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06-07-2011, 09:22   #1
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Heavy rainfalls, thunderstorms possible -- Wed 6th July to Friday 8th

Heavy rain associated with a frontal system ahead of low pressure near the southwest coast may bring 20-30 mms of rain to parts of the south today, and this heavy rain will probably spread towards Leinster later this afternoon and into this evening. The low will circle around and promote a second wave of heavy showers tomorrow in many of the same areas, with further rains on Friday. Total amounts over three days could exceed 50 mms in some places and lead to some spot flooding.

This thread is for weather forum members to post further observations and ideas about what counties and regions are at risk of seeing heavy rainfalls as we go forward (and I go to bed). Currently rain is reported as rather heavy in Kerry and west Cork. I would expect parts of Clare, Limerick, Tipps, rest of Cork and Waterford to see downpours this morning, and the inland southeast mid-day. While amounts may not be exceptional, there is some potential for heavy thunderstorm activity to develop later in this band and increase the amounts and intensity of rainfall. Watch for this in Kilkenny, Laois, Carlow, Wexford and later Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin and Meath.

Overnight the heaviest rains are likely to spread north of Dublin and into Ulster eventually.

Tomorrow the plan seems to be for a general repeat of the same cycle as the low pressure reloads.

Freezing levels are falling low enough that hail may become more of an issue with the heavier thunderstorms.

On the bright side, parts of eastern Ireland may have sunshine for several more hours before this weather system gets close enough to spread cloud in from the south. The sunshine could last to mid-afternoon in some parts.
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06-07-2011, 09:28   #2
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Some lightning strikes off the west coast already.
And it's only 9:30 am!
Could be an interesting day.

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guys does anyone have the address for that site that shows the lightning strikes?

Google is not being friendly today
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guys does anyone have the address for that site that shows the lightning strikes?

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this one?
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Moderate rainfall for the past hour, now it seems to have stopped but it is temporary going by the radar.

A strong looking back edge to the system, kinda looks like a squall line.
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06-07-2011, 13:29   #6
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Looks angry as it approaches Dublin

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Edit: And yes, a bird pooed on the window !
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Mainly moderate rainfall here also for the past few hrs or so.. Nothing really heavy as of yet..
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Some heavy bursts of rain since 10.30am giving a total of 6.4mm

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pretty cool looking sat on today

warm and sunny weather here in the "gap"
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^^^^ooo! there is a lovely curve on that !!
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Sun is out , looks like the main rain is finished for now. Total 8.0mm
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started to rain here now,still light though
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06-07-2011, 16:38   #13
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Lashing down here now. Lovely. great evening for a walk Hope we get some thunder and lightning later.
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06-07-2011, 19:55   #14
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Is that it? a mere 4mm and now the sun attempting to come out.
I'm not really surprised though, the Wicklow Mts usually act as a rain shadow in the Dublin area when rain spreads from the south.
That's an interesting band of rain developing in a line from Derry to Galway.
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I live between Riverstown and Geevagh in SE Co. Sligo and we've just had two intense thunder storms in a row. Started at 6pm. Rain, hail, thunder, lightning and absolutely torrential rain. Drains and gutters couldn't cope. Fields are under water, roads are like rivers, and water is going into some houses.

I'm off to build an Ark...
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