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It could be anywhere in the northern Caribbean, but this scene of total harbour devastation is how things look this morning in a sheltered port previously thought to be a reliable “Hurricane Hole”
News Update
The unprecedented damage wreaked by Hurricane Irma in recent days in the Caribbean, and now in Florida, has been a wake-up call for Irish sailors writes W M Nixon. While we may just have experience a breezy early-Autumn weekend here…
150 Years Of The Shipping Forecast
Weather
#ShippingForecast - Do you know your Dogger from your Fisher? If so, it’s likely you know the Shipping Forecast, the 150th anniversary of which was marked last Thursday 24 August. But do you know how the specialised weather broadcast came…
Irish Ferries has cancelled Swift sailings till this evening as Storm Ewan brings strong gusts to the Irish Sea
Ferry
#StormEwan - Hot on the heels of last week’s Storm Doris, there is further ferry disruption today (Sunday 26 February) as Storm Ewan brings strong gusts to the East Coast. Irish Ferries has cancelled its 8.45am and 2.30pm sailings from…
By 2023, IMO should introduce the necessary target and measures to bend down the CO2 emissions curve.
Ports & Shipping
#EUonCo2 - The European Parliament voted in favour yesterday of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from shipping in the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the establishment of a maritime climate fund “in the absence of progress at international level”…
The wind speed projection for Ireland for 2am on Tuesday morning 6 February shows high winds approaching from the west
Weather
#Weather - Batten down the hatches: the West of Ireland is in for a windy one this coming Monday night (5 February). The latest maps from Dark Sky show a large weather mass of high winds barrelling across the Atlantic…
Shannon Airport is increasingly prone to flooding with predicted sea level rises over the next 80 years
Coastal Notes
#CoastalNotes - Coastal defences and protections against flooding are outlined in a new Department of Transport plan to prepare Ireland for future climate change, as The Irish Times reports. The draft consultation report, Developing Resilience to Climate Change in the…
MV Ulysses arriving in Dublin Port
Ferry
#IrishSea - “Averse conditions in the Irish Sea” have prompted the cancellation of six Irish Ferries sailings between Dublin and Holyhead tomorrow (Friday 23 December), as The Irish Times reports. Passengers scheduled to travel from Dublin on the 8.45am and…
Severe windy weather approaching Ireland’s North West on Wednesday 21 December
Weather
#Weather - Met Éireann has announced a Status Yellow small craft warning for strong gales in effect today (Wednesday 21 December) ahead of Storm Barbara’s expected arrival at the weekend. Southwest winds will reach Force 8 at times this evening…
North Atlantic waves like those seen here in Nazaré, Portugal can reach gigantic proportions
Coastal Notes
#RecordWave - Nineteen metres is the height of what’s being called the world’s largest wave, recorded recently off the North West Coast of Ireland. Independent.ie reports on the record-breaking swell detected by a weather buoy in the North Atlantic between…
Rising Sea Levels: A pilot cutter in rough seas off the Irish coast which have risen 7cms alone since early 1990's. The next 5-15 years are critical to act if we are to stop 'permanent' damage to the planet
Weather
#RisingSeaLevels - Rising sea levels around Ireland due to climate change are almost 7cm since the early 1990s. The Irish Examiner writes that this is due to the rising temperature of the planet, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and the melting…
The previous location of the weather station in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Weather
#Weather - The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company advises of a new location for the harbour's weather station, which had been inactive since 6 June this year. Live weather data can now again be found on www.dlhweather.com (times given in GMT).
Northern Lights Shimmer Over Belfast & Lough Neagh
Weather
#Aurora - Skywatchers in Northern Ireland were treated to a spectacular light show last night (Monday 7 March) as a "lucky combination" of weather conditions made the aurora borealis visible across much of the country. The video below, via Tam…
Storm Jake has arrived - See Video below
Weather
Storm Jake has been officially named by Met Éireann. The strongest gusts will mainly affect Ireland with lower impacts for the UK. Winds will strengthen around southwest parts of the UK through this morning, particularly as a band of showers…
Weather
#StormImogen - Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange alert for all coastal areas from midnight tonight (Sunday 7 February) as Storm Imogen sweeps in. The warning is already in effect for mariners in all Irish coastal waters and the…
Weather
A 'temporary ozone hole' has formed over Ireland & UK due to acid droplets in recent stratospheric clouds destroying ozone, according to London based Meteorologist Simon Cardy who tweeted an image of the hole this morning. Cardy is a Meteorologist specialising…
Weather
Gales for the UK and Ireland tomorrow as ex USA Winter Storm Jonas passes NW Scotland. Gusts >70mph exposed N & W. Met Eireann say Tonight will start dry, however wet and very windy weather will develop during the night. The…

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