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Thunderstorms 14th/15th August 2022

  • 14-08-2022 7:37pm
    Registered Users Posts: 6,230 ✭✭✭Oneiric 3

    Some small but potent storms kicking off around the country. Worth a separate thread as this risk for big thunder and big lightning is there until tomorrow night at least. All parts at risk this evening but east and south main focus tomorrow.

    New Moon

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,325 ✭✭✭Scuid Mhór

    Posting for posterity.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,129 ✭✭✭Cork2021

    Wind picked up considerably in Kanturk North Cork, few rumbles of thunder still but not much lightning

  • Registered Users Posts: 605 ✭✭✭Jeju

    East Cork with constant rumbling and breeze just picked up with the rain.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,230 ✭✭✭Oneiric 3

    What little thunder I'm hearing sounds like a nuclear explosion from deep under the ocean. Not very loud but unnervingly boomy.

    New Moon

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  • Registered Users Posts: 420 ✭✭Little snowy old me

    So far all looks very localised. Some grey clouds over the Bay around Ben Bulben area in Sligo. But seems to be missing SWDonegal and indeed we may hold dry.

    I would love a good blast of a thunderstorm tonight....

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,676 ✭✭✭thomil

    Persistent, if not constant rumbling here in Ballincollig. Still not optimistic about any direct effects on us here though...

    Good luck trying to figure me out. I haven't managed that myself yet!

  • Registered Users Posts: 38,747 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy

    It’s seems to be moving away from the north side of cork city(unscientifically based on how loud the thunder is) which is good.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,194 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gonzo

    Not expecting much here in Meath, as usual we will miss out. Seems Meath, Louth and Dublin are the places least likely to get a storm tonight.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,595 ✭✭✭OldRio

    Thunder lightning and colossal amount of rain. Fenagh Leitrim.

    Its so dark. More lightning.

  • Registered Users Posts: 680 ✭✭✭DumbBrunette

    Frequent strikes around Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo from 7.30 to 7.45, far more than what the lightning detectors picked up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 884 ✭✭✭Jakey Rolling

    Dog getting restless here north of Knockmealdowns. A few spots of rain, dark skies to west and SW. One flash of lightning the other side of Galtees, about 25km away. Kilmallock direction.

    Having suffered a direct strike to the house before, I'll probably shut off my mains isolation switch if it reaches here later!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,066 ✭✭✭phormium

    Just brought in clothes off the line here in Kerry, smattering of Philip Early Speedometerrops starting up and can hear thunder in the distance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,911 ✭✭✭✭lawred2

  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭Hairypoppins

    Can posters in the affected areas get a video or 2 please I've not seen yet go up

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,230 ✭✭✭Oneiric 3

    You are better placed for after midnight and throughout tomorrow.

    New Moon

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 17,109 Mod ✭✭✭✭cherryghost

    A few grumbles in Longford and wind has suddenly picked up. Leaves everywhere

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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,748 ✭✭✭✭

    Great vid!

  • Registered Users Posts: 50 ✭✭Condor24

    Nothing in North Offaly so far, very still, muggy, cloudy. Decent thunderstorm activity is, along with heavy snow, the holy grail of weather watching. Very difficult to get everything in place. Tonight will be the same.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,353 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Thunderstorms set to migrate across the country overnight, great opportunities for videos!

    Whereas any place could get a storm tomorrow Southern counties and Munster looks primed for big storms, looks like a great convergence zone along the coasts, soundings below for Cork city. Hard to predict rainfall but certainly possibility for very heavy rain locally under one of those slow moving storms.

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    North Cork.... just took best dog in Ireland out for his evening soaked through.....& NOISY ....... thunder really banging the drums there

  • Registered Users Posts: 436 ✭✭RuthieRose

    Louder rumbles here in Cavan. Sky is dark on the horizon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,230 ✭✭✭Oneiric 3

    I can confirm that another 2 drops of rain have fallen. All the showers to my S, SW, W, NW, N, NE, E, SE. What a dump.

    New Moon

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,353 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    AROME showing the potential along S, SE and parts of the E tomorrow .

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30 Kilkenny36

    I know tornedos they are rare but how likely is it with weather like this that a small to tornedo could form?