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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:25 am 
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This is a fairly potent storm. A classic mid latitude cyclone.

Looks like we could be getting an even worse one on Sunday. Keeping an eye on that one as well.


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If it turns out like that Dublin could get a bit of a surge

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:30 am 
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Chunk of a big ash tree in the front garden just broke off. If it had fallen the other way it would have blocked the road or worse.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:41 am 
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Was nearly twatted by a very large branch walking through Herbert Park this morning. This seems a lot more violent than the winds we had last season. Or maybe that's because I didnt venture out those days.


You didn't venture out but also this time it's gusty. Last year we had sustained winds constantly over a certain speed as opposed to gusts


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I can confirm a brown bin has tipped over.


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I can confirm a brown bin has tipped over.


Crazy shit isn't it. Was it full of leaves as there's simply nothing worse than having to sweep the bastards all up again?


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Huge branch down on Palmerston Road earlier. Blocked the whole road. Don't know if anyone was caught in it, probably not heavy enough to harm someone in a car but scary enough if you were there at the time, I guess.

Definitely a day to stay inside.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:28 pm 
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iarmhiman wrote:
This is a fairly potent storm. A classic mid latitude cyclone.

Looks like we could be getting an even worse one on Sunday. Keeping an eye on that one as well.


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If it turns out like that Dublin could get a bit of a surge



Ahh this makes sense. The storm coming this weekend is the remnants of hurricane Florence which is currently a tropical rainstorm just north east of USA right now.

There is little wind in the system now but shit loads of rain.

When this system starts to encounter upper level cold air on Friday it will restrengthen to a powerful mid latitude windstorm.

Keep an eye on this one folks.


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I discovered going out to feed the animals in my dressing gown this morning was ill advised


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Flyng to Chicago tomorrow.

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I was checking the winds for cycling and it's very weird to see that tomorrow will be relatively low wind (14km/hr max in Dublin, seems lower than usual), and then BIG winds on Friday and then moderate again on Saturday but a lot of rain in the afternoon at night. Seemed weird to me for the wind to die down like that, then rev up again.

Danny, I had a tonne of planes overflying my apartment this morning, I take it ones that were circling. Some looked decidedly shakey.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:08 pm 
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I discovered going out to feed the animals in my dressing gown this morning was ill advised


Me too, my chickens got a shock this morning, poor things.

Also had to rescue a bee hive that had blown over, lots of confused bees crawling around the place.


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I was checking the winds for cycling and it's very weird to see that tomorrow will be relatively low wind (14km/hr max in Dublin, seems lower than usual), and then BIG winds on Friday and then moderate again on Saturday but a lot of rain in the afternoon at night. Seemed weird to me for the wind to die down like that, then rev up again.

Danny, I had a tonne of planes overflying my apartment this morning, I take it ones that were circling. Some looked decidedly shakey.


The calm before the storm is an actual metrological thing


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I was checking the winds for cycling and it's very weird to see that tomorrow will be relatively low wind (14km/hr max in Dublin, seems lower than usual), and then BIG winds on Friday and then moderate again on Saturday but a lot of rain in the afternoon at night. Seemed weird to me for the wind to die down like that, then rev up again.

Danny, I had a tonne of planes overflying my apartment this morning, I take it ones that were circling. Some looked decidedly shakey.


The calm before the storm is an actual metrological thing


Well the storm is well underway today so bully for you. :roll:


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I have delegations from 17 African countries arriving in Edinburgh today from London.

Except half the planes have been turned around and trains are all stopped. Nightmare.

6 f**king months of planning


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Bullettyme wrote:
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I was checking the winds for cycling and it's very weird to see that tomorrow will be relatively low wind (14km/hr max in Dublin, seems lower than usual), and then BIG winds on Friday and then moderate again on Saturday but a lot of rain in the afternoon at night. Seemed weird to me for the wind to die down like that, then rev up again.

Danny, I had a tonne of planes overflying my apartment this morning, I take it ones that were circling. Some looked decidedly shakey.


The calm before the storm is an actual metrological thing


Well the storm is well underway today so bully for you. :roll:


Think there's a number of different storms although our resident meteorologists can confirm.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:28 pm 
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I have delegations from 17 African countries arriving in Edinburgh today from London.

Except half the planes have been turned around and trains are all stopped. Nightmare.

6 f**king months of planning


A friend was supposed to be flying into Prestwick and apparently the pilot was given two options: Inverness or France. Unsurprisingly chose Inverness, but unfortunately Scotrail have stopped all trains into and out of Glasgow so she's now stuck there overnight. Could have been worse though - imagine being stuck in Prestwick, instead.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:03 pm 
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Bullettyme wrote:
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Bullettyme wrote:
I was checking the winds for cycling and it's very weird to see that tomorrow will be relatively low wind (14km/hr max in Dublin, seems lower than usual), and then BIG winds on Friday and then moderate again on Saturday but a lot of rain in the afternoon at night. Seemed weird to me for the wind to die down like that, then rev up again.

Danny, I had a tonne of planes overflying my apartment this morning, I take it ones that were circling. Some looked decidedly shakey.


The calm before the storm is an actual metrological thing


Well the storm is well underway today so bully for you. :roll:


Think there's a number of different storms although our resident meteorologists can confirm.


You can get windy days and calm days depending on the surface pressure level.

Low pressure: Generally wet and windy
High pressure: Generally dry and sunny

What causes the pressure to be high or low is down to the interaction of the temperature of airmasses at higher altitudes.

