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Thunderstorm/Convective Watch: Autumn 2010

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,279 ✭✭✭Su Campu


    Those thundery showers that MT spoke of in his forecast are now making their way in over western Mayo and Galway, with some lightning strikes around Belmullet over the last hour or so.

    With warm air advection at low levels and coldest upper temperatures off the northwest coast, these showers should continue giving heavy rain and lightning well after dark.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭Hooter23


    Just had heavy shower with hail in Galway defiantly feels like thunder on the way I knew it even b4 I saw the forecast:pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭Deep Easterly


    Hooter23 wrote: »
    Just had heavy shower with hail in Galway defiantly feels like thunder on the way I knew it even b4 I saw the forecast:pac:

    Got hit by that same shower while driving through Claregalway but was nothing special. Shower looked more impressive coming in and moving out than it actually was overhead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭Hooter23


    Is there something wrong with met eireann radar as it shows Galway in a dry slot about now and we just got another shower:confused:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭Deep Easterly


    Hooter23 wrote: »
    Is there something wrong with met eireann radar as it shows Galway in a dry slot about now and we just got another shower:confused:

    This radar updates quicker

    http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

    shows a shower over Galway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭Hooter23


    Ya I saw the shower coming in the distance it just looked a lot bigger than what was shown on radar:mad:
    Thanks 4 the link D.E


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,248 ✭✭✭rhonin


    Was walking the dogs on the beach near Strandhill around 18:00 when I saw this approaching. Needless to say we rushed back to the car :)

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭Deep Easterly


    Some very intense bursts of rain moving through at the moment with hail. Sporadic enough though at the moment.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,840 ✭✭✭Storm 10


    Latest radar looks to have some pretty nasty looking rain heading our way wonder if its active ???

    http://www.met.ie/latest/rainfall_radar.asp


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭Deep Easterly


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    Latest radar looks to have some pretty nasty looking rain heading our way wonder if its active ???

    http://www.met.ie/latest/rainfall_radar.asp

    Am watching that Storm 10, seems to be losing intensity a bit as it moves into the bay but who knows, it may pep up again as it comes onshore.

    Strike off the coast of Mayo in the last half hour. :)

    http://www.meteox.nl/h.aspx?r=&jaar=-3&soort=satradar


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,840 ✭✭✭Storm 10


    Surprising given the radar colors that we are not seeing more action from these showers, we had a very big one around 7.30 pm it was so dark and evil looking yet nothing from it just torrential rain with hail.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭Deep Easterly


    There is definetly signs that a little convection going on here at the moment. Rain rate has shot up to 10.1mm/ph from nothing in the last couple of minutes. :eek:

    Edit, all quite again! :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,231 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium


    Western Mayo and Galway can expect several more waves of these blustery showers, one coming in now and another one visible on satellite imagery about six hours out (around 12-13 W now). Perhaps there will be more lightning with the activity tomorrow morning as freezing levels are getting lower with time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,840 ✭✭✭Storm 10


    Is that heading my way MT :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭Deep Easterly


    Western Mayo and Galway can expect several more waves of these blustery showers, one coming in now and another one visible on satellite imagery about six hours out (around 12-13 W now). Perhaps there will be more lightning with the activity tomorrow morning as freezing levels are getting lower with time.

    Thanks M.T. Hopefully something to look forward too. I think lightning is off the cards for me tonight (NE Co Galway) though as I usually associate lightning with wind at this time of year but all we have at the moment is just a 7mph mean wind speed which is backing a little to the SSW. Pressure is steady on 995.1mb

    Grand total of 6.9mm today, much of which fell in some ferocious showers in the late morning. Very little rain actually fell from the main frontal zone that passed over last night which I was surprised at.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,466 ✭✭✭Lumi


    There is definetly signs that a little convection going on here at the moment. Rain rate has shot up to 10.1mm/ph from nothing in the last couple of minutes. :eek:

    Edit, all quite again! :rolleyes:
    Exactly! While the radar looks promising actual shower activity has been limited to a few intense but short-lived bursts of rain with a little hail!

    Hopefully as MT suggests there may be a little more excitement on offer weather wise later


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,840 ✭✭✭Storm 10


    Very active looking one just entering Galway Bay now hopefully there may be something in it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,150 ✭✭✭Deep Easterly


    Latest radar grab has those showers beefing up a little over the bay alright:

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    Destination Tuam????? :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,840 ✭✭✭Storm 10


    Galway first you can have the left overs :D:D:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,466 ✭✭✭Lumi


    Latest radar grab has those showers beefing up a little over the bay alright:
    Destination Tuam????? :cool:
    Delighted to see that optimism is alive and well in Tuam tonight :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,479 ✭✭✭Hooter23


    Lightning strike near Galway bay:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,024 ✭✭✭redsteveireland


    was just about to go to bed, think i'll hang on a little longer, those showers will probably pass between me and D.E though.:(


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,779 ✭✭✭✭Discodog


    It is torrential here but no thunder for about an hour.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,279 ✭✭✭Su Campu


    The GFS is showing CAPE up to 800J/kg and LI around -2°C along the west coast at the moment, diminishing slightly overnight.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,138 ✭✭✭snaps


    Best thunder and lightening show all year at the moment here, Currently been going on for about 50 minutes with flashes every 2 or so minutes, seems to have moved NE towards Rosscommon now, but its still flashing away!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,231 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium


    Severe storm complex on radar southwest of Limerick in a line currently west of about Shannon to Mallow including parts of west and north Co. Cork.

    Will post a specific warning to alert boards readers not active on weather forum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭Iancar29


    I REALLY HOPE PEOPLE GOT PICTURES OF THIS!


  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭IMC042


    I still havent seen a thing all year in cork! Lightning capital my asz!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 671 ✭✭✭skipz


    IMC042 wrote: »
    I still havent seen a thing all year in cork! Lightning capital my asz!!

    :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,231 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium


    UPDATE _ 1:15 p.m.
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    The line of heavy showers and possible storms continues to move northeast and in the general direction of Tipperary and then Thurles in the next hour.

    Although we have no reports on the forum, the worst of the storm so far has probably been around Newmarket, Mallow and rural areas around there towards the east and northeast.

    The tail end of the line could graze Cork city soon, at the very least it should start to look rather ominous off to the northwest as this moves past, but Cork may eventually get some of this storm too.

    Eventually Laois, north Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny may be in line for some of this storm in 1-2 hours.


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