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Are fogbows unusual in Ireland?

  • 03-01-2017 8:07pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,814 ✭✭✭


    Was walking in Sligo today and there was a white rainbow at 330pm. Unfortunately I didnt have my camera but it was a fogbow.

    I was just wondering are these common in Ireland or are they unusual? I cant remember seeing one as clearly as todays ever.

    There was drizzle fog and sunshine so i guess the conditions were perfect. Can anyone more knowledgeable clarify further?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7


    I have seen them on days when the conditions are right, Utter beauty, but rare


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,409 ✭✭✭✭joujoujou
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    Saw one last year, August or September IIRC. And that was the only one I've ever seen.

    Somewhere between Ballymote and Bunninaden, co. Sligo.

    Really regret I didn't stop and take a photo. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,363 ✭✭✭Popoutman


    I see them regularly enough, though I have a habit of looking for atmospheric phenomena. Most people don't realise that they could be looking at a fogbow, given that the bows are generally free of colour and a lot more subtle than bows from larger raindrops.


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭space2ground1


    There was a fairly spectacular one in Dunmore East in Waterford during the summer. The photo doesn't do it justice!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,409 ✭✭✭✭joujoujou
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    One from last week. To be honest, I would not spot it (it's barely visible) but seeing weather conditions I knew I could expected one, so looked around.

    Sorry for poor photos from the phone. :o

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,409 ✭✭✭✭joujoujou
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    More experience or what? :confused:

    Another one just a week after. :cool:

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