We do love a weather story in the UK be it 'weather bombs' or floods. The news that the first real storms of the winter are about to hit will cause some of us alarm. The sailors among us will be distressed that even in the protected South our racing plans for the weekend are unlikely to be fulfilled. My advice is check your insurance, open up the wine, batten down the hatches and get some logs in for a nice cosy weekend!
Storm Abigail hit the UK earlier than predicted, seeing flights cancelled in Ireland and schools closed in Scotland.