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Ireland Battered by Storm-Force Winds
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#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
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#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…
Gale, Flood Warning In Effect for Ireland Today
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#WEATHER - Met Éireann is warning that more gale force winds will affect many parts of Ireland and the Irish Sea today (28 December). According to the forecaster, stormy conditions over Connacht, Ulster and parts of north Leinster will see…
Storm Force Wind Warning In Effect for Irish Coast
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#WEATHER - The Irish Coast Guard has warned people to stay away from cliff paths and other coastal areas as near hurricane force winds continue to batter the country, the Irish Examiner reports. As of this morning, Met Éireann was…
Weather Warning for Irish Sea as Winter Winds Sweep In
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#WEATHER - Met Éireann has issued a weather warning for the Irish Sea for the next 24 hours due to expected gale force westery winds. http://www.afloat.ie/resources/weather http://www.afloat.ie/resources/weather A small craft warning has also been issued, with west to southwest winds…
NI Recovers After Battering by Hurricane Katia
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Northern Ireland is recovering after Hurricane Katia left power cuts and travel distruption in its wake. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the remains of Hurrican Katia had been expected to strike hardest in the northern half of Ireland. http://afloat.ie/resources/weather/item/16825-hurricane-katia-set-to-hit-ireland/ The…
Hurricane Katia Set to Hit Ireland
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"Phenomenal" ocean conditions will be of grave concern to vessels in Irish waters from tomorrow evening as Hurricane Katia makes its approach to Ireland. As the Irish Independent reports, Met Éireann has considered issuing a severe weater warning today, predicting…
Salt Shipments Bound for Cork
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As artic conditions persist throughout the country, another shipment of rock-salt is due to arrive at the port of Cork tonight, writes Jehan Ashmore. The cargo-ship, CFL Prospect with 6,300 tonnes of salt onboard, set sail from the Mediterranean over a…
Emergency Salt Shipments Supplies Due To Arrive
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The National Road's Authority (NRA) are expecting shipments of emergency salt from Egypt and Morocco to arrive next week, according to a report in the Irish Independent.  Two vessels, the CSL Prospect and Olivia are heading for the Port of…
New Website For Irish Weather Enthusiasts
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Ireland's first dedicated weather news and long range forecast website, Irish Weather Online has been launched. The independently run website has already been profiled on The Weather Channel in the US since it went live last week. Described as a website…
Gale force westerly winds Gusting to 140km/h
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Met Eireann have issued a severe weather warning.  Southerly gales or strong gales developing this evening and for a time tonight on all coasts and on the Irish Sea. Winds veering westerly tonight and continuing to reach gale force on…
Bray Web Cam Captures Storm Scenes
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East North East winds that hit the country overnight are creating big waves on the East coast this morning. Bray Sailing Club's web cam is picking up the storm waves breaking at the mouth of the North Wicklow harbour HERE. (Check back…
Lunch Time Atlantic Weather Reading Shows Approaching Storm
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It's a beautiful, bright and calm winter afternoon on the east coast HERE but there's no doubt about a storm brewing in the Atlantic thanks to weather readings at 12 noon from the Corrib Gas field off the west coast HERE
Indian Summer Forecast-Don't Put That Boat Away Just Yet!
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Although we've been writing about how to look after your boat this winter in Afloat's latest issue don't hang up the lifejackets just yet! A late rush of Summer is expected across the country this weekend. Unseasonable high temperatures of…
Light Winds Forecast for Weekend
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As thoughts turn towards weekend boating fixtures, it looks like winds – or the lack of them – will be the deciding factor for sailing events. On Dublin Bay forecasters are holding out the prospect of afternoon sea breezes for…
Inshore Weather forecasts from Malin Head, Republic of Ireland from 1st April 2010
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The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency has been working with the Irish Coastguard over the winter months in trialling the broadcast of weather information from the Irish Navtex site at Malin Head. The trials were supported throughout by the United…

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