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06-01-2015, 19:09   #1
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Gales/Strong Winds January 8th - 10th

Would I be right to say that whenever we get an Atlantic storm that Scotland nearly always gets it a lot worse than we do along the West Coast of Ireland?

If so , what is the reason for it ? Just that they are further North?
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06-01-2015, 19:18   #2
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It all depends of the track of the low. Most lows track close to or north of Scotland. The area south of the central part of the low gets the strongest winds, which often puts Scotland in the firing line. Winds are typically weaker here because usually we are further south of that point, since most lows track well to our north.

We get our most severe storms when the storm track is more southerly than usual, like last winter.
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Going to be a double whammy of exceptional weather hitting Scotland early Friday and again early Saturday

Some very high winds for northern half of Ireland too.

Also increasing chance the first low will take a more southerly track.

Wouldn't be surprised to see this ensemble to be shown on the morning output

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I live on fairly exposed high ground on the edge of Glasgow so am planning to batten down the hatches for the next two nights. Even last night I was woken a few times by the sounds of bottles and cartons blowing out of my recycling bags which are out for collection this morning. I now have to go outside to try to find everything that's blown out before I go to work...
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Orange warning for Donegal. Gusts up to 120 km/h on the coast.

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STATUS ORANGE

Wind Warning for Donegal

Southwest to west winds with mean speeds of 50 to 75 km will gust 90 to 120 km/h
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Thursday 08 January 2015 09:00
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Thursday 08 January 2015 18:00 to Friday 09 January 2015 06:00
Matches the latest GFS. Northern Scotland in for a real walloping in places.

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Typical, just as I get back to London

Doesn't look like anything spectacular by NW coastal standards but considering how quiet it's been this autumn/winter for storms I'd still love to be back home for it
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WV image shows that a dry slot has developed near the core of the low in the last couple of hours.

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Could this beast change course and go more southerly? Even a 100 mile shift southwards would bring violent storm 11 winds to much of the north of Ireland
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Could this beast change course and go more southerly? Even a 100 mile shift southwards would bring violent storm 11 winds to much of the north of Ireland
It's too late for any kind of significant shift at this stage.

For almost everywhere, the strongest winds won't be tonight from this low but will be early Saturday morning as a cold front passes over the country.

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maybe replacing Northern Ireland with Ulster in the thread title would be better?
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maybe replacing Northern Ireland with Ulster in the thread title would be better?
Yes for the Donegal lads..unlikely to affect anywhere else I presume.
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Recent gust to 50kt at Roches Point

MACE HEAD GALWAY(A) SW 37 Gust 50
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How bad will Scotland get hit?
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The wind has picked up a good bit here in north meath, considering we had not a breeze today.
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