gaaboard.com

Non GAA Discussion => General discussion => Topic started by: Lucius Fox on August 07, 2008, 02:56:45 PM

Title: Weather
Post by: Lucius Fox on August 07, 2008, 02:56:45 PM
What the phuck is going on with the weather? p1ssed down all last nite, today and most of the last few days has been miserable...

think i need a holiday
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Lucius Fox on August 07, 2008, 03:07:46 PM
sounds better than here anyway tram

whereabouts in oz are you?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Canalman on August 07, 2008, 03:12:04 PM
Lucius, He probably is in Melbourne from his description of the Weather.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: FL/MAYO on August 07, 2008, 03:46:36 PM
Nope, Brisbane!

The climate here  is sub-tropical, kind of a cross between a tropical dry and wet season and a winter and summer season as we'd know it. At the moment it's winter here and the "dry" season. Days are grand, usually sunny into the high teens or low twenties and going to shops having "mid-winter sales" while wearing 3/4 shorts would never happen at home! But nights vary between a maximum of 14 if its cloudy and the low depends how far inland you're in, it can get to freezing occasionally in places west of the city like Ipswich and Toowoomba. A lack of humidity for this time of year makes temperatures feel cooler than the equivalent back in Ireland. The reports on the radio said that the last week in July had the coldest average temperature recorded in Brisbane in 20 years and that the month was four times wetter than normal for July which is no bad thing as there's a drought in most parts here and the rain helped ease water restrictions in places. The main ski areas in NSW and Victoria are getting plenty of snow for the slopes.

I live in a sub tropical climate as well but in the Northern Hemishphere, so it is hot and very humid here at the moment, mid 90's with a high percentage of humidity. It will rain sometime in the afternoon today as it does evey day during the summer, then it is very muggy again when the sun comes out to dry it all up. If I had a choice I would  rather be in a wet cool Mayo than this oppressive heat but the winters now that is different story all together just pure class as is Brisbane I am sure.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: screenexile on August 07, 2008, 03:56:37 PM
I think we should list all the stupid sayings there are about the weather! I'll start...

It's that fine rain that soaks you right through

It can't make up its mind

It's a kind of dead 'oul heat

It's not warm

It's wile close
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: stephenite on August 07, 2008, 04:01:04 PM
I'm sitting in the "sun room" of the house in Sydney and it's f**king baltic cold.

It is 1am though - daytime warms up to a max of about 18cel at the moment. I don't mind the cold too much as I'm used to it.

It's when the heat hits above 30cel in  Dec-Jan-Feb that I suffer, not used to that!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tankie on August 07, 2008, 04:40:16 PM
i would think that tourism in Ireland will take a big hit now as i cant see many people taking a chance with this weather again, and then there will also be less US tourist expected nect year too with how the dollor is!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Lucius Fox on August 07, 2008, 04:41:09 PM
I think we should list all the stupid sayings there are about the weather! I'll start...

It's that fine rain that soaks you right through

It can't make up its mind

It's a kind of dead 'oul heat

It's not warm

It's wile close

it doesnt know if its coming or going

jaysus, there's a fierce heat (in ireland....!)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tankie on August 07, 2008, 04:53:25 PM
i would think that tourism in Ireland will take a big hit now as i cant see many people taking a chance with this weather again, and then there will also be less US tourist expected nect year too with how the dollor is!
The US Dollar is quite weak at the moment especially against the strong Euro. It's good for those in the Eurozone, and to a similar extent Sterling area, looking to buy American goods and products for use back home. I don't think the weather is that big of a factor, I've never known anyone coming to Ireland expecting sun, sea & sand - there's far better places for that! From what I've heard the old Aer Lingus Shannon to London Heathrow route used to have a high number of American tourists on it, the disappearance of that obviously would have hit the west.

sorry i didnt mean it like that. i cannot see many Irish people holidaying in ireland next year after two shocking summers and with the US dollor poor i think american tourism will slow down too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: bennydorano on August 07, 2008, 04:58:11 PM
I have been on holiday in Ireland these last 2 summers(Co Cork round the 12th last year and last week in Wexford)  and I've been remarkably lucky with the weather considering we've probably experienced the two worst summers ever in a row.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on August 07, 2008, 05:03:46 PM
Its one hundred and 17 out there, and 95 in the shade... Man, my advice is to climb in the ice box and shut the door....
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on August 07, 2008, 05:05:37 PM
Coal. :D


Wee belfast voice sayin - Ask your coalman about the coal thats too hot for texas. :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 07, 2008, 05:07:26 PM
you were close tram :D :D :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on August 07, 2008, 05:08:16 PM
Not really Deel - Id rather ate coal than drink budweiser!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 07, 2008, 05:09:45 PM
I don't know Puckoon lately its the only thing i can drink without getting a massive hangover :(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on August 07, 2008, 05:10:28 PM
Whats Budweiser and having sex in a canoe got in common?

Figure that out and you'll understand why you dont have a hangover :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 07, 2008, 05:15:25 PM
Whats Budweiser and having sex on a canoe got in common?

Figure that out and you'll understand why you dont have a hangover :D


Should i know this one Puckoon, amyway how did this thread get from Weather to  sex on a canoe :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Lucius Fox on August 07, 2008, 05:17:03 PM
Whats Budweiser and having sex on a canoe got in common?

Figure that out and you'll understand why you dont have a hangover :D


Should i know this one Puckoon, amyway how did this thread get from Weather to  sex on a canoe :D

indeed - must be the fact that the weekend is round the corner!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on August 07, 2008, 05:21:20 PM
Bet ya tram is hiding in a wee bedroom somewhere in Omagh, pretending to the world he's in Australia.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on August 07, 2008, 05:23:02 PM
Whats Budweiser and having sex on a canoe got in common?

Figure that out and you'll understand why you dont have a hangover :D


Should i know this one Puckoon, amyway how did this thread get from Weather to  sex on a canoe :D

They are both f**king close to water. :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 07, 2008, 05:24:18 PM
Whats Budweiser and having sex on a canoe got in common?

Figure that out and you'll understand why you dont have a hangover :D


Should i know this one Puckoon, amyway how did this thread get from Weather to  sex on a canoe :D

They are both f**king close to water. :D

Don't forget to take your coat ;) :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on August 12, 2008, 08:57:18 PM
Friggin weather, our match was posponed due to a water logged pitch >:(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on August 12, 2008, 10:51:14 PM
Got into the car today for lunch and the steering wheel almost burnt the mitts off me.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on August 12, 2008, 11:30:58 PM
Whether the weather will wither the while remains to be seen IMHO, FYI.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Minder on August 12, 2008, 11:35:27 PM
This time last week i was getting it tight in Turkey in 42 degrees of heat, nothing wrong with a bit of pishing rain.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Treasurer on August 12, 2008, 11:47:16 PM
I can live without the heat, but it's the greyness of this so-called summer that's really depressing.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 13, 2008, 05:22:59 PM
<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/WUw9G57sm8s&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/WUw9G57sm8s&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>


Think this song by the saw docs  sums it all up
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Lucius Fox on August 13, 2008, 05:47:39 PM
Hard to believe this is the summer, pure pish
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: aontroim on August 13, 2008, 07:04:43 PM
I'd love to see a shower of the auld rain where i am now - feckin 47-50c every day at the minute - hasn't rained since february!  Seems like the same old story back home - good spell in april/may and then rubbish until September.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Lucius Fox on August 13, 2008, 10:08:18 PM
aye, it hasnt been great this past two weeks - a few serious downpours!

pitches dont seem to be too bad though
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on August 16, 2008, 09:23:37 AM
jebus H, is it ever gonna stop!!!!! Up from 7 to go to a tournament, called off  >:(, but what can you do?

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Lecale2 on August 16, 2008, 09:54:37 AM
jebus H, is it ever gonna stop!!!!! Up from 7 to go to a tournament, called off  >:(, but what can you do?



Go to the pub.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on August 16, 2008, 10:09:22 AM
jebus H, is it ever gonna stop!!!!! Up from 7 to go to a tournament, called off  >:(, but what can you do?



Go to the pub.

gonna, just that I also was a good boy and stayed out of it last night
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Down Gael on August 16, 2008, 03:26:13 PM
Cant se the Dubs rushing in to Croke Park in this weather  ::)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: venter on August 16, 2008, 05:47:17 PM
Was going to play golf in claremorris on wednesday evening and it was called off due to the course been flooded
Was going to play golf in Ballinrobe this morning and it was called off due to the course been flooded

This is mad weather
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 17, 2008, 12:13:03 AM
The weather was absolutely nuts today. Just after seeing the state of the broadway underpass on the news. Surely the engineers would have designed some sort of rapid drainage into what is a big bowl and an obvious water trap?! There is some flooding round armagh too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: youngfella on August 17, 2008, 10:40:13 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7566049.stm

some picture of the floods
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on August 17, 2008, 11:59:15 AM
4am (in the morning) here and it is too feckin hot to sleep.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: youngfella on August 17, 2008, 12:39:13 PM
is its hot in the dog house ?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armagh leg-end on August 18, 2008, 12:42:22 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7567205.stm

wels it not just raining here anyway i suppose!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: full back on August 18, 2008, 08:37:28 AM
Antone know if they are going to open the underpass at Broadway at any stage today?
Going to be a f**king nightmare coming home if its not...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on August 18, 2008, 08:46:57 AM
try here

http://www.trafficwatchni.com/ (http://www.trafficwatchni.com/)

stating at the minute

18/08/2008  06:53  BROADWAY UNDERPASS CLOSED
(Information supplied by Roads Service)
 Due to flooding during heavy rain on Saturday the Broadway underpass will remain closed on Monday 18 August 2008.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: full back on August 18, 2008, 08:51:14 AM
Cheers Square Ball
Looks like its going to be a long journey home
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: FL/MAYO on August 19, 2008, 01:54:24 PM
Tropical storm Fay here this morning, 8 inches of rain already with more to come, like a river outside the house. Mostly rain so far not much wind. If you can cut and paste the below link and hit play you can see the circulation of the storm as it is at this time, west of where I live about 70 miles.


http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/map/interactive/USFL0046?from=mapsubnav&ref=/outlook/recreation/outdoors/map/USFL0046
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on January 17, 2009, 02:48:10 PM
Holy god its gettin windy out there and its pissing it down in Belfast at the minute
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on January 17, 2009, 02:52:15 PM
70/80 mph gales coming in tonight...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on January 17, 2009, 02:55:41 PM
think the worst of the winds are due here between 2 and 8 today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Carmen Stateside on January 17, 2009, 02:56:45 PM
Watching the Ulster game, winds seem to be very strong!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Carmen Stateside on January 17, 2009, 03:00:21 PM
Crowd being moved out of one of the stands now for safety reasons!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on January 17, 2009, 03:02:14 PM
Watching the Ulster game, winds seem to be very strong!

10/15 minutes walk away from there
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hardy on January 17, 2009, 05:10:21 PM
Crowd being moved out of one of the stands now for safety reasons!

That's Ulster football for ya!

(Just saving Mikey Sheehy the trouble).
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on May 20, 2009, 05:54:49 PM
pissing it down in Belfast at athe minute, again  >:(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: full back on May 20, 2009, 05:58:33 PM
Plenty of thunder & lightning about as well
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: SidelineKick on May 20, 2009, 05:59:49 PM
It gave a real shit evening. OK here at the min, actually very nice. But I've no doubt by the time I've finished this sentence it will be pissing!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on May 20, 2009, 06:02:04 PM
Have a match at half 7, we may need snorkles and flippers
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: milltown row on May 20, 2009, 06:10:15 PM
Have a match at half 7, we may need snorkles and flippers

will it be on square ball? was going to head over or clean house ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on May 29, 2009, 06:55:55 PM
Sun splitting the trees, away to Cherryvale to watch a game, wheres my sun glasses  8)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: pintsofguinness on May 29, 2009, 07:41:50 PM
I'm roasted, sun burn and all!   

Dosed with the cold though  ::)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 29, 2009, 07:49:55 PM
It's to be hotter on Sunday! The missus spent 30 quid on sun cream today so she must be expecting a great summer!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Minder on May 29, 2009, 08:11:03 PM
It's to be hotter on Sunday! The missus spent 30 quid on sun cream today so she must be expecting a great summer!

Better spending it on sun cream than you spending it on hookers.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 29, 2009, 08:14:10 PM
It's to be hotter on Sunday! The missus spent 30 quid on sun cream today so she must be expecting a great summer!

Better spending it on sun cream than you spending it on hookers.


Does 30 quid buy you much these days?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: anportmorforjfc on September 07, 2009, 09:37:40 PM
according to RTE weather, starting wednesday 10 or so days without rain
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on September 07, 2009, 09:46:33 PM
according to RTE weather, starting wednesday 10 or so days without rain

believe it when it happens
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on September 07, 2009, 09:58:22 PM
UTV says 7 days
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Galwaybhoy on September 07, 2009, 10:03:01 PM
according to RTE weather, starting wednesday 10 or so days without rain

believe it when it happens

Thats what I have been saying to people.  I wont get my hopes up, I have heard this enough times this year.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: fitzroyalty on September 07, 2009, 10:09:52 PM
Why do they come out with this shit? More often than not they are just setting themselves up for a fall, I thought they couldn't predict further than four days away anyway???
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on September 07, 2009, 10:11:15 PM
Frank Mitchell promised
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: gawa316 on September 07, 2009, 10:19:00 PM
Metcheck gives it decent up til next wednesday...here's hopin
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: fitzroyalty on September 07, 2009, 10:28:07 PM
Frank Mitchell promised
He better not let me down! I like Frank too  :P
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: delboy on September 08, 2009, 12:47:25 PM
Hope to god the weather men have it right for a change, i was nearly about to start buiding an ark this summer  :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Doogie Browser on September 08, 2009, 12:55:24 PM
It was early this year we were told to prepare for one of the best summers in years  :-\.
A cynical mate of mine said recently it was a Govt conspiracy to encourage people not to go abroad on holidays and thus spend their cash at home at a difficult time for the economy, he kinda had a point...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: leenie on September 09, 2009, 03:46:40 PM


frank hasn't let us down............

lovely blue sky and no rain! here's to the next 10days!

dust down them bbq's
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: full back on September 09, 2009, 03:49:08 PM
Heard there was some New Zealander on the radio who predicts the weather using the stars

He predicted we would have good weather for the next while

Speedo's will be out at the weekend..........
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: DennistheMenace on September 09, 2009, 03:49:19 PM
Over 20 degrees today at one point, Greenday should have entitled their song wake me up when August ends.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Bensars on September 09, 2009, 03:58:02 PM
Heard there was some New Zealander on the radio who predicts the weather using the stars

He predicted we would have good weather for the next while

Speedo's will be out at the weekend..........


There was a new zealander on today fm about three months back. He had been on previously about 6 months before that and had called it perfectly.

He called it exactly right this time too. That july would be a wash out and august something similar but not as wet. september would be an improvement
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: DennistheMenace on September 09, 2009, 04:00:30 PM
Isn't that the usual summer for here though, shit summer with September an improvement.

Not exactly nostradamus in disguise.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: anportmorforjfc on September 09, 2009, 04:07:09 PM
The last few years it has been good may, shit summer and good september
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Galwaybhoy on September 09, 2009, 04:07:32 PM
Its a really nice day today (any day in this counrty with no rain is) but I dont think we are going to get the heatwave everyone is talking about.  Not very warm today but as long as the rain stays away for a few weeks!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on August 18, 2010, 01:23:37 AM
Weather man today - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaAaCIrsaak
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ross4life on August 18, 2010, 01:36:36 AM
Weather man today - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaAaCIrsaak

 :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on August 18, 2010, 01:38:57 AM
Poor attempt to disguise it too. Should've changed finger.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 30, 2010, 06:11:12 PM
Some day. You know the new school year is about to start.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: mannix on August 30, 2010, 06:33:35 PM
I am back in ny again after a spell in Mayo, and to perfectly honest I would take the cool of ireland any day over this heat, its 35 outside today and disgusting.Then I have the frigid and i mean frigid winter to look forward to, its too extreme a place. Too hot to run in the summer and too cold in the winter. Please Ireland get well soon.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: JimStynes on August 30, 2010, 11:38:13 PM
Nights are away with it and it's bloody freezing at night as well. Take me back to OZ.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: thebigfella on August 30, 2010, 11:44:20 PM
Nights are away with it and it's bloody freezing at night as well. Take me back to OZ.

Are you not moving to Newcastle next week? Prepare to get your balls frozen off as this is nothing compared to there  :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: JimStynes on August 31, 2010, 12:10:29 AM
Nights are away with it and it's bloody freezing at night as well. Take me back to OZ.

Are you not moving to Newcastle next week? Prepare to get your balls frozen off as this is nothing compared to there  :D

Yeah i know, was over there for my interview and it was baltic  ;D But dont the geordies wear shorts all the time or something?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on November 11, 2010, 06:13:52 PM
There's a bit if a gale blowing tonight! A friend just phoned me to say her chimney has just collapsed on to the front garden!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: pintsofguinness on November 11, 2010, 06:16:20 PM
f**king hell the wind here this morning was unreal, blowing in to my face cycling the 3 and half mile to work - it was tough going!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on November 11, 2010, 08:00:21 PM
Breaking news: Large tree fallen on bridge st in Omagh outside the college. The Editor of the ulster herald will be rippin that the paper was released this morning. He could have squeezed at least 6 pages of shock and horror out of that story!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on November 11, 2010, 08:22:20 PM
Going home on the bus the Lagan was very high, never seen it so high

Its pissing it down at the minute in the big smoke and blowing like mad, the type of night me ma would say "anyone out on a night like that has no home to go to"
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: passedit on November 11, 2010, 10:13:30 PM
Going home on the bus the Lagan was very high, never seen it so high

Its pissing it down at the minute in the big smoke and blowing like mad, the type of night me ma would say "anyone out on a night like that has no home to go to"

Just landed at the city there in flybe's smarties tube with wings. Not nice.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: anportmorforjfc on November 22, 2010, 11:44:59 PM
Going to get colder and snow on its way for around the weekend. So there saying anyway!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on November 22, 2010, 11:46:59 PM
Going to get colder and snow on its way for around the weekend. So there saying anyway!

Heard the same.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on November 26, 2010, 07:12:31 PM
Its been snowing in Belfast a little, anywhere else?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on November 26, 2010, 08:43:34 PM
2-3 cms here in omagh and still snowing
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on November 26, 2010, 09:06:33 PM
2-3 cms here in omagh and still snowing

Can someone send that man some viagra and an umbrella.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on November 26, 2010, 09:09:33 PM
2-3 cms here in omagh and still snowing

Can someone send that man some viagra and an umbrella.

Ah come on now, it's feckin freezing out there. It's at least 4-5cms in decent weather ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on November 27, 2010, 07:11:48 AM
Bit of a fall overnight in West Antrim. Not enough to build a man. Slippy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: stephenite on November 27, 2010, 07:43:10 AM
Hit 30 here in Sydney-didn't bother going to the beach, maybe next week
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: mc_grens on November 27, 2010, 09:16:35 AM
We got hail, snow, thunder, and lightning all in one storm this morning in Dublin.  First time I've seen that!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on November 27, 2010, 12:49:45 PM
Hit 30 here in Sydney-didn't bother going to the beach, maybe next week

Geddawayouttadat..........you are way over 30.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ross4life on November 27, 2010, 01:09:42 PM
Hit 30 here in Sydney-didn't bother going to the beach, maybe next week

Good stuff can't beat the warm winter weather did Miami last week & already looking at the next sunshine/winter destination.

 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on November 27, 2010, 01:14:00 PM
I must phone the council to get the gritters out my way. My tyres are bald.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on December 13, 2010, 04:52:22 PM
According to the forecast there could be heavy snow returning on Thursday and Friday.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/uk_forecast_warnings.html
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on December 13, 2010, 09:59:22 PM
Damn it. I was hoping after Thursday. Damn it.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 13, 2010, 10:01:29 PM
Poker night on Friday at the Club then my work do on the Saturday night!!!

May bring my snow shoes ;D ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on December 13, 2010, 10:03:08 PM
only seems to be around the coasts and a bit inland at this stage according to the beeb
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: 5 Sams on December 13, 2010, 10:38:24 PM
only seems to be around the coasts and a bit inland at this stage according to the beeb

Our Christmas do in Warrenpoint on Friday will be good fun then :-\
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: STREET FIGHTER on December 15, 2010, 11:31:45 AM
Right is the weather taking a turn for the worst again?

Is it due tonight or tomorrow?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on December 15, 2010, 11:35:07 AM
Right is the weather taking a turn for the worst again?

Is it due tonight or tomorrow?

Have a look here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/hi/uk_warnings
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: STREET FIGHTER on December 15, 2010, 11:41:10 AM
Right is the weather taking a turn for the worst again?

Is it due tonight or tomorrow?

Have a look here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/hi/uk_warnings

Cheers.

Sounds definate enough then.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on December 15, 2010, 11:51:55 AM
Tomorrow will be mostly sleet and rain, perhaps turning to snow on high ground etc. This will be followed by goolie busting cold and snow showers, mostly in the North West. Nobody quite knows exactly the detail of the wind direction etc after that but you'd have 10cm falling in many places on one or more of the days before Tuesday. It will be seriously cold, so if you missed walking across Cam Lough then you might be able to do so by Tuesday.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on December 15, 2010, 01:20:52 PM
Tomorrow will be mostly sleet and rain, perhaps turning to snow on high ground etc. This will be followed by goolie busting cold and snow showers, mostly in the North West. Nobody quite knows exactly the detail of the wind direction etc after that but you'd have 10cm falling in many places on one or more of the days before Tuesday. It will be seriously cold, so if you missed walking across Cam Lough then you might be able to do so by Tuesday.

When will Lough Muck in Omagh be ready to walk on?  :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: gerry on July 15, 2011, 12:19:18 AM
well if it rains today we are fecked then



'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St. Swithin's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.'
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ross4life on July 15, 2011, 12:41:13 AM
Has been another wash out of a Irish summer last thing we need is more rain?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on July 15, 2011, 01:39:00 AM
well if it rains today we are fecked then



'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St. Swithin's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.'


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on July 15, 2011, 11:23:11 AM
It is depressing the weather the last few years. You would think after the last couple of winters we have had we would be due a good summer. Have we had any more than 2-3 warm days in a row? :-[
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on July 15, 2011, 01:14:05 PM
April was our summer
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: leaveherinsir on July 15, 2011, 06:55:11 PM
well if it rains today we are fecked then



'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St. Swithin's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.'



I predict the sun will be shining brightly in Derry on Sunday evening  ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on July 15, 2011, 08:26:22 PM
2006 was the last time we've seen a decent summer. The summers since then have resembled a cooler version of a sub-tropical wet season.

