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…

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…

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,…

Weekend Weather Word #9 – Hurry, Hurry, Hurricane!

Those of us who have been following the news over the last few weeks will remember the hullabaloo made about a “hurricane” hitting Ireland a week or two ago. While most of the fears were blown (pun fully intended) out of proportion, there was more than just a grain of truth in this story. Ireland…

Weekday Weather Forecast – March 1st – March 3rd

Please be advised that a Yellow Weather Alert has been issued by Met Éireann and will come into operation from 2 PM today until early Thursday Morning. We’re looking at gale force west to northwesterly winds, with force 10 gusts possible as well. Coastal regions will be most affected, but inland areas will be in…

Weekend Weather Forecast – Feb. 24th – Feb. 26th.

Good morning, and happy Friday, everyone! The weekend is almost upon us. It won’t be one for outdoor activities, though. While Saturday looks okay-ish from around noon onwards, Sunday looks like a complete and utter washout. The reason is the last in a series of very strong Icelandic low pressure areas that have been dominating…

Weekday Weather Forecast – Feb. 1st – Feb. 3rd

Good morning, everybody. This forecast is definitely going to be a two-pager! You may have noticed that it has been pretty windy outside this morning. Well, that is only going to get worse over the day as the North Atlantic flexes its muscles. Currently, a small, weak fringe low attached to a much stronger system…

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…