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Huge storm headed for Britain on Monday

Hurricane force winds and a massive amount of rain will bash large areas of England.

Ayb, stay safe.

by Anonymousreply 16010/28/2013

Mary P., you in danger, gurl!

by Anonymousreply 110/24/2013

This has nothing to do with me.

by Anonymousreply 210/24/2013

Oh, How ghastly! we need to cancel that hunting outing now!

by Anonymousreply 310/24/2013

I'm sure over there it'll be called SANDRA.

by Anonymousreply 410/25/2013

Has Mrs. Bale checked the shipping forecast yet?

by Anonymousreply 510/25/2013

I see the AYB stalker troll is still jackin'

by Anonymousreply 610/25/2013

Should Jack and Finn evacuate to Canada from Chiswick? Caspar Lee can always go back to So. Africa...

by Anonymousreply 710/25/2013

"I see the AYB stalker troll is still jackin'"

What does this mean?

by Anonymousreply 810/25/2013

Ayb=angry young brit, a valued DL contributor

No, I'm not a stalker troll of his, just a concerned Yank.

by Anonymousreply 910/25/2013

I like ayb, too. What's your problem, R6?

by Anonymousreply 1010/25/2013

I know who AYB is but 1. He has a stalker? and 2. What's "still jackin'" mean? Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 1110/25/2013

City underwater! City underwater!

by Anonymousreply 1210/25/2013

Stay Calm and Carry On

by Anonymousreply 1310/25/2013

Thank God we have GOOP back in the states! She's our most precious resource!

by Anonymousreply 1410/25/2013

It's really truly true

by Anonymousreply 1510/25/2013

I do hope my pussy doesn't get flooded.

by Anonymousreply 1610/25/2013

You do realise that weather forecasts here are exaggerated beyond belief, e.g., 'deadly heat wave' at 78°F. That said, airports close for a week with 1" of snow, so the panic may be justified.

by Anonymousreply 1710/25/2013

I fear for the late season truffle harvest!

by Anonymousreply 1810/25/2013

All I care about is the next episode of downton abbey

by Anonymousreply 1910/25/2013

I believe there's a big storm brewing. I think you ignore it at your peril. I'd stock up on my favorite foods, and have plenty to drink. Even bottled water.

I have a few flash lights (or, as you say, torches) and make sure I had enough batteries. Charge up your iPad, and your telephone, and make sure you have a battery powered radio and some reading material.

Oh, and a full tank of petrol in the car. In fact, if you really want to be smart, think of a safe place to store your car, where it won't get crushed by falling tree limbs or flooded out, and make sure you have air in your bicycle tires.

by Anonymousreply 2010/25/2013

We wish our Brit friends the best of luck and hope they will communicate with their American brethren here on Datalounge. I, for one, would be honored if you left me your stuff in the event of your death on Monday.


by Anonymousreply 2110/25/2013

I got the cucumbers stocked up, just in case one can't trot to the shops in the storm. And a Victoria sponge sandwich, to feed the search and rescue team.

by Anonymousreply 2210/25/2013

When I heard of this dreadful news, the first thing I did was run out and get ten kilos of Henna hair coloring because one never knows how long one will be without a chariot to the market.

by Anonymousreply 2310/25/2013

Nothing shall happen on Monday. Just a few light showers and fresh breezes.

by Anonymousreply 2410/25/2013

I ain't bovvered.

by Anonymousreply 2510/25/2013

This will be God's response to gay marriage.

by Anonymousreply 2610/25/2013

There is no country on earth that makes such a big deal out of mildy bad weather as the UK. It's shocking and embarrassing for you guys over there. Why is there such hysteria when there are a couple inches of snow? Flooding and high winds (expected for monday in the UK) happen OFTEN in a lot of other countries.

and you guys wonder why no one thinks you have any masculine men...

by Anonymousreply 2710/25/2013

This is a job for...SUPERMAN!

