Storm Imogen

Car crashed into tree as it collapsed on Hill Lane Southampton during the night - it has been cleared this morning.
Car crashed into tree as it collapsed on Hill Lane Southampton during the night – it has been cleared this morning. BBC News
Storm Imogen forecast over the British Isles today
Storm Imogen forecast over the British Isles today

So do I venture out?  I have important appointments in Bournemouth again today and a quick weather-check brings up police warnings not to venture out unless it is urgent, as Storm Imogen, which hit the British Isles yesterday, is expected to be worse than expected in the South of England today.

UPDATE: 23:25 pm: Well we ventured out when it was a bit ‘calmer’ and decided to keep to main roads through the New Forest avoiding any country lanes – very gusty but manageable. There was heavy, slow-moving traffic on our return, we passed a fallen tree across the A31 which was being cleared very quickly by a team of hard-hat workers. We heard that a tree had also fallen across the A35 (an alternative route between Bournemouth and Southampton). It was dark when we arrived home, but we are glad we took the risk.

Car trapped between two branches of a tree on the Romsey Road A35 (an alternative route). BBC photo
Car trapped between two branches of a tree on the Romsey Road A35 (an alternative route). BBC photo
A tree blew over in Southampton High Street but caused little damage. Media photo
A tree blew over in Southampton High Street but caused little damage. Echo Internet photo.
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18 thoughts on “Storm Imogen

  1. I read the only fatality reported so far may be a bird rescuer who vanished from a Cornwall beach trying to rescue gannets. I wonder why he was doing that by himself. How sad! Glad you’re safe ❤️

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