The first half of last year was exceptionally dry, but there wasn't much in terms of warmth except for a few days in May and June.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ballinaman on September 12, 2011, 01:08:21 PM
Great drying weather out....
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on September 12, 2011, 01:45:53 PM
Turf will be in great shape  ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Olly on September 12, 2011, 02:41:20 PM
You'd hear people talk about frost etc being sore on old people what with getting the cold or freezing to death in their beds. Personally, I think that big windy days are worse. I used to live on the east coast of Ireland around the Mayo part. I lived there between the ages of 3 and 5. I can vividly remember seeing, on really hurricaney days, old people literally sailing through the air. You would be walking to the shop and you would be ducking and diving behind letter boxes as pensioners would be rocketing towards you at up to 100mph. My great aunt was gusted out into the Atlantic and was found floating on her back 200 miles out.

My advice is to keep an eye on your elderlies and if you don't have any, keep an eye out for them too for your own safety. Imagine getting a slap in the face from a dead salmon. Multiply that by 100 for an old person's torso.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Santino on September 12, 2011, 02:45:20 PM
You'd hear people talk about frost etc being sore on old people what with getting the cold or freezing to death in their beds. Personally, I think that big windy days are worse. I used to live on the east coast of Ireland around the Mayo part. I lived there between the ages of 3 and 5. I can vividly remember seeing, on really hurricaney days, old people literally sailing through the air. You would be walking to the shop and you would be ducking and diving behind letter boxes as pensioners would be rocketing towards you at up to 100mph. My great aunt was gusted out into the Atlantic and was found floating on her back 200 miles out.

My advice is to keep an eye on your elderlies and if you don't have any, keep an eye out for them too for your own safety. Imagine getting a slap in the face from a dead salmon. Multiply that by 100 for an old person's torso.

Brilliant.
I think its time u set up a twitter account Olly.....
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: highorlow on September 12, 2011, 02:47:42 PM
Quote
I used to live on the east coast of Ireland around the Mayo part.

Was that before they moved it?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on September 12, 2011, 04:14:32 PM
Olly, sorry to hear about your great aunt, but the rest of that is a classic and really made me laugh out loud.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on September 12, 2011, 04:22:07 PM
Olly, sorry to hear about your great aunt, but the rest of that is a classic and really made me laugh out loud.
What? Who is to say his great aunt didn't enjoy her wee trip?

that will be one of life's great mysteries
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Forever Green on September 12, 2011, 04:44:19 PM
You'd hear people talk about frost etc being sore on old people what with getting the cold or freezing to death in their beds. Personally, I think that big windy days are worse. I used to live on the east coast of Ireland around the Mayo part. I lived there between the ages of 3 and 5. I can vividly remember seeing, on really hurricaney days, old people literally sailing through the air. You would be walking to the shop and you would be ducking and diving behind letter boxes as pensioners would be rocketing towards you at up to 100mph. My great aunt was gusted out into the Atlantic and was found floating on her back 200 miles out.

My advice is to keep an eye on your elderlies and if you don't have any, keep an eye out for them too for your own safety. Imagine getting a slap in the face from a dead salmon. Multiply that by 100 for an old person's torso.

You are looped man

Great read btw
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on September 12, 2011, 05:04:47 PM
Quote
I used to live on the east coast of Ireland around the Mayo part.

Was that before they moved it?

Think we are playing in the Leinster Championship next year.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ross4life on September 12, 2011, 05:17:25 PM
I was at Roscommon club semi finals yesterday the conditions were poor but it was worse for the Connacht final in July do we have seasons anymore?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Olly on September 12, 2011, 05:33:43 PM
Olly, sorry to hear about your great aunt,

Apologies, that wasn't made clear. My great Aunt survived and some say she's still alive. She was just floating on her back until someone picked her up. She also said she was playing dead in case sharks or whales wanted to eat her.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on September 12, 2011, 05:42:19 PM
Olly, sorry to hear about your great aunt,

Apologies, that wasn't made clear. My great Aunt survived and some say she's still alive. She was just floating on her back until someone picked her up. She also said she was playing dead in case sharks or whales wanted to eat her.

makes it even funnier then
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hardy on September 12, 2011, 08:42:08 PM
A truly great aunt.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Orior on September 12, 2011, 08:56:41 PM
Fair play to the 8 legged version of these animals, also known as ants. They know how to hang on in these big winds. But I suppose 8 legs makes it easy. Maybe if aunts developed 8 legs over a few 100 million years then they'd be safe enough too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on September 12, 2011, 09:00:34 PM
6.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on September 12, 2011, 09:09:59 PM
6.

smart arse  ;) maybe its a spider ant?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Orior on September 12, 2011, 09:15:15 PM
Okay, okay, six plus two antennae


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on September 12, 2011, 09:53:08 PM
Okay, okay, six plus two antennae




aunt anna?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Capt Pat on October 01, 2011, 10:27:13 AM
After the sun comes the rain bucketing down in Dublin. No end in sight.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: maggie on October 01, 2011, 12:06:05 PM
The mainland has been basking in glorious sun all week, and the same for the weekend. Its not like we're a million miles away but it was torrential rain with us most of yesterday and not looking great today either.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: toe to hand on October 01, 2011, 12:09:44 PM
The mainland has been basking in glorious sun all week, and the same for the weekend. Its not like we're a million miles away but it was torrential rain with us most of yesterday and not looking great today either.

You live on the Mainland Maggie  ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on December 07, 2011, 11:43:09 PM
batten down the hatches. Sounds like its going to be a rough few days.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#extra-uk-content
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Forever Green on December 09, 2011, 12:36:07 AM
More snow on the way. Started already the utter shite that it is
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hashtag on December 09, 2011, 07:45:43 AM
Waoke up this morning to a winter wonderland. Roads covered in snow. 10 miles down the road not a trace of snow. Unbelievable Geoff.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on December 12, 2011, 09:33:00 PM
She's going to be rough

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#extra-uk-content
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Forever Green on December 13, 2011, 07:35:04 PM
When has this shit to stop? My roof is getting a right f**king battering. Wont be many tiles left by the end of the night lol. Heard it is to be even worse at the end of the week
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on December 13, 2011, 07:55:48 PM
A monster tree missed the wife by 5 seconds. Twas scary for her.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on December 13, 2011, 08:24:53 PM
A monster tree missed the wife by 5 seconds. Twas scary for her.

Keep practicing.


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Forever Green on December 13, 2011, 11:02:11 PM
Highest wave ever recorded in Ireland happened earlier. 20.4m apparently off Donegal
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on December 13, 2011, 11:22:46 PM
Quote
Highest wave ever recorded in Ireland happened earlier. 20.4m apparently off Donegal

They probably didn't have buoys to measure the tsunami in 1755!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 18, 2011, 01:40:09 PM
Out at xmas do last night, heading back and the taxi refused to take us up the road to the house we were staying at. There was a sheet of ice on the road that would have made it impossible to drive up. So we got out to walk up!!! Big mistake I didn't fall once, I fell 4 times, hip is sore and the side of my head has a serious lump on it.

It was that bad that when I fell, I slid the whole down to the main road, I would prefer snow over that everytime
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on December 18, 2011, 01:50:55 PM


It was that bad that when I fell, I slid the whole down to the main road, I would prefer snow over that everytime

Surely on youtube now?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 18, 2011, 02:25:47 PM


It was that bad that when I fell, I slid the whole down to the main road, I would prefer snow over that everytime

Surely on youtube now?

If the taxi man had have had his phone out to video it it would be Youtube for sure. Was Tom Carty from dancing on ice!!!

Three of us tried to get up the street, 2 fell the other one took her shoes off and that was the best method, though i think she ended up with frostbite
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on December 18, 2011, 02:44:19 PM
Out at xmas do last night, heading back and the taxi refused to take us up the road to the house we were staying at. There was a sheet of ice on the road that would have made it impossible to drive up. So we got out to walk up!!! Big mistake I didn't fall once, I fell 4 times, hip is sore and the side of my head has a serious lump on it.

It was that bad that when I fell, I slid the whole down to the main road, I would prefer snow over that everytime

He he would have been fun to see that! :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 18, 2011, 02:55:16 PM
I'm laughing but christ it is sore now, watching the game with an ice pack on my head, my kids giving me strange looks  ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on December 18, 2011, 02:57:37 PM
I'm laughing but christ it is sore now, watching the game with an ice pack on my head, my kids giving me strange looks  ;D

Is it for the bump or the hangover?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 18, 2011, 03:05:26 PM
I'm laughing but christ it is sore now, watching the game with an ice pack on my head, my kids giving me strange looks  ;D

Is it for the bump or the hangover?

No hangover but the bump looks like i lost out in a fight with bunch of travellers
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on December 18, 2011, 07:44:51 PM
The mild weather is returning in the middle of the week.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 18, 2011, 08:50:28 PM
The mild weather is returning in the middle of the week.

thank fcuk
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hoof Hearted on December 19, 2011, 10:51:02 PM
Which one are you Milltown ?


http://www.aol.co.uk/video/people-falling-on-icy-stairs/1335952265001/
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 19, 2011, 11:05:09 PM
Which one are you Milltown ?


http://www.aol.co.uk/video/people-falling-on-icy-stairs/1335952265001/

I'm telling you it was crazy, the taxi refused to take us up the street from the main road, we got out of the taxi and held on to it for at least 25 minutes before we even attempted to move, I'm sure he was pissing himself laughing. The 3 of us then took ourselves on different routes up the street.

I was first to fall, landed on me head and slid down towards the taxi, could not stop myself. It took us 40 minutes to walk 30 yards (it was a steep street)  I fell 3 more times before i got to the house, while not as sore, it was just as funny (I ended up walking on all fours :D) . Today in work was just everyone laughing at the madness. Driving from the street the next day was as bad, the car went sideways down her driveway, full brake and handbrake on.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 20, 2011, 12:18:13 AM
The mild weather is returning in the middle of the week.

thank fcuk
So no white christmas?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on December 20, 2011, 12:58:33 AM
The mild weather is returning in the middle of the week.

thank fcuk
So no white christmas?

Correct
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hashtag on December 20, 2011, 08:07:40 AM
The mild weather is returning in the middle of the week.

thank fcuk
So no white christmas?

Correct

 >:( I dream of a white one. Driving home for Christmas is only worth while when its a challenge. Sailing down the motorway at 70 MPH isn't much craic.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AQMP on December 20, 2011, 09:25:16 AM
The mild weather is returning in the middle of the week.

thank fcuk
So no white christmas?

Correct

Forecasting 8-10 deg for Xmas Day.  Get the shorts on.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hashtag on December 20, 2011, 09:49:47 AM
" When your still waiting on the snow to fall,
  doesn't realy feel like Christmas at all "
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: borderfox on December 20, 2011, 05:02:22 PM
Had enough of the snow last year. Looking forward to a 'normal' Christmas this year, when I can get to the pub without breaking my neck on icy footpaths.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 20, 2011, 08:34:01 PM
Had enough of the snow last year. Looking forward to a 'normal' Christmas this year, when I can get to the pub without breaking my neck on icy footpaths.

+1

still waiting on my face to heal!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 21, 2011, 11:01:00 AM
Was reading 12 Celsius in car this morning and on this day last year it was -12 Celcius in Armagh. She's warm!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: LostInSpace on December 21, 2011, 02:10:39 PM
We monitor the daily temperatures at work, the maximum daily tempurature on this day last year was -9C, the maximum recorded temperature so far today is 14C.  I actually have seen a swarm of flies today, and crows trying to build a nest in trees. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 26, 2012, 05:53:24 PM
Pretty unseasonable weather here at the moment, but I doubt many are complaining. Looking at the long range forecast for Omagh current conditions will stay until at least Thursday and Friday when there's a chance of a shower or two - the weekend also sunny but cooler with nights being below freezing.

Worth making the most of it, as it could bucket down every day until September after this spell.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on March 26, 2012, 06:02:53 PM
It's interesting that - I was in Omagh this time last year (March 17-March 30) and the weather was fantastic. One wet day in 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 26, 2012, 06:21:45 PM
Enjoyable weather here right now Puck, 21c yesterday nearly the same today though the skies are much clearer (was a bit hazy yesterday). Winter itself has been very mild and plants have been blossoming since the second half of February (at the moment I'm seeing daffodils starting to die off, usually they'd only be appearing now).

It isn't all one way though, March and April are the driest months of the year but even so far this month there hasn't been much rainfall. Not quite as bad as say the east coast or over in eastern parts of Britain where they are already looking at hosepipe bans, but if the next couple of months sees similarly dry weather then who knows. I'd also be worried about a possible gorse fire outbreak if some people are irresponsible enough, enough damage was done last year.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on March 26, 2012, 06:28:35 PM
It's crazy to fathom water bans at home considering the general levels of precipitation. I'm in the middle of the desert here and you'd maybe get the odd restriction on days of the week you can water the lawn if we had a very dry winter, but that would be about it. We get lots of wildfires however - the summer and autumn the place is like a kinder box.

This was the big one last year


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 26, 2012, 06:53:30 PM
I don't think there's been a water restriction imposed in around the Omagh area since the mid 90's, but I remember reading that an area extending from north Fermanagh up to around Cookstown and south Derry sees water evaporate quicker in warm conditions in comparison to other parts of Ireland. I remember there being hosepipe bans in 1995 which was by Irish standards an exceptional summer and the first place to be hit with restrictions was around Cookstown.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on March 26, 2012, 06:55:48 PM
I remember the bans of that summer myself. Hopefully it doesn't come to that any time soon.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hashtag on March 26, 2012, 08:22:39 PM
Tonight is the first time in a long time that I haven't had to light the fire (the wifes a cold blooded one).  ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 26, 2012, 08:29:46 PM
One thing that's noticeable at the moment during the day is that the humidity is dropping right down to levels not often seen, it went below 40% this afternoon.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Worker on March 26, 2012, 08:38:29 PM
baltic in the evenings too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Celt_Man on March 26, 2012, 11:07:39 PM
Absolutely got baked there today, sunny enough to justify wearing sunglasses all day!!   8)

But jaysus once the sun dropped, wasn't long getting fairly cold... Regretted not bring a jumper down onto the field this evening
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 27, 2012, 02:36:41 PM
Killyclogher (http://www.omaghweather.com) reached 24c at lunch time.

Highest official temperature in the north for March is 21.7c. Worth keeping an eye on latest observations  (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ni/ni_latest_weather.html)from the Met Office, the latest readings normally come in around 35-50 minutes past the hour. Castlederg and St. Angelo look to be the warmest spots.

The temperature will plummet when the sun goes down though, there's a chance of frost tomorrow morning in places.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on March 27, 2012, 02:39:06 PM
Killyclogher (http://www.omaghweather.com) reached 24c at lunch time.

Highest official temperature in the north for March is 21.7c. Worth keeping an eye on latest observations  (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ni/ni_latest_weather.html)from the Met Office, the latest readings normally come in around 35-50 minutes past the hour. Castlederg and St. Angelo look to be the warmest spots.

The temperature will plummet when the sun goes down though, there's a chance of frost tomorrow morning in places.

The north's temperatures won't be broken, even though Killyclogher was 24c today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 27, 2012, 02:40:19 PM
Killyclogher (http://www.omaghweather.com) reached 24c at lunch time.

Highest official temperature in the north for March is 21.7c. Worth keeping an eye on latest observations  (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ni/ni_latest_weather.html)from the Met Office, the latest readings normally come in around 35-50 minutes past the hour. Castlederg and St. Angelo look to be the warmest spots.

The temperature will plummet when the sun goes down though, there's a chance of frost tomorrow morning in places.

The north's temperatures won't be broken, even though Killyclogher was 24c today.

Any time up to 6pm is possible, after that it'll only cool down.
Edit: 19.5c recorded in the Derg at 2pm, a rise of 1c in the hour.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 27, 2012, 02:56:47 PM
Not much rain hitting western and central Europe recently...



Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on March 27, 2012, 04:16:33 PM
Portugal looks dryer than Gandhi's flip-flop!

England talking of hosepipe bans very soon with reservoirs at a record low for the time of year.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on April 03, 2012, 06:56:00 PM
Snowing in Lucan atm
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Premier Emperor on May 11, 2012, 12:26:09 PM
I get the feeling it is going to be another cold, wet and windy summer!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: johnneycool on May 11, 2012, 12:29:51 PM
I get the feeling it is going to be another cold, wet and windy summer!

So the hay mightn'd be saved, will you 'bet' Cork though?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Premier Emperor on May 11, 2012, 12:54:17 PM
I get the feeling it is going to be another cold, wet and windy summer!

So the hay mightn'd be saved, will you 'bet' Cork though?
It'll be the hay bet and Cork saved if it keeps up!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ballinaman on May 24, 2012, 12:03:01 PM
Tis grand
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on May 24, 2012, 04:42:29 PM
Credit where it is due.. f**king class today. Heard a few moaning c***ts saying it was too warm! No pleasing some people ::)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Onion Bag on May 24, 2012, 04:44:07 PM
Credit where it is due.. f**king class today. Heard a few moaning c***ts saying it was too warm! No pleasing some people ::)

I f**king hate that moaning aul hoor bags, The weather is fantastic and long may it last, the warmer and drier the better
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 24, 2012, 07:54:29 PM
Credit where it is due.. f**king class today. Heard a few moaning c***ts saying it was too warm! No pleasing some people ::)

I f**king hate that moaning aul hoor bags, The weather is fantastic and long may it last, the warmer and drier the better
Could do with a wee drop of rain...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on May 24, 2012, 07:56:44 PM
Credit where it is due.. f**king class today. Heard a few moaning c***ts saying it was too warm! No pleasing some people ::)

I f**king hate that moaning aul hoor bags, The weather is fantastic and long may it last, the warmer and drier the better
Could do with a wee drop of rain...

It would do the grass the power of good.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 24, 2012, 08:07:51 PM
Credit where it is due.. f**king class today. Heard a few moaning c***ts saying it was too warm! No pleasing some people ::)

I f**king hate that moaning aul hoor bags, The weather is fantastic and long may it last, the warmer and drier the better
Could do with a wee drop of rain...

It would do the grass the power of good.
Now yer talkin'.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on May 24, 2012, 08:09:46 PM
Can't be long til it breaks.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on May 24, 2012, 09:28:39 PM
Credit where it is due.. f**king class today. Heard a few moaning c***ts saying it was too warm! No pleasing some people ::)

I f**king hate that moaning aul hoor bags, The weather is fantastic and long may it last, the warmer and drier the better
Could do with a wee drop of rain...

It would do the grass the power of good.
Now yer talkin'.

Get the hose out. No ban here. I hope it does not rain until October.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on June 27, 2012, 07:21:34 PM
Holy and utter feck, thats a load of rain
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on June 27, 2012, 07:34:02 PM
Where? It's roasting here in Brum (Clammy as fcuk).
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: DickyRock on June 27, 2012, 07:39:09 PM
Going to be some flooding in Belfast. The saintfield road is like a river above forest side.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 27, 2012, 07:59:33 PM
Cushendall flooded again.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on June 27, 2012, 08:02:30 PM
Waiting on Noah's ark coming up the Andytown Road. As bad as I've ever seen.

Really? I'd have thought you boys would have seen plenty of the stuff.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: FermPundit on June 27, 2012, 08:35:30 PM
I don't think I have ever seen heavier rain in Belfast. The police have closed the Hillhall road due to flooding
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on June 27, 2012, 09:13:14 PM
Was a very heavy shower here in Omagh about 20 minutes ago, but clear now.

Looking at the BBC Weather map, it looks like there's going to be two big bursts hitting the north in the next few hours - one near midnight and another at around 6-9am tomorrow.

It doesn't help that it's also very muggy at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: JimStynes on June 27, 2012, 10:58:02 PM
Summer time this past few years has turned into a rainy season. Bloody annoying, you can't plan anything in this country.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 27, 2012, 11:01:32 PM
Summer time this past few years has turned into a rainy season. Bloody annoying, you can't plan anything in this country.

A proper summer shit hole, should summer holidays be in May?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 27, 2012, 11:01:56 PM
Seems like most of Belfast is under water tonight.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on June 27, 2012, 11:31:10 PM
Only 15 miles from Belshaft and barely a wetting here. My butcher's apron is crisp.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: norabeag on June 27, 2012, 11:33:10 PM
Seems like most of Belfast is under water tonight.
Ériú's revenge
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on June 27, 2012, 11:38:42 PM
Everything always has to be bigger and better (or worse) in the North than anywhere else in the country.
Ye are some shower of drama queens.
It's a bit of rain and some flash flooding get over it!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 27, 2012, 11:43:27 PM
Everything always has to be bigger and better (or worse) in the North than anywhere else in the country.
Ye are some shower of drama queens.
It's a bit of rain and some flash flooding get over it!
Dublin shut down in October after flooding. Apparently there was a danger of Class A drugs running out.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on June 28, 2012, 11:26:28 AM

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Orior on June 28, 2012, 11:30:27 AM
Officer A "What will we do?"

Officer B "Dial 999"

Officer A "Good idea"

Officer A dials 999.


Officer C "Hello?"
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AQMP on June 28, 2012, 12:30:22 PM
Hello Sammy...how do you turn this fecking water cannon off...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on July 02, 2012, 10:36:06 AM
Crazy.

Tiger Woods held firm to beat Bo Van Pelt to the AT&T National title at Congressional and move second on the all-time list of PGA Tour winners.

Woods began the day one shot back of overnight leader Brendon de Jonge, but went two under for an eight-under-par total as the Zimbabwean fell apart.

De Jonge had a nightmare round of six over par to finish in a share of 11th on one under, leaving Van Pelt, the other member of the final threesome, as Woods' closest challenger.

And after both men bogeyed the 16th, it was neck and neck with two holes to play.

But Van Pelt could not hold it together, dropping a further shot at each of the final two holes, allowing Woods to seal a Tour-leading third title of the year by two strokes with a pair of pars.

It was Woods' 74th PGA Tour win, moving him clear in second and ahead of Jack Nicklaus. The only man ahead of him is Sam Snead, who won 82.

The win came at the end of an unusual week, as the tournament was played for the most part in stifling heat and on Saturday, following the storms that battered the mid-Atlantic, no fans were admitted on to the Maryland course for safety reasons.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on July 05, 2012, 04:01:26 PM
WHAT THE f**k IS GOING ON?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on July 05, 2012, 04:12:06 PM
I thought this was a great attempt to generate a bit of business -

It was received today -


 Its the height of the irish summer so you know what that means!
>
> Yes thats right, lots and lots of rain. So be prepared this year with our large GAA county golf-style umbrellas.
>
> Now and for the rest of the summer all County Umbrellas come with FREE postage so please check them out today at www.GaelicDirect.com
>
> Thanks.
>
> Joe
>
> Gaelic Direct
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 05, 2012, 04:40:02 PM
I'm sick of the rain at this stage. And I'm only off a week. :(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on July 05, 2012, 05:21:17 PM
Co Down floating away.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: stew on July 05, 2012, 07:13:28 PM
Send the rain over here, feckin 99 degrees the day and we are in drought mode already.

