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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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
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,…
Irish Weather Symposium for NUI Galway
#nuigalway – A recently-published report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes dire predictions about the adverse effects and impacts of climate change. The Irish Met Society and NUI Galway have joined up to organise a Symposium…
Cork & Kerry Braced For Storm-Force Winds As 'Status Red' Declared
#WeatherWarning - Cork and Kerry are currently under a Status Red weather warning from Met Éireann as wind speeds rise to as much as 85km/h with gusts threatening to hit an incredible 160km/h by this afternoon (Wednesday 12 February). Meanwhile…
Cork In Recovery After Flood Waters Reach 'Waist Height'
#Flood - Just days after Limerick experienced its worst flooding in recent memory, Cork city last night was deluged by a high tide that saw waters reportedly rise to waist height on lower lying streets. As RTÉ News reports, Cork…
Limerick Floods As Spring Storm Assaults Ireland
#StormBrigid - Two canoeists in trouble off Spiddal Pier were attended by lifeboats from Galway the Aran Islands yesterday afternoon (Saturday 1 February) as Storm Brigid made for an inauspicious start to spring. The worst of the weather was experienced…

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