Windy Weekday Weather Forecast – September 19th – September 21st

Good morning, everyone. I hope you made it to work safely, or stayed home. Looking at the damage and wind speeds registered in the Cork area, it is quite clear in my eyes that Met Éireann dropped the ball big time with regards to Storm Ali. The Northwestern counties were well into “Condition Red” territory,…

Weekday Weather Forecast – September 17th – September 19th

Good morning everyone. Hope you had a nice weekend. It looks like Helene is turning from a tropical storm into a tropical disappointment! Over the weekend, the storm weakened significantly, and was pushed onto a more southerly trajectory. The core of what used to be Helene is already collapsing, and the “dead” area around it…

Severe Weather Advisory #1 – Hurricane Helene

Well, it now looks all but certain that Hurricane Helene will hit Ireland early next week. The National Hurricane Center has updated its forecast to show a clear slant towards Ireland over the weekend, with West Cork, Cork City, Kerry, and Limerick squarely in the crosshairs. Those who know me and my forecasts know that…

Weekday Weather Forecast – August 8th – August 10th

Well, the traditional Irish Summer is back! The influence of high pressure over Ireland has effectively been broken, and a more “traditional” North Atlantic weather pattern is beginning to establish itself. That means cooler temperatures and more frequent rain, although it will still take time for reservoirs and ground water to be replenished to pre-drought…

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…

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…

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…