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22-05-2020, 15:24   #1
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High Winds 21st-22nd May

Kinda surprised a high wind event such as this so close to the summer equinox hasn’t created interest.

Anyways, condition report from Galway, 3pm: wind coming off sea, bringing down roadwork signs & lots of foliage. Car wobbled on the way into work at 7am. How’s it been for tge rest of you?
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22-05-2020, 15:36   #2
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Agree with you. Fairly bad here in South Mayo. Damaging gusts. Alot of debris and branches strewn around.
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Was this forecast to this extent? The warning was for the NW wasn't it? Yet the power has been blown out all over the country.
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22-05-2020, 15:41   #4
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If it's not Covid-related the media have no interest currently it seems.George Lee is too busy.
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It certainly seems to have ramped up today, I was expecting the worst last night.

Rough enough all day in North Donegal. But nothing we ain't seen before.
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Stormy here in Castlebar now.
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Sligo airport had a gust of 118 km/h (64 knots) at 1430
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22-05-2020, 15:47   #8
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The worst seems to have passed in Limerick City.
Did a little prep yesterday in taking down some outside furniture and other bits.

Wind still toppled a chimney, a wheel barrow and some other bits.
It played havoc with a rock solid satellite dish that has been in place 9 years with few issues aswell.
Very strong gusts, and far stronger than I was expected from yesterday's forecast.

A couple of the neighbours have had their summer garden prep ruined.
Destroyed gazebo and lots of debris.
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Aran Islands some wind to blow in a steel skip
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A huge squall just gone through Lucan. Thought it was the end of some trees in the garden. Close shave that.
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Seems to have eased off here in North Cork too the last hour. Yellow warning until 6pm tomorrow according to accu weather.
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22-05-2020, 16:29   #12
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It's very rough outside my house in North Kerry all day. Bit worried about a dozen Thuja trees [small growing evergreens]I planted 6 weeks ago. The weather is just odd nowadays that's all I can add.
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22-05-2020, 17:06   #13
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Originally Posted by Oscar Bravo View Post
Sligo airport had a gust of 118 km/h (64 knots) at 1430
Yes Sligo has been living a charmed life both with Covid and no rain. Something had to give.

Branches flying everywhere. Was going to start a thread but thought they'd say only a NW event...thread closed. However GFS and ECM said no. Also more wind for rest of day too. 100kph every hour in Sligo and Donegal likely till midnight.
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Plenty of large fallen trees around here. Worse than some of the "hurricanes"
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Pretty rough here near Westport all day. Had a max. gust of 57,1 knots around lunchtime. Seems to be easing a bit now but still squally.
One sudden gust (and its turbulence from the house) threw a lovely young bird mid-flight against my back wall and killed it. Garden looks a bit tatty now, but no real damage. Rain total so far is 21,4 mm, most of that fell during the night.
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