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    I can't stand these people.......it's worse than Christmas!

    I've put up with Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva, Frank, Gertrude and Henry turning up uninvited and being a pain in the arse.

    Now Imogen's here for Christ's sake!

    I fear I won't be able to stop Jake, Katie, Lawrence, Mary, Nigel, Orla, Phil, Rhonda, Steve, Tegan, Vernon or Wendy turning up either.

    I'm getting fed up with it now......
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    Re: I can't stand these people.......it's worse than Christmas!

    Got to the point I am wishing it would turn much colder so we can have a change.
    Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

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    Re: I can't stand these people.......it's worse than Christmas!

    I blame the Met Office for giving them names in the first place. It makes them feel they've got something to prove

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    Re: I can't stand these people.......it's worse than Christmas!

    I remember the days when we had weather, then a bit more weather. Bring back a proper winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC130 View Post
    I blame the Met Office for giving them names in the first place. It makes them feel they've got something to prove
    Totally agree, naming the buggers has just encouraged them to try and get to the end of the alphabet before Spring comes
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    Re: I can't stand these people.......it's worse than Christmas!

    Do the Met. Office name them or are they "ready-made" when they leave the US ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    Do the Met. Office name them or are they "ready-made" when they leave the US ?
    No one can answer it.
    Looks like male then female names order.
    Most prob. Person in met.office lucky dip bag of names ??
    This one the strongest winds so far -started 2am thunder lightening heavy wind and rain -horrid ?
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    Cynical me suspects that The Met Office....when suddenly confronted with the big bad commercial world (no more BBC, Government sell off etc etc) feel the need to be noticed and remembered.
    Much more likely if they can plant a marker in the populations memory......ahh yes it Storm Abigail that ripped the roof off Fido's storm shelter cum global warming protection unit in the garden.....good job The Met Office warned us in plenty of time.
    Previously it would be Ahhhh that bad weather some time after Christmas ......what year was it again? If that lot at the Met Office were any good they would have warned us about it.
    The blustery days that we have had would not even register on the Yankee Hurricane watch.
    More to do with F***book and the Twattersphere than the weather...

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    I couldn't give a hoot about Abigail and all the rest. I am only interested in Carol Kirkwood's tight isobars and her warm front. Better not say any more - Bill Turnbull got a rocket for talking about things like that. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/1127724.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    I couldn't give a hoot about Abigail and all the rest. I am only interested in Carol Kirkwood's tight isobars and her warm front. Better not say any more - Bill Turnbull got a rocket for talking about things like that. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/1127724.html
    Anyone else have Rachel Mackley
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    Do the Met. Office name them or are they "ready-made" when they leave the US ?
    Quote Originally Posted by RGT View Post
    No one can answer it.
    Looks like male then female names order.
    Most prob. Person in met.office lucky dip bag of names ??
    This one the strongest winds so far -started 2am thunder lightening heavy wind and rain -horrid ?
    Stay in house best job ?????
    We're talking about social media elsewhere......

    This is cribbed from Wikipedia :- 'Name Our Storms'; it's the Met Office and Met Eirann in October 2015 appealing to you and me to suggest names and how to communicate your choice

    The Met Office is using social media to gather names for inclusion in the list. You can suggest names in a variety of ways:


    The names will be collated and a list compiled to include those proposed by Met Éireann. Storm names will then be taken from this list, in alphabetical order, alternating between male and female names.

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    Re: I can't stand these people.......it's worse than Christmas!

    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    I couldn't give a hoot about Abigail and all the rest. I am only interested in Carol Kirkwood's tight isobars and her warm front. Better not say any more - Bill Turnbull got a rocket for talking about things like that. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/1127724.html
    Mmmmmmmm she is fairly restful onthe eye it's true my fine friend,,, 👀👀😅👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Vern View Post
    Mmmmmmmm she is fairly restful onthe eye it's true my fine friend,,, 👀👀😅👍
    Yes, but I just wish she would allow them a little more freedom. I am sure that they are constrained by ratchet straps. Everything is so tight in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    Yes, but I just wish she would allow them a little more freedom. I am sure that they are constrained by ratchet straps. Everything is so tight in there.
    The wife tells me off for watching the weather girl as it is,,, oh if they where more unfettered ,,,, I'd be black listed,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Vern View Post
    The wife tells me off for watching the weather girl as it is,,, oh if they where more unfettered ,,,, I'd be black listed,,
    I'm only thinking about the poor girl's health. It can't be good for her heart to strapped up like that. It certainly doesn't do mine any good.

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    Re: I can't stand these people.......it's worse than Christmas!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Vern View Post
    The wife tells me off for watching the weather girl as it is,,, oh if they where more unfettered ,,,, I'd be black listed,,

    There must of been times at sea when you'd of fancied Michael Fish when all you had was the dear old shipping forecast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    There must of been times at sea when you'd of fancied Michael Fish when all you had was the dear old shipping forecast
    Michael Fish was all at sea that night when he said that there wasn't going to be a hurricane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    There must of been times at sea when you'd of fancied Michael Fish when all you had was the dear old shipping forecast
    Pete I can defiantly assure you there was at no time any question I fancied Michael fish,,,,,

    forties storm force 8 , German bight force 7, etc etc,,,,,
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