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…

Weekday Weather Forecast – Sept. 20th – Sept. 22nd

Good Morning. Well, it isn’t really good when you look out the window. We’re at the receiving end of a large atmospheric “conveyor belt” that’s shoving one area of rainfall after the other our way. This is connected to a series of large but weak low pressure areas over the Atlantic that direct humid, subtropical…

Weekend Weather Word #7 – Atlantis-on-Lee

Well, Cork is finally getting its flood defences, after I don’t know how many years of political wrangling. And what is the first thing people do? They whine and complain about how these crucial defences will in effect destroy Cork. Seriously, is no one EVER satisified in this country, and especially in this city? Seriously,…

Pre-Alert for Severe Weather Event – Jan. 25th – Jan. 26th, 2017

As mentioned in my weather forecast, it now appears highly likely that Ireland will be hit by a severe weather System on Jan 25th, 2017. The culprit is a complex of strong low pressure areas that is currently located just south of Greenland. This multicore storm complex will spawn a low pressure trough along its…