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UPDATED: Weather Warning For St Stephen's Day As Storm-Force Winds Sweep In
#Weather - Met Éireann has announced a national weather warning is in effect from later today (26 December) as storm-force winds are expected to reach speeds as high as 130km/hr in coastal areas. UPDATE: As of late this morning, the…
Red Alert – Winds to Reach 150km, High Seas Forecast
#storm – Met Eireann have issued a 'status red' weather warning for Western and Northwestern counties, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal. Storms will develop later today, with strong south to southwest winds expected over those counties, with damaging gusts…
Cold Winter Coming Up, Sailors Expect Dominant Easterly Winds – Weather Guru
#weather – This Winter 2013/14 may be cold again according to the latest ideas coming from a UK weather guru.  If the latest indications are correct then Ireland is more likely to experience a cold winter than a normal or…
Public Urged To Be Aware of Water Risks as Temperatures Soar
#Weather - Irish Water Safety has urged anyone heading to the water on lakes, rivers or beaches during this week's heatwave to take extra precautions as Met Éireann issues a 'yellow warning' amid soaring temperatures. Speaking to, IWS chief…
Met Éireann Launches New iPhone Weather Update App
#Weather - Met Éireann has developed a new smartphone app providing up-to-date weather forecasts for those on the go - especially on the water. The new app features the latest reports, radar information and satellite imagery with both local and…
Met Éireann Issues 'Yellow' Alert As Strong Gales Sweep Coast
#Weather - Met Éireann has issued a 'yellow' weather alert for coastal areas around Ireland today (4 February) as winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 110km/h. Westerly winds will continue to reach gale force or strong gale…
Public Warned To Avoid Coastal Areas As Storm Force Winds Sweep In
#Weather - The Irish Coast Guard has warned the public to stay away from coastal areas today (Friday 28 December) as high winds are expected to reach speeds of as much as 140km per hour in some exposed areas. It…
Small Craft Warning For St Stephen's Day As High Winds Return
#Weather - After a relative lull for Christmas Day, Met Éireann warns that the high winds that swept across Ireland at the weekend will make their return today (26 December). A small craft warning has been issued with west to…
Met Éireann Warns Of Storm Force Winds Around Coast
#Weather - Met Éireann has issued a weather warning for tonight (Saturday 22 December) with winds expected to reach up to 110km an hour. Tonight and tomorrow morning, south-west to west winds are likely to increase in most parts of…
Met Éireann Issues Small Craft Warning as Rain and Winds Sweep In
#WEATHER - Met Éireann has issued a weather warning for much of the Irish coast today (Monday 24 September) as heavy rain and strong northwesterly winds sweep in across the country. Winds are expected to reach gale force tonight on…
Summer Gale Threatens Sailing Fixtures
#weather – A deep area of low pressure off Southern Ireland with fronts pushing north threatens to disrupt a number of sailing events on the Irish Sea from this afternoon including tonight's regular Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) 200 boat…
Seaspout Spotted Off Sligo Coast is Ireland's Second Twister in Weeks
#WEATHER - The Irish Times reports on video of what appears to be an over-water tornado or 'seaspout' off the coast of Sligo last week. The video above was captured at Rosses Point on the afternoon of Monday 7 May…
Bray Head 'Tornado' Footage Captured on Youtube
#TORNADO – A mini-twister, a  tornado or waterspout made a spectacular appearance off Bray Head, County Wickow this morning and was captured on tape and posted on youtube by user oifeno1 at the same time as a lightning, thunder and hail…
Help Record Old Weather Data to Predict Climate's Future
#WEATHER - A new project has been launched encouraging web users to help recover worldwide weather data recorded by Royal Navy ships a century ago. Old Weather is 'crowdsourcing' volunteers to assist in transcribing weather readings and location data from…
Ireland Battered by Storm-Force Winds
#WEATHER - Ireland has been warned to brace for further strong winds set to sweep across the country today (4 January), The Irish Times reports. Winds reaching near hurricane speeds have affected coastal communities in the north and northwest, peaking…
Easy Swim at Forty Foot on Warmest Christmas Day in Years
#WEATHER - Those hardy Yuletide bathers at the Forty Foot in Dublin didn't need to be so brave this year, as Ireland experienced one of the warmest Christmas Days on record. Just one year ago Ireland was in the grip…

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