Yesterday the index hit 113, me and two mates walked nine holes at six bells before it got too hot and we were knackered 70 minutes later when we walked into the clubhouse.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on July 08, 2012, 01:04:42 PM
At least 42 people have died in a heatwave that has brought soaring temperatures to a dozen US states from the Midwest to the East Coast.

Crops shrivelled and roads and railway lines buckled in the heat.

Hundreds of records fell across the affected area on Friday and Saturday, but the heat was expected to ease slightly on Sunday.

Severe storms are expected to follow. Many homes in the region are still without power after storms a week ago.

Media reports say many of the deaths were of elderly people stuck in homes without air conditioning because of the outages.

Mneanwhile in other parts -

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an inquiry into whether enough was done to prevent mass deaths in the southern flood-hit Krasnodar region.

Mr Putin demanded to know how much warning people had been given about the impending disaster.

Activists blamed the ferocity of the flood on the opening of sluice gates at a local reservoir.

A separate criminal investigation is already under way into whether the 150 deaths were caused by negligence.

"The investigative committee will check the actions of all the authorities - how the notice was given... how it should have been given and who acted how," Mr Putin was quoted as saying by the Itar-Tass news agency at a meeting in Krymsk - the worst-hit town.

He was speaking after flying over the region by helicopter to see for himself the damage that followed torrential rain.

 
The worst affected town is Krymsk, with scores of fatalities.
It was the first major disaster in Russia since Mr Putin, 59, returned for a third-term earlier this year, after a four-year term as prime minister.

'Tsunami'
 
Flash floods, the worst there in living memory, struck in the Krasnodar region on Friday night, reportedly without warning.

The rains dumped as much as 28cm (11 inches) of water overnight, forcing many residents to take refuge in trees or on house roofs.

TV pictures later showed thousands of house almost completely submerged with people scrambling onto their rooftops to escape the rising waters.

Most of those who died were in and around Krymsk, a town of 57,000 people. But nine deaths were reported in the Black Sea resort of Gelendzhik with a further two in the port town of Novorossiysk.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on July 09, 2012, 10:40:59 AM
Right. f**k this weather anyway. Anyone know of a long range forecast that is giving a good spell? (In Ireland)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Bingo on July 09, 2012, 10:45:04 AM
Right. f**k this weather anyway. Anyone know of a long range forecast that is giving a good spell? (In Ireland)

Wednesday forthnight - 2.30pm to 5.45pm - 20 degrees*. Slap the cooking oil on and get that tan going.

* - this likely to change and longrange weather forecasts are unreliable.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on July 09, 2012, 10:45:24 AM
Right. f**k this weather anyway. Anyone know of a long range forecast that is giving a good spell? (In Ireland)

September apparently when the children go back to school.

This Thursday is supposed to be the best day of the week weatherwise.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: el_cuervo_fc on July 09, 2012, 10:48:57 AM
The sun always shines on the 12th.



This Thursday is supposed to be the best day of the week weatherwise.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on July 09, 2012, 12:35:49 PM
The sun always shines on the 12th.



This Thursday is supposed to be the best day of the week weatherwise.

God's a prod!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Gazzler on July 09, 2012, 12:37:58 PM
Right. f**k this weather anyway. Anyone know of a long range forecast that is giving a good spell? (In Ireland)

Are you thinking of coming here on holidays?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 10, 2012, 12:20:10 AM
I thought the weather was to get worse from Wednesday onwards?? We have 20 acres of silage to cut. Could do with a dry spell.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AFS on July 11, 2012, 02:07:54 AM
Why, oh why, does it keep raining? (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18783422)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: maddog on July 11, 2012, 08:04:34 AM
Why, oh why, does it keep raining? (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18783422)

Since i took the mudguards off the bike at the start of April it hasnt stopped. I think i will put them back on and the Indian summer will arrive.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on July 17, 2012, 11:00:48 AM
Summer is on its way - just maybe !  :D


Sunny skies 'not too far off' as jet stream shifts

Summer may be late, but it might be just around the corner.

The United Kingdom is expected to get drier and warmer next week, but only after more rain.

"This year the jet stream has been much further south than normal and we have had our wettest June on record followed by a wetter than average July," said BBC weather presenter Cecilia Daly.

But there are signs that the jet stream may shift slightly northwards which means it should feel more like summer.

"Around the middle of next week, pressure will build - the Azores high.

"This would allow our weather to take on more normal summer characteristics," she explained.

But it is too early to ditch the umbrellas just yet.

Changeable weather will continue to affect the north western parts of the British Isles which will include Northern Ireland.

"Nonetheless it would still mean an improvement on what has so far has been a very poor summer," she said.

The jet stream is a great river of wind flowing through the upper atmosphere. Its path is the cause of the repeated flooding being suffered during a British summer that has so far been one of the most miserable on record.

It usually passes along a steady path from west to east across the Atlantic - sometimes a bit to the north of the UK, sometimes a bit to the south.

As a relatively small island, on the borderline between the Atlantic Ocean and the European continent, the precise location of the stream matters hugely and, at the moment, the UK is on the wrong side of it.

However, if it shifts, the weather should prove to be more like summer.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on October 29, 2012, 02:16:56 PM
Looks like the East coast of America is going to get battered with NYC in for serious abuse!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121811 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121811)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: dec on October 29, 2012, 02:28:21 PM
The whole subway/bus/regional train system in the New York is shut down as are the schools. So no work for most people in the NY/NJ area.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on October 29, 2012, 03:03:38 PM
Looks like the East coast of America is going to get battered with NYC in for serious abuse!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121811 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121811)
already getting it rough here in NJ. High tide this morning caused major flooding in coastal areas - we have one family currently saying with us as they were evacuated from their home closer to the beach than ours.  80mph winds expected today with power out across the state for up to a week.
Some places just are not ready for whats coming. Parts of Manhattan, hoboken and the boroughs already flooded.

I have the generator ready to go and the sump pump going like the clappers.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on October 29, 2012, 04:24:19 PM
Looks like the East coast of America is going to get battered with NYC in for serious abuse!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121811 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20121811)
already getting it rough here in NJ. High tide this morning caused major flooding in coastal areas - we have one family currently saying with us as they were evacuated from their home closer to the beach than ours.  80mph winds expected today with power out across the state for up to a week.
Some places just are not ready for whats coming. Parts of Manhattan, hoboken and the boroughs already flooded.

I have the generator ready to go and the sump pump going like the clappers.

Good luck :)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 29, 2012, 04:26:24 PM
Picked a good weekend to be flying into New York  >:(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on October 29, 2012, 04:29:54 PM
Picked a good weekend to be flying into New York  >:(

Are you already here? Almost 9000 flights cancelled in the northeast!

Nasty day, with the worst to come tonight when the hurricane makes landfall at same time as the full moon high tide.

Most people are off work with the transit systems completely shut down and bridges and tunnels following soon.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 29, 2012, 05:04:36 PM
We had a good October.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 29, 2012, 05:26:46 PM
Picked a good weekend to be flying into New York  >:(

Are you already here? Almost 9000 flights cancelled in the northeast!

Nasty day, with the worst to come tonight when the hurricane makes landfall at same time as the full moon high tide.

Most people are off work with the transit systems completely shut down and bridges and tunnels following soon.

Flying in this Friday
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on October 29, 2012, 05:37:18 PM
Picked a good weekend to be flying into New York  >:(

Are you already here? Almost 9000 flights cancelled in the northeast!

Nasty day, with the worst to come tonight when the hurricane makes landfall at same time as the full moon high tide.

Most people are off work with the transit systems completely shut down and bridges and tunnels following soon.

Flying in this Friday

Weather should be fine by then but the place might be in a bit if a mess...  maybe a back log of flights too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on October 29, 2012, 05:43:03 PM
Picked a good weekend to be flying into New York  >:(

Are you already here? Almost 9000 flights cancelled in the northeast!

Nasty day, with the worst to come tonight when the hurricane makes landfall at same time as the full moon high tide.

Most people are off work with the transit systems completely shut down and bridges and tunnels following soon.

Flying in this Friday

Depends where you're staying then. Floods, wind damage, power outages and so on might affect you. The worst is supposed to be over by tomorrow night, but it may take a while for water to recede, for power to be restored etc. NYC tends to move very quickly though, especially in Manhattan. For example, they're preemptively shutting down power in areas where the underground lines are subject to potential flooding, which they hope will enable them to get things back to normal a lot quicker.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Denn Forever on October 29, 2012, 05:47:02 PM
Hope everyone stays safe out there.

Listening to reports it sounds bad but still people going out Surfing.  Very Point Break.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on October 29, 2012, 05:47:18 PM
Staying at 39th and Lexington on Friday night – then heading out to Long Island – staying in Brookhaven on Saturday and Sunday nights
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on October 30, 2012, 09:38:48 AM
Some deadly pictures here of the Sandy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20119631
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Ulick on October 30, 2012, 10:10:13 AM
A little bit of wind and rain and the Yanks bring the whole country to a stop.  ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Nally Stand on October 30, 2012, 11:06:08 AM
Some deadly pictures here of the Sandy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20119631


Scary stuff alright




Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on October 31, 2012, 05:23:09 PM
A little bit of wind and rain and the Yanks bring the whole country to a stop.  ;D
It's rough enough now to be honest. Some things you would only expect to see in a film. Boats all crashed/stacked in the corner of a field, thrown there by huge swelling waves. Somebody's house sitting on the side of the road. Cars floating down the street. People lining up for hours to get fuel for their generators. No power anywhere (I'm on a generator). Looting at night time to steal generators and shops being broken into. Place has descended in to chaos. and this is all from just what i have seen with my own eyes. I know its even worse in other parts...
Some towns still have 4ft of water / raw sewage floating about, 20,000 people trapped in their homes in one town alone. 50 dead I think at this point.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on October 31, 2012, 05:37:36 PM
A little bit of wind and rain and the Yanks bring the whole country to a stop.  ;D
It's rough enough now to be honest. Some things you would only expect to see in a film. Boats all crashed/stacked in the corner of a field, thrown there by huge swelling waves. Somebody's house sitting on the side of the road. Cars floating down the street. People lining up for hours to get fuel for their generators. No power anywhere (I'm on a generator). Looting at night time to steal generators and shops being broken into. Place has descended in to chaos. and this is all from just what i have seen with my own eyes. I know its even worse in other parts...
Some towns still have 4ft of water / raw sewage floating about, 20,000 people trapped in their homes in one town alone. 50 dead I think at this point.
Desperate but I wonder when the Fox half of the US will realise that climate change is real.
And for Christians is this all god's will ?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on October 31, 2012, 05:42:26 PM
A little bit of wind and rain and the Yanks bring the whole country to a stop.  ;D
It's rough enough now to be honest. Some things you would only expect to see in a film. Boats all crashed/stacked in the corner of a field, thrown there by huge swelling waves. Somebody's house sitting on the side of the road. Cars floating down the street. People lining up for hours to get fuel for their generators. No power anywhere (I'm on a generator). Looting at night time to steal generators and shops being broken into. Place has descended in to chaos. and this is all from just what i have seen with my own eyes. I know its even worse in other parts...
Some towns still have 4ft of water / raw sewage floating about, 20,000 people trapped in their homes in one town alone. 50 dead I think at this point.
Desperate but I wonder when the Fox half of the US will realise that climate change is real.
And for Christians is this all god's will ?
Do you have to work at being an insensitive dick or does it just come natural?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on November 01, 2012, 04:12:59 AM
A little bit of wind and rain and the Yanks bring the whole country to a stop.  ;D

Yes, its hilarious stuff...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Declan on November 01, 2012, 10:10:14 AM
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/31/world/meast/syria-sandy-facebook-claim/index.html?hpt=imi_c2 (http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/31/world/meast/syria-sandy-facebook-claim/index.html?hpt=imi_c2)

Conspiracy theorists alert!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: southdown on November 01, 2012, 01:58:52 PM
Death toll from "Nilam" cyclone in India has risen to 11 and is still ongoing.  This is also happening today and there have been numerous other disasters this year in developing nations.

Obvioulsy I hope that all those in the US are OK, but why do we/the media only seem to care if there is a disaster in America?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on November 01, 2012, 02:06:40 PM
Quote
but why do we/the media only seem to care if there is a disaster in America?

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on November 01, 2012, 03:44:14 PM
I remember making the same point about Kathrina I think. People are naturally more predisposed to feel empathy with America because we feel like we know the place. A lot people have either been there, or have people there. We consume their foods, their TV programmes and their Sport. There is a lot of familiarity about the place and so any disaster which impacts the US will always strike a chord with the average person.

That is not to say that disasters in other parts of the world leave us cold, as our reaction to such disasters, and their charity drives, prove, but certainly it's a different type of feeling.

That said I had to laugh yesterday when listening to a podcast on college football. The host was in  Bristol, Connecticut, and while there was a bit of wind and rain, it escaped the worst of the storm, which seems to have hit Jersey and New York a lot harder.

The interviewee was trying her best to be solemn about it, but because the host couldn't really say he'd been badly affected she came out with 'My prayers are with those who lost their power'. Is sounded to ridiculous I had to laugh. I'm sure she could have picked a more significant hardship than sitting with candles for a few hours.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: southdown on November 01, 2012, 05:00:01 PM
Quote
but why do we/the media only seem to care if there is a disaster in America?

  • people know more people in America
  • people have often been to America
  • American disasters have better TV coverage

I agree with your points Armaghniac, your points are spot on.  What grinds me is that these disasters result in deaths and if such a death takes place in the US it gets a lot more coverage than a similar death in say India or Pakistan which IMHO is simply wrong.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on January 13, 2013, 10:47:26 AM
Layer of snow here in Loughmacrory this morning. Starting to thaw now though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on January 15, 2013, 02:54:37 PM
Early warning for weekend:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/feeds/21027548
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: qwerty123 on January 16, 2013, 12:39:16 AM
There's a storm coming, Harry.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on January 16, 2013, 07:59:16 AM
We r in for a soaking. What is new about that
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on January 17, 2013, 01:27:15 PM
Fluffy white stuff on its way, Friday, at least on higher ground.


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on January 17, 2013, 01:51:12 PM
This has just developed over night. At one time yesterday it was heavy rain for us. Talking about 150mm (6") in places. The roads will be fun tomorrow evening.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on January 17, 2013, 07:21:16 PM
Looks like it could turn nasty tomorrow. Heavy snow forecast from midday to 9am Saturday morning. Going to stay very cold for rest of the week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#extra-uk-content
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on January 17, 2013, 07:49:09 PM
Quote
This has just developed over night. At one time yesterday it was heavy rain for us.

Who'd be a weatherman in this country? One degree colder and it is all quite different. Predict it wrong, either way, and you are a bollix.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on January 17, 2013, 08:47:16 PM
Think of the poor masters who might have to stay at home.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on January 17, 2013, 09:40:32 PM
Quote
Think of the poor masters who might have to stay at home.

Would that be a master beator?

My cousin is a teacher in Canada, where snow is not exactly uncommon and she has the winter tyres etc on the yoke. When the schools are closed she can't take a duvet day but has to go to the nearest school, which in her case she could walk to.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 17, 2013, 09:46:31 PM
Think of the poor masters who might have to stay at home.
Is it one flake that triggers the day off?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on January 17, 2013, 09:57:58 PM
Think of the poor masters who might have to stay at home.
Is it one flake that triggers the day off?

The threat of a flake. Preemptive brilliance.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fear Bun Na Sceilpe on January 18, 2013, 11:19:37 AM
Any snow reports? Just pissing down here in Derry City, doesnt seem cold enough for snow either- 4 degrees at present
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: tyrone girl on January 18, 2013, 11:26:00 AM
Woke up this morning thinking the place was gonna be covered!!  Doesnt feel cold enough.
Starting a bit here in Dungannon more like light sleet at this stage though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on January 18, 2013, 11:49:06 AM
Don't worry Tyrone girl its on its way. This time tomorrow will be fun
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Nally Stand on January 18, 2013, 11:53:15 AM
Carrickmore getting fairly covered now
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on January 18, 2013, 12:00:18 PM
White stuff lashing down here in Birmingham. Went out to work this morning after being told the site had been passed as safe (any clown could see no-one could could work outside) an hour later told to go home as the site was unsafe :o. The drive to work usually takes about 20/25 minutes, it took me an hour 3/4 to get home.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ludermor on January 18, 2013, 03:14:57 PM
White stuff lashing down here in Birmingham. Went out to work this morning after being told the site had been passed as safe (any clown could see no-one could could work outside) an hour later told to go home as the site was unsafe :o. The drive to work usually takes about 20/25 minutes, it took me an hour 3/4 to get home.
same here in london , started getting heavy just after 10 and site was closed at 2, and its f**king baltic!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on January 18, 2013, 03:24:00 PM
Carrickmore getting fairly covered now

What's it like up our way now?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Nally Stand on January 18, 2013, 03:32:25 PM
Carrickmore getting fairly covered now

What's it like up our way now?

Worse to come I'd say. Around the house etc it's about an inch deep but the roads are still busy so they're just brown with slush. Will be a nightmare when it starts to freeze this evening/tonight  :-\
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: nifan on January 18, 2013, 03:37:03 PM
same here in london , started getting heavy just after 10 and site was closed at 2, and its f**king baltic!

After the earlier blizzard it seems to have stopped round the city anyway - its the guys in work commuting home to birmingham etc who are bricking it now....
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: BenDover on January 18, 2013, 03:54:34 PM
has been constant in Belfast from mid-morning and is starting to lie now, thank fook it's hometime.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on January 18, 2013, 04:50:16 PM
Snowed all day in Ballygawley but very little lay. Roads are fine. :)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on January 18, 2013, 05:48:13 PM
Snowed all day in Ballygawley but very little lay. Roads are fine. :)

Garvaghey doesn't look healthy. ???
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on January 18, 2013, 05:54:42 PM
Blizzard conditions here in Loughmacrory. At least 2-3 inches of snow lying with no sign of it stopping.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fear Bun Na Sceilpe on January 18, 2013, 05:59:14 PM
Few flakes here in Derry but thats about it. Too wet to lie
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Aaron Boone on January 18, 2013, 07:41:27 PM
Not a sausage in Rathmines.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: LeoMc on January 18, 2013, 11:02:37 PM
Snowed all day in Ballygawley but very little lay. Roads are fine. :)

Garvaghey doesn't look healthy. ???
You can see it from Birmingham?

White stuff lashing down here in Birmingham. Went out to work this morning after being told the site had been passed as safe (any clown could see no-one could could work outside) an hour later told to go home as the site was unsafe :o. The drive to work usually takes about 20/25 minutes, it took me an hour 3/4 to get home.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on January 18, 2013, 11:03:44 PM
We had a good solid 5-6 hour non-stop blizzard in Liverpool.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on January 18, 2013, 11:49:12 PM
2 hours from Belfast to Glenavy. Some buckin handlin.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: theticklemister on January 18, 2013, 11:52:12 PM
Good aul smattering in Belfast. Took me an hour and a half to get from Glengormley to Andytown. Grim.

Just like the 70s!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 18, 2013, 11:58:12 PM
2 hours from Belfast to Glenavy. Some buckin handlin.
Over Hannahstown? Cant imagine that road would be much fun.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on January 19, 2013, 12:01:16 AM
Tried Sheepwalk. No luck. Tried Hannahstown - balls to that. Back onto M1. Should've done that in the first place. Herself's face was some welcome when I got home. 5-a-side at 3:30 was probably a bad idea.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 19, 2013, 12:20:35 AM
f**k all snow here. Unfortunately means I'll be assigned jobs by the missus tomorrow instead of lighting the fire and taking her easy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on January 19, 2013, 12:24:54 AM
People didn't seem to think it was as bad as it was. Heard of loads of hoors getting stuck on the Hightown rd. The mountain road to Glenavy would have been fcuked! M1 to Moira roundabout prob the best??

That was the sensible one.

Tried to head up Ramoan. Bad start. Then some hoor with a trailer blocked the road at The Crooked Mile.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Aaron Boone on January 19, 2013, 12:47:19 PM
Glentoran v Dungannon Swifts OFF.

If you are on the M1 travelling up Swifts fans, there's no match at the Oval.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on January 19, 2013, 01:45:24 PM
Snowed all day in Ballygawley but very little lay. Roads are fine. :)

Garvaghey doesn't look healthy. ???
You can see it from Birmingham?

White stuff lashing down here in Birmingham. Went out to work this morning after being told the site had been passed as safe (any clown could see no-one could could work outside) an hour later told to go home as the site was unsafe :o. The drive to work usually takes about 20/25 minutes, it took me an hour 3/4 to get home.

That facebook is a mighty tool. ::)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on January 19, 2013, 04:11:18 PM
Quote
That facebook is a mighty tool.

Found by a tool, it is also inhabited by a large number of tools.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on January 19, 2013, 05:02:46 PM
You seem to know an awful lot about tools.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 19, 2013, 09:09:22 PM
Serious amount of snow falling in Newtownabbey direction
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: FermGael on January 21, 2013, 09:27:21 PM
Seems to have been a bit of snow in Belfast tonight.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on January 21, 2013, 10:30:27 PM
Heavy falls continuing here in Loughmacrory. At least 2 inches on top of the snow still here from Friday. Going to be an interesting drive to work tomorrow!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rois on January 21, 2013, 10:49:35 PM
Had a horrendous drive into town from Killinchy through Saintfield, passed jack knifed lorry and cars being pushed up hills. Still pelting down in Dunmurry here. Traffic only cleared from Queensway at 10pm.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 21, 2013, 10:56:48 PM
Feeling sorry for you all over there - here's what the next 36 hours has in store for me


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: heganboy on January 22, 2013, 03:07:58 AM
Same crap in New York as you have up there GH. Just add a couple of days with snow and bingo
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: stephenite on January 22, 2013, 08:46:06 AM
For the past 2 weeks I've been sweltering -we've had 2 days of 40+

Much prefer colder, you're more likely to be able warm up than cool down
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on January 22, 2013, 10:04:12 AM
-2 here with 85% humidity probably feels as uncomfortable as -10 with 50% humidity.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on January 29, 2013, 01:57:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3cLX9Azh358#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3cLX9Azh358#!)

Wave at Kilkee, Co. Clare.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on January 29, 2013, 02:05:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3cLX9Azh358#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3cLX9Azh358#!)

Wave at Kilkee, Co. Clare.

Where did your man go that was standing at the sea wall??
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on January 29, 2013, 02:07:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3cLX9Azh358#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3cLX9Azh358#!)

Wave at Kilkee, Co. Clare.

Where did your man go that was standing at the sea wall??

