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13-03-2018, 22:58   #1
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Flood risk with heavy rain and strong winds

Very surprised to see no thread for this event which is certain while plenty of talk about possible snow showers!!

Anyway weather warnings in effect with real risk of flooding in southern areas

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Wind Warning for Leinster, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford
Southeast winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts between 90 and 100km/h. Winds strongest along southern areas at first but gradually extending to all parts of Leinster by late morning and afternoon.

Issued:Tuesday 13 March 2018 13:00
Valid:Wednesday 14 March 2018 08:00 to Wednesday 14 March 2018 18:00


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Rainfall Warning for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford
Periods of heavy rain overnight and on Wednesday will lead to accumulations of 30 to 50mm generally, with some larger amounts on higher ground. Some localised flooding expected.

Issued:Tuesday 13 March 2018 21:00
Valid:Wednesday 14 March 2018 03:00 to Wednesday 14 March 2018 23:59


STATUS YELLOW

Rainfall Warning for Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary
Periods of heavy rain overnight and on Wednesday will lead to accumulations of 40 to 50mm generally, with some larger amounts on higher ground. Some localised flooding expected.

Issued:Tuesday 13 March 2018 21:04
Valid:Tuesday 13 March 2018 21:00 to Wednesday 14 March 2018 15:00
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13-03-2018, 23:12   #2
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Definitely deserves a thread as this could be a potent event for Southern Counties especially.
Winds here in Waterford City gusting to 50km/h currently and gaining strength. Awful day all told tomorrow.
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13-03-2018, 23:38   #3
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Could be 50mm+ quite widely across the south in the next 24 hours. Looks like I might be in the Wicklow Mountains rain shadow here so hopefully might escape without too much

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Deluging and a roaring gale here in West Mayo and not a mention on met.ie of Connaught...
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11mm already in Tullow since midnight.
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Just had to run after bins etc. that had blown loose last night. (South Tipp) There are tree branches down and these gusts feel like Darwin. This is only a Status Yellow?!?!

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I've not seen indication that the wind gusts are higher than orange creiteria? Perhaps it's the wind direction you are more liable to?

Certainly not gusts like Darwin, that was downright scary here.
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I've not seen indication that the wind gusts are higher than orange creiteria? Perhaps it's the wind direction you are more liable to?

Certainly not gusts like Darwin, that was downright scary here.
Was thinking the same thing on the way to work (Cork City). While not very scientific a measure, the rain was blowing horizontally!
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Very surprised to see no thread for this event which is certain while plenty of talk about possible snow showers!!
Snow will always attract attention, and has the potential for lots of disruption.

A yellow wind/rain event occurs several times each year, and isn't even a named storm.

I'm very surprised to see a thread at all, and personally think it's unnecessary.
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Snow will always attract attention, and has the potential for lots of disruption.

A yellow wind/rain event occurs several times each year, and isn't even a named storm.

I'm very surprised to see a thread at all, and personally think it's unnecessary.
The flooding today will cause actual disruption, already flooding in Carlow being reported to me.

More to weather than snow!
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14-03-2018, 09:24   #11
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Max gust of 78km/h here in Waterford City with 17.5mm of rain since Midnight

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I've not seen indication that the wind gusts are higher than orange creiteria? Perhaps it's the wind direction you are more liable to?

Certainly not gusts like Darwin, that was downright scary here.
It might be the wind direction, yeah. I've just never worried about trees blowing over/electricity going during a status yellow storm (rarely even worry about that when there's an orange warning out).
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Serious gusting here in Cork at Hollyhill . Was actually stopped in my tracks by some of the gusts , certainly feels like the strongest wind and gusts of 2018 so far
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17mm of rain and 85kmh gust so far in Tullow
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Serious gusting here in Cork at Hollyhill . Was actually stopped in my tracks by some of the gusts , certainly feels like the strongest wind and gusts of 2018 so far

I'd agree with that.... it's good an gusty at the airport at moment [09:48h]

CORK AIRPORT SE 33 Gust 45 MODERATE RAIN 9 100 3.3 981
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