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15-11-2011, 22:31   #1
 
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Possible flooding in Munster and Connaught Thursday

Met Éireann have this evening mentioned on both radio and their website the possibility of localised flooding in Munster on Thursday as a band of heavy rain affects the western and south of the country. Jean didn't mention it at 21:30 though.

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Updated: 15:56 Tuesday.

THURSDAY: Mainly dry during the morning and early afternoon with some sunny spells. Becoming rather windy though, with widespread rain pushing in from the Atlantic, heavy and persistent in the west and south. Risk of localised flooding over parts of Munster later. Highest temperatures 11 or 12 degrees, with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds.
The GFS has up to 70 mm falling in the southwest up to Friday night, with around 40 of these falling during Thursday.



Hirlam 3-hr totals at 15Z Thursday.




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16-11-2011, 08:11   #2
 
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Actually a chance of spot flooding in the east and southeast today.




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Wednesday 05:15.

Some dry spells in the morning, but generally cloudy, with patches of rain and drizzle becoming more widespread and persistent. The rain will turn quite heavy and possibly thundery in the east and southeast this afternoon and evening also, with a risk of some spot flooding. Top temperatures 10 to 13 C.
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16-11-2011, 14:42   #3
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Just in From Met

Weather Warning

Issued at 16 November 2011 - 14:24
Weather Warning
Heavy rainfall and strong winds at times in all areas on Thursday.
Amounts of up to 50mm of rain likely in parts of Cork, Kerry, Galway and Mayo in the period from 6am on Thursday to 6am on Friday. Strong south to southeast winds will be gusting to between 80 and 100km/hr in exposed places, strongest in the southwest.
Further falls of rain on Friday leading to total accumulations over the two days of up to 80mm in these areas.
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Updated: From Breaking News:

The west of the country is in for some stormy weather in the coming days.

Met Éireann today issued a weather warning saying up to 80mm of rain is forecast to fall between tomorrow morning and Saturday.

West Munster and west Connacht are likely to be worst hit.

Motorists are being urged to drive with extra care as coastal flooding is expected and conditions will be dangerous
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The November Floods of 2009 started off with a good soak in late October....just like the ones Dublin got. Then it got worse.

http://www.met.ie/publications/Rainf...ber%202009.pdf

The GFS right now shows a front a day right out to early December @ 384 hours apart from this Sunday more or less.

http://www.wetterzentrale.de/topkarten/fsavneur.html Animation (Niederschlag=Rain)
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Tomorrow will be grand

Just as Met Eireann are issuing a severe weather warning, a presenter on 4FM radio [about 3:30 today 16th/11/11] said we are getting some good rain today but tomorrow will be grand like, guaranteed.
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There is a real prospect of spot flooding in the East of the country during the first part of tonight with a risk of embedded thunderstorms. Later in the night it will gradually clear.





Then further heavy rain coming in during tomorrow and tomorrow night. And then on Friday a belt of heavy rain will be hugging the west coast so some flooding definately likely at that stage.

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Widespread Panic in Ireland as news of more Flooding Continues...!

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Widespread Panic in Ireland as news of more Flooding Continues...!

That's right boy's drink all the beer before it gets washed away.
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ohhhhh i'm all excited about the next two days. as long as every one is safe and not much damage, i'll be happy
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11 mm in Johnstown Castle this afternoon. Dublin Airport had 4 mm, while Casement only had 0.9 mm. We were in a marked rain shadow for a lot of the afternoon here in southwest Dublin. Also, wind is westerly at Casement, and southeasterly at Dublin Airport at 6pm....
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Most of Co Dublin is out of the rain shadow now. In North Dublin, where I am, the rain is noticeably heavier and persistent in the last hour.
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Is this front due tomorrow for the west the same system that swallowed up Sean on saturday?
No guage here but lots of standing water in the streets here in Dundalk...been especially heavy the last couple of hours.
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I hope the county councils Act now for the next 48hrs... At least give out sandbags to the most at risk area .
80mms over 48hrs on saturated ground isnt a good thing!
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rem my rain gauge question! wel no one anwsered it so i fixed the old one just in time for todays deluge

Sligo 1mm actual

Geevagh 5mm estimate

Ballyfarnon to Geevagh 8mm bucketing estimate
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