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Unread 03-09-2008, 15:01   #21
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and just seen this too on the met website! There was a huge clap of thunder deluge not too long ago the face on people working in here was priceless!

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Apart from perhaps a few showers, Thursday night will start off dry. However heavy or thundery rain will spread from the south across Munster and Leinster overnight and become widespread on Friday. Leinster, Munster and east Ulster will get the largest amounts of rain, with over 25 mm likely in places and a risk of flooding. Winds will be fresh to strong northeasterly and temperatures will reach the mid to high teens. The rain will clear eastwards through Friday night and Saturday. Winds will become northerly and continue fresh to strong. While much of the western half of the country will be mostly dry on Sunday, there's possibility that further falls of rain will return to east Munster, Leinster and east Ulster. Winds will be lighter. Temperatures over the weekend will range from the mid to high teens.
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Unread 04-09-2008, 10:18   #22
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From the Independent

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Summer is truly over as rain and floods return

By Colin Bartley


Thursday September 04 2008

Met Eireann have dashed hopes of an Indian summer -- the forecast for the next 10 days is for rain and possible flooding.

The bad weather caused the cancellation of all high-speed ferry crossings on the Irish Sea.

Meanwhile, a Ryanair plane bound for Madrid was forced to divert to London Stansted after it was struck by lightning shortly after take-off from Dublin.

Ryanair said the captain landed the flight as a precautionary measure.

On the ground in Stansted, the plane was examined by engineers who gave it the all-clear.

The plane left for Madrid after just over an hour on the ground.

Crossings of both Irish Ferries Swift and Stena Lines Lynx services from Rosslare, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin ports were cancelled due to rough seas.

Both companies said all passengers affected were accommodated on their conventional ferry crossings and people travelling over the coming days should consult both companys' websites form information on their trips.

A section of the Luas line from Abbey Street to Tallaght was closed off but a spokesperson could not confirm if the breakdown was due to the bad weather.

And there is no sign of a break in the wet weather, according to Met Eireann.

"For the next week to 10 days, conditions will remain the same, with a serious chance of flooding in places. The worst weather in the coming days will be in the east and south."

- Colin Bartley
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Unread 05-09-2008, 07:41   #23
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Today is going to be a bad day allright am out in it and it cold and wet.

Met eireann is forecasting the worse for dublin leinster and munster today with flooding.
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Unread 05-09-2008, 11:10   #24
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Its still pouring in D2. Would expect serious problems today following risk locations

1. Howth-Sutton
2. Dalkey-Dun Laoghaire
3. Malahide-Portmarnock

Its actually raining heavier in Munster than Dublin so could be problems there as well later
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Unread 05-09-2008, 11:30   #25
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Its actually raining heavier in Munster than Dublin so could be problems there as well later
We're made of stronger stuff down here!!!

BRING IT ON!!!!!!
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Unread 05-09-2008, 13:02   #26
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Update on AA Roadwatch

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*TRAVEL* Both DART and Luas services are running as normal and have not been impacted by flooding.
The rain however, is by no means finished yet!
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Unread 05-09-2008, 13:35   #27
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Its stopped in D2 but there is more coming.

Good news is following the crazy rain a few weeks back the drains have been unblocked so things are still reasonably ok
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Unread 05-09-2008, 19:41   #28
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We are not finished yet! Met eireann are predicting a further possible 20-25 mm of rain tonight and into morning and have a warning on their website
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Unread 08-09-2008, 11:59   #29
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Could be more fun over the next few days!

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Tonight

Further rain tonight, turning heavy and persistent in many areas. Lowest overnight temperatures 11 to 13 degrees, in a moderate southeasterly breeze.




Tomorrow

The heavy rain will continue tomorrow, Tuesday, with the risk of local flooding. Clearer weather with showers will spread from the southwest later in the day. Highest temperatures 14 to 17 degrees, in a freshening westerly wind.

3 Day Outlook

Tuesday night will bring some showery outbreaks of rain. Rain will become widespread and heavy on Wednesday, with strong and very gusty southerly winds. The heavy rain will continue for a time on Wednesday night, before clearing to sunshine and blustery showers early on Thuirsday. As the rain clears the strong and gusty southerly winds will veer west to southwest. Showers will become more scattered on Friday and it will become less windy. Temperatures overall will be in the mid to high teens.
Was fun getting home the other night. Phoenix park was badly flooded as was the roads leading to it [from the city]

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Unread 08-09-2008, 13:41   #30
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From the Independent

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Forecasters sound alarm as more dark clouds rumble in


Monday September 08 2008

IRELAND is set for another soaking this week, with severe rain and the threat of further flooding.

Met Eireann forecasters said the most serious threat of flooding would come on Wednesday night.

But there could also be some spot flooding tonight as rain sweeps in from the Atlantic.

The first rainfall of the week is due to hit the south-west and west coast tonight and is expected to reach more than 20mm.

Tomorrow will see mainly scattered showers with some sunshine. But this relative dry spell will break on Wednesday, with rainfall of between 30-40mm coming from the Atlantic and strong south-easterly winds.

Met Eireann said yesterday they would probably issue a weather warning in the coming days.

The AA has also urged drivers to be cautious during the severe weather.

The bad weather has led one Dublin-based solicitor, Damien Cassidy, to warn that houses on floodplains could be left unsold because no one will insure them.

For those who cannot get insurance, it means they cannot hope to re-mortgage the property or sell it in the future.

IFA president Padraig Walshe also said yesterday that the weather was wreaking "untold havoc" on harvests around the country.

He urged merchants and growers to pay a viable price in light of the conditions.

Many roads around the country were clear yesterday as the conditions were dry.

However, in Wicklow, a busy road from the Sally Gap continued to be closed after a bridge collapsed after heavy rain last Friday.

The Ballysmuttan Bridge over the River Liffey was unable to take a huge torrent of water, putting pressure on the wing-wall leading on to the bridge.

AA Roadwatch said the road was unlikely to reopen until Friday.

- Patricia McDonagh
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Unread 08-09-2008, 14:28   #31
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Unread 08-09-2008, 14:30   #32
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I bought waterproofs over the weekend- Best decision I have ever made!
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Unread 08-09-2008, 15:21   #33
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Weather warning issued

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Heavy rain at times Monday night and Tuesday. Risk of flooding. Falls of 25 - 50 mm in places - possible anywhere, but most likely in Connacht and Munster.
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I have a spare kayak I can sell.. I believe it can be fitted with an outboard motor (they had one on TopGear)
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Unread 23-10-2008, 16:06   #35
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Thats some scary winds out there at the moment coupled with rain.

AA roadwatch reporting flooding in the west.
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can't post it at the moment but www.met.ie are forecasting a severe weather warning forecast with quite high winds, quite high tide and 20-30 mm of rain possible over the next 24 hours
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Unread 16-01-2009, 22:44   #37
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There goes the Ennis line...

Current temp where I am -14C, windchill of -24C. On the whole I'd rather have that than an Irish storm.
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Be careful out there folks - there stuff blowing around from building sites and Socialist Workers Party posters.
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Unread 19-01-2009, 10:30   #39
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From Met eireann

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Weather Advisory

This very cold and often windy spell will continue up to mid-week at least. Most areas can expect falls of sleet or snow at times, leading to some accumulations. The nights will be frosty in most places also, with some icy roads.

Valid until 0900 Wednesday 21/1/2009
Interesting week ahead possibly
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folks could be a interesting 24 hours snowise. started to fall heavy in dublin 15!
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