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Rainfall warning for West and North March 17th - 19th 50 to 80mm likely

  • 16-03-2017 11:46pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    Just saw weather forecast and have been following this a few days now.

    Paddys Day to Sunday high ground could get near 80mm of rain and gales of force 9.

    Certainly 40mm or more at coastal stations like Belmullet or Finner and Malin

    Feel free to insert images the more computer literate among you. Just think this deserves attention


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,184 ✭✭✭✭ M.T. Cranium


    Yes, if Pauldry or a mod could perhaps add the level one tag to the thread title (Pauldry, you can edit your post in "advanced" to get at the title) that would be good. I think most of this rain will fall in two periods, one this afternoon, and a second one during the early morning to mid-day hours of Sunday. It will remain damp in between but there are two pulses of heavier rain coming. As this is largely an orographic event, higher terrain will capture most of the rain and not too much will get further east, total rainfalls in Leinster during the period may be only 10-20 mm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,414 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    The world is water up here already; West Connemara 400 ft asl and apparently something of a micro climate.

    Non stop deluge for an hour already, drumming on the roof and no mountains to be seen.

    Bad weather for lambing; poor farmer neighbours ..


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,414 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Just glanced up at the mountains and the sheer spates of water coming off now. Went out to check the stream that runs behind the cottage and a great waterfall feeding in from several different streams.

    The back bank is flooded; front still holding. Path at the front is flooded.

    Hoping gravity prevails, but still deluging hard.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    Well up on 25mm in parts of the West today but Sligo only had 10.4mm though interestingly Tubbercurry surely had way more as driving torrential rain here for the 4 hours I was there today so maybe 15 to 20mm.

    At midday Finner had 13mm

    It led the way

    At 6pm we will prob see a few 20mm readings

    Look out for Newport tomorrow.

    Someone told me it was a deluge there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,347 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    Doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary, but for some reason the wind this evening is absolutely wrecking our fences, which survived Doris for the most part.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    No just 18mm in Finner

    But its a weekend event lets see what final totals bring


  • Registered Users Posts: 502 ✭✭✭ Wine Goddess


    Anyone finding the winds to be a lot stronger than expected? It's pretty heavy here in Firhouse, Dublin 24.
    Was pretty hairy driving from Bray to Firhouse earlier on the M50 also......


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    Dublin actually getting the strongest winds out of this for some reason. Shannon and Newport have seen some heavy rain in the past few hours.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,347 ✭✭✭✭ MJohnston


    Anyone finding the winds to be a lot stronger than expected? It's pretty heavy here in Firhouse, Dublin 24.
    Was pretty hairy driving from Bray to Firhouse earlier on the M50 also......

    Yeah, I was saying about that above. I'm in Dublin 7, winds have calmed down a good bit now but they were wild from about 6pm onwards.


  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭ Easterly Beasterly


    MJohnston wrote: »
    Yeah, I was saying about that above. I'm in Dublin 7, winds have calmed down a good bit now but they were wild from about 6pm onwards.

    Hey Guys.. Does anyone know if the strong winds in Dublin are due to ease overnight? I'm at an outdoor event tomorrow and the screens we use can only operate below Force 7.. I wasn't expecting it to be this windy!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 551 ✭✭✭ gugsy


    Hey Guys.. Does anyone know if the strong winds in Dublin are due to ease overnight? I'm at an outdoor event tomorrow and the screens we use can only operate below Force 7.. I wasn't expecting it to be this windy!


    Winds will ease tomorrow to about force 3/4 before picking up again tomorrow night/sun morn.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    Newport now has 32mm
    Finner has 20.7mm
    Shannon 19.8mm

    These are up to midmight so ill update Shannon and Finner later


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,030 ✭✭✭ Oneiric 3


    Yester's totals. C/O Met Éireann:

    trcOZBs.png

    Galway City's total yesterday: 28.8mm at NUIG.

    New Moon



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,816 ✭✭✭ redsteveireland


    Oneiric 3 wrote: »
    Yester's totals. C/O Met Éireann:

    trcOZBs.png

    Galway City's total yesterday: 28.8mm at NUIG.

    Any totals for Tuam? Looks like palace fields will be wet tomorrow for Cross country competition.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    Finner now 32mm
    Shannon 27mm
    Malin 26mm

    but Newport probably 45mm

    for the 48hrs


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,317 ✭✭✭✭ NIMAN


    It seems to have been raining constantly for 2 days up here in the NW.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,414 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    NIMAN wrote: »
    It seems to have been raining constantly for 2 days up here in the NW.

    Same here in West Connemara. Cats keep coming in saturated... weary of the wet and wind,,..


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    Newport now has 54mm for the 2 days and more rain today.

    Everywhere else is less than this apart from some areas of Connemara and mountains


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,030 ✭✭✭ Oneiric 3


    Any totals for Tuam? Looks like palace fields will be wet tomorrow for Cross country competition.

    Only got around 14mm out of this event Redsteve, but probably more in reality as my gauge is in a bit of a rain shadow during stiff SW winds (house to SW)

    New Moon



  • Registered Users Posts: 30,414 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    pauldry wrote: »
    Newport now has 54mm for the 2 days and more rain today.

    Everywhere else is less than this apart from some areas of Connemara and mountains


    Yep.. maybe I should start measuring? Do these things cost much? I had left an empty fuel. container out and there were literally 2-3 inches of rain in the bottom . Even after today that was.

    It was the most prolonged and heavy rain I have seen here. Had water coming in where no water should be at one stage. And never seen torrents coming in off the sheer mountains behind the cottage before like that.

    A question about rainbows. There was a spectacular one earlier. But very low arc, wide. Not the usual higher arch. And totally against the mountains,no sky; wondering why?

    West Connemara 400 ft asl at the foot of high peaks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,664 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    Just 9.2mm here since paddy's day, but its been raining almost consistently.

    West Clare.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,030 ✭✭✭ Oneiric 3


    24 hour accumulation (based only on radar returns) over the 24hr period that was St. Patrick's (what a great name) Day.

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    (from WeatherOnline)


    @Grace7. A simple mug like this will do the trick:

    custom_jumbo_mug-r39dcda20ab0c488abd4f96fe9b5776e6_2wnlh_8byvr_324.jpg

    As long as the mug (or any other container) has an equal sized circumference from top to bottom, you'll get a good, representative reading of rainfall if placed in a fairly exposed area from events like this. Keep in mind though that when winds are particularly strong and rainfall is blowing at an angle, that readings will become a small bit less reliable. Just use a ruler to measure rainfall once the weather system has passed. (and post them on here!!)

    Edit: Total from this event in Galway (NUIG) stands at 43.4mm

    New Moon



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,466 Lumi


    Graces7 wrote: »
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    Yep.. maybe I should start measuring? Do these things cost much?

    I think the private weather station in Leenane should be close enough to your neck of the woods in west Connemara Graces7. Measurements for today/yesterday etc are at the bottom of the page.

    http://weather.leenanevillage.com


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,502 ✭✭✭✭ Xenji


    pauldry wrote: »
    Newport now has 54mm for the 2 days and more rain today.

    Everywhere else is less than this apart from some areas of Connemara and mountains

    Dry and sunny so far today thankfully, it was a horrible 48 hours though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭ pauldry


    Newport ended at 75mm
    Finner at 42mm

    Think these were most.


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