Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Cornwall's Big Wednesday

Well, guess what?  It's raining and it's windy.  It has been for quite a while now and it looks like it will be until, well who knows?  Driving to work from north to south coast has become more like a water park ride than a simple country commute and everybody seems to be getting pretty fed up with it all now, particularly those sadly effected by the threat of flooding.

However, if you put all the threat and inconvenience aside (if you can), it does make for exciting weather particularly so as the media are going crazy over the prediction of  'Big Wednesday' surf tomorrow and an even bigger Saturday swell.  

The "largest waves" ever is being screamed from the headlines but this refers to the size of Wednesday's expected swell, which is forecast to be 28 feet at high tide.  While huge, these are not the biggest waves ever to have hit Cornwall, rather this is set to be the biggest nearshore swell size anywhere in the world on that date with more predicted for Saturday.

It sounds all very exciting though and the swell showing on the charts heading for the Cornish coast sure looks exciting too.  Watch this space and we hope that everybody stays safe whether they are 'battening down the hatches' at home or oohing and aahing at the sheer power and beauty of nature as it crashes against our beaches and cliffs. 

Well, I'd better post this now as the wind is building and the rain thrashing against the window and the news has just announced power cuts across Cornwall.  Better get the soya candles ready and post this quick!

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