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04-01-2012, 11:48   #1
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Gales Tonight and Early Morning (Wind gusts today from 90-120km/hr)

Another windy day today with wind gusts increasing and reaching their peak around 9pm.

10 metre winds will reach 30KT widely and upto 40KT in places.

Wind gusts will reach 50-65KT in places.

I will highlight peak of winds between 6pm and 9pm with widespread gusts 50-60KT (90-110km/hr)

GFS gives 950hpa winds from 110 to as high as 135 km/hr over the country and that
isn't that far off the surface.


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Seems tomorrow is going to be a windy day. Not as windy as the last few days though.



Also there seems to be high pressure building to our south west. What does this mean?

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Widespread gusts across the country now. from 30-50kt
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04-01-2012, 13:24   #4
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Indeed inline with the Weather Advisory I issued on IWO earlier Met Eireann have issued a weather warning:

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Issued at 04 January 2012 - 12:24
Warning of Strong Winds
Westerly winds will increase strong to gale force and will gust 100 to 120 km/h in exposed hilly and coastal areas of Connacht and west Ulster. Winds will veer northwesterly overnight.

Valid from: 17:00 4/1/2012
Valid to: 09:00 5/1/2012
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It's breezy enough in Galway today

Currently gusting to 30.0 mph with a 10 min mean of 21.0 mph
Bearing 271° W : Beaufort F5 Fresh breeze

Max gust so far today 41mph @ 11.08am

Baro 1011.04 hPa: Falling quickly -1.37 hPa/hr
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This is terrible news, I have just secured my aviary door again, with my remaining birds left inside. If they get out, that is it for my bird loving days. Such a cruel creature, the wind that is.
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04-01-2012, 14:18   #7
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Estofex have a Level 1 warning for the northern half of the country for potentially severe wind gusts this evening/tonight.

... Late evening and night hours British Isles to BENELUX, NW Germany and W Denmark...

With the arrival of another major baroclinic system, model fields suggest significant dry intrusion behind the jet-streak, possibly spreading partly over the low level warm sector of the surface low. As an interesting note, dry air is expected to penetrate below 700 hPa as suggested by GFS cross sections! A strongly forced convective line seems like a possibility, especially when taking into the account very strong dynamics of the system, even though instability will likely be only marginal at best. 850 hPa flow over 40 m/s ensures very strong wind shear at lower levels and points to the possibility of severe wind gusts and tornadoes within such line. Where exactly will such a line pass is a matter of question, on which models do not agree. Therefore a broad Level 1 is introduced to cover range of possibilities. An update with even an upgrade to Level 2 might follow during the day if situation becomes more certain.


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Wind picking up in the capital this afternoon.

Will be interesting to note the 3pm wind records on Met.ie

Highest @ 2pm was @ 52kt in Belmullet.
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No increase in gusts on 3pm report although sustained speeds continue to increase.

37kt sustained at Mace Head.

Dublin gusting to 42kt
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WC, you should get down to the O2, between that building and the Gibson hotel there is an incredible funnel effect coming through the IFSC
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Wind picking up in Waterford City. Max gust 50km/h so far. TAF forecast for Waterford Airport is giving gusts of up to 42KT this evening.

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Dublin airport to 29 Gust 45 @ 4pm

Highest gust is at Malin Head 38 Gust 54

Followed by Mace Head 36 Gust 52
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Mean wind speeds have been pretty consistent in Galway since midday

Latest update (gust) 36.0 mph  (avg) 22.0 mph
Wind Bearing 266° W

Max gust 45mph @ 14.56 pm

Barometer 1007.66 hPa: Falling -1.06 hPa/hr
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Very bad wind and rain here the last few hours in Co Wicklow

No Weather station Unfortunately
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WC, you should get down to the O2, between that building and the Gibson hotel there is an incredible funnel effect coming through the IFSC
a funnel effect?? Iancar is the man ye want
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