valid from 21.10.2014 01:10 CET Until 21.10.2014 19:00 CET
Gales, and more locally severe gales, are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday. Whilst Monday night will see wet and windy conditions sweeping eastwards, the strongest winds are expected to occur after the rain clears and winds veer northwesterly through Tuesday morning. Gusts exceeding 55 mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in some exposed coastal areas in the west and possibly to around 80 mph around coasts in northern Scotland. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel and possible damage to trees. Difficult driving conditions will result, perhaps exacerbated by surface water and spray in places. This is an update of the warning first issued on Saturday, including adjustments to the areas at risk, and a slight increase to expected windspeeds, taking into account the latest information.
More coastal “overtopping” today, and another 3.5m height tide, with southerly winds and low pressure lead to an extra high tide. SEPA issued a flood warning for Cordon, but there are other areas that get flooded too. One of which is the low section of road in Sannox. It was passable but do you really want to risk stalling in the middle of it? Salt water in your brakes or in your engine is not clever!
Less direct wind into the beach and no rain meant a much more enjoyable view of the spring tide. Don’t try this yourself, never take you eye off the waves. when they come in, they are full of stones so it would hurt! Many banks have now become overhangs and sannox beach is a good couple of feet lower!
Also if you look closely at some of the photos you will spot the rip currents along the beach, fall in and get caught in one of these you’ll find yourself 100m from shore in a matter of seconds. If the worst happened and you got caught in one, don’t panic, just swim parallel to the shore until you stop being dragged out to see then surf the waves back in