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Storm Bella St. Stephen's Day

  • 24-12-2020 12:30pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 15,847 ✭✭✭✭ Villain


    The UK Met Office have named Storm Bella now.

    An interesting system that will drop down from the Northwest Saturday and bring some very strong winds and heavy rain with risk of snow on high mountains.

    https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1342060267493089280?s=20

    Worst of winds look to be West coast and then Southwest coast.

    Keep an eye out for Met.ie warnings!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ pad199207


    Status Yellow - Wind warning for Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick

    Met Éireann Weather Warning

    Through Saturday afternoon, evening and night, westerly winds associated with Storm Bella (named by UK Met Office) will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h.

    With the combination of strong winds, high waves and forecasted storm surge, there is a risk of coastal flooding. Further updates will be issued as necessary.

    Valid: 12:00 Saturday 26/12/2020 to 06:00 Sunday 27/12/2020

    Issued: 12:00 Thursday 24/12/2020


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 478 ✭✭ Roots 2020


    If it's anything like Bella from Fair City we should be safe enough, a lame affair :D


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    ECM has been fairly consistent over the last few runs, bit stronger on this in W Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry all very high end yellow and touching Orange level criteria ( gusting over 110 km/h ), quite strong in Donegal, E Galway and Limerick and W Cork also.

    On balance between all the models looks like a high end Yellow along Atlantic coastal counties, more so towards the coast but could get to Orange level or perhaps they will use an Orange Marine Warning to cover the coasts.

    Very wet, parts of the country could get around 30 mm in about 12hrs


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    After the cold front goes though the 528dam line sinks down over Ireland

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,797 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog


    Is this the Class 3 Kill Storm thread for Sunday night too?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 411 ✭✭ Little snowy old me


    Happy Christmas to everyone. Thank you for all the interesting posts throughout the year. Hopefully the next few weeks will bring us all some decent wintry weather.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,446 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    A deep peace and tranquillity out here.

    We need this today of all days; so folk can enjoy Christmas, visit folk and just BE without storm and wind.

    And with the prospect of the coming storm to please others!

    Seems a perfect Christmas all round!

    My cat called Bella has arrived on my shoulder..

    CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS TO ALL!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ pad199207


    Status Yellow - Rainfall warning for Ireland

    Met Éireann Weather Warning

    On Saturday (St Stephen’s Day), through the late afternoon, evening and night, heavy rain associated with Storm Bella (named by UK Met Office) will move southwards over Ireland and may cause localised flooding in some areas.

    Valid: 15:00 Saturday 26/12/2020 to 04:00 Monday 28/12/2020

    Issued: 12:00 Friday 25/12/2020
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    Status Yellow - Wind warning for Ireland

    Met Éireann Weather Warning

    On Saturday (St Stephen's Day), through the late afternoon, evening and night, westerly winds associated with Storm Bella (named by UK Met Office) will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h. Gusts will be higher at times near the west coast.

    With the combination of strong winds, high waves and forecasted storm surge, there is a risk of coastal flooding.

    Valid: 15:00 Saturday 26/12/2020 to 04:00 Sunday 27/12/2020

    Issued: 12:13 Friday 25/12/2020


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,563 ✭✭✭ SouthWesterly


    The big question is, will it be worth the spin out to the coast in the morning :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,446 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Force 6 arriving here already.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,563 ✭✭✭ SouthWesterly


    Wet and dull in North kerry
    0.4mm rain,
    Wind 1.4 kmh SSW
    5 4C
    1031 hPa


  • Registered Users Posts: 570 ✭✭✭ Chicken Run


    best get my sea swim done early on so !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,446 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    The life long locals out here are saying this will be a bad one. They know these things.

    Fasten the mainstays..

    West Mayo offshore


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Very large system with a big Wind field, high end yellow along Atlantic coasts, might just nudge into the Orange wind warning level for a time along the W, SW especially Clare and Kerry, highest gusts on exposed headlands and high ground.


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    https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1342540110722551808?s=20


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,195 ✭✭✭ Gaoth Laidir


    It's not that big a system. That map projection really falsely magnifies it. Look at the size of Iceland...


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    It doesn't matter what map projection you look at , it is a large system with a large wind field with a lot of associated fronts and troughs. The Met Office Fax chart's shows it well.


    https://www.weathercharts.org/ukmomslp.htm#t48


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,446 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    The wind out here is wild and strong already. I have just been out to bring fuel in. and it was... interestingly.... gusty.

    Dark, deep grey sky to the east, with three dusky - rose horizontal streaks across the skies.

    Exhilarating but enough buffeting . I will heed the opinion of my neighbour-islanders. The man I was talking to yesterday is headed for 70 and was born here and sailing these waters since he was six.

    West Mayo offshore


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,915 ✭✭✭ Slashermcguirk


    Grand day in Dublin so far. Beautiful the last couple of days. Yesterday was the nicest Christmas Day in years, partly cloudy with sunshine and about 3-4 degrees in the afternoon, lovely crisp cold


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,682 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    Storm Bella is smiling at the start, not a good sign :pac:

    https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1342455141706964992

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


    A wet and windy evening for most but nothing to bad. Looking at the airporr TAFs, none give any gusts above 50 knots.


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


    Malin head gusting 54 knots (100 km/h) @ 11am


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,784 ✭✭✭ froog


    surprised there's no county orange warning anywhere looking at those charts to be honest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 500 ✭✭✭ Goldfinch8


    Malin Head gusting 57 knots (106 Kms) in the midday reports.
    The wind has also started to pick up in the past half hour in this part of Mayo.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    ECM and ICON are looking that bit stronger than the other models but the French models are never that far off so would lean towards them. Strongest on the coasts and a good blow across Ireland but not a storm in the true sense, got a feeling Met Eireann wouldn't have named this, being so adamant that the Met Office called it.

    Kerry does look that bit strong later tonight in the high end yellow maybe touching Orange level on the coasts for a few hours.

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


    Wind getting strong in Galway now


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,446 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    Wind getting strong in Galway now

    A sudden greater severity out here. Nasty out there so am glad I made preparations.

    Ferocious. Seems my neighbour islanders were correct!

    West Mayo offshore


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭ Hooter23


    Gusts quite strong already...wasn't expecting much with this storm but the strong wind combined with the coldness really makes this different...the windchill makes it feel below freezing out there


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,093 ✭✭✭ boombang


    Beginning to pick up in Letterkenny. Wasn't that wild earlier today though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 423 ✭✭ AutoTuning


    It's not that big a storm, but it's really brought some very dramatically dark skies to the south coast. Could just be the fact it's so short a day, but it feels darker than a typical storm.


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


    The windchill is the most noticeable things about this, other than that it's a standard winter system. jeez to think it was 23 years ago that we had that major storm on this day. Beer by candlelight in the pub that night!


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