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28-01-2015, 07:00   #1
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Strong gusts to 130 km/hr will redevelop Thursday after 1500h Mainly Western Counties

Good morning ... in preparing the daily forecast I noted gusts to 71 knots (132 km/hr) at Mace Head at 0600h and wanted to alert readers that there have already been fairly widespread severe gusts at times this morning, and these appear to be spreading east across central Ireland -- gusts may peak in various exposed portions of the west but will reach at least 110 km/hr near the east coast too. (have edited slightly as reports come in)

Also, be aware that near blizzard conditions are likely to develop across higher parts of the north quite soon ... Connacht Airport (Knock) may be included in this ... road travel disruptions are possible across the north at least inland and at elevations above 100m if not more widely at times. These conditions may briefly appear further east and south at times, in a few locations. Other than adding this, please confine discussions of this aspect to the snow alert thread elsewhere.

A second period of very strong winds can be expected in Connacht, west Munster, Ulster and coastal parts of Leinster on Thursday afternoon (north) and evening to overnight (east coast). Further details in my daily forecast. North-northwest winds may gust as high as 130 or 140 km/hr in Antrim and 120 elsewhere in the regions outlined, as this northerly gale to storm force wind event will become very strong down the west coast of Scotland and throughout the Irish Sea region peaking late Thursday or early Friday.

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28-01-2015, 07:15   #2
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It's pretty lively here in Clare at the moment too.
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Good morning ... in preparing the daily forecast I noted gusts to 71 knots (132 km/hr) at Mace Head at 0600h and wanted to alert readers in Galway that there is some chance of severe gusts at times this morning, possibly in other parts of central Ireland but mainly within 50 km of Galway and some other exposed parts of (county) Galway and Mayo.

Mods, you can merge this thread with the snowfall thread after these winds have subsided. -- MTC
Driving early this morning, there was a few trees down around parts of West Cork and Mallow so the possibility of high winds might catch people focussing on the snow. Careful out there people.
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It's pretty lively here in Clare at the moment too.
Definitely worse than red alert rachel in limerick earlier. Has settled a little right now.
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I'm west of Mallow. It's very gusty now.
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Wasn't expecting this kind of wind down here in cork
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Has being pretty windy near Limerick City. Gusts in gale or strong gale in strength. Hearing about a few trees down all over the country on the radio. Dublin Airport is reporting near sustain gale with storm gusts.
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Very wild here near Tipperaray town not looking forward to driving
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Has been very wild here in west limerick for the past hour/hour and a half. Wasn't expecting this at all.
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At around 6-45 am in Galway this morning I thought the roof would go, I recorded a gust of 73mph
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Given some of the reports in the thread, I upgraded from level one to level two as of 0755h. Please note my additional comments if you already saw the original post earlier.
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Its certainly more windier in the north east this morning compared to ''storm'' Rachel, and more reports of trees down to looking at the AA's twitter page.

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Thank MT.. my awareness exactly way down here in South Kerry and like many this was unexpected. It is fearsome up here now and we are hunkering in once more.
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Definitely worse than red alert rachel in limerick earlier. Has settled a little right now.
It is erratic and gusty.. seems to calm then POW!
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Very gusty In Kilkenny all morning. Have to go out in it too.
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