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August Storm, Sunshine & Sea Fog: What a Difference a Day Makes on Dublin Bay

24th August 2021
Saturday's, albeit brief, storm-style conditions for DBSC racing on Dublin Bay
Saturday's, albeit brief, storm-style conditions for DBSC racing on Dublin Bay Credit: LJ Casey

August's changeable weather has been on everybody's lips, especially among Dublin Bay boaters adding heft to the age-old query about whether the month is, in fact, Summer or Autumn?

Take these three pictures from the Bay, and it's hard to believe they were taken within hours of each other, let alone in the same season or even the same country. But that's what the weather has had to offer this late August to Dublin sailors - and also around Ireland -  where both gales and light winds have impacted championships.

Readers have been quick to send Afloat snaps of the sunny - and not so sunny - aspects of the dog days of summer from the Dun Laoghaire waterfront this past 72 hours. 

Local Cruisers Two Class champion Lindsay Casey snapped the image above of Saturday’s storm. The downpour was so ferocious that veteran competitors reported they hadn't seen the like in 25 years of DBSC racing. 

Less than 24 hours later, Royal St. George Race Officer Barry O'Neill took this pretty picture of the newly restored Dublin Bay 21s on their east bight moorings in glorious sunshine.

Dublin Bay 21s looking pretty as a picture in the August sunshine at Dun Laoghaire HarbourDublin Bay 21s looking pretty as a picture in the August sunshine at Dun Laoghaire Harbour Photo: Barry O'Neill

And this morning, the bay's southern shore is fog-bound with early morning swimmers disappearing into the mist at the Forty Foot bathing place.

A sea mist shrouds early morning swimmers at the Forty FootA sea mist shrouds early morning swimmers at the Forty Foot

Check out the current weather (and more besides) on Dublin Bay's live webcams here 

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