I was wondering about that, but I think he was standing beside the chair. You see him in a shot a bit later.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on January 30, 2013, 10:34:49 AM
Great picture


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21252362
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on January 30, 2013, 12:27:27 PM
Where is that?????????  ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on January 30, 2013, 04:25:33 PM
Where is that?????????  ;D

A small island to the east of the mainland.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on February 28, 2013, 12:29:13 PM
Apart from some very light flurries on Saturday, it's been at least 10 days of continuous dry weather around here and the forecast I have gives it to remain dry until Tuesday at least. Nice to have a prolonged dry spell of weather for a change. Certainly if the smell of silage is anything to go by, farmers are taking advantage anyway.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Apparently so on February 28, 2013, 12:37:15 PM
Make the most of it

This is as close to summer we will get

I`ll be out in the shorts and T-shirt later anyway  8)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on February 28, 2013, 12:46:18 PM
Bloody needed it. When It breaks will rain from now to october
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Bearly on loose on February 28, 2013, 02:57:57 PM
Apart from some very light flurries on Saturday, it's been at least 10 days of continuous dry weather around here and the forecast I have gives it to remain dry until Tuesday at least. Nice to have a prolonged dry spell of weather for a change. Certainly if the smell of silage is anything to go by, farmers are taking advantage anyway.

Where are you that your getting this smell of silage??  It will be the start of May before we get that anything like that round our way.  Now as for the smell of slurry, well that's a different story!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on February 28, 2013, 05:52:44 PM
Apart from some very light flurries on Saturday, it's been at least 10 days of continuous dry weather around here and the forecast I have gives it to remain dry until Tuesday at least. Nice to have a prolonged dry spell of weather for a change. Certainly if the smell of silage is anything to go by, farmers are taking advantage anyway.

Where are you that your getting this smell of silage??  It will be the start of May before we get that anything like that round our way.  Now as for the smell of slurry, well that's a different story!!
I got the two mixed up  :o
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 28, 2013, 07:31:08 PM
Quote
I got the two mixed up




Silage goes in the aperture on the left, slurry comes out the aperture on the right.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on March 10, 2013, 07:27:31 PM
Met Éireann has issued a weather warning with snow and strong winds forecast for many areas of the country overnight.

Temperatures are expected to fall to around -5C tonight with ground temperatures as low as -10C possible tomorrow night.

A snow and ice warning has been issued for parts of Leinster, Connacht and Munster.

Between 3cm and 8cm of snow is forecast with the highest accumulations in coastal counties of Leinster.

Blizzard conditions are also likely and a severe frost will be widespread.

AA Roadwatch has warned that road conditions may be poor tomorrow and urged motorists to drive with caution.

The snow and ice warning is issued for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Mayo, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford.

The cold weather is expected to continue until at least Thursday.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on March 21, 2013, 07:00:37 AM
Could be a rough 48hours ahead if the potential snow arrives.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#extra-uk-content
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 21, 2013, 08:13:05 AM
Could be a rough 48hours ahead if the potential snow arrives.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#extra-uk-content (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#extra-uk-content)
I've relations from Queensland currently over here atm. Ironically they'll probably love it!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on March 21, 2013, 12:42:56 PM
Could be a rough 48hours ahead if the potential snow arrives.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#extra-uk-content (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#extra-uk-content)
I've relations from Queensland currently over here atm. Ironically they'll probably love it!

A good brisk walk round the Gortin Glens would be the ticket tomorrow!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: 5 Sams on March 21, 2013, 03:27:24 PM



Here's what's in store tonight and tomorrow folks according to the NI Weather Facebook page.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on March 21, 2013, 04:57:11 PM
See them fecking boy racers are due out around Larne again. Hoors.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 21, 2013, 06:03:21 PM
See them fecking boy racers are due out around Larne again. Hoors.
:D Looks like they've gone into over the wall into the tide.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 21, 2013, 06:43:25 PM
Quote
Looks like they've gone into over the wall into the tide.

They're lucky the wind is offshore!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Wildweasel74 on March 21, 2013, 09:09:36 PM
Couldnt be any worse than cookstown yesterday, that was brutal, snow all fell in about a 5mile square area and no where else. it was like driving into the twilight zone.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: GJL on March 21, 2013, 09:17:40 PM
I had a man in from Draperstown yesterday who claims to have had 5 inches of snow yesterday morning!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 21, 2013, 09:21:51 PM
Quote
Couldnt be any worse than cookstown yesterday, that was brutal, snow all fell in about a 5mile square area and no where else. it was like driving into the twilight zone
.

Is Cookstown not always like the twilight zone?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Wildweasel74 on March 21, 2013, 09:26:19 PM
No its fine as along as you just keep on driving through it, lol
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on March 22, 2013, 01:34:55 AM
Don't think I have witnessed snow this intense before, absolute white out here in Loughmacrory. If this keeps up the way it has been forecast there will be some accumulation.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: BenDover on March 22, 2013, 02:58:14 AM
Just had a look out there now alert more than anything in Armagh at the min. The winds are def up though causing the lights to flicker
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 22, 2013, 07:18:51 AM
Just woke up to my daughter laughing while telling me the roof of the shed is gone!!!! WTF it was wedged between the back fence and oil tank. Mental winds
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: the Deel Rover on March 22, 2013, 07:22:59 AM
Unreal winds Milltownrow2 . I was scared to look outside this morning thankfully no damage.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 22, 2013, 07:42:02 AM
No snow here. More Met Office lies.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: BenDover on March 22, 2013, 08:49:51 AM
Just woke up to my daughter laughing while telling me the roof of the shed is gone!!!! WTF it was wedged between the back fence and oil tank. Mental winds
I'm sorry but that made me laugh there, made it into work and the snow only really appeared on the M1 after the lurgan junction. Feckin feet are soaked tramping through the slush.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on March 22, 2013, 08:56:33 AM
2-3 inches here in Loughmacrory, more in the drifts. Was a brief lull at 7am but hammering it down again now and it is forecast to continue for 24 hours at least. I wonder will the temperature creep up in the afternoon causing it to turn to rain?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fear Bun Na Sceilpe on March 22, 2013, 10:56:54 AM
Pissing down with rain in Derry City since 12 last night. Not a drop of snow except on the Donegal Hills
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on March 22, 2013, 11:37:56 AM
supposed to be heading to Waterfoot tomorrow morning, any idea what the weathers like down there at the minute? will help me make my mind up to go or not., or not looking good at the minute
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AQMP on March 22, 2013, 11:48:02 AM
No snow (yet) in Enniskillen, but very wet, windy and cold.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AQMP on March 22, 2013, 11:50:51 AM
supposed to be heading to Waterfoot tomorrow morning, any idea what the weathers like down there at the minute? will help me make my mind up to go or not., or not looking good at the minute
Was talking to a boy who travelled down from Ballycastle.

I asked "Here mate, did ye have any bar gettin down or was it sweet or wha?"

He replied, "Dead on tae a go' tae Templepa'rick."

Boys o' dear.  There must be a grant for having to listen to that accent.

For anyone thinking of heading to Windsor tonight, the match agin Russia is in doubt.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: magpie seanie on March 22, 2013, 11:55:45 AM
Anyone tell me what it's like up around Letterkenny and the Fanad peninsula. Heading up there tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on March 22, 2013, 12:03:54 PM
supposed to be heading to Waterfoot tomorrow morning, any idea what the weathers like down there at the minute? will help me make my mind up to go or not., or not looking good at the minute
Was talking to a boy who travelled down from Ballycastle.

I asked "Here mate, did ye have any bar gettin down or was it sweet or wha?"

He replied, "Dead on tae a go' tae Templepa'rick."

Boys o' dear.  There must be a grant for having to listen to that accent.

For anyone thinking of heading to Windsor tonight, the match agin Russia is in doubt.

Thanks so theres no bother heading down via Ballymena and the Cushendall road?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: johnneycool on March 22, 2013, 12:21:03 PM
Go the coast road, it's nicer. Salt water will melt the snow sure.

You'll also get any amount of poitín to take the frost out of your bones there too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 22, 2013, 12:39:26 PM
Go the coast road, it's nicer. Salt water will melt the snow sure.

You'll also get any amount of poitín to take the frost out of your bones there too.
Not while driving I hope. This isnt Kerry you know.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Bingo on March 22, 2013, 12:42:11 PM
Power out in carrickmacross, no idea why but no near as windy as it was last night. Still not a spring day though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 22, 2013, 12:54:14 PM
When is this Global Warming happening?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AQMP on March 22, 2013, 01:02:09 PM
When is this Global Warming happening?

That's usually three days in late May/early June.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Declan on March 22, 2013, 01:12:18 PM
Sellafield closed due to the weather. Surely some of the games due on over the weekend will be at risk?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AQMP on March 22, 2013, 01:16:48 PM
Sellafield closed due to the weather. Surely some of the games due on over the weekend will be at risk?

Over on the main Div 3 thread drici is reporting that Casement Pk is under heavy snow so the Antrim v Meath game on Sunday must be a doubt.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 22, 2013, 01:22:24 PM
Sellafield closed due to the weather. Surely some of the games due on over the weekend will be at risk?
Risk from Sellafield? Have you ever seen the shape of those Down hoors?  ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 22, 2013, 01:23:35 PM
supposed to be heading to Waterfoot tomorrow morning, any idea what the weathers like down there at the minute? will help me make my mind up to go or not., or not looking good at the minute
Was talking to a boy who travelled down from Ballycastle.

I asked "Here mate, did ye have any bar gettin down or was it sweet or wha?"

He replied, "Dead on tae a go' tae Templepa'rick."

Boys o' dear.  There must be a grant for having to listen to that accent.

For anyone thinking of heading to Windsor tonight, the match agin Russia is in doubt.

Thanks so theres no bother heading down via Ballymena and the Cushendall road?
Think roads are okay but there is no electricity supply at present.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Orior on March 22, 2013, 01:45:44 PM
Last I heard, the occupied six still intend to take on Russia tonight.

Very funny interview yesterday with their team captain. Asked about the fact that they have not won a game under O'Neill, he said that they were doing great things in training.

I wonder how many OWCers pay £40 to go watch their heros train?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: theticklemister on March 22, 2013, 01:48:54 PM
Stopped snowing liverpool; half day from school and thee oul bar could be getting hit earlier than expected. Looks like the club game off so definetly no excusr for hitting the pub!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 22, 2013, 01:52:49 PM
Wind driven sleet is a hoor to walk in.  >:(

I'm supposed to go to Belfast, it seems passable right now, is this true?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Armaghgeddon on March 22, 2013, 02:02:07 PM
Wind driven sleet is a hoor to walk in.  >:(

I'm supposed to go to Belfast, it seems passable right now, is this true?

Bring your wellies
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rois on March 22, 2013, 02:58:37 PM
Agree with Armaghgeddon - the pavements are SOAKING. 
On the wind tunnel that is Bedford Street you'd be blown into the river running down it.  But traffic moving ok.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on March 22, 2013, 03:08:07 PM
Two inches of snow here in Brum last night. Site closed down at dinner time (Agent had to get home to Sheffield  ;D). Just starting again now, fcuk it.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 22, 2013, 03:42:16 PM
supposed to be heading to Waterfoot tomorrow morning, any idea what the weathers like down there at the minute? will help me make my mind up to go or not., or not looking good at the minute
Was talking to a boy who travelled down from Ballycastle.

I asked "Here mate, did ye have any bar gettin down or was it sweet or wha?"

He replied, "Dead on tae a go' tae Templepa'rick."

Boys o' dear.  There must be a grant for having to listen to that accent.

For anyone thinking of heading to Windsor tonight, the match agin Russia is in doubt.

Thanks so theres no bother heading down via Ballymena and the Cushendall road?
Update. That road is fucked with snow drifts. Go the coast.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: gerrykeegan on March 22, 2013, 04:49:12 PM
Southside of Dublin City to Northside 16 minutes flat. Where they f**k is everyone? Fastest ever.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on March 22, 2013, 05:41:14 PM
supposed to be heading to Waterfoot tomorrow morning, any idea what the weathers like down there at the minute? will help me make my mind up to go or not., or not looking good at the minute
Was talking to a boy who travelled down from Ballycastle.

I asked "Here mate, did ye have any bar gettin down or was it sweet or wha?"

He replied, "Dead on tae a go' tae Templepa'rick."

Boys o' dear.  There must be a grant for having to listen to that accent.

For anyone thinking of heading to Windsor tonight, the match agin Russia is in doubt.

Thanks so theres no bother heading down via Ballymena and the Cushendall road?
Update. That road is fucked with snow drifts. Go the coast.

Yeah, heard that, not gonna go now to be on the safe side as we have stuff to bring up the Glen and dont want to chance it. thanks
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on March 22, 2013, 08:20:24 PM
Me leccy has gone dead.

is it still out HS? even South Belfast suffered an outage, terrible form
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Armaghgeddon on March 22, 2013, 08:22:52 PM
Electric back on in South Belfast
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Armaghgeddon on March 22, 2013, 08:24:50 PM
Donegall road looks better in the dark
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on March 22, 2013, 08:26:03 PM
Me leccy has gone dead.

is it still out HS? even South Belfast suffered an outage, terrible form
Just on. Was out about an hour.

all Belfast out at one stage, get the kettle boiled incase it pops again
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Wildweasel74 on March 22, 2013, 08:30:07 PM
ha havent even got snow round these parts!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on March 22, 2013, 08:35:48 PM
Strange snow. It has snowed non-stop since midnight NNE of Aghagallon but nothing lying.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on March 22, 2013, 09:57:59 PM
Strange snow. It has snowed non-stop since midnight NNE of Aghagallon but nothing lying.

I think they call that sleet!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on March 22, 2013, 09:59:29 PM
It wasn't though. Big hoor of a flake.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on March 22, 2013, 10:18:12 PM
Hope it's gone for the Tones next weekend.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 22, 2013, 10:34:26 PM
We got the best of the worst it seems.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: rrhf on March 23, 2013, 12:07:27 PM
You could see refugees leaving Belfast to warmer climates west of the bann. More than welcome lads our hotel rooms are empty.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on March 23, 2013, 01:11:06 PM
It wasn't though. Big hoor of a flake.

Big flake, small snow. Small flake, big snow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: give her dixie on March 23, 2013, 01:14:23 PM
Mad weather in south west Scotland, and I have just pulled into Cairnryan Port following 29 hours to cover 30 miles. Mental drifts that had the A75 blocked in several locations.

Will post a few photos later when I get home.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 23, 2013, 01:32:12 PM
Mad weather in south west Scotland, and I have just pulled into Cairnryan Port following 29 hours to cover 30 miles. Mental drifts that had the A75 blocked in several locations.

Will post a few photos later when I get home.

Jordanstown/Whiteabbey clear of any snow and starting to warm
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on March 23, 2013, 02:02:22 PM
Mad weather in south west Scotland, and I have just pulled into Cairnryan Port following 29 hours to cover 30 miles. Mental drifts that had the A75 blocked in several locations.

Will post a few photos later when I get home.

Wtf.

Btw, safe home.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 23, 2013, 05:48:37 PM
Funny weather, it snowed here like mad for about three hours after midnight yesterday but then it was all washed away by 8am. Since then its been ice cold rain and freezing wind. Not pleasant. Plenty of snow on higher ground up in the Sperrins though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Harold Disgracey on March 23, 2013, 10:58:45 PM
It seems as if the snow has taken out Freeview. The only channels I can get are the RTE ones.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 24, 2013, 12:43:04 AM
Things must have been bad when the snow covered the mast on Divis mountain!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: johnneycool on March 25, 2013, 09:38:57 AM
It seems as if the snow has taken out Freeview. The only channels I can get are the RTE ones.

Ha ha, same here, ended up watching Tallaghfornia. WTF!!

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: take_yer_points on March 25, 2013, 09:50:50 AM
It seems as if the snow has taken out Freeview. The only channels I can get are the RTE ones.

I can get all the freeview ones but I've lost the RTE ones from Clermount Carn (I think its Clermount Carn anyway - the aerial points towards Dundalk and worked up until the end of last week)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 25, 2013, 11:10:23 AM
The "Green" Glens of Antrim


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 18, 2013, 05:43:59 PM
Lets hope this rain we've had since 7.00 will stop sometime. It's depressing.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on May 18, 2013, 05:47:02 PM
Lets hope this rain we've had since 7.00 will stop sometime. It's depressing.

No rain in Portlaoise,just heading into watch Laois v Antrim.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on May 18, 2013, 06:42:49 PM
Lets hope this rain we've had since 7.00 will stop sometime. It's depressing.

No rain in Portlaoise,just heading into watch Laois v Antrim.

Keep us updated ya bollox
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on May 18, 2013, 06:59:58 PM
North West bike racing called off today due to the rain!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on June 05, 2013, 01:26:37 PM
Great weather. The women are out in force today.
Short skirts,low cut tops and if you're lucky a gust of wind from a passing bus or whatever and you'd never know what you might see!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: theskull1 on June 05, 2013, 01:28:59 PM
I do .... cellulite
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on June 05, 2013, 01:30:34 PM
spider legs
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on June 05, 2013, 01:32:03 PM
a piece of string?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Jonah on June 05, 2013, 01:57:07 PM
Leaving Cert starts today, always seems to be good weather for it.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on June 05, 2013, 01:57:36 PM
a piece of string?

baler twine  ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on June 05, 2013, 01:58:57 PM
Leaving Cert starts today, always seems to be good weather for it.

Best of luck with it..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on June 05, 2013, 02:01:48 PM
2 years is a long time in weather breakdown


http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b8bfa07e-1692-11e1-be1d-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz1fGnpkqYv


November 25, 2011 7:58 pm

Why climategate is a catastrophe for science

 By Christopher Caldwell

With the UN conference on climate change set to open in Durban next week, 5,000 emails stolen from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, have been uploaded to a Russian server. They seem to show climate scientists acting with a partiality that is alien to the scientific method. One of them worries that climate change “is being manipulated to put a political spin on it”. Another notes, regarding a planned study of tornadoes, that “getting people we know and trust is vital”.
The emails are not new: they come from the same trove as those released on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009. That earlier batch included an email in which Professor Phil Jones of UEA suggested to Michael Mann of the University of Pennsylvania that he delete certain emails, and another in which a professor discussed bullying a journal that had published a dissenting paper. Those sympathetic to the fight against climate change have dismissed the importance of these leaks. They are wrong. The emails weakened public support for the climate change fight. In the US they probably killed it.

Americans are running out of patience with climate change campaigning. The Pew Research Center recently asked Americans about a list of 22 “top policy priorities”. Climate change came almost last, behind such issues as moral decline, purging the political system of lobbyists and simplifying the tax code. The only issue voters considered less worthy of Washington’s attention was obesity – and one can see in any mall how little Americans are bothered by that.
Scepticism about global warming has spiked dramatically in the past two years. Pew also found that, after appearing on the public’s radar screen in 2007, the climate has become less important to voters with each annual survey.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on July 02, 2013, 11:22:01 AM
Although it doesn't look like it summer could be on its way...you'd just just know the 12th July is round the corner!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2635167#outlook
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on July 02, 2013, 12:20:51 PM
12th is always good. God is a prod!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on July 03, 2013, 10:43:12 PM
Forecast I have for Omagh is to be around 24 degrees at the start of next week with sunshine on Sunday and Monday with cloud cover on Tuesday but still warm.

For those fussed for tomorrow week, it gives it to be cloudy with occasional rain.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on July 08, 2013, 10:09:02 AM
Loving it ;D 8)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: All of a Sludden on July 08, 2013, 11:55:25 AM
A wee drop of rain wouldn't go amiss. Twenty degrees on my way in the road this morning at eight o'clock.  :o
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ballinaman on July 08, 2013, 11:58:43 AM
A wee drop of rain wouldn't go amiss. Twenty degrees on my way in the road this morning at eight o'clock.  :o
Had a 99 from me breakfast....
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on July 08, 2013, 02:21:06 PM
Count yourselves lucky lads - its been 35-37 C in NY over the past week.  High 40s out west!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on July 08, 2013, 02:29:40 PM
It's pushing 30 celsius in Newport, Tipp, today. Jaysus. Powerful stuff. 25 degrees in Ireland always feels hotter. Arizona used to regularly be in the 40s, but it was always a dry heat. I know people over from Arizona, who have lived there at least 15 years, and have come home for a holiday to Kilkenny. They were in Tramore and got sunburned!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: deiseach on July 08, 2013, 02:34:22 PM
I know people over from Arizona, who have lived there at least 15 years, and have come home for a holiday to Kilkenny. They were in Tramore and got sunburned!!

Sorry about that, it's set up down here that the sun falls particularly on Kilkenny folk when they visit. Had we known they were from Arizona we'd have arranged for them to have the good Tramore rays.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on July 08, 2013, 02:47:05 PM
No, they are Cats alright. Just home for a visit. Scalded Cats now I suppose.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: deiseach on July 08, 2013, 02:51:38 PM
Well, I hope they learned their lesson: next time, go to one of your own beaches.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ballinaman on July 08, 2013, 03:03:49 PM
A baldy scaldy cat down the baldy in Tramore!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hardy on July 08, 2013, 07:41:05 PM
It's like the one in the Book Of Heroic Failures (great fun) about a couple from Chester who went to Llandudno for their holidays. On their second day they booked a ticket for a mystery tour bus. You're not told the mystery destination until you get there. What was the mystery destination? Chester.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Syferus on July 09, 2013, 12:22:43 AM
I prefer the rain. The rain I can understand.

This shite? Never.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on July 09, 2013, 12:25:25 AM
Pray for Baldies
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Subbie on July 09, 2013, 12:28:02 AM
9 degrees in Sydney this morning yis hoors!!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Syferus on July 09, 2013, 12:30:54 AM
9 degrees in Sydney this morning yis hoors!!!

I miss the glorious days of 9 degree weather when the windows could stay shut and you did wake up in the middle of the night with a hairy fecking moth in your face.

Irish houses weren't built to cope with actual honest-to-God summer weather.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 09, 2013, 12:39:32 AM
Pray for Baldies
Hat or suncream? How did those feckers play sport in this over the weekend?!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Captain Obvious on July 09, 2013, 04:04:09 PM
I like my sleep and it's hard to sleep in this weather.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on July 12, 2013, 03:31:20 PM
Hottest temperature of the year recorded in Tyrone yesterday at 29,9 degrees. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23283198
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on July 12, 2013, 03:32:40 PM
9 degrees in Sydney this morning yis hoors!!!

I miss the glorious days of 9 degree weather when the windows could stay shut and you did wake up in the middle of the night with a hairy fecking moth in your face.

Coppers?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Aaron Boone on October 28, 2013, 12:35:18 AM
The St Jude storm is coming overnight for south of England.
 Batten down the hatches.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 28, 2013, 08:02:24 PM
This is awful. Raining a good lot since the beginning of my week off. It's just not fair is it?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on October 28, 2013, 08:23:08 PM
This is awful. Raining a good lot since the beginning of my week off. It's just not fair is it?