Oh, wait. Henry is busy schtupping his gay pals back in the States. Sorry, UK. You may just have to drown. Finally.

by Anonymousreply 2810/25/2013

Where is AYB these days?

by Anonymousreply 2910/25/2013

Brit here (not of the angry, young variety though). The only people getting hysterical about this are the media - a common problem on both sides of the Atlantic I think. The rest of us appear to be remaining our usual cynical selves and the general opinion seems to be that on Monday there will be a few spots of rain and it will probably be a bit blowy out.

by Anonymousreply 3010/26/2013

[quote]The only people getting hysterical about this are the media

Fellow Brit here, can confirm. This is the usual over-hyped bollocks from the tabloid press.

by Anonymousreply 3110/26/2013

The main problem is that London is filled with Plane Trees - which can grow to a large size, but have a shallow root system...

Come a fairly high wind, and these buggers come crashing down..

by Anonymousreply 3210/26/2013

And here in Scotland, we regularly have storms like that without mention in the media...

When the national media talks about "storms to lash UK" they usually mean the South East, and London in particular.

by Anonymousreply 3310/26/2013

NEXRAD weather control

by Anonymousreply 3410/26/2013

Rats. I am flying out on Tuesday morning to Ireland for a week - last thing I want is delays at the airport tuesday morning if bad weather is causing delays. It only takes a dusting of snow for airports to close down here, let along some high winds ....

by Anonymousreply 3510/26/2013

Because we don't get much extreme weather, R27, so we get terribly TERRIBLY excited about what we do get.

And R33 is right, there's a definite metrocentricity about dramatic weather reports.

by Anonymousreply 3610/26/2013

Where's Sausages McGee?

by Anonymousreply 3710/26/2013

It's gonna be a big 'un, I can feel it in me water.

by Anonymousreply 3810/26/2013

I think the Shard will be severely compromised.

by Anonymousreply 3910/26/2013

[quote]Where's Sausages McGee?

Off with Spotted Dick, I imagine.

by Anonymousreply 4010/26/2013

"There is no country on earth that makes such a big deal out of mildy bad weather as the UK. It's shocking and embarrassing for you guys over there."

You go that right!

by Anonymousreply 4110/26/2013

Cheers, thanks a lot.

by Anonymousreply 4210/26/2013

[quote] You go that right!

Nothing worth losing your tea over, old chap.

by Anonymousreply 4310/26/2013

It's Britain's turn.

by Anonymousreply 4410/26/2013

[quote] You do realise that weather forecasts here are exaggerated beyond belief

It's the opposite where I am. Raging gale winds are described as breezes. "A bit breezy on the Twin Forks tomorrow" = quick, take the patio umbrellas down and stash them in the shed.

. "Chance for a passing thundershower" = possible tornado watch.

"Rain, some breezy conditions" = three day long nor'easter.

It seems that the local station was told to downplay weather reports a few years ago when new owners took over. Too much local business was being lost when people stayed home based on impending bad weather.

by Anonymousreply 4510/26/2013

Who will save the mutton? The mutton! The mutton! Who will save the mutton?

by Anonymousreply 4610/26/2013

Oh, smile, guv'nor, it might never 'apppen!

by Anonymousreply 4710/26/2013

Disaster porn...somehow they managed to survive the one 26 years ago and they'll survive this. Call me when a storm is coming they've NEVER expereinced.

There's a very DIFFERENT kind of storm coming to the U.K. in the future and THAT'S the one they should be talking about but don't.

by Anonymousreply 4810/26/2013

"city under water, city under water!"

by Anonymousreply 4910/26/2013

I'm downloading all the Vera Lynn songs I can find.

Be brave, Britishers!

by Anonymousreply 5010/26/2013

Should I take down my umbrella?

by Anonymousreply 5110/26/2013

I'm frightened

by Anonymousreply 5210/26/2013

Greetings from South East England, currently slightly breezy. For anyone who doesn't know the old story:

Back in 1987, Michael Fish was just a hard working TV weather forecaster with a badly cut suit and a sensible moustache. He told the nation that a woman had rung up asking if a hurricane was on its way, but not to panic, because - pfft - it wasn't. 24 hours and 15 million trees later he'd become a National Icon, single handedly capable of opening Tescos at will. He's never seemed particularly happy about it though.

