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Heavy Rain / Thunderstorms Sat June 9th

  • 09-06-2018 7:34am
    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,510 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    Similar to yesterday, Convective heavy showers and thunderstorms breaking out in the early afternoon. Warning may need to be updated depending on intensity. Will close the Convective thread for the day so as to keep all reports of rainfall/ thunderstorms in this thread.

    Met Eireann

    National Warnings

    Status Yellow - Advisory warning for Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary
    Occasional severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and evening giving intense rainfall in short time periods and local spot flooding.

    Issued: Saturday 09 June 2018 06:00

    Valid from Saturday 09 June 2018 12:00 to Saturday 09 June 2018 21:00




  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,510 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Again today the parameters are there for heavy showers and thunderstorms breaking out in the afternoon. Perhaps not as widespread as yesterday and wondering if they might peak in central midland counties mid /late afternoon.





  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,510 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58




  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,510 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    From Netweather :


    Storm & Convective Forecast
    Issued 2018-06-08 22:12:29
    Valid: 09/06/2018 00z to 10/06/2018 06z


    A slow moving upper low over Scotland will gradually lift NE, with a slack pressure gradient at the surface tending to lend to sea breeze convergence inland ... which will be the trigger for a swathe of heavy downpours with thunder to develop over Scotland, Ireland and N. Ireland in particular ... where atmosphere will be most unstable in proximity to upper low.


    Proximity of upper low and associated colder air aloft across Scotland will create steep lapse rates with surface heating, with peak heating in the afternoon yeilding 300-800 j/kg CAPE according to some models. Sea breeze convergence in slack flow regime toward western side of Britain combined with some upslope influences and large scale ascent of upper low drifting slowly NE will be the main trigger for likely swathe of heavy downpours with thunder to develop across Scotland, N. Ireland and Rep. of Ireland from late morning and through the afternoon. Generally light winds aloft and rather weak vertical shear will lend to pulse-type storms, though convergence zones may merge these areas of slow-moving storms together to increase the risk of localised flash-flooding. Isolated incidences of large hail can't be ruled out given steep mid-level lapse rates and CAPE values, also there is potential for funnel clouds to form along the convergnce zones - which may lengthen into a brief weak tornado. Any storms may also produce frequent cloud-to-ground lightning- which may pose a hazard to those pursuing exposed outdoor activities.


    Isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms are also possible further south across NW England Wales and SW England ... again due to sea breeze convergence or orographic lift. Localised flash-flooding is possible with any of these storms. They should quickly fade after dark.


    Elevated thunderstorms on northern edge of warm moist plume will bring a risk of localised flooding and frequent lightning this morning. Activity may weaken for a time before more storms form over northern France and drift over the islands.

    Issued by: Nick Finnis


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,510 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Upper low / trough over Ireland today



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,789 ✭✭✭hawkwing

    Looks to be kicking off now in West Tipp.I'm 30 miles east of the action (for the moment)...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,684 ✭✭✭✭RobertKK

    I was in Kilkenny City earlier and it was mostly clear skies and very warm. Moving to the north of the county and it is noticeably cloudier albeit sunny with clouds building.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,966 ✭✭✭pad199207

    Clouds building in Kildare now

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,465 ✭✭✭jimmynokia

    Have to take a spin to Cavan so brought some gear just in case.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,465 ✭✭✭jimmynokia

    pad199207 wrote:
    Clouds building in Kildare now

    Can see them here myself.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,940 ✭✭✭Artane2002

    I see some interesting clouds to my southwest too.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,975 ✭✭✭redsteveireland

    Stubborn cloud only starting to clear in Galway now, patches of blue sky appearing. Enjoy the sparks later.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,017 ✭✭✭Four Phucs Ache

    Big dark cloud over portarlington now

    Moving slowly south.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,214 ✭✭✭dexter647

    It's taking it's time to kick off today....Not giving up just yet though:o

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,125 ✭✭✭PukkaStukka

    dexter647 wrote: »
    It's taking it's time to kick off today....Not giving up just yet though:o
    Kind of agree alright. Given the heat out there, I was expecting things to be very lively already. But sure we live in hope... :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,750 ✭✭✭Storm 10

    What happened today is there too much cloud cover, here in Galway it got cloudy last night and still full cloud cover no sign of anything happening

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,258 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH

    Lone sferic showing up in Offaly/west of Edenderry.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,231 ✭✭✭Oneiric 3

    You can literally see where the main trough is lying on the 3 hr met maps (I put in a rough take in blue)


    Summer showers are funny, they can develop sooner or later than what the models predict so I'd not lose hope just yet.

    New Moon

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,125 ✭✭✭PukkaStukka

    Fairly ripping it asunder over Highland Scotland right now

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,966 ✭✭✭pad199207

    Cap may break later on in some midland areas.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,847 ✭✭✭spookwoman

    First strike of lightning registered now i think edenderry area

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,465 ✭✭✭jimmynokia

    Just leaving Cavan town back for Dublin and huge wall of cloud

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,098 ✭✭✭✭Rikand

    My theme for the day

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,510 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Did someone forget to throw the switch :pac:

    Seen nice convection up around Limerick moving inland but little showing up as yet in the way of rainfall .

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,892 ✭✭✭Oscar Bravo

    Lightning around the Mullingar area now

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,219 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34

    Much potential in Kilkenny city? Hurling match at 7pm

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,214 ✭✭✭dexter647

    Staring to rain here now with a few distant rumbles...South west Laois

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,389 ✭✭✭An Ri rua

    Hearing first thunder now in Mountmellick. I see from Met E that there's lightning strikes in Clonbullogue/Bracknagh region.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,361 ✭✭✭KildareP

    Distant rumbles in Edenderry

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,286 ✭✭✭lolie

    Can here thunder rumbling but getting washed out of it with a downpour so can't go out to check for flashes.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,975 ✭✭✭redsteveireland

    Kinnegad looks like a good spot for action at the moment