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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…
Gale, Flood Warning In Effect for Ireland Today
#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
#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
#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
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
"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
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
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
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…

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