You getting a week off is what's not fair....
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: DrinkingHarp on November 17, 2013, 06:07:11 PM
Here in Chicago we had an inch of snow last week, now under a Tornado Watch with a tornado sighted on the ground about 30 miles away.  Crazy!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ballinaman on November 17, 2013, 06:51:58 PM
Here in Chicago we had an inch of snow last week, now under a Tornado Watch with a tornado sighted on the ground about 30 miles away.  Crazy!!
Bears game suspended due to it!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Under Lights on December 12, 2013, 04:01:05 PM
Very very mild. As mild of a December as I can remember. If you're getting a new coat for Christmas I fear you may not get the use of out it. Mild.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on December 12, 2013, 07:09:06 PM
So, mild then?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 12, 2013, 07:13:51 PM
Very very mild. As mild of a December as I can remember. If you're getting a new coat for Christmas I fear you may not get the use of out it. Mild.

Could be less mild come Jan, so that Xmas coat may still be useful :P
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: passedit on December 12, 2013, 08:05:59 PM

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on December 24, 2013, 09:17:36 AM
Snowing right now.

Great for the children.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on December 26, 2013, 10:24:21 PM
She's bad.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 26, 2013, 10:38:39 PM
Cutting up rough here. Still got power though otherwise there would be no tv!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on December 26, 2013, 10:40:45 PM
We'll do well to keep the electric on at this rate. Serious storm.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Arthur_Friend on December 26, 2013, 10:46:53 PM
Electricity out in the Glens of Antrim.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 26, 2013, 10:48:51 PM
Electricity out in the Glens of Antrim.
Can someone call PowerNI and let them know I was heading up tomorrow and would appreciate some light and heat in the house. At least til I get out to the pub  :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Arthur_Friend on December 26, 2013, 10:54:06 PM
Electricity out in the Glens of Antrim.
Can someone call PowerNI and let them know I was heading up tomorrow and would appreciate some light and heat in the house. At least til I get out to the pub  :D

Already taken care of Tony. They said they'll get right on it  ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on December 26, 2013, 11:26:07 PM
Electricity out in the Glens of Antrim.
Can someone call PowerNI and let them know I was heading up tomorrow and would appreciate some light and heat in the house. At least til I get out to the pub  :D

Already taken care of Tony. They said they'll get right on it  ;)
Gentleman!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: theskull1 on December 27, 2013, 12:44:53 AM
Electricity out in the Glens of Antrim.

Not all of the glens....still powered up here in Dunloy  ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: johnneycool on January 03, 2014, 12:13:47 PM
Anyone got a wee boat lying about?

You'll need one down in East Belfast/Sydenham today I believe!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Under Lights on January 03, 2014, 12:23:55 PM
Seen 8 bins down on the way to work this morning.

Stormy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 03, 2014, 02:52:59 PM
It's been windy and stormy enough but there has been a lot worse, I'm glad I managed to get up on the roof yesterday to fit aerial and feeling even better it's still up after last night.

No rain here yet and was talking to lad at the gym there and he was sent home from work due to the impending 'floods' a bit OTT I think.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 03, 2014, 03:11:43 PM



Title: Re: Weather
Post by: theticklemister on January 03, 2014, 03:17:36 PM
I shit myself on the Belfast to lpool ferry last night.Threw up everywhere.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: 5 Sams on January 03, 2014, 03:18:57 PM
I shit myself on the Belfast to lpool ferry last night.Threw up everywhere.

 :-\
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tubberman on January 03, 2014, 03:25:19 PM
I shit myself on the Belfast to lpool ferry last night.Threw up everywhere.

 :-\

Both ends - nasty!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: johnneycool on January 03, 2014, 03:26:41 PM
I shit myself on the Belfast to lpool ferry last night.Threw up everywhere.

 :-\

Both ends - nasty!!

Bad Burger?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: theticklemister on January 03, 2014, 03:31:13 PM
I shit myself on the Belfast to lpool ferry last night.Threw up everywhere.

 :-\

Both ends - nasty!!

Bad Burger?

fecking irish sea. the boat rocked for 10 hours, up, down ,back and front. had to head to the middle of the boat. didn't get much better. The ferry today was cancelled so I had to rush up to get last nights. bad times.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: declan85 on January 03, 2014, 03:51:03 PM
Salthill, Galway this morning:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152124722886941&type=3&l=e72c791432
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: All of a Sludden on January 03, 2014, 03:55:51 PM
Blackrock, Co Louth at midday.





Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on January 03, 2014, 05:44:57 PM
Cork city council has encouraged people to be vigilant. It's climate change, boy.
There is more energy in the atmosphere so the storms get bigger. It is not good.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 03, 2014, 06:00:45 PM
I shit myself on the Belfast to lpool ferry last night.Threw up everywhere.

 :-\

Both ends - nasty!!

Bad Burger?

fecking irish sea. the boat rocked for 10 hours, up, down ,back and front. had to head to the middle of the boat. didn't get much better. The ferry today was cancelled so I had to rush up to get last nights. bad times.

Was caught up in a storm on that ferry a few years ago. Was desperate for a shite and all the toilets were blocked with vomit.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 03, 2014, 06:06:57 PM
I shit myself on the Belfast to lpool ferry last night.Threw up everywhere.

 :-\

Both ends - nasty!!

Bad Burger?

fecking irish sea. the boat rocked for 10 hours, up, down ,back and front. had to head to the middle of the boat. didn't get much better. The ferry today was cancelled so I had to rush up to get last nights. bad times.

Was caught up in a storm on that ferry a few years ago. Was desperate for a shite and all the toilets were blocked with vomit.

so did you do this?


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: heganboy on January 03, 2014, 06:50:02 PM





Jaysus Gabe but that is proper cold. I'm yapping here in NYC as its -13 and heading to -20 for the night. we had about 8 inches last night (fnaar fnaar). Can't get warmed at all...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on January 04, 2014, 04:03:46 PM
I didn't know East Belfast was lower lying than the rest of the city and therefore more vulnerable to flooding. King Billy was Dutch so he would have been familiar with the problem.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on January 06, 2014, 04:32:36 PM
How bad was the flooding in Ballina?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on January 08, 2014, 03:06:22 AM
This is what happens when you shoot boiling water from a water pistol in -40 degree weather




Was shot here over the weekend
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: stephenite on January 08, 2014, 05:25:43 AM
That's nuts
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on January 08, 2014, 09:35:52 AM
Beautiful morning here. A lot to be said for the irish weather when you see how the rest of the world are suffering.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on January 31, 2014, 09:08:12 PM
Snowing away here at the min!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on January 31, 2014, 11:25:27 PM
Snowing like fook here!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on January 31, 2014, 11:26:20 PM
forecasters got it right again.


There might not be a pile of ball this weekend.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on January 31, 2014, 11:38:13 PM
It will be dry on Sunday, the likes of Drogheda might be OK.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on February 03, 2014, 11:15:04 AM
Man swims on Oliver Plunkett Street: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHNQ8dvvhaA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHNQ8dvvhaA)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on February 03, 2014, 11:21:26 AM
Was stopped at traffic lights a few minutes ago and saw a stop sign pole nearly decapitate a fella.
The whole thing just lifted from the ground and fell and missed him by inches.
Some wind out there.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 03, 2014, 03:26:01 PM
Has not stopped raining all day here in East Antrim, It's a shit hole (Larne) most days of the week but I'm going to need a canoe to get home
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on February 03, 2014, 03:28:09 PM
There was a seal on a street in Cork apparently. Swam up no bother.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on February 03, 2014, 03:36:17 PM
There was a seal on a street in Cork apparently. Swam up no bother.

He has the same look I usually have the day after an All-Ireland Final.


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on February 03, 2014, 03:39:00 PM
Apparently that's the Lee, rather than a street. Mind you, be no bother to hop out through that fence now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on February 03, 2014, 03:46:01 PM
Apparently that's the Lee, rather than a street. Mind you, be no bother to hop out through that fence now.
They would want to seal up them fences alright....
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on February 03, 2014, 03:47:01 PM
I think I'd be moving that car if I owned it as well.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Last Man on February 03, 2014, 04:08:42 PM
Man swims on Oliver Plunkett Street: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHNQ8dvvhaA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHNQ8dvvhaA)
He wouldnt want to be biting his nails after swimming in that fs!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 03, 2014, 04:26:30 PM
I think this is just the start of global warming.

If we get flooding like this say once every 2 years insurers won't bother providing cover for
important parts of Cork, Galway and Limerick.

Christchurch in NZ had a massive earthquake a few years ago.

 http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YX2pWcwnEvE/UPxtOkOMGaI/AAAAAAAABRM/xjFZKx16SlM/s1600/cathedral-before-after.jpg
http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2011/02/24/1226011/315116-christchurch-lyttleton-earthquake.jpg

Houses that were in previously desirable areas had to be abandoned.
Insurance companies refused to cover risks because the chance of losing money was too high.

http://afflictor.com/tag/henry-petroski/
“The engineer, like the insurance agent, is hampered by the fact that his skill depends on the earth behaving in the future as it has in the past. As Petroski writes,
Since it is future failure that is at issue, the only sure way to test our hypotheses about its nature and magnitude is to look backward at failures that have occurred historically. Indeed, we predict that the probability of occurrence for a certain event, such as a hundred-year storm, is such and such a percentage, because all other things being equal, that has been the actual experience contained in the historical meteorological record.
That record, however, is now shattered. In the course of Petroski’s lifetime, and all of ours, we’ve left behind the Holocene, the ten-thousand-year period of benign climatic stability that marked the rise of human civilization. We’ve raised the global temperature about a degree so far, but a better way of thinking about it is: we’ve amped up the amount of energy trapped in our narrow envelope of atmosphere, and hence every process that feeds off that energy is now accelerating. For instance, this piece of simple physics: warm air holds more water vapor than cold. Already we’ve increased moisture in the atmosphere by about 4 percent on average, thus increasing the danger both of drought, because heat is evaporating more surface water, and of flood, because evaporated water must eventually come down as rain. And those loaded dice are doing great damage. “


It's not good news.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Billys Boots on February 03, 2014, 05:01:33 PM
It'll be an interesting world without insurance (as we know it). 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 04, 2014, 12:57:42 AM
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/03/flooding-threat-severn-thames-riverside-properties#start-of-comments

•   rockyrex
03 February 2014 10:04pm
Recommend
6
This whole sequence of storms since the Saint Jude's Day Storm at the end of October is very unusual. Currently they are arriving roughly every 2 to 3 days, with no sign that this will change soon.
Weather systems under-950 hPa are rare but there have been several since Mid-December. The Met Office say: " On Christmas Eve a mean-sea-level pressure of 936 hPa was recorded at Stornoway (Western Isles), the lowest such value at a UK land station for many years."
(The Met Office website says pressures below 950 hPa are rare -
Pressures below 950 hPa have been recorded at UK weather stations about 30 times in the last 200 years:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wea.20/abstract
- this reference (a paper published in 2007) was sent to me by the Met Office in reply to an e-mail I sent them asking about these very low pressures that are appearing recently)
The Met Office website also says for December 2013: "The UK overall received 154% of average rainfall. Two broad areas, one over southern and south-east England and the other extending from the Lake District to Highland Scotland, were much wetter than average with many places receiving twice the normal rainfall for the month"
Some commentators have suggested that there is no evidence of this kind of autumn/winter weather in the UK in any records, even using informal written material from the times before formal meteorology. Of course, someone will tell us that it is all normal, but some evidence for a previous period like this would be useful.
The storm arriving on Wednesday 5/2/2014 is shown on the Met Office website pressure map with a central pressure below 948 hPa. Here we go again.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 04, 2014, 01:04:12 AM
The Netherlands is like a mirror image of London across the North Sea. They were battered in 1953.
If nothing is done about climate change the Netherlands is basically fucked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Sea_flood_of_1953


They have a system called Delta Works.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Works

"An important part of this project was fundamental research to help solve the flooding problem. Instead of analysing past floods and building protection sufficient to deal with those, the Delta Works commission pioneered a conceptual framework to use as norm for investment in flood defences.

The framework is called the 'Delta norm'; it includes the following principles:
Major areas to be protected from flooding are identified. These are called "dike ring areas" because they are protected by a ring of primary sea defences.
The cost of flooding is assessed using a statistical model involving damage to property, lost production, and a given amount per human life lost.
For the purpose of this model, a human life is valued at €2.2 million (2008 data).
The chances of a significant flood within the given area are calculated. This is done using data from a purpose-built flood simulation lab, as well as empirical statistical data regarding water wave properties and distribution. Storm behaviour and spring tide distribution are also taken into account.

The most important "dike ring area" is the South Holland coast region. It is home to four million people, most of whom live below normal sea level. The loss of human life in a catastrophic flood here can be very large because there is typically little warning time with North Sea storms. Comprehensive evacuation is not a realistic option for the Holland coastal region.

The commission initially set the acceptable risk for complete failure of every "dike ring" in the country at 1 in 125,000 years. But, it found that the cost of building to this level of protection could not be supported. It set "acceptable" risks by region as follows:
North and South Holland (excluding Wieringermeer): 1 per 10,000 years
Other areas at risk from sea flooding: 1 per 4,000 years
Transition areas between high land and low land: 1 per 2,000 years

River flooding causes less damage than salt water flooding, which causes long-term damage to agricultural lands. Areas at risk from river flooding were assigned a higher acceptable risk. River flooding also has a longer warning time, producing a lower estimated death toll per event.
South Holland at risk from river flooding: 1 per 1,250 years
Other areas at risk from river flooding: 1 per 250 years.

These acceptable risks were enshrined in the Delta Law. "

The problem is that the weather now is changing so fast that 1 per 1250 years could be one per 250 years say by 2024 . Nothing to stop it going to 1 in 50. We don't know.

And the whole flood system then would be in question.   
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on February 04, 2014, 09:36:01 AM
Quote
Weather systems under-950 hPa are rare but there have been several since Mid-December. The Met Office say: " On Christmas Eve a mean-sea-level pressure of 936 hPa was recorded at Stornoway (Western Isles), the lowest such value at a UK land station for many years."

http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim/aim0702.html (http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim/aim0702.html)

7-2-5. Low Barometric Pressure

When abnormally low barometric pressure conditions occur (below 28.00), flight operations by aircraft unable to set the actual altimeter setting are not recommended.


http://www.flightpedia.org/convert/28-inches-of-mercury-to-hectopascals.html (http://www.flightpedia.org/convert/28-inches-of-mercury-to-hectopascals.html)

28 Inches of Mercury = 948.188283 Hectopascals

Most aircraft altimeter scales only go down to 950 hectopascals.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 06, 2014, 01:05:39 PM
#ukstorm This Saturday's stormy seas in the South West are forecast to be much much bigger than today - US Navy pic.twitter.com/cXmwFEkSQv

https://twitter.com/JonHillITV/status/431202848299573248/photo/1

Go bhfoire Dia orainn
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on February 06, 2014, 01:39:46 PM
I'm supposed to be heading down to Cahirciveen for a birthday party this week. The Mountain Stage between Killorglin and Kells Bay might be interesting.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Gabriel_Hurl on February 06, 2014, 03:14:22 PM
Yesterday an hour north of the city


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on February 06, 2014, 05:24:58 PM
I'm supposed to be heading down to Cahirciveen for a birthday party this week. The Mountain Stage between Killorglin and Kells Bay might be interesting.

You go to interesting birthday parties!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: joemamas on February 06, 2014, 05:53:45 PM
I'm supposed to be heading down to Cahirciveen for a birthday party this week. The Mountain Stage between Killorglin and Kells Bay might be interesting.

You go to interesting birthday parties!

Dodgy time of year to be hiking or hill climbing
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on February 08, 2014, 11:31:38 AM
More storms on the way.


Keep the fire lit and an extra loaf of bread in the house.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AQMP on February 11, 2014, 02:15:59 PM
For anyone travelling in the West today, there's heavy snow in Enniskillen at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Lazer on February 11, 2014, 03:04:00 PM
Snowing elsewhere up north too

Newry & Armagh have snow - but not lying yet
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on February 11, 2014, 03:42:32 PM
Snow is on.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 11, 2014, 03:49:53 PM
Snow is on.

Sunny in East Antrim
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: southdown on February 11, 2014, 03:51:30 PM
Snowing elsewhere up north too

Newry & Armagh have snow - but not lying yet

It's that honest snow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 11, 2014, 03:53:40 PM
Quote
Sunny in East Antrim

Are you sure, I always think of East Antrim as grim.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 11, 2014, 03:59:01 PM
Quote
Sunny in East Antrim

Are you sure, I always think of East Antrim as grim.

It's grim in Larne that's for sure but at the minute, weather wise it's sunny
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Under Lights on February 11, 2014, 04:39:38 PM
Snowing in Cookstown, Co Tyrone
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 11, 2014, 04:51:46 PM
Shocking flooding in the Thames Valley. Tory heartland. Is norn irn sending sandbags?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AQMP on February 11, 2014, 04:54:27 PM
Shocking flooding in the Thames Valley. Tory heartland. Is norn irn sending sandbags?

Derrytresk sending handbags.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 11, 2014, 05:43:56 PM
Braved the hills of Tyrone this afternoon and plenty of snow flurries but nothing too hectic.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 11, 2014, 08:31:51 PM
On the way home from school today, visibility was very poor. Everyone was crawling along, next thing I saw a Garda car pulled in the side road I pass, (good idea, but given circumstances etc). If it was speeding they were pulling for, you'd have to question their wisdom given the day that was in it!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Apparently so on February 11, 2014, 09:52:04 PM
Larne should be done away with

That is all

Cheers
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: michaelg on February 11, 2014, 09:56:32 PM
Larne should be done away with

That is all

Cheers
What a w**k phrase
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Apparently so on February 11, 2014, 10:04:23 PM
Larne should be done away with

That is all

Cheers
What a w**k phrase

What a w**k

That is all

Cheers

x x x x x
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 11, 2014, 10:05:06 PM
Larne should be done away with

That is all

Cheers
What a w**k phrase

It's grim,  I'm not looking to level it  :o
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Apparently so on February 11, 2014, 10:11:28 PM
Well, you should be. Any right thinking hoor would be of the same opinion

That is all
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fear Bun Na Sceilpe on February 12, 2014, 08:47:03 AM
snowed all day yday in Derry, good covering at low levels, some school closures
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: angermanagement on February 12, 2014, 09:29:37 AM
Anyone know what the road conditions are like round Enniskillen, Clones and Omagh ?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: lawnseed on February 12, 2014, 09:35:55 AM
there goes the trampoline... >:( >:(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: supersarsfields on February 12, 2014, 09:51:38 AM
Anyone know what the road conditions are like round Enniskillen, Clones and Omagh ?

Omagh had about 2 inches of show. So the travel was slow but roads had been well gritted and cleared. Had no problem this morning at roughly 7.30am. Just give yourself decent time. Enniskillen similar. Nothing that would put you of travelling.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: angermanagement on February 12, 2014, 10:06:12 AM
Good man SS.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: lawnseed on February 12, 2014, 10:09:54 AM
if snow comes with this wind it'll be a disaster.. kids off mid term typical
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 12, 2014, 10:20:50 AM
Sleet for the past 2 hours!! Horrible outside, though I've three double radiators on in here!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: lawnseed on February 12, 2014, 10:27:31 AM
title tip get a superser gas heater for backup ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 12, 2014, 10:40:50 AM
there goes the trampoline... >:( >:(
Saw one in tatters at the back of a house outside Omagh yesterday. I tightened ours up a couple of weeks ago after the last gales thinking that was it! Should really take it down over winter but the thought of putting it back together again makes me  :'(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: lawnseed on February 12, 2014, 10:45:16 AM
do what I normally do just take the middle out of it. the bouncy bit leave the skeleton. then if you get a dry day and they want a go on it just stick the middle back in and its been in the shed so its dry
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: EC Unique on February 12, 2014, 02:33:35 PM
Stay safe in the southern counties today lads! I hear the weather is getting a bit mental..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on February 12, 2014, 03:44:00 PM
Cutting up rough here at the moment. Trees down all over, and some of them are huge. Fire brigades, guards and ambulances all over the place. Not nice at all.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 12, 2014, 04:10:42 PM
Roof blown off a swimming pool in New Ross as well.

It's windy and wet here. Not as bad as in the deep south though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: 5 Sams on February 12, 2014, 04:15:01 PM



Picture taken from Flannerys Bar FB page and tweeted by @Zuroph of the Shannon about to burst its banks!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on February 12, 2014, 06:13:16 PM
Wind has picked up significantly here in Tyrone. Met office has just issued an orange alert for the whole of the north. Looks to have been a crazy day down south. We had horrendous snow all  of yesterday afternoon and evening. Was a hairy drive from Omagh to Loughmacrory.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on February 12, 2014, 09:10:12 PM
Wind has picked up significantly here in Tyrone. Met office has just issued an orange alert for the whole of the north. Looks to have been a crazy day down south. We had horrendous snow all  of yesterday afternoon and evening. Was a hairy drive from Omagh to Loughmacrory.

thats a hairy drive most of the time.... ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 12, 2014, 10:03:55 PM
I see Nowlan Park got the rap.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on February 12, 2014, 10:30:27 PM
Tis windy in Limerick

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-26158196
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on February 12, 2014, 10:32:21 PM
Much calmer now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on February 12, 2014, 10:35:14 PM
Much calmer now.

Calm before another forecasted storm.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 13, 2014, 12:15:49 AM
Gorey GAA club

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 13, 2014, 08:51:41 AM
Gorey GAA club


Unbelievable Jeff. Did the rugby club next door get hit as well?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 13, 2014, 03:42:13 PM
Well we could in North Carolina!


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hardy on February 13, 2014, 03:54:45 PM
Has to be a cap-comp.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 13, 2014, 04:20:30 PM
Engineering will never be the same again . That Gorey st Eannas building was designed assuming stable weather. A lot of the Tiger era stuff was thrown up cheaply assuming Ireland would never have hurricanes. Bridges are under more stress this week than the engineers ever imagined. And it is only going to get worse.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on February 13, 2014, 04:22:32 PM
You're a fierce cheerful fella seafoid. You know that? :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: johnneycool on February 13, 2014, 04:37:45 PM
Engineering will never be the same again . That Gorey st Eannas building was designed assuming stable weather. A lot of the Tiger era stuff was thrown up cheaply assuming Ireland would never have hurricanes. Bridges are under more stress this week than the engineers ever imagined. And it is only going to get worse.

You'd be taking the Architect or contractor to the cleaners if the gable wall blew in, that's just mad ted.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 13, 2014, 05:22:11 PM
Engineering will never be the same again . That Gorey st Eannas building was designed assuming stable weather. A lot of the Tiger era stuff was thrown up cheaply assuming Ireland would never have hurricanes. Bridges are under more stress this week than the engineers ever imagined. And it is only going to get worse.

