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Caravan Blown Off Cliff Near Clifden As Storm Ali Sweeps In
#StormAli - Emergency services were trying to access a caravan blown off a cliff near Clifden in Co Galway this morning (Wednesday 19 September) as Storm Ali sweeps across the country. According to TheJournal.ie, a Swiss woman in her 50s…
Extreme conditions during the Sydney-Hobart Race, one of the topics scheduled for the Weather & Sailing Conference in Dun Laoghaire on Friday November 23rd
Ireland’s weather fascinates everyone. But for boat enthusiasts, an informed insight into the workings of maritime meteorology anywhere in the world has many practical and often vital applications writes W M Nixon. With this in mind, Darryl Hughes (best known…
The data buoy will be deployed for testing over the next 12 months west of Galway Bay
#Weather - The Marine Institute is preparing to carry out deployment and extended testing on a next-generation weather buoy from next week. The ILV Granuaile (Callsign EIPT) will position the data buoy at 53°07.36'N 11°12.00'W. A Statutory Sanction will be…
Storm Fionn Prompts Gale Warning For Irish Coasts
#StormFionn - Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange marine weather warning for all coasts of Ireland and on the Irish Sea today (Tuesday 16 January) as Storm Fionn sweeps in. Westerly gales or strong gales with mean speeds of…
Orange Warning For Storm Eleanor On All Irish Coasts Today
#StormEleanor - Just days after Storm Dylan swept across the north of Ireland, winter storm number five is set to move in off the Atlantic later this afternoon (Tuesday 2 January). Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning…
Storm Dylan’s Approach Brings Status Orange Coastal Warning
#Weather - Barely a month after Storm Caroline, a Status Orange gale warning is in effect on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea as Storm Dylan is forecast to sweep over the country this evening (Saturday 30…
Gale Warning For Irish Coastal Waters Ahead Of Storm Caroline’s Passage
#Weather - Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow gale warning on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea in effect from 5am this morning (Wednesday 6 December). Gusts of up to 110km/h are expected along all coastal…
Irish Weather Buoy Network Features On RTE’s ‘Weather Live’ Tonight
#Weather - The work of the Marine Institute's Irish Weather Buoy Network will feature on RTE One's Weather Live this evening (Friday 17 November). The TV programme has filmed the redeployment of the M5 weather buoy, which broke free during…
The lone sentinel. The Fastnet Rock in average Atlantic conditions. Monday’s record there of winds of 191 km/h will have created sea turmoil beyond imagination
Before the imminent Storm Brian starts disrupting plans tonight and over the weekend, let’s take a final look back at the recent events in wind-battered old Ireland writes W M Nixon. We have been so busy marvelling at recorded wave…
Ophelia strikes West Cork. In normal weather, the white day-mark of Baltimore Beacon stands serenely well above the sea, guiding mariners into the popular West Cork harbour. But yesterday – as recorded by noted Baltimore sailor and restaurateur Youen Jacob – Storm Ophelia ensured it was well-salted
A former hyper-active hurricane, only very recently re-classed as a severe tropical storm, hits southwest Ireland at dawn from south of southwest on a mid-October Monday morning writes W M Nixon. It spends the entire day tracking destructively across country,…
The latest predicted track of the former Hurricane Ophelia over Ireland
#Ophelia - Met Éireann has issued a Status Red wind warning for southern and western counties as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are set to bring gusts of more than 130kmh this Monday 16 October. Mean wind speeds in excess…
The possible high winds expected on Monday are due to the predicted track of Cat 1 Hurricane Ophelia
There is a risk of severe gales or storm force winds developing across Ireland nearly next week as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia tracks north from the Azores toward Ireland. As a result, Dun Laoghaire Marina has issued a caution…
150 Years Of The Shipping Forecast
#ShippingForecast - Do you know your Dogger from your Fisher? If so, it’s likely you know the Shipping Forecast, the 150th anniversary of which was marked last Thursday 24 August. But do you know how the specialised weather broadcast came…
The wind speed projection for Ireland for 2am on Tuesday morning 6 February shows high winds approaching from the west
#Weather - Batten down the hatches: the West of Ireland is in for a windy one this coming Monday night (5 February). The latest maps from Dark Sky show a large weather mass of high winds barrelling across the Atlantic…
Severe windy weather approaching Ireland’s North West on Wednesday 21 December
#Weather - Met Éireann has announced a Status Yellow small craft warning for strong gales in effect today (Wednesday 21 December) ahead of Storm Barbara’s expected arrival at the weekend. Southwest winds will reach Force 8 at times this evening…
Rising Sea Levels: A pilot cutter in rough seas off the Irish coast which have risen 7cms alone since early 1990's. The next 5-15 years are critical to act if we are to stop 'permanent' damage to the planet
#RisingSeaLevels - Rising sea levels around Ireland due to climate change are almost 7cm since the early 1990s. The Irish Examiner writes that this is due to the rising temperature of the planet, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and the melting…

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