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Lightning at sea is a risk for all tall-masted vessels in stormy conditions
A shocking video shows the moment when a sailboat moored in a US harbour was struck by lightning. The dramatic flash was caught on camera by a passer-by at the marina in South Boston as stormy weather rolled through the state…
Baltimore RNLI launches during Storm Hannah
Lifeboats in Baltimore and Portaferry were launched yesterday evening (Friday 26 April) as Storm Hannah swept over the island of Ireland. Baltimore RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat at 8.30pm after learning of a local fishing trawler that…
Status Red Upgrade For Co Clare As Storm Hannah Sweeps In
The weather warning issued by Met Éireann for Co Clare has been upgraded to the most severe Status Red as Storm Hannah is expect to brings gusts of up to 150km/h this evening (Friday 26 April). Meanwhile, the marine warning…
Small Craft Warning Ahead of Storm Hannah’s Arrival Tomorrow
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow small craft warning for Force 6 southerly winds later today and tonight (Thursday 25 April) on coasts from Belfast Lough to Howth Head to Carnsore Point ahead of Storm Hannah’s arrival tomorrow. A…
Waves ‘As High As Two Buses’ During Storm Erik: Irish Coast Guard
Waves as high as two buses battered a Russian vessel off Dingle yesterday (Friday 8 February) as the Irish Coast Guard launched a double rescue during Storm Erik. BreakingNews.ie reports on comments made by coastguard divisional controller Derek Flanagan regarding…
Irish Ferries’ flagship Ulysses will not be sailing this afternoon or tonight due to the warning for gale-force winds on the Irish Sea
Irish Ferries has cancelled all further sailings to and from Dublin and Holyhead today (Friday 7 December) on the foot of a Status Orange gale warning for Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea. The warning from Met Éireann issued…
Gale Warning For Irish Coastal Waters As Storm Diana Comes To Batter The Country
Met Éireann says a Status Yellow gale warning is in effect on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea as of 6am this morning (Tuesday 27 November) as the first of two waves of stormy weather conditions passes…
A photograph of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay in Co Mayo taken from an Air Corps. Mayo Sailing Club's anemometer provides accurate wind readings on the Bay
What is the number one topic of conversation in Ireland? We all know the answer: It’s the weather. We also know that the forecasts we hear on the radio or see on the telly are, shall we say, not always…
Caravan Blown Off Cliff Near Clifden As Storm Ali Sweeps In
#StormAli - Emergency services were trying to access a caravan blown off a cliff near Clifden in Co Galway this morning (Wednesday 19 September) as Storm Ali sweeps across the country. According to TheJournal.ie, a Swiss woman in her 50s…
Extreme conditions during the Sydney-Hobart Race, one of the topics scheduled for the Weather & Sailing Conference in Dun Laoghaire on Friday November 23rd
Ireland’s weather fascinates everyone. But for boat enthusiasts, an informed insight into the workings of maritime meteorology anywhere in the world has many practical and often vital applications writes W M Nixon. With this in mind, Darryl Hughes (best known…
The data buoy will be deployed for testing over the next 12 months west of Galway Bay
#Weather - The Marine Institute is preparing to carry out deployment and extended testing on a next-generation weather buoy from next week. The ILV Granuaile (Callsign EIPT) will position the data buoy at 53°07.36'N 11°12.00'W. A Statutory Sanction will be…
Storm Fionn Prompts Gale Warning For Irish Coasts
#StormFionn - Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange marine weather warning for all coasts of Ireland and on the Irish Sea today (Tuesday 16 January) as Storm Fionn sweeps in. Westerly gales or strong gales with mean speeds of…
Orange Warning For Storm Eleanor On All Irish Coasts Today
#StormEleanor - Just days after Storm Dylan swept across the north of Ireland, winter storm number five is set to move in off the Atlantic later this afternoon (Tuesday 2 January). Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning…
Storm Dylan’s Approach Brings Status Orange Coastal Warning
#Weather - Barely a month after Storm Caroline, a Status Orange gale warning is in effect on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea as Storm Dylan is forecast to sweep over the country this evening (Saturday 30…
Gale Warning For Irish Coastal Waters Ahead Of Storm Caroline’s Passage
#Weather - Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow gale warning on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea in effect from 5am this morning (Wednesday 6 December). Gusts of up to 110km/h are expected along all coastal…
Irish Weather Buoy Network Features On RTE’s ‘Weather Live’ Tonight
#Weather - The work of the Marine Institute's Irish Weather Buoy Network will feature on RTE One's Weather Live this evening (Friday 17 November). The TV programme has filmed the redeployment of the M5 weather buoy, which broke free during…

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