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Ireland’s climate could become similar to Iceland, Fianna Fáil senator Thomas Byrne has warned
A key Atlantic ocean circulation system regulating temperature is “on route to tipping”, a new study warns. The European climate is greatly affected by the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), and research by Dutch scientists indicates that it is already…
Professor Ray Bates, a leading Irish and international meteorologist
Tributes have been paid to the late Professor Ray Bates, a leading Irish and international meteorologist who was from a well-known Co Wexford family involved in fishing and marine science. Met Éireann has said he was a pioneer in several…
An aerial view over the islands of Clew Bay to Croagh Patrick, County Mayo. Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions have reduced in all sectors except agriculture
Heat extremes in Ireland will become more frequent and severe, and technological advancements will only deliver short-term benefits if steps towards “transformative change” are not taken, a new report published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns. Ireland’s Climate Change…
Storm Jocelyn follows quickly on Storm Isha at the weekend
As Storm Jocelyn sweeps in over the Atlantic seaboard with very strong south-west to west winds, Galway City Council has closed roads and car parks and warned of dangerous travelling conditions. Met Éireann is predicting large coastal waves with wave…
Storm Isha is forecast to bring very strong southwest winds with severe and damaging gusts
Storm Isha’s arrival has prompted road and carpark closures along the seafront in Galway’s Salthill, while sandbags have also been made available for vulnerable city areas. Storm Isha is forecast to bring very strong southwest winds with severe and damaging…
File image of Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat braving stormy conditions at sea
As Ireland and the UK prepare for Storm Isha this weekend, the RNLI is asking those visiting the coast to be cautious of the dangers. Met Éireann and the Met Office have issued weather warnings ahead of Storm Isha’s arrival…
Met Éireann Weather Warning says the gusty southwest winds could cause significant coastal waves. The warning is in place for Ireland until Sunday.
A Met Éireann Weather Warning of very strong and gusty southwest winds and heavy rainfall has led to the early cancellation of weekend sailing fixtures in Cork Harbour and Dublin Bay. The DMYC at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay…
Rainfall in Ireland in 2023
This year is expected to be the warmest 12 months on record for Ireland, Met Éireann’s provisional state of the Irish climate report says. Temperatures in 2023 beat the previous warmest year of 2022, and for the first time, Ireland’s…
Maureen Sweeney, at just 21, prevented the loss of thousands of soldiers’ lives on the beaches of Normandy
Mayo weather forecaster Maureen Sweeney, whose report identified a storm that could have hit the D-Day landings in the Second World War, died at the age of 100. As The Irish Independent reports, Ms Sweeney was taking pressure and temperature…
Normally regarded as providing some of the most sheltered berths on the Shannon, Leitrim Marina yesterday (Sunday) was precisely targeted when the tornado went through, yet all was relatively calm again as its aftermath was revealed
The damaging tornado which tore a narrow path through County Leitrim towards lunchtime yesterday (Sunday) may have very conspicuously swept roofs off buildings while flattening many trees. But as conditions settled back into a grey winter's afternoon and the visibility…
Galway City Council has taken a number of measures in preparation for the height of the storm between 1500 and 2000 hours today ( Sunday)
As the second of two winter storms this weekend sweeps in off the Atlantic, an orange warning has been issued for Connacht by Met Eireann. A yellow warning is in place for Storm Fergus for the rest of the island.…
Friday before the post-Storm Debi clean-up at Galway Bay Sailing Club
Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) has shared with Afloat.ie photos of before and after its clean-up operation following the devastation caused by Storm Debi last week. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, some 20 boats and dinghies parked at the club…
A red weather alert has been issued by Met Éireann for 14 counties, including Galway, ahead of Storm Debi.
In an update on Storm Debi, Galway City Council has warned of flooding, overtopping, damage to exposed and vulnerable structures, disruption to services and transport, power outages, and fallen trees/ branches. A red weather alert has been issued by Met…
Met Éireann map showing breakdown of Status Red, Orange and Yellow warnings for Storm Debi on Monday 13 November
Met Éireann has issued a Status Red wind warning for counties Clare, Galway, Roscommon, Offaly, Westmeath for Monday (13 November) with the arrival of Storm Debi. And a Status Orange warning will be in effect on and off the East…
Alan Kelly, the ESB Networks senior manager leading the ESB Networks crews in France, pictured at Dublin Port before setting sail for Cherbourg
Storm Ciarán’s impact on France has been so severe that ESB Networks crews from Ireland have set sail for the French north-west coast to offer assistance. High winds associated with the storm resulted in over a million homes losing electricity…
Storm Ciaran is set to sweep across the north-west quarter of France, on Wednesday night. Atlantic Storm Ciaran will blast a powerful windstorm into Ireland, the UK, and France on Thursday, with more storms as we head into next weekend.…