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Flood risk with heavy rain and strong winds

  • 13-03-2018 11:58pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 15,847 ✭✭✭✭ Villain


    Very surprised to see no thread for this event which is certain while plenty of talk about possible snow showers!!

    Anyway weather warnings in effect with real risk of flooding in southern areas

    Warnings details:

    STATUS YELLOW

    Wind Warning for Leinster, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford
    Southeast winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts between 90 and 100km/h. Winds strongest along southern areas at first but gradually extending to all parts of Leinster by late morning and afternoon.

    Issued:Tuesday 13 March 2018 13:00
    Valid:Wednesday 14 March 2018 08:00 to Wednesday 14 March 2018 18:00


    STATUS YELLOW

    Rainfall Warning for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford
    Periods of heavy rain overnight and on Wednesday will lead to accumulations of 30 to 50mm generally, with some larger amounts on higher ground. Some localised flooding expected.

    Issued:Tuesday 13 March 2018 21:00
    Valid:Wednesday 14 March 2018 03:00 to Wednesday 14 March 2018 23:59


    STATUS YELLOW

    Rainfall Warning for Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary
    Periods of heavy rain overnight and on Wednesday will lead to accumulations of 40 to 50mm generally, with some larger amounts on higher ground. Some localised flooding expected.

    Issued:Tuesday 13 March 2018 21:04
    Valid:Tuesday 13 March 2018 21:00 to Wednesday 14 March 2018 15:00


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Comments

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,406 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mickger844posts


    Definitely deserves a thread as this could be a potent event for Southern Counties especially.
    Winds here in Waterford City gusting to 50km/h currently and gaining strength. Awful day all told tomorrow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,023 ✭✭✭ Donegal Storm


    Could be 50mm+ quite widely across the south in the next 24 hours. Looks like I might be in the Wicklow Mountains rain shadow here so hopefully might escape without too much

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,517 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Deluging and a roaring gale here in West Mayo and not a mention on met.ie of Connaught...


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,847 ✭✭✭✭ Villain


    11mm already in Tullow since midnight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 158 ✭✭ stevenup7002


    Just had to run after bins etc. that had blown loose last night. (South Tipp) There are tree branches down and these gusts feel like Darwin. This is only a Status Yellow?!?!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,665 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    I've not seen indication that the wind gusts are higher than orange creiteria? Perhaps it's the wind direction you are more liable to?

    Certainly not gusts like Darwin, that was downright scary here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 288 ✭✭ outsourced_ire


    JCX BXC wrote: »
    I've not seen indication that the wind gusts are higher than orange creiteria? Perhaps it's the wind direction you are more liable to?

    Certainly not gusts like Darwin, that was downright scary here.

    Was thinking the same thing on the way to work (Cork City). While not very scientific a measure, the rain was blowing horizontally!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,665 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    Villain wrote: »
    Very surprised to see no thread for this event which is certain while plenty of talk about possible snow showers!!

    Snow will always attract attention, and has the potential for lots of disruption.

    A yellow wind/rain event occurs several times each year, and isn't even a named storm.

    I'm very surprised to see a thread at all, and personally think it's unnecessary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,847 ✭✭✭✭ Villain


    JCX BXC wrote: »
    Snow will always attract attention, and has the potential for lots of disruption.

    A yellow wind/rain event occurs several times each year, and isn't even a named storm.

    I'm very surprised to see a thread at all, and personally think it's unnecessary.

    The flooding today will cause actual disruption, already flooding in Carlow being reported to me.

    More to weather than snow!


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,406 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mickger844posts


    Max gust of 78km/h here in Waterford City with 17.5mm of rain since Midnight

    www.waterfordcityweather.com


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  • Registered Users Posts: 158 ✭✭ stevenup7002


    JCX BXC wrote: »
    I've not seen indication that the wind gusts are higher than orange creiteria? Perhaps it's the wind direction you are more liable to?

    Certainly not gusts like Darwin, that was downright scary here.

    It might be the wind direction, yeah. I've just never worried about trees blowing over/electricity going during a status yellow storm (rarely even worry about that when there's an orange warning out).


