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Wind damage from 14/06/18 at the former Co-op building, New Century House, now NE8, on West St, Gateshead - pictures 26/06/18

A very windy day on Thursday 14/06/18

Article from Chronicle Live website on 14/06/18

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Storm Hector's 60mph winds leaves North East homes without power and causes travel disruption

Storm Hector swept the North East with 60mph winds causing power cuts and travel disruption .

Fallen trees blocked roads and rail lines across the region on Thursday.


Full article on https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/storm-hectors-60mph-winds-leaves-14786929

More events on https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/storm-hector-met-office-live-14780383

Pictures by myself from Friday 15/06/18 approx 0900 showing damage at the former Co-op building, New Century House, now NE8, on West St, Gateshead where damage occurred at approx 1500 Thursday 14/06/18 at first floor level above Argos store









Virtually same position as where masonry panel of the Trinity Square Development was blown down in January 2015

See from post #1873 on https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1175839&page=94 to post #1912 on https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1175839&page=96

Picture of mine from post #1889 showing wind damage of 14/01/15



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Pictures by myself from Tuesday 26/06/18 approx 1830 showing wind damage from 14/06/18 at the former Co-op building, New Century House, now NE8, on West St, Gateshead, at first floor level above Argos store

Argos sign now removed and protective timber structure of shop entrance so seems that all of the cladding to be replaced soon









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Also posted to Gateshead thread where remedial works will be covered


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What's happened to the beach? Whitley Bay seafront left looking barren after severe weather

The Chronicle Live website on 09/03/18 are reporting the state of the beach at Whitley Bay following the recent Beast from the East event

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What's happened to the beach? Whitley Bay seafront left looking barren after severe weather

The Beast from the East and high tides have stripped away the sand from the popular North Tyneside beach and left behind a rocky landscape

When residents and visitors made their way back to the area once the weather improved, they came across a hard rocky terrain, numerous stones and pebbles as well as litter


Full article, includes image and short video on https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/whats-happened-beach-whitley-bay-14390976


I assume Steve will be providing good pictures showing the situation in due course

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It’s a common occurrence when there has been a storm, as the Council say in the article, the sand will come back again.

A few years ago a storm blew in loads of seaweed onto the beach high caused a right stink and not to mention the flies. On that occasion the Council had to take it away.
back to normal, sun and sand at Whitley Bay, 6th July 2018.






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Stormy weather

I hae seen a lot of minor damage out there today but the Chronic has all the dramatic stuff:

Storm Ali winds rip roof off Newcastle home - while woman was inside

Winds generated by Storm Ali ripped the roof off a house in Newcastle - while the occupant was still inside.

Thankfully unhurt, 20-year-old Kelsey Morgan was at home alone when high speed winds tore half the roof from the home she shares with her mother and younger siblings.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/storm-ali-winds-rip-roof-15174578

Closer to home:

Storm Ali: Roof blown off home in Bensham with 'tiles flying off like frisbees'

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/tiles-were-flying-like-frisbees-15174593
 

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Ready for winter in North Tyneside

Shared from the North Tyneside Council YouTube Channel @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2x2mBCiDgc
Ready for winter in North Tyneside
North Tyneside Council
Published on 7 Nov 2018

North Tyneside Council is ready for winter with 5,000 tonnes of grit and a fleet of 12 gritters primed and ready to keep everyone moving.

https://youtu.be/i2x2mBCiDgc
 

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Another rainbow event at Gateshead International Stadium - pictures 08/12/18

Pictures by myself from Saturday 08/12/18 approx 1440 showing another rainbow event as viewed from Gateshead International Stadium looking from the main stand before Gateshead FC v Bromley game









Not quite as good as the event on 24/04/18 - see https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=147728073&postcount=256

or on 30/09/17, see https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=142649212&postcount=159

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Wind damage Coatsworth Road

When I walked along Coatsworth Road about 10.30 this morning my path was blocked by two fire appliances. It appeared that the wind had blown some bricks off the chimney of one of the houses and the firemen were working to make it safe:

DSCF4562 Coatsworth Road roof damage by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF4563 Coatsworth Road roof damage by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF4564 Coatsworth Road roof damage by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF4565 Coatsworth Road roof damage by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF4566 Coatsworth Road roof damage by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF4567 Coatsworth Road roof damage by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF4568 Coatsworth Road roof damage by alfred stone, on Flickr

By the time I did my return journey a load of bricks had been stacked on the pavement and the road was open again:

DSCF4573 Coatsworth Road wind damage by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF4574 Coatsworth Road wind damage by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF4575 Coatsworth Road wind damage by alfred stone, on Flickr
 

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Noctilucent clouds seen from the Big Lamp area around 02:30 2.7.19. Picture hosted by imgbb. I've seen these clouds a few times, usually in the country on summer nights. They occur more when there is little sunspot activity, such as now, and are made by fine ice particles, high above the earth, reflecting sunlight. If I'd been awake I would've used a better camera and a tripod. These are the highest clouds known and this is a poor picture of them.
 

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Torrential rain in mid-July on Westgate Road. Twenty years ago there would be, say, one torrential downpour in the summer. Now there's half a dozen and there've been two in the past fortnight. Picture hosted by Imgbb.
 

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Storm Brendan lifted this plastic greenhouse from the Tweed Street toxic allotments at the weekend and rolled it down the street several hundred yards. The maximum windspeeds increase slightly every year, during westerly storms, and this one was unusual in coming from the SSW. Photo hosted by Imgbb.
 

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Stormy weather

Despite the high winds on Saturday last (11/1/2020) this was the only storm damage that I saw on my travels round Gateshead. It was on Claremont Street near the junction with Coatsworth Road. Give Gateshead MBC their due they were round on Sunday morning and cleared it away very quickly:

DSCF5480 Fallen tree by alfred stone, on Flickr
 

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Saltwell Park fallen tree

As I walked through the park this afternoon I noticed that a tree had fallen near the maze. Looking at the state of it it looks like the recent strong winds have taken their toll. It wasn't like that when I passed on Saturday morniing:

DSCF5840 Saltwell Park fallen tree by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF5841 Saltwell Park fallen tree by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF5843 Saltwell Park fallen tree by alfred stone, on Flickr

DSCF5846 Saltwell Park fallen tree by alfred stone, on Flickr

Also the nearby senior children's playground which was recently refurbished was partially flooded:

DSCF5851 Saltwell Park senior children's playground by alfred stone, on Flickr

Also in Open Saces thread.
 

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Some views of Saltwell Park, Gateshead, after stormy weather, February 2020 - pictures 25/02/20

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Follow up on Alf's post above

Pictures by myself from on Tuesday 25/02/20 in period approx 1100 - 1115 showing some views of Saltwell Park, Gateshead after stormy weather in February 2020

Further views of the fallen tree - fortunate that the adjacent "Chrysalis" acrylic sheet and steel artwork by Sam Brewster, https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/6611/Chrysalis , was not damaged















Another casualty



Also posted to "Open Spaces" thread

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Another casualty



Also posted to "Open Spaces" thread

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Not the same storm though as that particular sunken swan has been there since at least 9th. January. I have always suspected some human intervention being involved in that particular event.
 

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Wind damage to block on Gateshead High St during Storm Jorge event - pictures 01/03/20

Pictures by myself from Sunday 01/03/20 AM showing storm damage during strong winds associated with Storm Jorge event

Location being 3 storey block at junction of High St and Park Lane, Gateshead, with former M&M's Fish & Chips outlet at ground floor,

Top floor 4 bay window unit had fallen onto public footpath earlier in the morning

Approx 0945









Approx 1045











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