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Convective/Thunderstorm Discussion - Winter 2022/23

  • 04-12-2022 12:33pm
    Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,684 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    A couple of recent sferics on the Wicklow coast and inland north Wicklow.

    Heavy rain/hail showers now in Greystones.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,730 ✭✭✭.Donegal.

    Some heavy echoes on the radar over Wicklow. Snow line for today was around 500/600m when I checked it yesterday. Would be lively up there now

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,114 ✭✭✭pad199207

    Thunder in Kildare with lightning observed

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,232 ✭✭✭Sammy2012

    Was awoken last night just before 12am by a big clap of thunder. North Wexford. There was a very heavy shower at that time too.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,803 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Instability tomorrow as a trough approaches and passes over the country from early morning. Parameters there for some isolated thunderstorm activity , mostly over the sea where instability is greatest given the still relatively warm waters, mild surface and mid level airs and colder airs aloft. A decent amount of shear giving lapse rates that could produce some big convective showers with hail possible and gusty local conditions. Will see if any thunderstorms make it inland.

    Irish sea could be quite active as thunderstorm activity peaks in the later afternoon with the best available convergence but probably most active moving away towards the UK.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,803 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    A couple of very heavy showers going through here near Tralee tonight , some activity showing up near Dingle and Kenmare .

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  • Posts: 5,121 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    Just heard a rumble there coming from Connemara.

    And a second.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,803 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Quite active early morning, a few rumbles here near Tralee a short time ago and the sky went incredibly dark with heavy rain following, brightened up again.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,871 ✭✭✭Storm 10

    Heard on some news that a few thousand have no power in the South due lightning damage

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,803 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Storms near Carlow/ Kilkenny now

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,676 ✭✭✭SleetAndSnow

    Very loud rumbles thunder there and flashes of lightening on cork city, doors are rattling

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,114 ✭✭✭pad199207

    Thunder and Lightning in Kildare

  • Registered Users Posts: 564 ✭✭✭Duvet Day

    Really loud in Cork city...lots of power outages around. Hope Santa finds us.😁

  • Registered Users Posts: 100 ✭✭TracyMartell

    I think I heard a distant rumble in Blanchardstown

  • Registered Users Posts: 973 ✭✭✭Hippodrome Song Owl

    A couple of rumbles of thunder in Lucan. It is so dark it's hard to believe it's only lunchtime. Miserable. Bring back the cold snap!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,636 ✭✭✭Captain_Crash

    Crack of thunder here in Dublin 18, just as I’m leaving for a few pints in town

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,489 ✭✭✭Tony H

    Good few flashes of lightning around Cork Harbour in the last 30 minutes

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

    Heard a couple rumbles of thunder here in south Laois after midday, it was from the storm that kicked off over the Castlecomer Plateau.

    Fair sup of rain in those showers - up over 10mm here in the Davis Rain Gauge since 9am. Current temperatures are 7.4c.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,489 ✭✭✭Tony H

    Really loud thunder just now over Cobh

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,133 ✭✭✭Rebelbrowser

    Some pretty terrifying lightning around Cork city these last 20 mins, thunder is deafening. Was this forecast? Nightmare for those who lose power.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,803 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    How long will the storm last that is running into Cork .

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,524 ✭✭✭SeaBreezes

    Just passing over us in Kinsale. Mad thunder. Lost electricity but back again. Fingers crossed!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,489 ✭✭✭Tony H

    Worst( best) display in years , heavy hailstone now

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,027 ✭✭✭Elmer Blooker

    What’s causing these thunderstorms?

    I always thought winter thunderstorms were caused by very active cold fronts hitting Tm air with a huge temperature gradient on either side of the front, the type of fronts that give squall lines.

    You wouldn’t think such an ordinary looking occlusion could cause these storms?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,983 ✭✭✭mcburns07

    Lots of hail thunder and lightning in East Cork now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,730 ✭✭✭.Donegal.

    Looks very intense around the south coast. Nothing up here apart from rain

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

    More thunder here in south Laois, this time coming from the south of here. Looking at Real Time Lightning Map :: and it seems to be over nearby North Kilkenny.

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,722 ✭✭✭✭RobertKK

    Unusually thundery for the time of year today.

    I saw a couple of flashes of lightning.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,803 ✭✭✭hawkwing

    Lots of thunder and a few flashes, ESB went twice, seems to be stopped now- SE Tipp

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,259 ✭✭✭Cork2021

    The thunder and lightning in Ballincollig was unreal! The rain was bad as well

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,114 ✭✭✭pad199207

    Bright flashes of lightning in Kildare now with torrential rain