The older stuff here (like half of our house) has thick stone walls and heavy slate roofs. I don't know how much consideration for the wind goes into newer builds - like the newer extension on our house.THX wrote:I wonder if housing structures are under a special code to withstand the types of winds that you experience?
Our damage was limited to a chimney cowl that blew off. I heard of someone who lost some guttering, and I believe a fence blew down.Any damage to your homestead and/or surrounding area? I recall last time you had a major storm, you mentioned a greenhouse nearby suffered damage.
Cairn Gorm is some way south of us, on the Scottish mainland. But it's a special case - the weather station is at 4000 feet, and very exposed, so gusts of 100 mph and more are common up there. They did have gusts of over 100 mph at lower levels in Shetland (which is north of us).Looks like a 143 mph gust farther north of you:
We have a little bit of snow lying this morning, and it's snowing again now.