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Dorset battered by gale force winds - power cuts, road blocked, trees down, reduced South West Trains service

    Amber weather warning for wind across Dorset
  • Storm began Sunday night with heavy rain followed by gale force winds overnight
  • Number of trees and branches blocking roads in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch
  • Many homes without power due to mass power cuts across Dorset
  • Storm not as severe as anticipated but aftermath causing problems across county

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[deleted] 6:06am Mon 28 Oct 13
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Lord Spring 7:17am Mon 28 Oct 13

Highest gust so far registered in Springbourne so far today has been 48 mph at 0506hrs at this moment 32.6 mm of rain since 0900hrs yesterday.

Hardly earth shattering readings.

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Wallisdown 9:43am Mon 28 Oct 13

Clearly this was an over-hyped event. Yes it was pretty blowy for a while and yes a few trees are down. However we've gone several autumns/winters without any big storms and weakened trees were always likely to fall in the first reasonably rough spell of weather.

Clearly this wasnt a severe weather event in the grand scheme of things (which was only due to a bit of bad timing by Mother Nature that lead to winds being a good 20mph less than they could been looking) That statement is 100% backed up by the fact that no Red warning was issued by the Met Office at any time during this windy spell of weather.

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MrPitiful 10:52am Mon 28 Oct 13

No reports of any accidents on Wessex Way this morning - the first Monday this has happened for weeks!

We should have a storm like this more often.

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yap 11:11am Mon 28 Oct 13

Despite comments made so far on here, this was a serious storm. At least two people have been killed by falling trees across Southern England and many more injured.

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beachcomber1 11:23am Mon 28 Oct 13

trouble with update pages like this with lots of links is that it takes soooo long to load! and i've got a good internet connection and reasonable pc.

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beachcomber1 11:35am Mon 28 Oct 13

yap wrote…


Despite comments made so far on here, this was a serious storm. At least two people have been killed by falling trees across Southern England and many more injured.

indeed. one wonders what the death toll would have to be before it isn't classified as "over-hyped".

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ProudVegan 11:48am Mon 28 Oct 13

On the up side, my log burner is fully equipped for winter now!

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portia6 12:29pm Mon 28 Oct 13

Not too bad in Poole Bay now last night very windy could be calm before the storm though.

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JemBmth 1:18pm Mon 28 Oct 13

A bit breezy last night was it? Oh no, Bournemouth comes to a standstill. Leaves on the line again I suppose.

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Thriving Grey 2:19pm Mon 28 Oct 13

The good news is a lot of Estate Agent boards would have been blown away!

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Ophilum 2:33pm Mon 28 Oct 13

Piers Corbyn Forecast this storm 6weeks ago and got it right to the day.

http://principia-sci
entific.org/latest-n
ews/360-piers-corbyn
-storm-causes-uk-cha
os-as-predicted-6-we
eks-ahead.html

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Mangiafuoco 2:34pm Mon 28 Oct 13

Not exactly hurricane Katrina was it!! Storm in a T cup if you ask me..

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Ms daisy 3:09pm Mon 28 Oct 13

Mangiafuoco wrote…


Not exactly hurricane Katrina was it!! Storm in a T cup if you ask me..

You would not be saying that if it was your house or car that a tree fell onto, over hyped maybe but I for one am glad to be warned.

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SeafaringMan 4:22pm Mon 28 Oct 13

To all the negative commenters here. Would you rather there was no warning and It took us by surprise in the middle of the night - like the Great Gale of 1987?

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The Witch 4:38pm Mon 28 Oct 13

To all the above with their snide comments about the storm, it would be a good thing if you remembered that four people have lost their lives (sure they're loved ones will not think it was a 'storm in a teacup') Also many people have had their lives disrupted with trees falling on their homes and vehicles, yes insurance will pay for this but in the mean time they have to live with it.
You wouldn't be making these comments if it had happened to you or yours!

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bobthedestroyer 5:36pm Mon 28 Oct 13

beachcomber1 wrote…


trouble with update pages like this with lots of links is that it takes soooo long to load! and i've got a good internet connection and reasonable pc.

Its not your PC it the Echo servers. They are rubbish, any story takes any ages to load as it constantly redraws the **** page You don't get it on the BBC website. Poor website design.

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Mrs C. A Townend 11:26pm Mon 28 Oct 13

Thriving Grey wrote…


The good news is a lot of Estate Agent boards would have been blown away!

I agree, it would be nice to see less of them!

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[deleted] 7:12am Tue 29 Oct 13
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Anna Louise 3:17pm Tue 29 Oct 13

So sorry the stormchasers are disappointed but I for one am grateful we were all so prewarned. If this storm hadn't been overnight in this area, it had the potential to cause more deaths or injuries with the amount of trees down. A large tree came down nearby but landed on outbuildings, not the cars which regularly go past it during the day.,

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