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09-03-2019, 04:04   #46
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Yep its was loud bangs in Salthill.
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Been a great night of thunder and lightning in Galway city. My roof has been actually creaking, this is the first time the sounds of thunder have made me jump out of my skin.
Thoroughly enjoying it though. Opened my curtains, laying back enjoying the show. Fun watching different neighbours lights go on after each crack.

It seems to be easing off now, there is lightning but the thunder is very distant, sometimes inaudible after flashes. Its definitely been one of our best nights of atmospherics here.
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Good bit of activity here since about 3.30 which woke me up. Massive flash bang about 15 minutes ago followed by torrential hail. Set off all the alarms in the area and seems to have blown the WiFi. Scared the bejaysus out of me! Still going in the distance. Oranmore area.
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Wow, that was loud in Galway. Cracking thunder more so than the usual rumbling
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NW Clare. Some show. Seems to be dying down now
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West Galway....a scarily loud bang went off an hour ago. The last time I heard it that bad last year, we lost a lot of appliances and neighbour almost lost their house with all the damage done. Worried what the morning brings.

Things have eased in the last 10min or so
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Yes a squall line developed with plenty of sparks.

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09-03-2019, 06:28   #53
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Whereabouts JD? rumbles turned to direct overheaders here but booming away in the distance again now. Lightning not as near but seems to be picking up in frequency again.
Got some very close if not directly overhead around 4am, the crack of the strikes sounded different to the normal rumble. The wind and hailstones was what actually woke me.
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NW Clare. Some show. Seems to be dying down now
I was woken by it too, it was really loud and powerful...
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As others have said, it was very intense here in west Co Galway for a while. Loud shotgun bangs of thunder instead of rumbles for a while. I couldn't get over the searing brightness of the lightning flashes. I watched it from bed out the window for a while then closed my eyes to try to go back to sleep. Then a flash lit up the room and absolutely blinded me, with my eyes closed!
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I have been through lots of Thunder Storms but I have never seen or heard anything like last night in Galway, the lightning was incredibly bright it was difficult to look at it and as for the Thunder I don't want to experience anything like it again as much as I love a good Storm. It was the first time I did not video it as I was sure the house would be struck by lightning it was that close and some of the flashes and bangs were frightening if I'm honest. Can anyone on hear explain how it was so intense compared to our normal storms.

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Woke at 4am by the mother of all thunderstorms in east Galway
House was shaking
Got up for a look and was damn near blinded by a flash overhead !!!!
Power flickered but stayed on

Oddly it has now just gone
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No thunder here in North county Dublin but at 5:45 I was awoken by the mother of all squalls. Insane wind and rain but I'm surprised there were no sparks given its intensity. Its probably the remnants of what visited Connaught earlier
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Yep, Galway City was very bad. Had my hands full calming two utterly terrified dogs.
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I have been through lots of Thunder Storms but I have never seen or heard anything like last night in Galway, the lightning was incredibly bright it was difficult to look at it and as for the Thunder I don't want to experience anything like it again as much as I love a good Storm. It was the first time I did not video it as I was sure the house would be struck by lightning it was that close and some of the flashes and bangs were frightening if I'm honest. Can anyone on hear explain how it was so intense compared to our normal storms.
Could it have been negative lightning???
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