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High Winds in UK

Chris Colclough
Chris Colclough
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Today has seen the winter weather finally hit the UK. There have been reported gusts of wind up to 106 MPH (Miles Per Hour) in some Western areas of Scotland.

Here in central England the local airport at Birmingham had some of the aircraft miss the runway and take a second attempt at landing, with at least one flight having to divert to another UK airport. A video of aborted landings is available on the Birmingham Mail - local newspaper - website.

There have also been reports of damage to property, buildings, and chaos on the roads. I drive a small truck for my job and today I have been driving at low speeds due to the wind effects on the side of my truck. Antennas have been lowered by all the group, and we hope no one else gets any damaged antennas.

If you are out in this wind stay safe and we hope to meet you on air after the storm has passed.

   
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