Anyway, as you know, we have long memories over here so these days our forecasters err on the side of caution.

by Anonymousreply 5310/26/2013

It's sunny and cloudless this morning in London. A perfect autumn morning, save the vomit in the street on the way to the newsagents.

by Anonymousreply 5410/26/2013

"There's a very DIFFERENT kind of storm coming to the U.K. in the future and THAT'S the one they should be talking about but don't"

If we knew what you were talking about, we might...

by Anonymousreply 5510/27/2013

This is a good warning to move all alcohol to higher elevations. Must save that wine we bought on our weekend jaunt to Paris. Women and booze first!

by Anonymousreply 5610/27/2013

I have a question for any British here. Why do the Welsh smell like rancid meat? I'm serious, they stink to high heaven.

Stout, surly, rancid smelling people.

by Anonymousreply 5710/27/2013

Ssssh, R57, or Bonnie Tyler will hear and hunt you down. She's pretty tough, you know.

by Anonymousreply 5810/27/2013

R48, I loved your work in the remake of Arthur!

by Anonymousreply 5910/27/2013

This one is no joke. Between the flooding and high winds the southern parts of England and Wales will take quite a beating.

by Anonymousreply 6010/27/2013

It will rain a ton here in Norway on monday too, as it has done all weekend.

by Anonymousreply 6110/27/2013

R60--is this the UK equivalent of Sandy? I thought London and the Thames had good flood barriers.

by Anonymousreply 6210/27/2013

We are ready for the storm here in Greater London - gin and tonics will be to hand as we watch the latest Downton Abbey episode later, as the winds howl outside .... its already dark here at 4.30 pm, as our clocks went back an hour last night.

I dont have to go to work tomorrow morning, but seems it will be hell for commuters, but I am flying out Tuesday morning, so I want things back to normal by then. Some hope ...

by Anonymousreply 6310/27/2013

Good ol' Paris has been reminiscent of Wuthering Heights all day too! Unusual.

by Anonymousreply 6410/27/2013

I heard it's already dying down. No?

by Anonymousreply 6510/27/2013

If the worst should occur, please remember to book container ship space TODAY to haul all your stuff across the pond to me.

Prefer New Orleans or Mobile as POE, but Houston is OK if the shipping rates are significantly better.


Pip, pip!

by Anonymousreply 6610/27/2013

How could the storm be dying down, R65? It hasn't even formed yet completely over the Atlantic.

by Anonymousreply 6710/27/2013

What? Nobody darkly warning it's due to the Jews or the Muslims or the blacks? I'm surprised. Is this no longer Datalounge?

And two people haven't hijacked the thread fighting over the exact wording of their posts yet? What gives? It's page 3 already.

by Anonymousreply 6810/27/2013

Everyone- go into The Dome- NOW!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 6910/27/2013

Daddy, hold me. Daddy? DADDY?

by Anonymousreply 7010/27/2013

Lady Gaga is Queen of Music. She is the second most powerful celebrity in the world. Lady Gaga reigns supreme at the top. She fucking rocks. Lady Gaga is number one.

There, satisfied R68?

by Anonymousreply 7110/27/2013

Hold me, David Cameron.

by Anonymousreply 7210/27/2013

Wish I were in Cornwall surfing with my mate. I wonder if it will reach as far north as Bun Dobhráin. I haven't surfed there in a few years.

by Anonymousreply 7310/27/2013

[quote]What? Nobody darkly warning it's due to the Jews or the Muslims or the blacks? I'm surprised. Is this no longer Datalounge?

I don't know which DL you read, but I've never read anything like that here or...maybe this is your version of a sense of humor. Hahahahha

by Anonymousreply 7410/27/2013

The Daily Mail claims that immigration is making this worse, and Katie Price will become pregnant again as a result.

by Anonymousreply 7510/27/2013

A 14 year old boy has already been swept out to sea. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 7610/27/2013

Yes, R75, but what will it do to house prices?

by Anonymousreply 7710/27/2013

Is it suspected to cure Alzheimers / cancer / diabetes?

by Anonymousreply 7810/27/2013

Icarian , the storm has passed here in the North of Ireland and it was just very heavy rain for about ten or twelve hours. Think it is a different storm front for Britain.

by Anonymousreply 7910/27/2013

London is drowning and I live by the river!

by Anonymousreply 8010/27/2013

It's an entirely different storm front, R79. The one that hits tonight and goes into the morning is primarily going to affect the southern parts of England and Wales.

by Anonymousreply 8110/27/2013

I hope they evacuate the Royals to someplace safe. I fear for the baby prince. It doesn't take much water to drown an infant.

by Anonymousreply 8210/27/2013

The storm has a name now: St Jude, for the patron saint of lost causes.

