Storm Eleanor on its way – Batten down the hatches!

Reporter @Chadweather

Winds will strengthen tonight with gusts of 55mph in exposed places.

Luckily the worst of the winds likely between midnight & 5am.

It will remain windy during Wed gusting to 40mph then easing late-afternoon.


SN&L – Where does the saying ‘batten down the hatches’ come from?

It’s thought it comes from the practice aboard ship of sealing hatches to prevent water from getting below decks in a storm by using covers secured by strips of material, called battens, firmly attached to the frame of the hatch opening.



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