You'd be taking the Architect or contractor to the cleaners if the gable wall blew in, that's just mad ted.
who is going to insure them?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on February 13, 2014, 09:17:23 PM
That is ridiculous the way that gable has been engineered. Where are the gables posts. That is a wall built about 30" with no ties. Lucky no one was killed. If It was me I would on to my solicitor asap. How many more structures in the celtic state are like this.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on February 13, 2014, 09:21:02 PM
there goes the trampoline... >:( >:(


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on February 14, 2014, 08:28:48 PM
http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2014/02/13/storm-sees-ireland-blown-2-4km-closer-to-britain/ (http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2014/02/13/storm-sees-ireland-blown-2-4km-closer-to-britain/)

I think Lawnseed would make a good Minister for Weather.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on March 11, 2014, 02:08:07 PM
That's the weather now lads !

Grass will be starting to grow. You'll see men going with their lawnmover to get her seen to after she refused to start after a long winter.



Bring it on.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on March 11, 2014, 02:54:41 PM
Good to fell the heat of the sun again. Lifts the ole spirit.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: DennistheMenace on March 11, 2014, 03:51:55 PM
Definite link between weather and mood, or maybe it's because Cheltenham is on and a bank holiday is coming up!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on April 18, 2014, 07:25:13 PM
Quare.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggysego on April 18, 2014, 11:42:08 PM
Good dryin well-har
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on July 18, 2014, 07:38:39 AM
Some thunder, lightning and rain this morning!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on July 18, 2014, 08:32:08 AM
Roasting here, very humid too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: maddog on July 18, 2014, 09:05:38 AM
Roasting here

Has mrs D not put the summer quilt on yet.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Under Lights on July 18, 2014, 09:15:48 AM
Raining here in Ardboe at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on July 18, 2014, 10:11:24 AM
Roasting here

Has mrs D not put the summer quilt on yet.

To quote our mutual friend: "How well you know me MD"!!
 :P :P :P ::)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: GJL on August 09, 2014, 09:27:26 PM
Crazy thunder and lightening in Ballygawley this evening. Very heavy rain.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on September 22, 2014, 10:38:40 PM
There's meant to be a drop of rain tonight. Thank feck. The bird crap has been on the motor since August. When was the last time it rained here?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on September 23, 2014, 06:20:47 AM
It'll keep the dust down. Great for any man that has sowed out a lawn recently or reseeded ground.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on September 23, 2014, 09:28:47 AM
Some spell of weather. If I had of been organised I could have had the outside of the house painted.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on September 23, 2014, 10:27:06 AM
Some spell of weather. If I had of been organised I could have had the outside of the house painted.

There's still time!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on October 05, 2014, 11:09:38 PM
Quare wined the night.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on October 05, 2014, 11:19:21 PM
Planes circling over my head here looking for somewhere to land. Casement would be perfect.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on October 06, 2014, 10:12:47 AM
Ballykelly would be another one. Remember that Ryanair flight that landed in Ballykelly army barracks a few years ago? I remember RTE had a big story about how the plane was impounded following the 'incident', when in reality it was sitting back in Shannon. Ryanair had leased it from Skynet or someone. My brother in law flew it back from Ballykelly.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on October 06, 2014, 11:20:21 AM
Planes circling over my head here looking for somewhere to land. Casement would be perfect.

Did you mean the derelict stadium or the aerodrome?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on October 06, 2014, 12:17:22 PM
Flew into Manchester airport this morning, pilot fairly earned his corn for that flight!! Was very windy both during landing and when we got off!! ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on October 06, 2014, 12:57:55 PM
Dr Kieran Hickey of NUI Galway sees a strong trend emerging. “Since November 2009, we haven’t had a six-month period in Ireland without a significant weather event or disaster.” The clear threat to Ireland, he told me, is not rising temperatures per se, but “more and more weather extremes from a system ramped up by climate change”.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Orior on October 06, 2014, 01:10:34 PM
It was so bad in Poyntzpass yesterday evening that the crows had to walk home.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 06, 2014, 01:29:54 PM
Ballykelly would be another one. Remember that Ryanair flight that landed in Ballykelly army barracks a few years ago? I remember RTE had a big story about how the plane was impounded following the 'incident', when in reality it was sitting back in Shannon. Ryanair had leased it from Skynet or someone. My brother in law flew it back from Ballykelly.
Not the one from the future?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on October 06, 2014, 02:05:11 PM
Maybe it was Skyjet :) One of those fly by night (boom boom) operations that seemed to come and go out of Shannon every couple of years.

Edit, just checked, it was Skynet. Nothing wrong with my memory. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_Airlines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_Airlines)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on October 16, 2014, 07:35:31 PM
The buckin rain here is mental!!

A bit like the people.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 16, 2014, 09:26:20 PM
The buckin rain here is mental!!
Mad here too that time. Lasted for about an hour.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on October 16, 2014, 11:58:10 PM
The buckin rain here is mental!!

You know rain.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on October 17, 2014, 12:14:16 AM
Shorts on Tuesday. Houses flooded on Thursday. Mad alright.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on October 17, 2014, 10:39:22 AM
https://www.facebook.com/IrishWeatherOnline/photos/a.175844715765251.48714.175249952491394/973221949360853/?type=1&fref=nf (https://www.facebook.com/IrishWeatherOnline/photos/a.175844715765251.48714.175249952491394/973221949360853/?type=1&fref=nf)

Big thunderstorms tonight even mentioning tornados (in a non-sensationalist way obviously  ;D)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: pullhard on October 21, 2014, 11:07:01 AM
Very blowy today Hii!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on November 19, 2014, 09:59:47 PM
Any posters in upstate New York?


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: moysider on November 20, 2014, 12:18:25 AM
Any posters in upstate New York?




Bloody Styrofoam!

On a more serious note, feral mountain goats were seen dossing about Pontoon road yesterday morning. Sure sign cold snap is nigh -from people that have been driving the road for years.  :-\
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on November 20, 2014, 12:28:56 AM
Quote
Bloody Styrofoam!

It would make a good caption competition, insulators from hell.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ballela-angel on November 20, 2014, 01:21:01 AM
Any posters in upstate New York?

No, but I normally go there to fish this time of year - Glad I didn't go there this week!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Never beat the deeler on November 20, 2014, 03:13:19 AM


On a more serious note, feral mountain goats were seen dossing about Pontoon road yesterday morning. Sure sign cold snap is nigh -from people that have been driving the road for years.  :-\

Bollox - last time I saw them was in August
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on January 13, 2015, 12:36:32 AM
4 foot of snow on its way.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on January 13, 2015, 09:42:50 AM
Don't think it will be that bad Orangeman. Its the wind for Wednesday night that I would be more worried about. Looking like its gona get pretty rough
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Carmen Stateside on January 26, 2015, 10:48:51 AM
Heading out to work right now.  24 - 36 inches of snow expected to fall today and tonight here in NY.  May get an extra hour or two in bed tomorrow :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: bamboo on January 26, 2015, 12:40:08 PM
I'm heading to New York on Thursday week(5th Feb)- will all be ok by then?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: heganboy on January 26, 2015, 02:47:03 PM
in midtown manhattan and its shitty out there. We are sending everyone home at 12, and mandatory from home day tomorrow. Not sure we'll see the full 3 feet everyone is shouting about, but even half of that with the strong winds will be an absolute shit show. Power lines will be out, mass transit will take a big hit, and they are saying that there will be a whiteout for driving. Would want to be a quare medical emergency to drive in that.
Mind you having said that, the world's worst drivers all seem to come to the north east USA to show off their abject lack of skills. There is also an assumption that their car drives the same in the snow as it does on a dry warm road...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on January 26, 2015, 04:36:56 PM
in midtown manhattan and its shitty out there. We are sending everyone home at 12, and mandatory from home day tomorrow. Not sure we'll see the full 3 feet everyone is shouting about, but even half of that with the strong winds will be an absolute shit show. Power lines will be out, mass transit will take a big hit, and they are saying that there will be a whiteout for driving. Would want to be a quare medical emergency to drive in that.
Mind you having said that, the world's worst drivers all seem to come to the north east USA to show off their abject lack of skills. There is also an assumption that their car drives the same in the snow as it does on a dry warm road...

I'd hate to drive an automatic in snow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on January 26, 2015, 05:09:45 PM
in midtown manhattan and its shitty out there. We are sending everyone home at 12, and mandatory from home day tomorrow. Not sure we'll see the full 3 feet everyone is shouting about, but even half of that with the strong winds will be an absolute shit show. Power lines will be out, mass transit will take a big hit, and they are saying that there will be a whiteout for driving. Would want to be a quare medical emergency to drive in that.
Mind you having said that, the world's worst drivers all seem to come to the north east USA to show off their abject lack of skills. There is also an assumption that their car drives the same in the snow as it does on a dry warm road...

We are out at 1 today and, barring some unforseen change in the storm, tomorrow too. As you say, the standard of driving in this city is nothing short of shocking, so I am not looking forward to the commute home.  At least I have AWD.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on January 26, 2015, 05:11:06 PM
On the bright side (maybe :p), I will now get to see the Liverpool Chelsea game tomorrow!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on January 26, 2015, 05:15:00 PM
in midtown manhattan and its shitty out there. We are sending everyone home at 12, and mandatory from home day tomorrow. Not sure we'll see the full 3 feet everyone is shouting about, but even half of that with the strong winds will be an absolute shit show. Power lines will be out, mass transit will take a big hit, and they are saying that there will be a whiteout for driving. Would want to be a quare medical emergency to drive in that.
Mind you having said that, the world's worst drivers all seem to come to the north east USA to show off their abject lack of skills. There is also an assumption that their car drives the same in the snow as it does on a dry warm road...

I'd hate to drive an automatic in snow.

Never had any problems myself.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on January 26, 2015, 05:35:35 PM
I'm heading to New York on Thursday week(5th Feb)- will all be ok by then?

You'll be grand.  They're pretty quick at getting the roads cleared here.  Pavements will be a bit messy, particularly at crossings, so bring a pair of winter boots.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on January 26, 2015, 05:57:00 PM
in midtown manhattan and its shitty out there. We are sending everyone home at 12, and mandatory from home day tomorrow. Not sure we'll see the full 3 feet everyone is shouting about, but even half of that with the strong winds will be an absolute shit show. Power lines will be out, mass transit will take a big hit, and they are saying that there will be a whiteout for driving. Would want to be a quare medical emergency to drive in that.
Mind you having said that, the world's worst drivers all seem to come to the north east USA to show off their abject lack of skills. There is also an assumption that their car drives the same in the snow as it does on a dry warm road...

I'd hate to drive an automatic in snow.

Never had any problems myself.

Do they still have the two low gears?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: bamboo on January 26, 2015, 06:21:01 PM
Cheers Jell, exactly what I was hoping to hear. Stay safe all.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: heganboy on January 26, 2015, 07:06:11 PM
On the bright side (maybe :p), I will now get to see the Liverpool Chelsea game tomorrow!
heres hoping the power stays on
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on January 26, 2015, 09:09:21 PM
Times Square Cam
http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/?cam=tsrobo3

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: dec on January 26, 2015, 10:33:24 PM
All public transport, including subways will shut down completely at 11pm tonight and there will be a travel ban on all non emergency vehicles so the city will really be shut down tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Carmen Stateside on January 26, 2015, 10:37:01 PM
On the bright side (maybe :p), I will now get to see the Liverpool Chelsea game tomorrow!

Same as that, Job closed tomorrow  :D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on January 26, 2015, 10:40:31 PM
On the bright side (maybe :p), I will now get to see the Liverpool Chelsea game tomorrow!

Same as that, Job closed tomorrow  :D

Haven't you handy times over in America.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 26, 2015, 10:59:45 PM
On the bright side (maybe :p), I will now get to see the Liverpool Chelsea game tomorrow!

Same as that, Job closed tomorrow  :D

Haven't you handy times over in America.
Saft as shite them boys.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: dec on January 26, 2015, 11:20:02 PM
On the bright side (maybe :p), I will now get to see the Liverpool Chelsea game tomorrow!

Same as that, Job closed tomorrow  :D

The "benefit" of remote desktop, I'll be working tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: dec on January 27, 2015, 01:32:49 PM
Looks like the storm ended up a little further east than expected. NYC not as bad as expected but Long Island was dumped on pretty bad. They are going to have the subways and bus service back up and running with reduced service this morning.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on January 27, 2015, 01:42:29 PM
Looks like the storm ended up a little further east than expected. NYC not as bad as expected but Long Island was dumped on pretty bad. They are going to have the subways and bus service back up and running with reduced service this morning.

Plenty of whinging about overkill and inaccurate forecasts. Of course,  if the governors and mayor had put their heads in the sand and said "f**k it" and the storm had instead shifted west, the same idiots would've screaming about incompetence.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NAG1 on January 27, 2015, 01:46:10 PM
what are the predictions for here later in the week? Is it going to cause disruption or will it be low level stuff.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 27, 2015, 01:49:45 PM
what are the predictions for here later in the week? Is it going to cause disruption or will it be low level stuff.
It will mostly be found on the ground.  ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NAG1 on January 27, 2015, 03:58:08 PM
what are the predictions for here later in the week? Is it going to cause disruption or will it be low level stuff.
It will mostly be found on the ground.  ;)

Apart from the stuff on the roof Tony of course  ;)

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on January 27, 2015, 05:52:05 PM
Don't think its going to be too bad NAG for anyone that doesn't  live on the Glenshane pass.....then your fcuked  ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on January 28, 2015, 04:57:23 PM
This is only the beginning, Amber warning of snow through to tomorrow and then a lull before a biting northerly wind comes in Saturday. The met office have issued further yellow warnings for Saturday through to midnight Sunday.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on January 28, 2015, 07:06:20 PM
This is only the beginning, Amber warning of snow through to tomorrow and then a lull before a biting northerly wind comes in Saturday. The met office have issued further yellow warnings for Saturday through to midnight Sunday.

Do NOT eat any of the amber or yellow snow!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Harold Disgracey on January 28, 2015, 07:54:33 PM
Beacon Hill in Boston.

http://youtu.be/tee40M-IBAY
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on January 29, 2015, 05:12:55 AM
They might have got games played last night but you'd be hard pressed to get any football played today in many parts. A complete whiteout.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 29, 2015, 10:16:44 AM
Stuck on A6 near Stockport!!! Pure whiteout!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: muppet on February 03, 2015, 04:59:43 PM
6 more weeks of winter and an increase in earaches!

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31100453 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31100453)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: orangeman on June 02, 2015, 12:54:10 AM
1st June and I'm putting coal on the fire.

I can't mind the last time we lit a fire in June. Depressing stuff.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on June 02, 2015, 12:01:29 PM
Not good. Was in London yesterday where it was 14 degree's and came home and out to feed the cattle and it would have cut the ears of you.
I see the heat wave that they talked about has now been drown graded for us so no real sign of summer just yet.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 02, 2015, 01:25:50 PM
Geansaí over the shirt for work today. No good at all, although it is keep the rate of growth down on my lawn so not all bad!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Canalman on June 02, 2015, 01:53:22 PM
Some amount of trees blown over in Dublin yesterday.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: illdecide on June 02, 2015, 02:37:46 PM
1st June and I'm putting coal on the fire.

I can't mind the last time we lit a fire in June. Depressing stuff.

Do you remember summer last year...? I think it was on a Wednesday
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: GJL on June 02, 2015, 03:10:43 PM
1st June and I'm putting coal on the fire.

I can't mind the last time we lit a fire in June. Depressing stuff.

Do you remember summer last year...? I think it was on a Wednesday


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: From the Bunker on June 02, 2015, 03:15:20 PM
Less than three weeks to the longest day. Sure you can't be expecting good weather yet?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on June 02, 2015, 09:50:02 PM
No turf cut yet it could be a cold winter i tell ye
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on June 23, 2015, 08:37:45 AM
Some morning out there. Fantastic.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: tommysmith on June 23, 2015, 10:32:13 AM
Some morning out there. Fantastic.

Fantastic you should head to the giant's causeway lovely in this weather.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: CD on July 17, 2015, 02:36:13 PM
Weather is shocking! Heating on!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on July 17, 2015, 02:44:51 PM
Same here
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: DrinkingHarp on July 18, 2015, 04:21:46 AM
Saturday here in Chicago will be over 41 with the heat index.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on July 18, 2015, 09:54:48 AM
Saturday here in Chicago will be over 41 with the heat index.

You can probably reverse those digits here.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on July 18, 2015, 04:22:51 PM
That was some downpour!!! What a shiity climate we live in
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: CD on July 18, 2015, 07:44:58 PM
That was some downpour!!! What a shiity climate we live in
Still cats and dogs here! Fed up looking out at it! The children built every piece of Lego in the house today. What the hell are they going to do tomorrow?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on July 18, 2015, 08:31:53 PM
it was notable today that there was a band of heavy showers diagonnally from Limerick to Belfast, but little enough north and south of that.

But the big rain is coming


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: highorlow on January 14, 2016, 04:15:17 PM
Handy website

http://isitsnowinginireland.com/

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: redzone on January 14, 2016, 06:07:17 PM
Handy website

http://isitsnowinginireland.com/


Handy just to look out the window
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 28, 2016, 04:14:06 PM
Sleet/hail falling for half an hr at least.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on April 28, 2016, 11:14:30 PM
Was snow on the ground this day last year. Nothing new
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Boycey on February 23, 2017, 03:36:26 PM
Heres an A380 trying and failing to land at Manchester Airport in Storm Doris...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcNfQ-Cmd0w&feature=youtu.be

Looks to be going sideways at the end..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Stall the Bailer on August 23, 2017, 03:57:10 PM
Some flooding in the north west. Bridges swept away, landslides, homes and businesses destroyed. Not nice at all.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: screenexile on August 23, 2017, 04:16:35 PM
Some flooding in the north west. Bridges swept away, landslides, homes and businesses destroyed. Not nice at all.

Was travelling through it yesterday and it was very difficult to say the least!!!

Much worse though for those whose homes/businesses were affected. Carrickmore/Beragh/Drumquin/Institute were very badly hit a huge blow to those clubs!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on August 25, 2017, 02:09:52 PM
Texas due for 10 times as much rain as fell in NW Ireland. Everything is bigger in America.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omagh_gael on August 25, 2017, 03:01:31 PM
I have never witnessed rain like it on Tuesday. Unbelievable. To make matters worse there has been a further weather warning issued for the North for heavy rain and lightning to midnight tonight.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on August 25, 2017, 03:08:08 PM
You get these storms in August, thirty years ago this week was Hurricane Charlie in Dublin and the bridges were washed away in Wicklow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: DrinkingHarp on August 26, 2017, 09:51:52 AM
Some parts of south Texas expecting 35-50 inches of rain due to Hurricane Harvey!!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: RedHand88 on August 26, 2017, 10:58:58 AM
Heres an A380 trying and failing to land at Manchester Airport in Storm Doris...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcNfQ-Cmd0w&feature=youtu.be

Looks to be going sideways at the end..

Nope, nope, nope a thousand times nope.  :-\
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Boycey on August 26, 2017, 12:52:48 PM
Some parts of south Texas expecting 35-50 inches of rain due to Hurricane Harvey!!!

Watched CNN for a bit last night and they had a special report on about it seemingly the hurricane is going to make landfall and instead of moving inland and dissipating as it normally would it's going to stay in the same place for 2/3 days and drop all its rain in the same place  :o. The guy talking said his weather crew had hundreds of years of forecasting experience between them but had never anticipated anything like that level of rainfall..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on August 26, 2017, 01:16:24 PM
That's a bit disingenuous. Hundreds of years between them is still the same 20 or 30 years :)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on August 26, 2017, 02:52:17 PM
We got 2 inches of rain on Tuesday if we got 50 inches it would be good night Irene
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on August 26, 2017, 04:29:17 PM
Let's see how they do in Texas, the issue will be people in low lying areas who did not evacuate. Perhaps they learned from New Orleans.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on August 27, 2017, 07:27:34 PM
Rainfall in Heuston so far this weekend is comparable with the entire total for Malin Head for 2017, including the recent rain.



Probably best not to use I-10, it is worse than Broadway was in Belfast


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Boycey on August 27, 2017, 10:11:30 PM
I've been watching this again tonight, the scale of it is staggering and they're talking about another 40/50 inches of rain due to fall from now til Friday...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: screenexile on August 27, 2017, 11:30:26 PM
And yet the majority of them still deny climate change!!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on August 28, 2017, 04:04:07 PM
No joke
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-41071404/storm-harvey-viral-photo-prompts-care-home-rescue

Inhabiting a flood plain where tropical storms are likely is not wise, although I suppose this would mean evacuating Bangladesh.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on September 05, 2017, 02:19:43 PM
Another Category 4/5 Hurricane Irma  (https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/video/hurricane-irma-strengthens-to-category-5)heading towards Florida and likely to upend a few islands en route.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on September 05, 2017, 06:01:02 PM
people in panic mode in florida already - no water left in the major supermarkets we checked today - you can't really evacuate because where do you go? nobody knows what path this hurricane is taking...
lots of media scare mongering going on - I know it will be bad but it isnt the Armageddon either - causes hysteria and panic and in times like this thats not what we need
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rois on September 06, 2017, 12:03:55 AM
people in panic mode in florida already - no water left in the major supermarkets we checked today - you can't really evacuate because where do you go? nobody knows what path this hurricane is taking...
lots of media scare mongering going on - I know it will be bad but it isnt the Armageddon either - causes hysteria and panic and in times like this thats not what we need
Currently on a ship in the Caribbean and spent today rearranging travel plans.
We were due to sail back into Havana Sat and to fly from Havana to Miami and spend a week in South Florida before flying back Miami to Dublin. Now completely changed the plans. Getting off the cruise in Jamaica tomorrow and flying back to Miami, few days in south Florida, then flying over to LA instead. Flying back from LA to Dublin. Possibly panicking but neither of us wants to be stuck in Havana if a devastating storm hits, and don't want to spend a week of hard earned hols on weather watch as we're doing at the mo.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on September 06, 2017, 01:17:35 PM
Well it wouldn't be good weather for sunbathing
https://youtu.be/WgS2hMZAsek
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on September 06, 2017, 03:52:09 PM
people in panic mode in florida already - no water left in the major supermarkets we checked today - you can't really evacuate because where do you go? nobody knows what path this hurricane is taking...
lots of media scare mongering going on - I know it will be bad but it isnt the Armageddon either - causes hysteria and panic and in times like this thats not what we need
Currently on a ship in the Caribbean and spent today rearranging travel plans.
We were due to sail back into Havana Sat and to fly from Havana to Miami and spend a week in South Florida before flying back Miami to Dublin. Now completely changed the plans. Getting off the cruise in Jamaica tomorrow and flying back to Miami, few days in south Florida, then flying over to LA instead. Flying back from LA to Dublin. Possibly panicking but neither of us wants to be stuck in Havana if a devastating storm hits, and don't want to spend a week of hard earned hols on weather watch as we're doing at the mo.
I wouldnt stay in Miami unless you know for certain it wont be there? It's supposed to hit south florida monday 2am if you can get out to LA I'd go now Rois! no point in staying here for no reason? I know your man has a load of auld mates in the area but I wouldn't take the risk unless you had to...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on September 06, 2017, 03:55:17 PM
NFL Game and College Games both called off in Miami, so I wouldn't be heading there anyway. Head West.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Oraisteach on September 06, 2017, 04:26:53 PM
Rois, I think the Iceman is giving good advice.  It looks almost certain that S Florida will get walloped, so if I were you, I'd be off to LA.  I'm in N Florida, and people here are showing signs of panic.  Last night, couldn't buy either water or gasoline.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on September 06, 2017, 05:32:07 PM
I'm not sure why there is such a panic for water. Can people not just keep a few empty containers in the house and just fill it from the tap before the crisis?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 06, 2017, 05:51:14 PM
I'm not sure why there is such a panic for water. Can people not just keep a few empty containers in the house and just fill it from the tap before the crisis?

