Weekday Weather Forecast – Oct. 30th – Nov. 1st

Hello everyone. I hope your bank holiday hangover isn’t too bad, but just in case it is rest assured you’re not missing anything weather-wise. High pressure will continue to be the dominant factor over Ireland for the foreseeable future, definitely for most of this week. While there is some interesting activity over the North Atlantic,…

Weekday Weather Forecast – Oct. 25th – Oct. 27th

Good Morning everyone. We’re halfway through the week, a bank holiday weekend is coming up, and I can already feel a hint of jazz in the air. To top it all off, the weather for the next couple of days looks pretty good as well. A strong high pressure area over the continent will begin…

Weekday Weather Forecast – Oct. 23rd – Oct. 25th

Hello everyone, and welcome to another exciting work week *narrowly avoids a salvo of rotten tomatoes and eggs*. Yeah, okay, it’s Monday, I get it! But if it’s any consolation to you, it looks like we have a quiet week ahead of us weather-wise. Following Ophelia and Brian, it appears as if a strong ridge…

Weekend Weather Forecast – Oct. 20th – Oct. 22nd

Hello everyone. Sorry for yet another late forecast, but I’ve been rather busy at work lately. However, given what will happen over the next few days, I’m sure as hell not going to miss a chance to write down my own take on it. To be concise and to the point, yep, storm Brian is…

Weekday Weather Forecast – Oct. 18th – Oct. 20th

Good Morning, everyone. The week is halfway done already. Feels like a breeze, right? Well, it looks as if Mother Nature is getting ready for Round 2. A general trend is emerging that shows a rapidly developing storm system move in over Southern Ireland on Friday night. All major North American models, as well as…

Weekday Weather Forecast

Hey, everyone. Hope you weathered yesterday’s storm without too many problems. Given the amount of damage and power cuts across the country, we should really count our blessings that it wasn’t worse. That being said, don’t get your hopes up for a period of calm weather anytime soon. A massive trough of low pressure will…

Severe Weather Event October 16th – Advisory #5

This will be the final advisory for Hurricane Ophelia. It is currently moving northeast at a brisk 30 knots, and should start affecting southern Irish counties in the early morning, so less than 24 hours from now. It is currently transitioning from a hurricane to an extratropical cyclone, which in effect means that it will…

Severe Weather Event October 16th – Advisory #4

Hurricane Ophelia is contiuing to strengthen, with satellite images showing a clearly defined eye and remote wind speed measurements indicating that the storm is at the top end of Category 2 and could evolve into a major Category 3 Hurricane over the course of this day. All major weather models are now in agreement that…

Severe Weather Event October 16th – 17th – Advisory #3

Ophelia has evolved into a Category 2 Hurricane, and has started on its trek to the Northeast. It is now all but certain that Ireland will be affected by Ophelia on Monday. It will technically not be a hurricane anymore, but it will hold hurricane force winds. The size and intensity of the storm mean…

Weekend Weather Forecast – Oct. 13th – Oct. 15th

Hey guys, sorry about the delay, I had a rather important meeting earlier in the morning. I’m not going to deny it, most of my attention is focused on Hurricane Ophelia by now, which is all but certain to hit Ireland on Monday. There will be a dedicated advisory for that shortly. However, there is…

Potential Severe Weather Event October 16th – 17th – Advisory #2

As was expected by the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Ophelia was upgraded to a hurricane overnight. While it is currently quasi stationary southeast of the Azores, there is an increasing agreement among the major weather models that the storm will hit Ireland early next week. There is some disagreement about the exact time that…

Potential Severe Weather Event October 16th – Advisory #1

I know this seems like a weird warning to give here in Ireland, however due to its unusual characteristics, it appears likely that tropical storm Ophelia, which will evolve into a hurricane by Thursday, will hit Ireland early next week, most likely on Monday. The US National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking the storm,…