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03-10-2016, 18:46   #1
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Heavy Rainfall in Kerry - 02nd to 04th Oct 2016

I just thought I would start a thread for the ongoing heavy rainfall event effecting Kerry and that will effect other western seaboard counties in the next 24 hours.

Weather Warnings From Met E:

STATUS ORANGE
Rainfall Warning for Kerry
60 to 80 mm of rainfall today, tonight and much of Tuesday with up to 100 mm possible in mountainous areas. Highest rainfall amounts in the west of the county.

Issued:Monday 03 October 2016 10:00
Valid:Monday 03 October 2016 10:00 to Tuesday 04 October 2016 18:00


STATUS YELLOW
Rainfall Warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare and Cork
30 to 50 mm of rain today, tonight and much of Tuesday with up to 70 mm possible in mountainous areas. This warning is for western parts of the relevant counties.

Issued:Monday 03 October 2016 10:00
Valid:Monday 03 October 2016 10:00 to Tuesday 04 October 2016 18:00


Some impressive totals already today reported from Valentia.

You can post your observations in this thread. General Autumn observations and comments (non rain event ones) can be kept to the other (Autumn) thread.
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( Thanks Doc, I'll move this in here to kick it off )

Rain lightened a bit in the late afternoon, steady moderate and at times heavy rain here now near Tralee, 18mm so far.

Very dull evening.

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Big totals in Valentia

http://irelandsweather.com/modules/h...hist.php?id=25

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Fairly persistent since around 3-4pm. Driveway fairly puddled.

Nice to have a big fire and a big cup of tea this evening!
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Very dark most of the day in Castlebar, been raining since just after two, just under 10mm of rain so far.
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03-10-2016, 20:41   #6
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9.3mm reported in Valentia from 1900 to 2000. Must be the guts of 75mm (or more) there so far today.
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68mm today so far,west cork 6.6 an hour at the moment
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Valentia now has 76.6mm in last 24 hours, a few reports of flooded roads in south kerry on Kerry County Council's twitter feed now.
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9.3mm reported in Valentia from 1900 to 2000. Must be the guts of 75mm (or more) there so far today.
Possibly another 80 mm + forecast by the models in the next 24 hrs for Valentia/ South Kerry






Meanwhile coming up on 25mm here near Tralee
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Just curious, no posts from Graces7 in about 8 months ?
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Persistent rain in Castlebar together with a strong and gusty south easterly wind. the stove is on!
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It has been bucketing down here all day (south Kerry ) . There seemed to be a lull around mid afternoon but after that normal service resumed . Very heavy altogether. Few people posting photos on Facebook of local flooding and the rivers and streams were well up when I went on a brief walk before dark. The last time it was this heavy / persistent we had a landslide on the Ring of Kerry hopefully no repeat of that tonight.
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Just curious, no posts from Graces7 in about 8 months ?
I think she got banned
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11.0mm reported in Valentia from 2000 to 2100.
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11.0mm reported in Valentia from 2000 to 2100.
Nearly half an inch in an hour! And it sounds just that outside. The 9-10 reading should be very similar I'm guessing.

I was looking at the met eireann website and see that most stations reporting 0.0mm for the same time period. Bizarre we are having such a deluge down here.

Edit - actually only 3.9 in the 22.00 update.

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