what on earth happened last night? at about 4am huge winds, rain and hail were bashing against my window. much more louder/powerful than anything I've seen before. Funny thing is my parents woke up too, though their bedroom is on the opposite side of the house with a hill shielding them. Spoke to some guys at university today and they all had similar stories! So! back to the title... were you woken too? seem to hit the Saddleworth and Tameside area the worst. I'm just waiting for huge spaceships to drop out of the clouds now plot thickens, my sister got back from school and said all her mates were talking about it! I know this may just be a storm but theres such a surreal feel to this. just the fact that the wind was hitting both opposite sides of the house at the same time.