So ridiculously American.

by Anonymousreply 8310/27/2013

Thankfully, Sharleen Spiteri and Girl Called Johnny are in Brussels.

by Anonymousreply 8410/27/2013

I'm alright but I live right on the coast so if it is a bad one (somehow I doubt it'll be hurricane strength like 87's) I will probably get to see a bit of damage (hopefully not my house or anyone I know).

So anyway, the thing I'm most worried about is another day of commuter chaos. Both my boss and myself come in from (different parts) of Kent so if neither of us make it in that would mean a day of no IT support at work. Knowing what drama queens they are, this could be intolerable.

Oh well, wish me luck I suppose.

BTW ayb no longer stands for what it stood for, and hasn't since I turned 30- five odd years ago. TIA!


by Anonymousreply 8510/27/2013

R79 here. Ciaran, I apologise autocorrect corrects your name to Icarian. Not such a bad autocorrect in a way as it refers to two famous sons in mythology.

by Anonymousreply 8610/27/2013

I want our next hurricane to be called A Boy Named Sue.

by Anonymousreply 8710/27/2013

Good to hear from you, ayb. Be safe.

by Anonymousreply 8810/27/2013

One of you should stay in London. I hear the Savoy is nice.

by Anonymousreply 8910/27/2013

Hold me, Lady Violet!

by Anonymousreply 9010/27/2013

BREAKING! The London Ferris Wheel has broken loose and is spinning down Abbey Lane!

by Anonymousreply 9110/27/2013

Can one of our orthodontia deprived Brit brethren perhaps post various live webcams of London so that we might see its destruction over tea and crumpets?

by Anonymousreply 9210/27/2013

"hopefully not my house or anyone I know"

How very selfish, ayb.

by Anonymousreply 9310/27/2013

So if ayb doesn't stand for "angry young brit" now than what DOES it stand for, "amiable yodeling brit"?

by Anonymousreply 9410/27/2013

Now predicting 90 mph winds. It's gonna be a scary night for a lot of folks. The sound alone can be terrifying.

by Anonymousreply 9510/27/2013

Since the storm is supposed to entail a big blow, may I offer the suggestion that it be named "Sheridan?"

by Anonymousreply 9610/27/2013

Trafalgar sSquare webcam

by Anonymousreply 9710/27/2013

Has anyone heard about Jodie Marsh and/or Jordan's plans? I hope the premiere England's Roses are safe

by Anonymousreply 9810/27/2013

Thanks, R97.

by Anonymousreply 9910/27/2013

[quote]So if ayb doesn't stand for "angry young brit" now than what DOES it stand for, "amiable yodeling brit"?

Anything you believe. Or just ayb as in 'honest abe'. And R93, I was being tongue in cheek. Unless they're a horrible person for some reason (joking! or AM I?). But I think I can confidently say the worst we'll see is a few branches down and some loosened tiles. And train chaos. Probably on a par with the largely forgotten storm of early 1990. It blew about 60/70 MPH but it was no biggie. 1987's storm was well over 100 MPH in some parts.

The devastation was truly epic in the old fashioned sense of the word. This is why people are so super-cautious about this new one. 1987 was a long time ago but storms like that tend to not die out of popular memory until everyone that witnessed it has.. died out. Everyone born before 1983 has a Great Storm story, even if it's one from their early childhood. I was 9.

by Anonymousreply 10010/27/2013

I rather like the Abbey Road's better than staring at some landmark...not that the crossing isn't a landmark but you'll see what I mean.

by Anonymousreply 10110/27/2013

Thanks for your perspective, ayb/honest abe. I hope it ends up being more the way you see it than the media has.

by Anonymousreply 10210/27/2013

OH,'s affecting my TV reception and they're talking about Lou Reed.

by Anonymousreply 10310/27/2013

I hope Hampstead Heath ain't too bashed. I depend on it for my bit of rumpy-pumpy, y'know.

by Anonymousreply 10410/27/2013

Ayb, I was joking too about your being selfish.

