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Rainfall warnings ( Orange Cork, Waterford) Thurs 14 to Fri 15 Sept 2023

  • 13-09-2023 10:23pm
    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,916 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    Worthy of its own thread perhaps. Shaping up to being extremely wet, Orange level warning given so far for Cork but the models are showing other counties also getting very high amounts and not too far off Orange level also, in fact there is a group of models shifting very heavy rainfall further to the SE and E. Will see what the forecasters say later .

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,141 ✭✭✭Rebelbrowser

    Any idea if there will be an appreciable wind and, if so, from what direction? I ask as here in Cork most flooding seems to occur when there is a SE wind which pushes against the flow of the Lee.....

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,959 ✭✭✭pauldry

    Likely around 60mm of rain for Vanlentia, Cork and Roches Pt. Other areas in Munster and Leinster 25 to 40mm.

    West and North 5 to 15mm mainly showers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,151 ✭✭✭pad199207

    Status Orange - Rain warning for Cork, Waterford

    • Met Éireann Weather Warning
    • From this afternoon (Thursday) to Friday evening, persistent and heavy rain will lead to localised flooding, poor visibility and difficult travelling conditions.
    • Valid: 16:00 Thursday 14/09/2023 to 18:00 Friday 15/09/2023
    • Issued: 12:45 Thursday 14/09/2023

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,141 ✭✭✭Rebelbrowser

    I think this thread is proof that an orange warning for rain just isn't sexy enough! Contrast it with how many posts there would be for a wind event or, God forbid, an orange snow warning for Cork and Waterford....

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,496 ✭✭✭Reckless Abandonment

    What's seldom is wonderful Rebel.. a wet cork is common:)

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,916 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Latest model output very much brining in the SE and E with high totals, more counties close to being in Orange warning territory.

  • Registered Users Posts: 458 ✭✭chrisd2019

    currently can only describe the evening as a wet day, nothing that unusual!

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,214 ✭✭✭Widdensushi

    I don't think there's very heavy rain forecast, just consistent rain for eighteen hours or so bringing the total to warning levels.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,916 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58

    Trailing front drawn up over warm waters coming up against cold air, position of HP over Europe keeping the fronts over and close to Ireland especially the S, SE and E.

    Feeling quite cold over much of Ireland tomorrow.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,959 ✭✭✭pauldry

    13mm so far today in Cork.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,920 ✭✭✭JanuarySnowstor

    Reporting on echo (local cork paper/site) that 2500 are without power across cork this evening. I could be wrong but surely this is coincidental!! Rain does not cause power cuts

    The council are on standby, what a laugh in fairness. It's moderate rainfall nothing less, nothing more!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,455 ✭✭✭FastFullBack

    Potentially a months rain in 36 hours is not moderate rainfall.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭aidanodr

    It happened to be a power outage in Carrigaline where I am. 2840 houses. Power back on at about 9.30pm. Not likely to have had anything to do with the weather. This is the third, if not the fourth power cut here with same number of houses in last 2 months.

    Here is my stab at the reason - Carrigaline has grown from a small village in 80s with about 700 people to about 20,000+ today. The power infra has never got appropriately upgraded and is creaking. And still, the "village" expands and expands in all directions

    Weather wise here .. a few hours into Orange warning, nothing much out of the ordinary to be honest, just showers of rain. I however get the idea that the warning is more to do with the continuous rain until late tomorrow. We will see ..

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭spookwoman

    If it's a house estate the lines are probably underground. If anything like ours, the tv acble was not buries properly and a stone was putting pressure on it over time and it gave up. Lot of estates especially those built in the boom don't fully comply with what they were supposed to do eg cables laid wrong and pipes smaller than the ones they were ment to be.

    Hopefully you get it sorted soon enough.

    Steady heavy rain in waterford city

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,959 ✭✭✭pauldry

    About 17mm now in Cork City. 20mm in some other parts. Nothing too bad yet

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,465 ✭✭✭SweetCaliber

    Close to 18mm after falling so far in Waterford. Rain isnt overly heavy but just continuous.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,144 ✭✭✭✭JCX BXC

    Rain never made it to Galway City and seems to be retreating again for a while.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,554 ✭✭✭Speak Now

    Just drizzle this morning in Waterford, plenty has fallen though. 42.4mm so far.

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,852 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH

    Heavy drizzle at the moment in Greystones. 25.4mm (1 inch) since rain started yesterday evening around 6pm.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,959 ✭✭✭pauldry

    Over 30mm in Cork City now. Halfway there. A brief respite Saturday more rain Sunday.

    Dublins rain building up too.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,554 ✭✭✭Speak Now

    We've hit the 50mm in Waterford City, plenty more to come too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭Kutebride

    Drizzle or none at 7am.

    Back from my walk there now in rain. Down for the day as it says.

    12⁰ Meath

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,144 ✭✭✭✭JCX BXC

    Dry as a bone in Galway City, rain never made it here it seems!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,359 ✭✭✭✭Supercell

    31.8mm here in south Dublin so far including the rain last night at the beginning of this. One day (midnight to midnight) won't be anything special but probably over 30mm all the same, day for the ducks. Temperature only 12.3C @ 11:38 , cold by any measure, last weeks warmth seems like a distant memory already!

    Have a weather station?, why not join the Ireland Weather Network -

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,242 ✭✭✭thomil

    Currently at 23.7mm at my weather station in Ballincollig. 21.3mm yesterday, so we're slightly below what I was expecting, but still not too bad. Rainfall seems to have eased off over the last hour or so, but there seems to be plenty more on the way.

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

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,399 ✭✭✭cml387

    Now at 48mm in Clonmel since yesterday afternoon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,554 ✭✭✭Speak Now

    65mm Waterford City

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,852 Mod ✭✭✭✭DOCARCH

    39.2mm so far in Greystones. Rain has not been particularly heavy - just persistent.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,603 ✭✭✭giveitholly

    Just gone past 50mm in tipp