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  1. Ireland Regional Weather Discussion

    Thought that was the end of it i was mistaken absolutely crazy here for the last 20mins shed roof just flew across my garden.
  2. Ireland Regional Weather Discussion

    People like to know in advance if there kids are going to school and they the parents if they have to arrange childminders are another day off work. Justified another day to assess damage etc trees power-lines As for amber warning justified not as bad as the ROI but still dangerous conditions. Nothing will ever bate boxing Day storm 1998 that was a beast to behold.
  3. Hurricane Ophelia

    Getting worst gusts of the day now might be to do with location and wind direction but definitely strongest now.
  4. Hurricane Ophelia

    Starting to really get going here in Tyrone damaging gusts beginning.
  5. Hurricane Ophelia

    School roof blown in to someones backyard.
  6. Hurricane Ophelia

    Really getting going now.
  7. Hurricane Ophelia

    Reports lots of power outages now coming in quotes like the below are growing on boards.ie Im in West Cork and I don't think I have was ever seen stronger wind, and I dont know if it has fully reached us. Electricity gone
  8. Hurricane Ophelia

    Hurricane Ophelia Advisory Number 27NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172017500 PM AST Sun Oct 15 2017...OPHELIA STILL A HURRICANE BUT EXPECTED TO BECOME A POWERFULPOST-TROPICAL CYCLONE TONIGHT...SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION----------------------------------------------LOCATION...44.6N 13.3WABOUT 840 MI...1355 KM NE OF THE AZORESABOUT 505 MI...810 KM SSW OF MIZEN HEAD IRELANDMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 38 MPH...61 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...971 MB...28.68 INCHESWATCHES AND WARNINGS--------------------There are no coastal tropical cyclone watches or warnings in effect.Interests in Ireland should monitor products issued by Met Eireann,and interests in the United Kingdom should monitor products issuedby the UK Met Office.DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK------------------------------At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Ophelia waslocated near latitude 44.6 North, longitude 13.3 West. Ophelia ismoving toward the north-northeast near 38 mph (61 km/h), and thisgeneral motion is expected to continue through Monday. On theforecast track, the center of Ophelia will cross over Ireland onMonday, however strong winds and rain will extend far from thecenter.Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with highergusts. Ophelia is expected to be a hurricane-force post-tropicalcyclone when it nears the coast of Ireland on Monday.Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from thecenter and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 255 miles(405 km).The estimated minimum central pressure is 971 mb (28.68 inches).HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND----------------------WIND: Gale-force winds are expected to begin across southernIreland by early Monday morning and gradually spread northwardacross the country during the day. Hurricane-force winds areexpected to reach the southern portions of Ireland by Mondayafternoon. Strong winds will then spread inland across theIreland and parts of the UK into Monday night. Preparations toprotect lives and property should be nearing completion.Wind speeds atop and on the windward sides of hills and mountainsare often up to 30 percent stronger than the near-surface windsindicated in this advisory, and in some elevated locations could beeven greater.RAINFALL: Ophelia is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 2 to3 inches (50 mm to 75 mm) with isolated totals near 4 inches (100mm) through Tuesday across western Ireland and Scotland. Acrosseastern Ireland, rainfall amounts will average around 1 inch (25 mm)or less.STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge is expected to producesignificant coastal flooding near and to the east of where thecenter of the post-tropical cyclone makes landfall. Near the coast,the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.NEXT ADVISORY-------------Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.$$Forecaster Zelinsky
  9. Ireland Regional Weather Discussion

    Anybody know if it's mandatory to close schools when red warning is issued?
  10. Hurricane Ophelia

    Anybody know if it's mandatory that schools close on red alerts.
  11. Hurricane Ophelia

    It's looking extremely likely once in a 50 year event
  12. Hurricane Ophelia

    Somebody in here early said this is just your normal Autumn stormit's far from it very serious this is going to be we might be comparing this to the great 1987 storm.
  13. Hurricane Ophelia

    Ok cool
  14. Hurricane Ophelia

    Met Eireann Mean wind speeds in excess of 80 km/h and gusts in excess of 130km/h are expected, that really is something else not often you will hear mean wind-speeds excess of 80 km/h for are part of the world.
  15. Ireland Regional Weather Discussion

    Looking forward to this Winter kicking off and a nice way to start is Ireland to have its first ever hurricane landfall, it cant really happen can it, stay safe all