Why don't you go by the name S&M on DL?

by Anonymousreply 10510/27/2013

What will Pippa Middleton be wearing while riding out the debris? Hopefully two tons of debris and a scent that can be picked up by search and recovery dogs.

by Anonymousreply 10610/27/2013

asbo yob bastard

by Anonymousreply 10710/27/2013

Stay safe, ayb. xoxo

by Anonymousreply 10810/27/2013

Bring in your fucking bins and flower boxes, you gits!

by Anonymousreply 10910/27/2013

One of our finest youfs out enjoying the pre-storm.

by Anonymousreply 11010/27/2013

It's got its own Twitter page, @ukstorm2013.

It's just joined in on the Lady Gaga/Kelly Osbourne bitchfest smackdown.

by Anonymousreply 11110/27/2013

There's a strom coming into Chick-a-go.

by Anonymousreply 11210/27/2013

[quote]Bring in your fucking bins and flower boxes, you gits! by: Bill Giles on LBC Radio just now

I have no idea who this is, but if that's true, he must be considered a natural treasure.

by Anonymousreply 11310/27/2013

I'll "oh dear" myself. NATIONAL, not natural treasure.

by Anonymousreply 11410/27/2013

The worst of the storm will apparently bypass Wales and is tracking straight for London and the Southeast of England.

London? You in danger, girl.

by Anonymousreply 11510/27/2013

London Falling!

by Anonymousreply 11610/27/2013

I hope the rent boys are snuggling up to a loved one.

by Anonymousreply 11710/27/2013

There will be thousands of ugly hats floating in the Thames.

by Anonymousreply 11810/27/2013


by Anonymousreply 11910/27/2013

Well, at least it'll get rid of the hard-to-clean vomit on the pavement, so there's that to look forward to.

by Anonymousreply 12010/27/2013

Storm's hitting Devon and Cornwall now.

by Anonymousreply 12110/27/2013

Well, here in the heart of England there's barely a breeze...

by Anonymousreply 12210/27/2013

It doesn't look so bad. Just some flooding:

by Anonymousreply 12310/27/2013

Uhh, it's only just begun...

by Anonymousreply 12410/27/2013

North London here, steady not-so-strong rain for last three hours - but it has just started to blow a little at half an hour past midnight. I have a no-batteries torch near my bed and filled up a 2-litre bottle of water, so that's my prep, as it were. On the other hand I live in a loft flat with sky-lights, so it could get noisy in the middle of the night.

by Anonymousreply 12510/27/2013

it looks like it is kicking off in Dorset. Westbay (where Broadchurch is set) and Lyme Regis are on Red flood warnings.I don't think this is a fuss about nothing.

by Anonymousreply 12610/27/2013

Is the glass in the Shard strong enough to withstand this? London's glass canyons have grown in number since 1997. There wasn't even a Canary wharf then.

by Anonymousreply 12710/27/2013

I hope Port Wenn escapes undamaged.

by Anonymousreply 12810/27/2013

BREAKING: London Bridge is falling own! Mary Poppins thrown off course into Northern Europe!

by Anonymousreply 12910/27/2013

R126, I agree it isn't a fuss about nothing. The leaves are still on the trees and the ground is already saturated. There will definitely be some property damage and hopefully no losses of life.

by Anonymousreply 13010/27/2013

Princess Di WILL have her revenge!

by Anonymousreply 13110/27/2013

But what about Weston-Super-Mare?



by Anonymousreply 13210/27/2013

I bet a crane or two will be swaying in the wind.

by Anonymousreply 13310/27/2013

Breaking: Johnny Hates Jazz has already offered their services for the inevitable concert to rebuild London.

by Anonymousreply 13410/27/2013

90 mph winds expected at Heathrow, possibly lasting until midday? Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 13510/27/2013

It is blowing a gale outside but it doesn't feel storm of the century bad. The kind of storm you get every few years (living in the Southwest). There will be some trees down, floods etc. and it isn't a fuss about nothing but it's also not a Burns Night storm either (or even a weaker storm like the "it's not a hurricane" storm). Hope the flooding isn't anything like we got last year.