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,502 ✭✭✭ Outkast_IRE


    Serious gusting here in Cork at Hollyhill . Was actually stopped in my tracks by some of the gusts , certainly feels like the strongest wind and gusts of 2018 so far


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,847 ✭✭✭✭ Villain


    17mm of rain and 85kmh gust so far in Tullow


  • Registered Users Posts: 663 ✭✭✭ Tazio


    Serious gusting here in Cork at Hollyhill . Was actually stopped in my tracks by some of the gusts , certainly feels like the strongest wind and gusts of 2018 so far


    I'd agree with that.... it's good an gusty at the airport at moment [09:48h]

    CORK AIRPORT SE 33 Gust 45 MODERATE RAIN 9 100 3.3 981


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,517 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Graces7 wrote: »
    Deluging and a roaring gale here in West Mayo and not a mention on met.ie of Connaught...

    The BANSHEE has arrived... such screaming wind as I have never heard before... West Mayo offshore island. sideways deluge


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Foul weather, some notable gusts hidden in this wind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,709 Cantona's Collars


    One of the local hotels took down their flood defences just the other day after threats from flooding after the thaw subsided. With the Slaney running higher than normal and all this rain I'd be putting them back up if I was the owner.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,393 ✭✭✭ Macy0161


    One of the local hotels took down their flood defences just the other day after threats from flooding after the thaw subsided. With the Slaney running higher than normal and all this rain I'd be putting them back up if I was the owner.
    That might have been premature even on the thaw front - I went the higher route home last night, and was surprised about the amount of lying snow in shaded areas, that will be fast disappearing!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    Did not expect the rain to be so heavy in the West, its been raining since last night we had torrential rain around 4am this morning and its still coming down, looking at ME Radar its going to last for the day, they said the worst would be in the South and East but the radar tells a very different story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,847 ✭✭✭✭ Villain


    94kmh gust at my station with 20mm now, that’s the worst gust in a good while
    https://twitter.com/carlowweather/status/973877194693971968?s=21


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  • Registered Users Posts: 662 ✭✭✭ Cork981


    One of Cork Institute of technology’s car parks has been closed due to wind damage to a mast.


    https://www.facebook.com/myCIT/posts/1620490911321326

    Certainly feels windier than expected here in Cork.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,073 ✭✭✭ trixiebust


    Hammering down with rain here in south Tipp since last night, & no sign of it letting up anytime soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,836 ✭✭✭✭ Rock Lesnar


    Escaping the heavy rain here, mostly cloudy with the odd misty spell of rain, fierce windy tjough


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,111 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    15.0mm so far here in Dublin 16. Desperate day!


  • Registered Users Posts: 663 ✭✭✭ Tazio


    CORK AIRPORT SE 37 Gust 55 LIGHT RAIN 9 99 1.6 976 reported at 13:00h on Met. The airport is wild


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,406 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mickger844posts


    Gust of 89km/h recorded in the last hour in Waterford City

    www.waterfordcityweather.com


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,471 ✭✭✭✭ Super-Rush


    Villain wrote: »
    94kmh gust at my station with 20mm now, that’s the worst gust in a good while
    https://twitter.com/carlowweather/status/973877194693971968?s=21

    River Burren has burst its banks in Myshall so Carlow town is in for a deluge.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,847 ✭✭✭✭ Villain


    Deedsie wrote: »
    When is this due to pass? Cant see any radar images anywhere for the rest of today. Sick of this unsettled weather.

    Will be around 10pm before it clears southeast.

    https://twitter.com/carlowweather/status/973923671575318528?s=21


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,048 ✭✭✭ Mooooo


    Wind still blowing a bit but rain has stopped. Mid cork


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,665 ✭✭✭✭ JCX BXC


    Winds died down slightly, rains stopped and Suns out here in West Clare.

    Nothing more than a wet day here, weren't in the warnings anyway. Slightly windier than I expected, (as seen at Cork which got a gust of 55kts however, still within Yellow creiteria.


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