During winter at 11km in the sky, the jetstream increases in velocity due to the Arctic cooling down while the tropics retain their warm temperatures.

The earth spinning causes the jetstream to deviate to the right and that's why it spins from left to right on the globe.

If the jetstream is directly over Ireland then we'll get plenty of low pressure systems. If the jetstream is very strong , this will cause stormy weather like today as it sucks the warm air up to heights where the air is very cold. The colder the air at high altitudes, the faster the warm air rises, and thus the faster cold air at the surface has to rush in to replace the rising warm air. That's what happens in a mid latitude storm.

If the jetstream moves north of Ireland, our weather will get warmer (cold in winter) and drier. If it moves south of Ireland we'll get showery and cool weather (cold in winter).

Short answer the reason we get some calm days and some windy days is all due to the position and strength of the polar jetstream.


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My wife was trying to get a train home to Edinburgh from London. No trains travelling north of Newcastle.

I have cleared one big birch off the road by us, and numerous decent sized branches. I have not walked our fields and woods yet, but can see three trees down from the house.

I had to phone tradesmen who were due to come today to postpone as there are so many trees down, for a period there was no way to get to us.

And the power went out for over an hour.


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Should I book a flight to Dublin for Friday morning or not?


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What's it looking like for Saturday? Did I pick a bad day for the annual sports and social hillwalk up Luqnaquilla?


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Should I book a flight to Dublin for Friday morning or not?


You'll be fine


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What's it looking like for Saturday? Did I pick a bad day for the annual sports and social hillwalk up Luqnaquilla?


I think it's gonna rain a lot in the afternoon and evening.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:40 pm 
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Flew from Manchester earlier and hear flights to Dublin being cancelled.
Seemed mad as the weather here is fine at the moment.

Windy in Edinburgh, according to my sister. It seems that there's a line running diagonally NE-SW across the north of England/Scotland and anything north or west of it is shit, while anything below is grand.


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Utter carnage in Edinburgh. Not one but two flower pots outside our front door broken. Glad I stocked up on Irn bru and black pudding yesterday otherwise I’d have to brave it out there.


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What's it looking like for Saturday? Did I pick a bad day for the annual sports and social hillwalk up Luqnaquilla?


I think it's gonna rain a lot in the afternoon and evening.

That's grand. We'll be on top by then and they'll have no option but to finish the walk.


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Utter carnage in Edinburgh. Not one but two flower pots outside our front door broken. Glad I stocked up on Irn bru and black pudding yesterday otherwise I’d have to brave it out there.

I hape you had some haggis stashed too.


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The not very high Tay Road Bridge shut for 5 hours yesterday. Apparently Perthshire / Tayside (and presumably points west, but there is hardly anyone out there) took the brunt of it.

Anyone know if the wind deflectors on the Forth Crossing were a success?


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The not very high Tay Road Bridge shut for 5 hours yesterday. Apparently Perthshire / Tayside (and presumably points west, but there is hardly anyone out there) took the brunt of it.

Anyone know if the wind deflectors on the Forth Crossing were a success?


Were those the jakeys from Lochgelly pulling their pants down at passers by?


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It was gorgeous this morning, then about 1pm the skies darked in 15mins and it started raining, still is, forecast to stop tomorrow tea time. But it's less windy today.


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Could be quite windy this weekend for the UK particularly the south east.

For Ireland a lot of rain Saturday into Sunday but no real wind to worry about.


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Any thoughts on how Storm Callum will turn out?

National Emergency Coordination Group meeting at 3PM today to see what the craic is from what I can tell.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environ ... -1.3658429


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Any thoughts on how Storm Callum will turn out?

National Emergency Coordination Group meeting at 3PM today to see what the craic is from what I can tell.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environ ... -1.3658429


There are still leaves on trees so that could aid even more than normal falling trees.

I'd say the biggest risk is storm surge along the west coast due to high tides.

As for wind, we've had plenty of these before so orange warning is good enough.


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It was really mild when I walked in in the dark this morning. Now it's pissing and I've no jacket. Poxy autumnal weather. :thumbdown:

What's the wind to be like tomorrow evening, Íar?


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It was really mild when I walked in in the dark this morning. Now it's pissing and I've no jacket. Poxy autumnal weather. :thumbdown:

What's the wind to be like tomorrow evening, Íar?


The wind shouldn't be too bad as the storm would have passed up towards Iceland, but there will be a trailing front that will bring very heavy rain tomorrow evening to the east coast.


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It was really mild when I walked in in the dark this morning. Now it's pissing and I've no jacket. Poxy autumnal weather. :thumbdown:

What's the wind to be like tomorrow evening, Íar?


The wind shouldn't be too bad as the storm would have passed up towards Iceland, but there will be a trailing front that will bring very heavy rain tomorrow evening to the east coast.


I'll be flying in on a small plane, so was wondering how bumpy it'll be. Going to miss the first half of Leinster-Wasps :x .


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Had a quick look at accuweather's hourly breakdown tomorrow. Looks a lot better than it did yesterday.


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I’m down at the seafront in Strandhill and there’s hardly a ripple on the sea, and it’s a beautiful day. But there are signs of the storm approaching from the southwest with a red haze on the horizon. Supposed to pick up later, with the worst of it gone by 3 or 4 in the morning. Probably be some mad bastards out playing in the Friday Open comp tomorrow morning. :shock:


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