Your are being funny??
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on September 06, 2017, 06:57:56 PM
I'm not sure why there is such a panic for water. Can people not just keep a few empty containers in the house and just fill it from the tap before the crisis?
all of our drinking water is filtered through the fridge. Most people I know in america and most places I have lived do the same. Theres 7 in our house. If there is no water for a week think about how much we need just to drink never mind to wash or flush a toilet

i've been through two hurricanes in NJ - it isn't pretty
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on September 06, 2017, 07:13:43 PM
I'm not sure why there is such a panic for water. Can people not just keep a few empty containers in the house and just fill it from the tap before the crisis?

Your are being funny??

No. Are you?


I'm not sure why there is such a panic for water. Can people not just keep a few empty containers in the house and just fill it from the tap before the crisis?
all of our drinking water is filtered through the fridge. Most people I know in america and most places I have lived do the same. Theres 7 in our house. If there is no water for a week think about how much we need just to drink never mind to wash or flush a toilet

i've been through two hurricanes in NJ - it isn't pretty

A couple of yokes like this, filled up in advance, is the job. Not queuing in Albertsons, although some food might be found there.
https://www.amazon.com/Etna-4495-50-gallon-Portable-Barrel/dp/B007EM2YCE/
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rois on September 06, 2017, 07:14:20 PM
We're on a flight out of Orlando to LA on Sat morn. We can be flexible if we need to leave earlier.
Our priority was to get off the ship and onto mainland USA so about to fly from Jamaica this afternoon.
Bizzare though, the cruise company haven't mentioned it, despite fact that the ship is due into Havana on Sat. We felt like criminals trying to escape.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on September 06, 2017, 08:38:02 PM
I'm not sure why there is such a panic for water. Can people not just keep a few empty containers in the house and just fill it from the tap before the crisis?

Your are being funny??

No. Are you?


I'm not sure why there is such a panic for water. Can people not just keep a few empty containers in the house and just fill it from the tap before the crisis?
all of our drinking water is filtered through the fridge. Most people I know in america and most places I have lived do the same. Theres 7 in our house. If there is no water for a week think about how much we need just to drink never mind to wash or flush a toilet

i've been through two hurricanes in NJ - it isn't pretty

A couple of yokes like this, filled up in advance, is the job. Not queuing in Albertsons, although some food might be found there.
https://www.amazon.com/Etna-4495-50-gallon-Portable-Barrel/dp/B007EM2YCE/
I have a swimming pool full of water that will do the job for flushing toilets if need be
got cases of drinking water there at Costco - 5 cases for $25 - will keep us rightly
have a case of brown bottles with blue labels too that will keep the thirst away if necessary
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on September 06, 2017, 09:01:55 PM
Stay safe Iceman. I have immediate family members and cousins in SW Florida. Some leaving, some not yet sure.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Boycey on September 06, 2017, 09:40:50 PM
https://www.ventusky.com/?p=18.1;-65.8;5&l=gust

Looks horrendous, if you move to the right you can see the next one forming behind it, hurricane Jose..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on September 06, 2017, 10:10:39 PM
Stay safe Iceman. I have immediate family members and cousins in SW Florida. Some leaving, some not yet sure.
the joys of living stateside!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on September 06, 2017, 11:55:39 PM
https://www.ventusky.com/?p=18.1;-65.8;5&l=gust

Looks horrendous, if you move to the right you can see the next one forming behind it, hurricane Jose..

Trump will never allow a Jose into the US.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omaghjoe on September 07, 2017, 04:15:18 AM
Its looks like the literal perfect storm, a terrible beauty no doubt

Iceman
Didnt know ye moved, Seattle freeze prob doesnt sound too bad at the mo?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rois on September 07, 2017, 05:17:23 AM
Just been out with the good folk of South Florida GAA. They are glad the football is next weekend. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on September 07, 2017, 12:53:09 PM
Its looks like the literal perfect storm, a terrible beauty no doubt

Iceman
Didnt know ye moved, Seattle freeze prob doesnt sound too bad at the mo?
Still take east coast people any day - they're weird in the west and Seattle probably tops that bill
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on September 07, 2017, 01:02:11 PM
Its looks like the literal perfect storm, a terrible beauty no doubt

Iceman
Didnt know ye moved, Seattle freeze prob doesnt sound too bad at the mo?
Still take east coast people any day - they're weird in the west and Seattle probably tops that bill

I think you'd like Arizona :)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on September 07, 2017, 02:42:58 PM
Its looks like the literal perfect storm, a terrible beauty no doubt

Iceman
Didnt know ye moved, Seattle freeze prob doesnt sound too bad at the mo?
Still take east coast people any day - they're weird in the west and Seattle probably tops that bill

Hey Now! Dems fightin words
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on September 07, 2017, 02:51:41 PM
Its looks like the literal perfect storm, a terrible beauty no doubt

Iceman
Didnt know ye moved, Seattle freeze prob doesnt sound too bad at the mo?
Still take east coast people any day - they're weird in the west and Seattle probably tops that bill

All America is weird, you are only talking about gradations.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: playwiththewind1st on September 07, 2017, 09:49:34 PM
All I can say is that it went pretty ballistic this afternoon in Sorrento for 2-3 hours !
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omaghjoe on September 08, 2017, 06:07:05 AM
A real monster compared to Andrew

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: DrinkingHarp on September 09, 2017, 10:57:39 PM
Here you can watch 6 live webcams throughout Florida with the hurricane moving in.

https://www.boston.com/news/national-news/2017/09/09/5-webcams-you-can-watch-for-hurricane-irmas-arrival-in-florida
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Denn Forever on September 10, 2017, 03:02:26 PM
I hope any of the posters who live in the areas affected are safe esp. those who are in those areas  working e.g. FL/MAYO.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 10, 2017, 03:13:38 PM
I hope any of the posters who live in the areas affected are safe esp. those who are in those areas  working e.g. FL/MAYO.
+1.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rois on September 10, 2017, 04:36:22 PM
I hope any of the posters who live in the areas affected are safe esp. those who are in those areas  working e.g. FL/MAYO.
+2
Iceman, not sure where you are but hope you and yours are safely out of harm's way.

We got a flight out of Orlando 5hrs before they closed the airport. We talked to people who had left their homes as secure as possible and then travelled up to Orlando to ride it out in a hotel. They are from Fort Myers and have no idea what to expect when they go back home.
The guys we were with Wed/Thurs who own an Irish bar made the Irish Sun.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on September 10, 2017, 04:49:47 PM
6m people evacuated. The GOP is insane
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: FL/MAYO on September 14, 2017, 07:03:54 PM
A crazy week, so many people with out power in this oppressive heat and humidity. September always sucks weather wise at the best of times. 8 elderly people found dead in a nursing home yesterday. I would say Iceman on the west coast got the full brunt of the storm, he is okay though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on September 14, 2017, 07:13:43 PM
He posted some great videos online.

There's a reason the 'U' are called the Hurricanes I suppose.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: FL/MAYO on September 14, 2017, 07:42:23 PM
He posted some great videos online.

There's a reason the 'U' are called the Hurricanes I suppose.
Go canes!
The funny thing is that most of the people who live in the worst affected areas have no idea of the extent of the damage in the rest of the state. They won't have seen or have had access to the news since Sunday. The middle Keys look destroyed. I hope that's the last one for me, there's a lot to be said for the shitty Irish climate.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Puckoon on September 14, 2017, 07:45:53 PM
Crazy videos and pictures from Iceman alright. Obviously this pales in comparison, but very strange weather in Nevada on the whole yesterday. Tornado warnings, which we never get. 2 hours of lightning strikes and driving rain and funnel clouds - lucky it sparked no additional fires. Reno has had about 10 fires within 20 miles of the city this summer. It's touchpaper out there. And in the midst of it all - hailstones ranging from marble size to tennis ball size.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Oraisteach on September 14, 2017, 09:23:41 PM
Do you have a link to Iceman's videos?  We live in the Florida panhandle, and with Irma bearing down on us, we skedaddled to Mobile to a hotel full of evacuees from Miami, Naples, Ft. Myers and Tampa.  We returned home yesterday. Power had been restored and, at least for us, no damage and v little sign that a hurricane had passed through.  Last year's hurricane caused much more damage. We were very lucky indeed.  Others were much less fortunate.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on September 15, 2017, 02:02:50 AM
Power restored this evening there about 7.33pm
What a storm.
We were exactly 1 mile from the dead centre of the eye. The eye itself was 50 miles wide so we took a direct hit.  Irma came blasting through at Category 3-4 which is up to 150mph. I've never seen anything like it. Utter destruction. Trees ripped out of the ground, roots that were under tarmac all lifted. Stop signs and street signs, lamp posts, concrete benches - all pulled out. Pool coverings and patio cages crumpled in pieces. It was unreal.
I was able to take videos during the eye and about 30 mins up to the worst part. Was great to see nature up close - she is amazing and terrifying all at once.
Thanks everyone who has checked in. Hope you faired better Oraisteach in the panhandle!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Oraisteach on September 15, 2017, 02:27:58 AM
Iceman, though the eye passed close to Tallahassee, by the time it reached us it had weakened considerably, so damage was minimal. Glad you came out of it in good shape.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on September 19, 2017, 11:00:09 AM
Next storm Maria at Cat 5 and heading for Puerto Rico, which hasn't had such a thing for 90 years.
It will veer away from Florida, but might still hit the US coast further north.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: highorlow on October 13, 2017, 02:05:30 PM
22 degrees here in Dublin today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on October 15, 2017, 07:43:33 PM
22 degrees here in Dublin today.

Same as Amsterdam and 25 tomorrow expected!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: screenexile on October 26, 2017, 12:26:35 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/26/sea-levels-to-rise-13m-unless-coal-power-ends-by-2050-report-says?CMP=twt_gu

LIES!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 10, 2017, 07:06:30 AM
Anyone snowed in? looks like the midlands and west of Ireland has got the worst of it.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omaghjoe on December 10, 2017, 07:28:06 AM
2320 9 Dec in Socal...... 23°C  :( :( :( :( :(

Gimmie a bit o snow and frost anyday
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rossfan on December 10, 2017, 08:45:36 AM
We have snow outside so staying in bed for a while longer.
ZZZZZZZZZZ
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on December 10, 2017, 09:58:38 AM
Only rain in Dublin. So like the Nordies during Storm Ophelia, because it's not bad here I'm refusing to believe it's bad anywhere else.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rossfan on December 10, 2017, 10:47:48 AM
You must work for RTÉ  ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 10, 2017, 11:42:39 AM
Weather is great up here! Beach was packed with the dog walkers! Lovely day
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Syferus on December 10, 2017, 01:09:01 PM
Six inches of snow in west Roscommon.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: redzone on January 03, 2018, 12:28:25 PM
What is the best weather app ?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: playwiththewind1st on January 03, 2018, 03:11:42 PM
Frank Mitchell is the go to man for the weather.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on January 03, 2018, 03:17:02 PM
What is the best weather app ?

I use yr.no it's a Norwegian app and allows you look for specific towns. I'd give it 9/10 for accuracy within the day on an hour by hour basis. A great help when it comes to calling training off for kids etc. I'd say 8/10 for 2-3 days out and 6/10 for up to 10 days
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: GJL on January 03, 2018, 03:30:49 PM
Not sure about app but I use www.metcheck.com (http://www.metcheck.com)  and find it very good.

Was rough our way last night with a lot of trees down.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 23, 2018, 11:06:50 PM
Snow on the way next week, it seems. Not for obscure places like Roscommon but right in Baile Átha Cliath, 2010 style.
Maybe time to cover the pipes.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Boycey on February 25, 2018, 10:20:04 PM
So the updates get bleaker and bleaker, will it be snowmageddon or a damp squib?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 25, 2018, 10:23:17 PM
So the updates get bleaker and bleaker, will it be snowmageddon or a damp squib?

Tues/Wednesay is showers in Leinster, like 2010, some places get more showers some less. Thursday night likely a wave of snow 30cm, but this might not extend all the way north or might be a bit sleety on the south coast.

10% chance of 60cm in Dublin.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Avondhu star on February 25, 2018, 11:10:26 PM
Six inches of snow in west Roscommon.
As long as the district nurse can get the red tablets to you there's no need to worry
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 26, 2018, 12:38:09 PM
Them's inches, not centimetres


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on February 26, 2018, 12:42:40 PM
Wouldn't read to much into that chart lads. Snow predictions are a case of on the day. Alot of it will be hit and miss as no computer model can predict where streamers will form out over the Irish sea.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 26, 2018, 12:50:04 PM
Wouldn't read to much into that chart lads. Snow predictions are a case of on the day. Alot of it will be hit and miss as no computer model can predict where streamers will form out over the Irish sea.

I imagine computer models can make a pretty good guess, but of course cannot say exactly how many showers will fall at a given location, these are only averages. You'll clearly get more effect from the Irish sea in Dublin than in Limerick.
However, the volume here comes as much from Thursday night and is not so much streamers as an actual front.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on February 26, 2018, 01:02:16 PM
That front has been watered down a fair bit in the latest model runs. Not giving it to run as far north now
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Orior on February 26, 2018, 01:20:27 PM
That front has been watered down a fair bit in the latest model runs. Not giving it to run as far north now

Exactly. Forecasters always err on the side of pessimistic.

Plus, in the occupied six, a lot of people think that the forecast for England applies to the north.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on February 26, 2018, 01:44:04 PM
That front has been watered down a fair bit in the latest model runs. Not giving it to run as far north now

Exactly. Forecasters always err on the side of pessimistic.

Plus, in the occupied six, a lot of people think that the forecast for England applies to the north.
Sure once the North is ok that's all that matters....
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 26, 2018, 04:20:35 PM

Sure once the North is ok that's all that matters....


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 27, 2018, 12:35:05 PM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpiP_jN1Pv4
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Avondhu star on February 27, 2018, 01:13:43 PM
That front has been watered down a fair bit in the latest model runs. Not giving it to run as far north now

Exactly. Forecasters always err on the side of pessimistic.

Plus, in the occupied six, a lot of people think that the forecast for England applies to the north.
It couldn't piss enough on some of them
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: north_antrim_hound on February 27, 2018, 01:25:40 PM
That front has been watered down a fair bit in the latest model runs. Not giving it to run as far north now

Exactly. Forecasters always err on the side of pessimistic.

Plus, in the occupied six, a lot of people think that the forecast for England applies to the north.
It couldn't piss enough on some of them

You referring to the north or England
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 27, 2018, 01:29:47 PM
Michelle O'Neill has arranged for Tyrone to be excluded from British snow



Title: Re: Weather
Post by: johnneycool on February 27, 2018, 01:33:06 PM
Michelle O'Neill has arranged for Tyrone to be excluded from British snow





I hope TF that she doesn't take advice from Wee Barry when it comes to head wear for the coming weather front!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Avondhu star on February 27, 2018, 01:34:53 PM
That front has been watered down a fair bit in the latest model runs. Not giving it to run as far north now
No but they can get the same treatment
Exactly. Forecasters always err on the side of pessimistic.

Plus, in the occupied six, a lot of people think that the forecast for England applies to the north.
It couldn't piss enough on some of them

You referring to the north or England
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Denn Forever on February 27, 2018, 01:36:10 PM
Looks like a lovely summer's day in Cavan.  Cold as "expletive"
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 27, 2018, 02:47:41 PM
You can't accuse the British of overreacting.
"many stranded passengers" "communities cut off for days" "long interruptions to power"  = amber warning

What would be a red warning, return of the glaciers?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 27, 2018, 03:35:42 PM
Sunny in Belfast, bit cold but no one has died yet, trains still working though, and schools still operating
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on February 27, 2018, 06:21:36 PM
Heavy snow in Dublin now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 27, 2018, 06:32:39 PM
Cold easterly breeze here. Nothing extraordinary. It'll be on the news this evening so seeing as it's snowing in Dublin.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on February 27, 2018, 06:51:23 PM
Cold easterly breeze here. Nothing extraordinary. It'll be on the news this evening so seeing as it's snowing in Dublin.

Not much of a problem at this stage. Likely the place will be white by morning though, but they can likely clear it if the showers are discontinuous.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 27, 2018, 07:25:58 PM
Sunny in Belfast, bit cold but no one has died yet, trains still working though, and schools still operating
Your wife watching the weather intently? My missus checks every update.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on February 27, 2018, 07:40:23 PM
Cold easterly breeze here. Nothing extraordinary. It'll be on the news this evening so seeing as it's snowing in Dublin.

Not much of a problem at this stage. Likely the place will be white by morning though, but they can likely clear it if the showers are discontinuous.
#prayforthenordies
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 27, 2018, 07:45:46 PM
Cold easterly breeze here. Nothing extraordinary. It'll be on the news this evening so seeing as it's snowing in Dublin.

Not much of a problem at this stage. Likely the place will be white by morning though, but they can likely clear it if the showers are discontinuous.
#prayforthenordies
Orange warnings in operation. Traditional snow routes. The snowplough my father wore.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 27, 2018, 07:55:31 PM
Sunny in Belfast, bit cold but no one has died yet, trains still working though, and schools still operating
Your wife watching the weather intently? My missus checks every update.

Her place is generally bad but her school last to close!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on February 27, 2018, 08:39:29 PM
You can't accuse the British of overreacting.
"many stranded passengers" "communities cut off for days" "long interruptions to power"  = amber warning

What would be a red warning, return of the glaciers?
The time there was a massive dumping of snow back in December 2010 (can't remember exact date, might have been 15th or 17th) over NI which was followed by a week's worth of brass monkey temperatures was forewarned by the UK Met Office with a red weather warning.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Aaron Boone on February 27, 2018, 10:51:12 PM
BBC NI forecast at 10.30pm  totally ignored the 10 inches about to fall 50 miles south in Leinster.  Angle NI Phillips did say the east UK was suffering as she expanded the map over Eng/Scot/Wales.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on February 27, 2018, 11:16:40 PM
No other regional forcast does that type of shit.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 28, 2018, 07:14:53 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/live/2018/feb/28/uk-weather-beast-from-the-east-batters-britain-for-second-day-live
"Status red” warnings are the highest alert level available to Ireland’s weather service, and the Met’s website says the severe weather warnings “should be a comparatively rare event”.

They imply “that recipients take action to protect themselves and/or their properties”.

“This could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily; by staying indoors; or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions,” the Irish Met says."

Snow causes no damage to houses. Irelabd is too flat for avalanches.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on February 28, 2018, 07:42:14 AM
Next to impossible to distinguish between the road and the grass on the Curragh this morning. A few cars abandoned.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Shamrock Shore on February 28, 2018, 07:46:23 AM
Snow in Blackrock. Country cut off.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on February 28, 2018, 07:47:09 AM
Next to impossible to distinguish between the road and the grass on the Curragh this morning. A few cars abandoned.

Should've gone on horseback.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on February 28, 2018, 07:59:40 AM
Snow in Blackrock. Country cut off.
Sure everyone has Range Rovers there I'm sure ye will be fine!
About 5 or 6 inches here. Schools closed. Think I'll stay off meself.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 28, 2018, 08:19:00 AM
Thankfully there's no snow here yet. Bitterĺy cold wind though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on February 28, 2018, 08:32:22 AM
About 2 inches lying on the ground here in Tipp. Schools closed.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Square Ball on February 28, 2018, 09:01:23 AM
Belfast is clear, so far. Looking at the forecasts they keep changing from hour to hour, one minute heavy and prolonged the next flurries.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 28, 2018, 09:11:26 AM
Woke up this morning expecting it to be freezing but it was grand, though i did go to bed and forgot to turn off the heat!!
Belfast clear, very dry, zero degrees though, perfect for snow should it come.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on February 28, 2018, 09:29:21 AM
Next to impossible to distinguish between the road and the grass on the Curragh this morning. A few cars abandoned.
Did it look lily white? Or snow white?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: screenexile on February 28, 2018, 09:36:56 AM
Good 2 inches here in Ballinascreen but nothing major.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: larryin89 on February 28, 2018, 09:50:27 AM
Building sites closed till Monday here in Dublin , production down but no loss to developers as nobody gets paid.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 28, 2018, 11:17:52 AM
Some light white stuff floating about now...

edit. its stopped!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Taylor on February 28, 2018, 11:51:14 AM
Edit - it started again
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 28, 2018, 11:56:46 AM
Edit - it started again

Looks more like dandruff
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on February 28, 2018, 11:57:46 AM
Snowing heavy here in Tipp now. We weren't expecting this until tomorrow/Fri. Might be more than expected here so. I'll have to cancel training tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Taylor on February 28, 2018, 12:07:03 PM
Edit - it started again

Looks more like dandruff

Edit stopped again
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AQMP on February 28, 2018, 12:55:41 PM
A few flurries around the Enniskillen area.  Nothing significant so far.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: johnneycool on February 28, 2018, 01:05:49 PM
Snowing heavy here in Tipp now. We weren't expecting this until tomorrow/Fri. Might be more than expected here so. I'll have to cancel training tomorrow night.

Wha? Get those U10's out and at it, snow is no excuse.   ;D

Woke up this morning expecting it to be freezing but it was grand, though i did go to bed and forgot to turn off the heat!!
Belfast clear, very dry, zero degrees though, perfect for snow should it come.

I don't mind the dry cold as much as the shitty wet sleety rain.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: north_antrim_hound on February 28, 2018, 01:13:53 PM
For once the further north the better
Business as usual, Ulster bus are even running
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 28, 2018, 01:17:58 PM
For once the further north the better
Business as usual, Ulster bus are even running

Translink!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: north_antrim_hound on February 28, 2018, 01:24:54 PM
For once the further north the better
Business as usual, Ulster bus are even running

Translink!

Ulsterbus-translink actually. Sure only someone as twisted as yourself would split hairs like that.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 28, 2018, 01:30:48 PM
For once the further north the better
Business as usual, Ulster bus are even running

Translink!

Ulsterbus-translink actually. Sure only someone as twisted as yourself would split hairs like that.

