At these times non-technical people do like to chat about planning for big weather events. Please chat away in here leaving the model and technical discussion in the other thread.
Next update of the main models will be 5pm so we won't know much more than we do already. Best advise I saw from Carlow weather guy was don't park cars overnight in areas prone to flooding! Goes without saying but I won't be surprised if we see floating cars tomorrow!
Will this storm be blowing offshore on the West coast ?
Its just I'm hoping to get a surf in this weekend...
An off shore on the western side makes the ocean flat calm, when there's a nice swell you'll get absolutely straight sets of wave's maybe every 15 minutes anything from 5 to 7 waves per set.
The easterly wind holds the wave's up until they hit the shore, enabling the surfer to get a good line along the wave.
When it's blowing onshore it's all choppy and messy.....
This may help with wind direction confirmation.
Apologies, I have deleted my "silly" question on the other thread.
Perhaps I can ask here and I will word it differently. Is there a formula for working out the weight required to secure an object in relation to its surface area and the projected wind speed.
Thanks in advance
In fairness that question still looks silly here
Same formula for gravity speed but change gravity to wind speed? Maybe?
Sure, what's the coefficient of lift of the object in question in the wind direction in question?
No, it depends on a lot of things... How heavy it is, the aerodynamics of the object, predicted wind direction. Just anchor it to the heaviest thing you can find.
Safe enough to travel within Dublin tomorrow between 7-9?
Should be o.k., but keep an eye on forecasts as a smaller secondary system may move up the Irish Sea tomorrow afternoon giving strong winds to the east coast.
When is this starting? No wind yet