Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period
… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Storm “Gareth” hits Iceland, Ireland and UK with very heavy rain and strong winds
Posted by Teo Blašković on March 12, 2019. Watchers.news.
A strong storm named Gareth by the Met Eireann will cross to the north of the Ireland and UK on Tuesday, March 12 into Wednesday, March 13, 2019, bringing very heavy rain and strong winds. The center of the storm is passing south of Iceland where extreme wind gusts of up to 245 km/h (152 mph) were recorded on March 11.
Gareth will bring strong winds to many areas, especially to parts of Northern Ireland, northern England, Wales and Scotland, the UK Met Office warns. A Yellow Wind Warning is in effect for parts of the UK for Tuesday and Wednesday and Yellow Rain Warning for northern England through midday Tuesday.
Gusts up to 96 km/h (60 mph) are expected across Northern Ireland during the evening rush hour on March 12. Gusts up to 120 km/h (75 mph) are likely along northern coasts and up to 128 km/h (80 mph) for a time, easing gradually through Wednesday morning
“The strong north-westerly winds will also affect southwest Scotland late on Tuesday, spreading across much of England and Wales through Wednesday,” Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said. “Gusts of 80 – 88 km/h (50 – 55 mph) are likely inland and up to 104km/h (65 mph) along western coasts.”
“The high winds forecast for the west Scotland could lead to some travel disruption, with potential for bridge restrictions in the affected areas and spray on coastal routes,” Stein Connelly from Transport Scotland said. “Travellers should check the latest information before they set off, drive to the conditions and follow Police travel advice.”
“The windy conditions are also likely to lead to disruption on other modes of transport, so we urge those planning to travel on trains, ferries and flights to check with their operators to see if their services are affected,” Connelly said.
It’s becoming extremely windy, especially in Ulster and Connacht, with very strong westerly winds extending to all parts and reaching gale force in the north and northwest, with severe and damaging gusts, Met Eireann said 12:02 local time today.
With high seas, there is also a risk of coastal flooding along Atlantic coasts. There will be some bright or sunny spells, but occasional heavy showers of rain and hail also, with some sleet, mainly over high ground and a risk of thunder.
The night will be very windy, with very strong west to northwest winds, up to gale force in the north and northwest, with further severe and damaging gusts for a time, but winds will ease a little towards morning. There will be further showers also, a few of hail, with a continuing risk of thunder for a time, mainly in northern counties, but showers will become more scattered later.
Wednesday will be mainly dry and bright at first, with just a few scattered shower. More persistent rain will extend from the Atlantic during the afternoon and evening, affecting mainly Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster, but any rain further south will be patchy. It will be windy at first, with strong west to northwest winds, gradually easing for a time.
The storm brought extreme winds to parts of southern Iceland late March 11. Wind gusts between 175 and 210 km/h (110 – 130 mph) were recorded with the highest gust recorded at Steiner meteo station at 245 km/h (152 mph).