Cork Boy 53 Registered User
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Very wild night here. Electricity,phone and broadband all knocked out, only restored in the last 45 minutes or so. A lot of debris on the ground but no major damage done. Heavy bursts of rain from time to time.

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vicwatson Registered User
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DOCARCH said:
Well it is in the open sea/ocean. Nobody will have experienced it....other than the buoy!



And?

They are the MET service after all.

martyfurey Registered User
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Shane O' Malley;108330673
I think it is right. Got data here

Looking at it again the two highest gusts are at nearly the opposite directions from the other readings. Is that a sign that they may be incorrect?


To be honest I'm not sure. They seem like crazy wind speeds.

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DOCARCH Moderator
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vicwatson said:
And?

They are the MET service after all.


The buoys are nothing to do with the Met Service.

In any event, with buoys, sometimes wind reports can be skewed by the position of the buoy on the crest of a wave/swell, or in a trough between the wave/swell, and the wind travelling over/being modified by the waves. As the buoy is not fixed, the wind instrument is not fixed, and, as the buoy is on a couple of metres high, the wind instrument would not be at 'regulation' height.

So while the buoy wind reports are obviously of (great) interest, there are a number of reasons why the Met Service do not (widely) report them.

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Gaoth Laidir Registered User
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Here are the data for WT2 buoy, 16 km offshore. Highest mean speed was 72 knots, highest gust 102 knots twice within an hour.

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DOCARCH Moderator
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Gust of 67 kts/124 km/h at Belmullet in 1100 reports.

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MJohnston Registered User
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Peatys said:
I was going by this post.. he seemed to know what he was talking about..



Glad to see now it was outdated info.. wasn't looking forward to worse than last night coming.


In fairness, it wasn't that the timings were outdated, it was just that the models were ever so slightly off in regards to the peak intensity, for Dublin.

I would argue it didn't peak at 2am though, at least not the entire city - I didn't go to bed until 4am, and it was definitely at its worst here in Dublin 7 at that time.

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Gonzo Moderator
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winds have eased a lot here now but the rain is very heavy and it's very dark.

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Donegal Storm Registered User
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Meh, seems to have peaked an hour ago here in Donegal, still windy but all-in-all a bog standard gale that'll be repeated several times over the coming months. Getting increasingly tired of the hype and hysteria around these events

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average_runner Registered User
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MJohnston said:
In fairness, it wasn't that the timings were outdated, it was just that the models were ever so slightly off in regards to the peak intensity, for Dublin.

I would argue it didn't peak at 2am though, at least not the entire city - I didn't go to bed until 4am, and it was definitely at its worst here in Dublin 7 at that time.



I agree, Dublin was calm at 2am, at 4am it picked up but wasn't anything we haven't seen before. This kind of weather 10 years ago wouldn't of raised an eyebrow.

We are over sensitive now and the new warning system is a bit OTT

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DOCARCH Moderator
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average_runner said:
We are over sensitive now and the new warning system is a bit OTT


I think the nationwide red warning for Ophelia f**ked everybody up!

Much calmer now in Dublin (16) with moderate rain. Almost 4mm in the last hour.

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average_runner Registered User
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DOCARCH said:
I think the nationwide red warning for Ophelia f**ked everybody up!

Much calmer now in Dublin (16) with moderate rain. Almost 4mm in the last hour.


I think the media f**ked it all up and then the people who wants everyone to make their decision for them, eg should i go out for walk!

Look out the damn window and decide yourself

Met can't decide for you.

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vicwatson Registered User
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DOCARCH said:
The buoys are nothing to do with the Met Service.

In any event, with buoys, sometimes wind reports can be skewed by the position of the buoy on the crest of a wave/swell, or in a trough between the wave/swell, and the wind travelling over/being modified by the waves. As the buoy is not fixed, the wind instrument is not fixed, and, as the buoy is on a couple of metres high, the wind instrument would not be at 'regulation' height.

So while the buoy wind reports are obviously of (great) interest, there are a number of reasons why the Met Service do not (widely) report them.



So why do they give the buoy data on met.ie? I understand the science behind the buoys ad wind reports btw.

Mount Vesuvius Registered User
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I like to use this site .

http://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area/data-services/real-time-observations/irish-weather-buoy-network

I find it handy for quick and easy to read observations of current conditions.

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Sycamore Tree Registered User
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How can you tell what the max gust was at a particular Met station (e.g. Roches Point) during a 24 hour period?

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