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South Beds. has sleet......

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by stevenb, 21 Mar 2008.

  1. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    :biggrin:
    it was raining.......its very dark....now there is sleet.....don't think it'll turn to snow....or settle at all....
    Glad I got my ride in this AM. :angry:
     
  2. Ditto steven ,just a bit further south then you in Royal Hertfordshire-Upon-Pikeysville:thumbsup:(Borehamwood) glad i got one in this morning although it was mighty breezy
     
  3. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Hd sleet and hailstones here. Not the thing to be riding into when the wind is head on and strong. :angry:
     
  4. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Hail in North Wales and a dusting of snow on the hills.
     
  5. OP
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    After I posted this earlier the weather proved me wrong.....20 mins later it was sunny. Now its just windy.
     
  6. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    The weather changed quick. One minuet it was strong wind, rain and hail, then it was drying out. Then back to sleet and rain.
     
  7. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Just windy on the North Wales coast this morning was pretty bloody windy. Interestingly enough, the blades on the off shore windfarms were rotating very slowly. Do they have a maximum speed?
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Yes Patrick, they do have 'speed control' and if the wind gets too high the blades are rotated to completely stop them turning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    It's now snowing here...or at least trying to.....although not settling.
     
  10. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    nice and sunny a few minutes ago but just started snowing in this part of lancs.
    hope it stops we're out on the bike in an hour
     
  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

  12. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    What's the point in that? Surely they should be capitalising on the extra bursts of energy?
     
  13. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Yes, they have a max speed. Especially if the wind turbines are 'exporting' to the national grid...I think the electrical frequency on UK grid is 50Hz which is what the output from the wind turbines needs to be.

    Ironically, if there is a power cut, for safety, all wind turbines that affect that line need to be switched off, too...before this rule was enforced, if he was unlucky, the fella that came to fix the line got a nasty shock when he thought the cable was dead, not realising that the wind turbines were still 'pumping' leccy onto the grid.
     
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Its a traditional 'White Easter' here now.:biggrin:
     
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Snows all gone...melted away already....despite it continuing to snow after I'd posted earlier.