Strongest Wind Gust in Borth and Ynyslas
We experienced the strongest wind gust here yesterday at Borth and Ynyslas since I began recording the weather in 2005. The wind peaked just after dark at 16:29, hitting 62.6 knots (that’s just over 72mph) recorded by the Borth & Ynyslas weather station.
I think we may have lost all of our garden furniture, dustbins and other things in the garden that weren’t firmly secured though. I haven’t been out to check yet as it’s been too dark.
It had been fairly windy on and off for the past few days, but nothing quite like this. 20-30 knots was about the average throughout the day but you can see from the chart below that at around 4:30pm just after the barometer readings had hit a low for the day there was an almighty gust that coincided with a squall and a torrential downpour. The temperature also dropped from 11°C to 9°C.