Suddenly, in the last few minutes, that great elm tree opposite has been making noises. Here in “old” York (which must be where the Venn-diagram of yellow and orange overlap), it’s getting more than breezy.
I recall landing at Tees-side (I think in a Handley-Page Herald) in a severe crosswind. I became aware that, sitting in a starboard window seat, I could see all down the runway as we came in crab-wise.
Meanwhile, Virgin Trains have excelled:
NEW: ALL CUSTOMERS TO ABANDON TRAVEL #UKSTORM
The reason is not far to find:
17:18: Network Rail says Crewe station has been evacuated due to damage to the station roof.
17:22: Network Rail confirms Crewe station is now closed after roof damage and power lines came down in high winds.
As Dear Old Dad was won’t to mutter:
Heaven help all poor souls at sea.