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Convective/Thunderstorm Discussion : Winter 2021/22

  • 06-12-2021 9:39am
    Registered Users Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭redsteveireland

    Getting the winter thread up and running.

    Some Sferics showing up on the wintery bands of showers crossing the country as we await Barra.



  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,303 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH

    Clump of sferics off the west coast atm, west of Galway Bay.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,849 ✭✭✭Dazler97

    Thank you for doing a winter thread i do love my thunderstorms so I'm grateful 😁 ⚡

  • Registered Users Posts: 160 ✭✭sudocremegg

    Firece thunder storm in Waterford at the moment. Deep blue lighting. Power just cut there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 160 ✭✭sudocremegg

    Yep, it was 12c on the dot when the lightning started. It kind of came out of nowhere, calm enough day then the winds picked up drastically and the rain was torrential, but it didn't feel like hail at all in the city. Went away as quick as it arrived. Lasted about 30 minutes in total. Bit mad!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,110 ✭✭✭✭Supercell

    Only time I ever saw blue lightning was during an epic thundersnow episode in 2010 in Ringsend when I lived there.

    Some interesting reading on lightning colours -

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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,303 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH

    Quite a few sferics off the Clare coast now running up towards Galway.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭redsteveireland

    Some action around the Aran Islands

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,913 ✭✭✭Danno

    Showing up well on the Met Eireann radar too... about ~20 miles off shore from Belmullet

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,976 ✭✭✭pad199207

  • Registered Users Posts: 521 ✭✭✭Goldfinch8

    Regular flashes of lightning looking west/northwest from my own location near Castlebar continuing to give a very impressive light show tonight.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,919 ✭✭✭Oscar Bravo

    Stood out there looking north west. starry skies overhead and some lovely white flashes up towards Belmullet. High cloud tops. Someone on the coast getting a serious light show.

  • Registered Users Posts: 521 ✭✭✭Goldfinch8

    Would imagine that it must have been an impressive sight alright looking out to sea on the Erris peninsula. Did the same also and stood out in the garden watching it unfold. It was a good lively show there for a while.

    Lovely to see the stars also. Orion in all his glory there in the southern sky at the moment. Nice to have a bit of weather interest to start the new year off!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭redsteveireland

    Heavy showers steaming through here this afternoon, some sferics showing over towards Loughrea.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,558 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Quite an active 24 hrs for thunderstorms.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,866 ✭✭✭SlowBlowin

    Very heavy hail and lightening here at the moment.

    NE of Sneem in the Reeks.

  • Thunder in Cork City.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,619 ✭✭✭SleetAndSnow

    Big flash of lightening and loud thunder in cork city, big chunks of hail too

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  • Posts: 533 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    Hailstones and lightening in Cork City.

    Just one flash. Was this expected ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,863 ✭✭✭✭titan18

    Ya, wasn't expecting that. Think we got hail, then some thunder and lightning here in Cork city. Got very heavy suddenly.

  • Posts: 533 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    Very heavy rumbles. Haven't heard thunder that loud here before. It actually shook the hall door.

    Some more flashes just now too.

  • Rumbling away, windy also.

  • Posts: 533 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    Still flashing away from what looks like NW or the city centre.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,619 ✭✭✭SleetAndSnow

    Yeah the flash was really bright too, lit up the entire house which I hadn't seen before, even through the small cracks of the blackout blinds!

  • Registered Users Posts: 610 ✭✭✭Jeju

    Carrigtwohill here just passing over us now, large hail stones falling with it.

  • Posts: 533 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    Intense little cell. Showing up loud and clear on

    I suspect that might be an isolated show for tonight. Doesn't seem to be anything following it with that intensity.

    I don't see anything having tripped out on ESB Powercheck in its track, certainly nothing big enough to be noticed by their SCADA/operations management system.

  • Registered Users Posts: 418 ✭✭Ozvaldo

    Anyone can answer how the hell there's hailstones cork city when it's not cold mildest winter in years

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