #
  21. unhurt
    Member

    I'm about to leave for a BBQ 40th birthday party. Might take a tarp and/or swimsuit.

    Posted 4 days ago #
  22. gembo
    Member

    @unhurt, not that cold maybe wetsuit?

    Posted 4 days ago #
  23. chdot
    Admin


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