Monday, 23 December 2013
a spot of severe weather
An interesting journey home in the wee small hours, in a swirling darkness and with trees strewn trickily across the country lanes.
We'd been on the M25, in a seldom seen empty condition as we joined a few other motorists cautiously driving through the spray.
On the side roads I had to navigate around fallen timber with much of the road surface covered with small shreds of trees battered by the high winds.
Even larger roads were tricky, because at this early morning time the services to clear the way hadn't really got mobilised for the area affected. The radio's weather forecast even featured a force 10 gale somewhere out at sea.
Earlier we'd been for a curry and somehow oblivious to the weather.
As we'd turned back into the street it was obvious that the whole evening had been battered by gale force winds and car wash intensity rain.
They say it will calm down for Christmas Eve. I hope so, in order for Santa's sleigh to make a good journey.