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#Weather - Met Éireann has issued a rare Status Red rainfall warning for western counties as Storm Desmond barrels in from the Atlantic later today (Friday 4 December). The Irish meteorological service warns of "incessant falls of heavy rain overnight…
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#Weather - Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for all parts of the country as weather conditions will see southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach means speeds of 60 to 80 kmh with gusts of up to…
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#Weather - The Cliffs of Moher were closed to visitors yesterday afternoon (Friday 27 November) over "dangerously high winds", as BreakingNews.ie reports. Gusts of up to 150kmh were predicted to sweep across the 700m coastal cliffs that are a popular…
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#Weather - Following last week's weather warning ahead of Storm Abigail, which brought gusts of up to 120km/h in north-west counties, Met Éireann has issued another Status Orange alert for all coastal waters. Southwest gales to strong gales will develop today…
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#Weather - Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for north-west counties as the first major storm of the winter sweeps in from the Atlantic. Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo – with coastal areas subject to a…
West Coast Extreme Storm Risk Up 25% Says New Study
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#CoastalNotes - Climate change has increased the risk of extreme weather on Ireland's West Coast by 25% according to new research. As RTÉ News reports, the mathematical models calculated by Oxford professor Myles Allen are the first to draw a…
Irish Lights Smart Buoys Recording High Winds As Storm Rachel Sweeps In
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#StormRachel - The Commissioners of Irish Lights' five Twitter 'smart buoys' have recorded high winds in all coastal areas as Storm Rachel hammers Ireland from the Atlantic. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Met Éireann had issued a Status Red weather…
Status Red Weather Warning Issued For West Coast
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#Weather - Met Éireann has issued a Status Red weather warning for coastal and mountain areas in the west as winds are predicted to gust as high as 150km/h. High onshore seas are also expected with the warning for exposed…
Strong Gales Bring Status Yellow Warning To Start The New Year
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#Weather - It's a poor start to the New Year as Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow warning for small craft. Southerly gales have developed this morning and will be continuing throughout the day in all coastal waters, with…
Furious Waves Off Inishowen Peninsula As 'Weather Bomb' Hits Ireland
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#Weather - Huge waves came crashing over the Inishowen Peninsula yesterday as the Atlantic 'weather bomb' hit the northwest coast. The video above, care of The Daily Edge, shows the sheer power of the swells that brought waves as high…
Yellow Weather Warning As Remains Of Hurricane Gonzalo Sweep In
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#Weather - Met Éireann says a Status Yellow weather warning is in effect for Ireland's coastal waters as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo are set to sweep over the country from tonight (Monday 20 October). Mariners are warned to take…
Deluge Strikes Howth As Winds and Floods Wreak Havoc
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#Weather - Heavy rain overnight has brought some severe flooding to Howth in North Dublin, as this photo taken by Robin Blandford (via Irish Weather News on Twitter) early this morning shows. Strong winds from the tail end of Hurricane Bertha…
'Spanish Plume' Brings Humid Nights and Thundery Rain To Ireland
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#Weather - While Britain faces a heatwave with temperatures in excess of 30 degrees, thanks to a 'Spanish plume' of hot air sweeping up from Southern Europe today (17 July), only Ireland's south is expected to see the mercury rise…
Shipping Forecast Fails To Air For First Time In Decades
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#Weather - The BBC's Shipping Forecast failed to air as scheduled yesterday morning for the first time in 90 years. The Guardian reports that the mishap was the result of a technical glitch whereby BBC Radio 4's overnight switchover to…
Marine Notice: Marine Meteorological Monitoring Survey 2014
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#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 29 of 2014 calls on all ship managers, shipmasters, sailors, operators of fixed platforms and operators of non-SOLAS vessels to participate in the 2014 Marine Meteorological Monitoring Survey, which is available HERE. The World Meteorological…
UK Marine Forecasts Available on Met Office's Updated Mobile Website
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Marine forecasts now available on Met Office mobile website #metoffice – UK Marine forecasts are now available for the first time on the Met Office's recently updated and improved mobile website. Featuring marine observations, shipping forecasts and high seas forecasts,…

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