There's a storm on the way.
Below is the forecast for today from Southend with 55mph winds on the way toward late afternoon. I'm supposed to be flying but I'll be staying put.
Veronica Taylor, watch officer at the coastguard, said the forecast for the south coast was severe gale force nine, rising to storm force 10.
EGMC 020904Z 021019 23022G35KT 7000 -RA SCT010 BKN030 PROB30 TEMPO 1013 24028G48KT 3000 +RA BKN012CB BECMG 1316 26025G35KT 9999 NSW PROB30 TEMPO 1419 27034G48KT 5000 SHRA BKN025CB