by Anonymousreply 13610/27/2013

Is Big Ben OK? Stiff upper lip- you've been through the nazi blitzkrieg- so this will be a walk in the park.

by Anonymousreply 13710/27/2013

R136, your report, although appreciated, is way too premature. The brunt of the storm won't be felt for some time yet.

by Anonymousreply 13810/27/2013

Excellent, R134. We'll be there too.

by Anonymousreply 13910/27/2013


Torquay = Newquay

by Anonymousreply 14010/27/2013

I hope Gina G will be on hand to perform.

by Anonymousreply 14110/27/2013

R117, rent boys have loved ones? Who? Kevin Spacey?

by Anonymousreply 14210/27/2013

I do hope those lovely old gays in Brighton don't get swept into the sea.

by Anonymousreply 14310/27/2013

Boy George!

by Anonymousreply 14410/27/2013

[quote] Breaking: Johnny Hates Jazz has already offered their services for the inevitable concert to rebuild London.

Breathe and Living in a Box have also agreed to perform.

by Anonymousreply 14510/27/2013

And Sarah Brightman is revving up for a Hot Gossip reunion!

by Anonymousreply 14610/27/2013

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na....Hey Jude, don't let me down.

by Anonymousreply 14710/27/2013

That's SAINT JUDE to you, Mr. McCartney.

by Anonymousreply 14810/27/2013

Wet Wet Wet has been added to the London Is Drowning Relief Concert!

by Anonymousreply 14910/27/2013

I guess most Brit DLers are having a good night's sleep. Keep us updated when you wake, OK?

by Anonymousreply 15010/27/2013

I'm up. I think it blown over, here in West London. Strong-ish winds and a lot of rain, but nothing earth shattering.

I'm going to Paul in Holland Park for a Pain Au Chocolat.

by Anonymousreply 15110/27/2013

Its blown over very quickly, but was scary about 7am, I was worried about the tall tree in the garden swaying in the winds.

Bit of blue sky now, hopefully the trains will be running again by lunchtime, and my flight ok for tomorrow. I think they all over-reacted to how bad it would be.

by Anonymousreply 15210/28/2013

[quote] I think they all over-reacted to how bad it would be.

Better safe than sorry.

by Anonymousreply 15310/28/2013

What would the transatlantic flights have been like yesterday and today? Judging from the little map on the seatback in front of me, most of them would have flown directly over the storm, but are they high enough that a storm like this doesn't matter?

by Anonymousreply 15410/28/2013

No one will miss Britain is it sinks.

by Anonymousreply 15510/28/2013

R155, the proper term is Airstrip One.

by Anonymousreply 15610/28/2013

[quote]There is no country on earth that makes such a big deal out of mildy bad weather as the UK. It's shocking and embarrassing for you guys over there. Why is there such hysteria when there are a couple inches of snow?

You've never been to Censornati, Ohio, have you? Fucking drooling retards fall into hysterical seizures of panic if ANYONE spots a flake of snow.

You think I'm kidding? It's snows an inch and every grocery store in town is laid bare; roads are closed - it will take you two hours to drive a mile. I'm not exaggerating, either.

The fucking dumbest pack of retards ever to grace the planet live in this hell hole of a city. Shameful and stupid.

by Anonymousreply 15710/28/2013

[quote]Michael Fish's controversial weather forecast featured in the London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony,[6] playing on the perceived British love of talking about the weather.

This is too funny.

by Anonymousreply 15810/28/2013

At least two people died as a result of the storm and there was a fair amount of property damage and travel chaos.

by Anonymousreply 15910/28/2013

Had to work from home. Sounds good, doesn't it? And it was- marginally better than attempting to get in when the trains weren't running anyway. But my work capacity was less than half even with the VPN and it'll all be waiting there for me tomorrow.


Not much destruction in my part of the world at all, it seemed like it was going somewhere nasty between 5 and 7 am and then it just blew over. But the trains just stopped because of all the branches and weaker trees. I guess we shouldn't be too surprised since the one that struck in 1987 was described as the sort you only get every 200 years in the UK. Quite amusing it was exactly as I predicted it.

At its worst it was a Force 8-9 here.

by Anonymousreply 16010/28/2013
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