Massive 30 foot waves hit oil rigs in the North Sea

December 23, 2012 — Leave a comment

Winds in the North Sea exceeded 60 mph today, creating waves over 30 feet high. On the Beaufort Scale winds topped out at violent storm force 11. The strongest winds preceeded a frontal system attached to the same LOW pressure which brought the heavy rain to the UK yesterday.  Every region of the country has flood alerts and almost every sea area surrounding the UK has been issued with gale warnings. 

With serious flooding elsewhere in the UK it seems that Reigate and the South East fortunately escaped any serious problems from this storm. The River Mole has burst its banks but this seems rather trivial in comparison! The low pressure and unsettled conditions are set to continue.

dec 23 storm force gales in north sea

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