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Strong winds for Donegal and Mayo -- more widespread wintry showers Connacht/Ulster

  • 12-03-2020 7:49am
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    Registered Users Posts: 13,183 ✭✭✭✭ M.T. Cranium


    Brief intro post as I prepare the forecast, noticed that Met E have orange level wind warning in place for later morning to mid-afternoon time periods for Donegal and Mayo (from myself, would say WSW 80-120 km/hr). Also yellow level wind warnings more widespread in north and west, and wintry precip alerts (yellow status) for much of higher portions of Connacht and Ulster, could apply locally in west Munster. Will leave actual content to people with a bit more time. Stay safe.


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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,101 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    Thanks for starting the thread MT. :)

    Focus in this country seems to be on anything but the weather for the last few days!


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


    Is that a squall line moving in from the West


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ednwireland


    car was white on one side last night when I came come. bit of wet snow this morning. breezy in donegal as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 725 ✭✭✭ monster1


    I hear some thunder rumbling in Galway city now


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,163 ✭✭✭ pg633


    Lightening just there outside Galway.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Laurali


    Very windy out moycullen area in Galway, lots of thunder and electricity flashing. Working from home today....


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,101 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    Increasingly windy/gusty in Dublin 16.


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 16,699 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yop


    Very tasty on the road from C'bar to Galway this morning. Car was all over the place!!
    Heavy flooding at the quay in Westport also going off FB pictures.
    Good job Portwest didn't get their planning otherwise they'd be under water!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,512 ✭✭✭ Pangea


    Thunder and lightning here SW Donegal, had it last night also. Heavy hail showers


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,406 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Very wild out here. Just went out at the back and what a sight the ocean is. Crested white against dark grey skies.

    west mayo all at sea


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  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭ Faustino


    Very strong gusts here in west Dublin. I think everyone’s attention is elsewhere so this one could sneak up on a lot of people.

    Be careful driving out there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,307 ✭✭✭✭ nacho libre


    Very windy for the last two hours, some heavy hail and sleet showers as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 663 ✭✭✭ Tazio


    (came here to get away from all the news.... take care guys)


    Just checked the Met rain radar and it looks like there is a squall line coming in across Co Cork; wonder if it'll produce some lightning.

    Been very windy all morning from NNW - we even had some sore hail this morning at 0820h... it was driven by the wind and hurt the face.

    (location near Riverstick Co Cork)


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,307 ✭✭✭✭ nacho libre


    A very heavy hail shower- the ground is completely white.


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


    Serious thunder and lightening here in meath at the minute


  • Registered Users Posts: 693 ✭✭✭ d51984


    Heavy rain shower here at the moment. Dublin 5. No hail just rain. Gone very very dark.

    Its a disgrace Joe!



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,391 ✭✭✭ Oscar Bravo


    Thunderstorms in over Mayo now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭ Steopo


    Flashes of lightning & loud thunder claps north county Dublin - kind of sums up the day !


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,406 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Thunder, deluges of various kinds and qualities and squalls

    west mayo all at sea.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,277 ✭✭✭✭ Damon Sweet Saddlebag


    Wet and windy in South Kerry with frequent hail showers all day.

    Passed over the Caha pass today and skidded as I came out of a tunnel. Not a nice feeling considering the drop !!
    Had my 4*4 and was glad of the traction .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,406 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Wet and windy in South Kerry with frequent hail showers all day.

    Passed over the Caha pass today and skidded as I came out of a tunnel. Not a nice feeling considering the drop !!
    Had my 4*4 and was glad of the traction .

    "ah yes, I remember it well!"

    Loved that road. Enjoy! And BE CAREFUL!

    All is blissfully quiet again out here. There is something very special about the silence after a gale. Very intense and soothing.

    West Mayo all at sea.


  • Registered Users Posts: 856 ✭✭✭ Maidhci


    Interesting to note that the strongest winds were recorded at Mace Head during this period, although we were in the yellow zone, whereas Belmullet appears to have recorded much lower mean winds and gusts. Thankfully, we did not have the severe thunderstorms that parts of Mayo and Donegal experienced during the past few days but it was very very windy from 4.00 am Thurday morning.


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