If I'd hairs I'd split them.. Keep your pants on ffs! I was going to say you're showing your age.. Twisted ? Hmmm bit strong but sure play on
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: north_antrim_hound on February 28, 2018, 01:46:12 PM
For once the further north the better
Business as usual, Ulster bus are even running

Translink!

Ulsterbus-translink actually. Sure only someone as twisted as yourself would split hairs like that.

If I'd hairs I'd split them.. Keep your pants on ffs! I was going to say you're showing your age.. Twisted ? Hmmm bit strong but sure play on

When you go in to a shop for a lucozade do you ask for a Suntory ya twisted Mc cooey  ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on February 28, 2018, 03:14:04 PM
For once the further north the better
Business as usual, Ulster bus are even running

Translink!

Ulsterbus-translink actually. Sure only someone as twisted as yourself would split hairs like that.

If I'd hairs I'd split them.. Keep your pants on ffs! I was going to say you're showing your age.. Twisted ? Hmmm bit strong but sure play on

When you go in to a shop for a lucozade do you ask for a Suntory ya twisted Mc cooey  ;)


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: red hander on February 28, 2018, 07:18:45 PM
Ballix... The Stranglers gig in Ulster Hall on Saturday off because of the weather, rescheduled for April 6. Their Dublin and Limerick gigs also off  >:(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ziggy90 on March 01, 2018, 07:25:32 AM
Wise words.

Check out @HeaneyDaily’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/HeaneyDaily/status/968948540578959360?s=09
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tyrdub on March 01, 2018, 09:22:57 AM
wee trip to Edinburgh cancelled...eff off Beast
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Taylor on March 01, 2018, 09:29:39 AM
It is f**king baltic
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: maddog on March 01, 2018, 09:35:15 AM
It is f**king baltic

Due 40-50 mph winds in a few hours here in Birmingham. Real feel -13c
Getting great wear out of the big coat this year.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 01, 2018, 09:38:00 AM
Cold in Belfast, Newtownabbey had no sign of snow, think I'll go home
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Boycey on March 01, 2018, 09:50:34 AM
Apologies if already posted but you can track the storm on the same app we followed the hurricanes several months ago..

https://www.ventusky.com/?p=19;-47;1&l=gust&t=20180302/21
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: north_antrim_hound on March 01, 2018, 10:01:40 AM
Apologies if already posted but you can track the storm on the same app we followed the hurricanes several months ago..

https://www.ventusky.com/?p=19;-47;1&l=gust&t=20180302/21

Looks like the worst is over
Thanks for that Boycey, but you do know there’s a whirlwind headed for Old Trafford on Saturday week. It’s been wreaking havoc for weeks now even in Europe.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on March 01, 2018, 10:26:45 AM

Looks like the worst is over
The worst of it is still to come from 4pm onwards today apparently.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: north_antrim_hound on March 01, 2018, 10:28:12 AM

Looks like the worst is over
The worst of it is still to come from 4pm onwards today apparently.

Did you look at boyceys app
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on March 01, 2018, 10:32:16 AM

Looks like the worst is over
The worst of it is still to come from 4pm onwards today apparently.

Did you look at boyceys app

I've been looking at Ventusky since earlier in the week, and it had zero snow here in Tipp. As I look out, I can confirm it was incorrect. That said, the app does show significant (much greater) snowfall for the southern half of the country, including us, from about today afternoon until well into tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on March 01, 2018, 10:42:58 AM

Looks like the worst is over
The worst of it is still to come from 4pm onwards today apparently.

Did you look at boyceys app
I looked out my window to the already 2 foot of snow in my back garden and the heavy snowfall that is happening at this moment.
Also...https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/red-weather-alert-extended-to-entire-state-as-snow-storm-expected-to-dump-40cm-of-snow-1.3410652
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: north_antrim_hound on March 01, 2018, 10:44:40 AM

Looks like the worst is over
The worst of it is still to come from 4pm onwards today apparently.

Did you look at boyceys app

I've been looking at Ventusky since earlier in the week, and it had zero snow here in Tipp. As I look out, I can confirm it was incorrect. That said, the app does show significant (much greater) snowfall for the southern half of the country, including us, from about today afternoon until well into tomorrow.

Imm about 15 miles from the north coast and very little snow, The mountains in front view of my house that sweep down to the Glenn’s and ballycastle don’t have snow on them. Strange the south is getting it worse than up here. Still it’s s very sharp wind and it’s constantly below 0 temp ways.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 01, 2018, 10:45:18 AM
Looks like the worst is over


That would be a North Antrim perspective, you wouldn't say that if you lived in Kilkenny.

Some of the international apps have a dud radar feed this morning. It is snowing rightly here in Dublin and the Met.ie radar shows this clearly, but my app says no precipitation expected.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: GJL on March 01, 2018, 10:52:19 AM
Snowing heavy all morning in Dungannon Tyrone.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: clarshack on March 01, 2018, 10:58:15 AM
not a drop of snow in cookstown. the electric was off all morning though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: paddyjohn on March 01, 2018, 11:32:02 AM
The company I work for have cancelled all reps visits and took vans off the road around Newry and Lurgan.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: JimStynes on March 01, 2018, 11:39:53 AM
It hasn't stopped snowing in around Lurgan. Deepest drop of snow that i can remember for a long time.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Taylor on March 01, 2018, 11:42:57 AM
Is this much worse than 2010?

Cant actually remember how bad 2010 was
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on March 01, 2018, 11:43:08 AM
https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/storm-emma/watch-longford-man-defies-snow-by-going-for-a-stroll-in-his-shorts-36657653.html
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Boycey on March 01, 2018, 11:53:11 AM
We’ve about 4/5 inches of snow here in Castleblayney. I walked into the town an hour or so ago and met a fruitcake out running the roads.. I couldn’t get my phone out in time or he’d be a Facebook sensation by now..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 01, 2018, 12:08:18 PM
We’ve about 4/5 inches of snow here in Castleblayney. I walked into the town an hour or so ago and met a fruitcake out running the roads.. I couldn’t get my phone out in time or he’d be a Facebook sensation by now..

I do a fair bit of running and I'll never run in the snow or ice.. saw an old boy (in his 60's) few weeks back Sat morning out running on the road, not footpath as it was worse! so causing danger for drivers who were struggling with driving in it.

The fool also had his dog with him! I came back from the gym about 2 hours later, the man was being helped up the road by his son, he looked in pain! Obviously fell and his son had to come and get him! Nut job
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: GetOverTheBar on March 01, 2018, 12:13:55 PM
We’ve about 4/5 inches of snow here in Castleblayney. I walked into the town an hour or so ago and met a fruitcake out running the roads.. I couldn’t get my phone out in time or he’d be a Facebook sensation by now..

Can never get my head around those that go for runs in adverse conditions, seen a lad go on his hole just before xmas at bottom on a hill in that bad period of ice. He wouldn't take a lift and wanted to finish his run....admirable, not entirely intelligent.

Not a sight of snow here at foot of Slieve Gallion - mountain is covered, but nothing since Tuesday and even it was fine, powder stuff. Seen the clips of Lurgan and Armagh, it's only a matter of time surely.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Boycey on March 01, 2018, 12:29:49 PM
We’ve about 4/5 inches of snow here in Castleblayney. I walked into the town an hour or so ago and met a fruitcake out running the roads.. I couldn’t get my phone out in time or he’d be a Facebook sensation by now..

Can never get my head around those that go for runs in adverse conditions, seen a lad go on his hole just before xmas at bottom on a hill in that bad period of ice. He wouldn't take a lift and wanted to finish his run....admirable, not entirely intelligent.

Not a sight of snow here at foot of Slieve Gallion - mountain is covered, but nothing since Tuesday and even it was fine, powder stuff. Seen the clips of Lurgan and Armagh, it's only a matter of time surely.

I was having trouble distinguishing between footpath and roadway. At pace one ill advised step could be a leg breaker...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rossfan on March 01, 2018, 01:15:08 PM
Looks like the worst is over


That would be a North Antrim perspective, you wouldn't say that if you lived in Kilkenny.

Some of the international apps have a dud radar feed this morning. It is snowing rightly here in Dublin and the Met.ie radar shows this clearly, but my app says no precipitation expected.
Never mind ye're fancy apps and things - just look out the feckin window😆
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 01, 2018, 01:18:37 PM
Looks like the worst is over


That would be a North Antrim perspective, you wouldn't say that if you lived in Kilkenny.

Some of the international apps have a dud radar feed this morning. It is snowing rightly here in Dublin and the Met.ie radar shows this clearly, but my app says no precipitation expected.
Never mind ye're fancy apps and things - just look out the feckin window😆

You won't see much snow here at all today. It was bad last night mind you and freezing this morning. The wind is freezing if ye get me.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Lar Naparka on March 01, 2018, 01:24:08 PM
Not looking too good in Killester on Dublin's Northside at the moment. Flurries of powdery snow after a heavy snowfall during the night and it's getting heavier.
I hear some areas in Dublin have had their water cut off but we are okay here at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on March 01, 2018, 02:29:07 PM

Can never get my head around those that go for runs in adverse conditions, seen a lad go on his hole just before xmas at bottom on a hill in that bad period of ice. He wouldn't take a lift and wanted to finish his run....admirable, not entirely intelligent.

Not a sight of snow here at foot of Slieve Gallion - mountain is covered, but nothing since Tuesday and even it was fine, powder stuff. Seen the clips of Lurgan and Armagh, it's only a matter of time surely.

https://youtu.be/9H7IqL5w9Qo
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 01, 2018, 02:52:53 PM
Looks like the worst is over


That would be a North Antrim perspective, you wouldn't say that if you lived in Kilkenny.

Some of the international apps have a dud radar feed this morning. It is snowing rightly here in Dublin and the Met.ie radar shows this clearly, but my app says no precipitation expected.
Never mind ye're fancy apps and things - just look out the feckin window😆

I can't see out, it is covered in white stuff.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 01, 2018, 04:14:26 PM
Only a light snow covering outside in the wilds of Fintona. It's actually been snowing on/off (mostly on) here for the last several hours but it doesn't seem to be lying on the ground. Of more concern is the temperature, I've a remote weather station outside that's reporting -1c right now and the last few nights have all gone down to -6c.

Of course, early on Tuesday morning I posted on Bookface a photo of the temperature display of said station and not even an hour later an old Polish friend of mine replies with her own photo that's reporting the temperature outside where she lives as -16c!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: bannside on March 01, 2018, 04:19:58 PM
What we call a red weather alert wouldnt be regarded as a yellow weather alert in some countries.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Syferus on March 01, 2018, 04:21:58 PM
What we call a red weather alert wouldnt be regarded as a yellow weather alert in some countries.

But we’re not ‘other countries’?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on March 01, 2018, 04:26:28 PM
What we call a red weather alert wouldnt be regarded as a yellow weather alert in some countries.

Other countries would have better infrastructure designed to cater for what would be seriously disruptive here.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Syferus on March 01, 2018, 04:31:50 PM
What we call a red weather alert wouldnt be regarded as a yellow weather alert in some countries.

Other countries would have better infrastructure designed to cater for what would be seriously disruptive here.

+1

Most of the whiners whenever we shut down from weather start comparing orange and apples without thinking about what they’re doing.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 01, 2018, 04:34:07 PM
What we call a red weather alert wouldnt be regarded as a yellow weather alert in some countries.
In those "some countries" they get pretty harsh winters (by our standards) almost every year. So people living in these places are used to it, have relevant equipment e.g. winter tyres, infrastructure is planned around such conditions. Even then when more extreme weather than normal hits these places they send out advisories to not travel unless necessary etc.

The bit about planning infrastructure around conditions are important. We're reasonably fortunate that our climate is fairly benign compared to many other parts of the world. Having heavy snow ploughs on standby in Ireland for every winter would be a waste of money, not so much in the Canadian prairies. And it's not just an Irish (and British) thing, in the USA people that live in the likes of New England and the Midwest often mock the southern states when stuff gets closed down or cancelled when an inch or two of snow falls.





Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on March 01, 2018, 04:56:08 PM
What we call a red weather alert wouldnt be regarded as a yellow weather alert in some countries.
In those "some countries" they get pretty harsh winters (by our standards) almost every year. So people living in these places are used to it, have relevant equipment e.g. winter tyres, infrastructure is planned around such conditions. Even then when more extreme weather than normal hits these places they send out advisories to not travel unless necessary etc.

The bit about planning infrastructure around conditions are important. We're reasonably fortunate that our climate is fairly benign compared to many other parts of the world. Having heavy snow ploughs on standby in Ireland for every winter would be a waste of money, not so much in the Canadian prairies. And it's not just an Irish (and British) thing, in the USA people that live in the likes of New England and the Midwest often mock the southern states when stuff gets closed down or cancelled when an inch or two of snow falls.







I think lifeboats are a good comparison . If every village in Austria needed a lifeboat once every 40 years you would hear a lot of moaning too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on March 01, 2018, 05:35:29 PM
What we call a red weather alert wouldnt be regarded as a yellow weather alert in some countries.

Other countries would have better infrastructure designed to cater for what would be seriously disruptive here.

And then it’s parts of other countries.

Two inches of snow is enough to paralyze Atlanta.

Two feet here in NYC and everything is back to complete normality not long after it stops.

One place is equipped to deal with it as a routine, predictable event. The other isn’t, for obvious reasons.

Edit: Fionntamnhnach already made the point!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on March 01, 2018, 05:58:37 PM
What we call a red weather alert wouldnt be regarded as a yellow weather alert in some countries.

Other countries would have better infrastructure designed to cater for what would be seriously disruptive here.

And then it’s parts of other countries.

Two inches of snow is enough to paralyze Atlanta.

Two feet here in NYC and everything is back to complete normality not long after it stops.

One place is equipped to deal with it as a routine, predictable event. The other isn’t, for obvious reasons.

Edit: Fionntamnhnach already made the point!

Even within States !  I remember we had snow in Phoenix once. It almost paralysed them. And it was about a centimetre. Then 2 hours up the road in the high desert, sedona flagstaff and then up to grand canyon they could get a foot of snow no bother
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 01, 2018, 06:26:05 PM
We had bigger snow falls and worse storms a few months ago.  Red weather warnings,curfews,health and safety and insurance companies having people terrified, mad panic for food and drink in shops, is this what modern society has become?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 01, 2018, 06:41:05 PM
It isn't clear how much snow will come tonight. Some places might get a heap.
But the warnings this week were a bit over the top, and the response of the authorities poor.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Syferus on March 01, 2018, 06:47:48 PM
We had bigger snow falls and worse storms a few months ago.  Red weather warnings,curfews,health and safety and insurance companies having people terrified, mad panic for food and drink in shops, is this what modern society has become?

This post was hardly in keeping with your Obvious skit. The most populated area of the country is buried in snow right now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 01, 2018, 08:44:10 PM
Why the whole of the country was put under red is beyond me. I've been in school through much worse than this.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rossfan on March 01, 2018, 09:09:16 PM
Looks like the worst is over


That would be a North Antrim perspective, you wouldn't say that if you lived in Kilkenny.

Some of the international apps have a dud radar feed this morning. It is snowing rightly here in Dublin and the Met.ie radar shows this clearly, but my app says no precipitation expected.
Never mind ye're fancy apps and things - just look out the feckin window😆

I can't see out, it is covered in white stuff.
I suspect it could be snowing there?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 01, 2018, 09:38:17 PM
I can't see out, it is covered in white stuff.
I suspect it could be snowing there?

Probably piled up to the window,  I'll look out upstairs.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 01, 2018, 10:47:27 PM
Plenty wind here, no snow
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 02, 2018, 12:43:33 AM
Plenty wind here, no snow

There'll not be a heap around Belfast, a few showers. In Dublin/Wicklow etc it is going to snow until Saturday, at least.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Aaron Boone on March 02, 2018, 02:12:13 AM
Plenty wind here, no snow

There'll not be a heap around Belfast, a few showers. In Dublin/Wicklow etc it is going to snow until Saturday, at least.

Can see even the Monday commute being affected in Dublin. The stuff has to melt too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Feckitt on March 02, 2018, 11:33:02 AM
If you live in the six counties it's a waste of time watching or listening to RTE for the weathet as they are guided by the totally partitionist Met Eireann.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: north_antrim_hound on March 02, 2018, 11:42:43 AM
If you live in the six counties it's a waste of time watching or listening to RTE for the weathet as they are guided by the totally partitionist Met Eireann.

Noticed that over the years, sure the more they show the whether in the north the less airtime there is to promote rugby.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 02, 2018, 11:56:18 AM
If you live in the six counties it's a waste of time watching or listening to RTE for the weathet as they are guided by the totally partitionist Met Eireann.

Met Eireann has always been the best guide to weather in any part of Ireland. But since this yellow alert thing came in, they are only responsible for the 26 counties and this has definitely affected the presentation of their information.

Why were things such as weather not proposed for all Ireland bodies? This is exactly the sort of practical thing Met office, Ordnance Survey that should be and yet you never hear the Barry McElduff's of this world talking about this.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on March 02, 2018, 12:42:43 PM
Sallins this morning:


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Denn Forever on March 02, 2018, 01:20:21 PM
Looks black and so I wouldn't have been surprised if you said ca 1930.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 02, 2018, 03:36:40 PM
Looks black and so I wouldn't have been surprised if you said ca 1930.

Sallins always looks like 1930.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hereiam on March 02, 2018, 08:56:17 PM
See various videos of scumbags in dublin looting. Will it make the news nooooo
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on March 02, 2018, 09:05:11 PM
See various videos of scumbags in dublin looting. Will it make the news nooooo
Not only looting,they are wrecking the place...This is the Lidl they were robbing earlier
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2144703162208313&id=792791334066176
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on March 02, 2018, 09:34:09 PM
https://lovindublin.com/news/breaking-looting-has-broken-out-in-dublin-as-army-called-in

I wonder when was the last time there was looting in Dublin
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Carmen Stateside on March 02, 2018, 09:37:02 PM
Thats shocking to see!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 02, 2018, 09:42:56 PM
If you live in the six counties it's a waste of time watching or listening to RTE for the weathet as they are guided by the totally partitionist Met Eireann.

Met Eireann has always been the best guide to weather in any part of Ireland. But since this yellow alert thing came in, they are only responsible for the 26 counties and this has definitely affected the presentation of their information.

Why were things such as weather not proposed for all Ireland bodies? This is exactly the sort of practical thing Met office, Ordnance Survey that should be and yet you never hear the Barry McElduff's of this world talking about this.
Presumably as Met Éireann is an arm of a government department, and thus owned/controlled by the state, its activities are limited to the area of the state (for example, it has none of its own weather stations in the north, and is reliant on data supplied to them from these stations by the UK Met Office). The three-level weather alert system is one that is used across most of Europe to warn of potentially dangerous and disruptive weather, but the actual condition thresholds to trigger a yellow, amber or red warning are not consistent. IIRC the threshold for at least amber and red alerts issued by Met Éireann is a little lower than that used by the UK Met Office.

Also in both Ireland and the UK the only body that can announce official weather warnings are their governmental meteorological agencies i.e. Met Éireann and Met Office. If Met Éireann issued weather warnings for NI land and waters there would be a number of problems - one being of sovereignty of two different states with their own governmental bodies issuing their own different forecasts/warnings over the same land or sea area. Another would be that any Met Éireann weather warning for north of the border would have no legal standing. Finally there would also likely be a level of confusion if say for Belfast city the Met Office issued a yellow warning while Met Éireann issued an amber warning for the same time frame.

The obvious solution would be to standardise the weather warning alert system between both Ireland and the UK which by extension would also include all countries part of EUMETNET that contribute to Meteoalarm. The problem is that what weather conditions are deserving of being labelled potentially dangerous or disruptive can widely vary across Europe and even within countries. For example heavy snow which has recently hit much of Leinster in the past couple of days may be enough to trigger a red warning in Ireland, the same might only be a yellow warning in say parts of Norway or Switzerland for reasons I explained a few posts ago, where such heavy snow can itself lead to treacherous conditions whilst say the snow is falling, but the actual disruption to local infrastructure & services are not impacted very much.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: square_ball on March 02, 2018, 09:46:14 PM
John Connor justifying the looting on Twitter - what a knob.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Avondhu star on March 02, 2018, 09:47:25 PM
If you live in the six counties it's a waste of time watching or listening to RTE for the weathet as they are guided by the totally partitionist Met Eireann.
The six counties? I think R.T.E
 have covered the situation in Munster very well
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: SHEEDY on March 02, 2018, 09:52:49 PM
https://lovindublin.com/news/breaking-looting-has-broken-out-in-dublin-as-army-called-in

I wonder when was the last time there was looting in Dublin

Some scumbags about.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 02, 2018, 09:53:33 PM
See various videos of scumbags in dublin looting. Will it make the news nooooo
Not only looting,they are wrecking the place...This is the Lidl they were robbing earlier
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2144703162208313&id=792791334066176 (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2144703162208313&id=792791334066176)
Same wankers 'recking and looting that place will then moan on Monday about it being closed because of vandalism.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: MoChara on March 02, 2018, 10:22:37 PM
John Connor justifying the looting on Twitter - what a knob.

He's retracted it now or at least he's trying to
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 02, 2018, 10:28:30 PM
If you live in the six counties it's a waste of time watching or listening to RTE for the weathet as they are guided by the totally partitionist Met Eireann.

Met Eireann has always been the best guide to weather in any part of Ireland. But since this yellow alert thing came in, they are only responsible for the 26 counties and this has definitely affected the presentation of their information.

Why were things such as weather not proposed for all Ireland bodies? This is exactly the sort of practical thing Met office, Ordnance Survey that should be and yet you never hear the Barry McElduff's of this world talking about this.
Presumably as Met Éireann is an arm of a government department, and thus owned/controlled by the state, its activities are limited to the area of the state (for example, it has none of its own weather stations in the north, and is reliant on data supplied to them from these stations by the UK Met Office). The three-level weather alert system is one that is used across most of Europe to warn of potentially dangerous and disruptive weather, but the actual condition thresholds to trigger a yellow, amber or red warning are not consistent. IIRC the threshold for at least amber and red alerts issued by Met Éireann is a little lower than that used by the UK Met Office.

Also in both Ireland and the UK the only body that can announce official weather warnings are their governmental meteorological agencies i.e. Met Éireann and Met Office. If Met Éireann issued weather warnings for NI land and waters there would be a number of problems - one being of sovereignty of two different states with their own governmental bodies issuing their own different forecasts/warnings over the same land or sea area. Another would be that any Met Éireann weather warning for north of the border would have no legal standing. Finally there would also likely be a level of confusion if say for Belfast city the Met Office issued a yellow warning while Met Éireann issued an amber warning for the same time frame.

Setup an All ireland body that is the competent authority for such things and let the crowd in London look after their own island.
From meteorology to railway regulation an All Ireland body makes sense and wouldn't be very controversial.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: bennydorano on March 02, 2018, 10:37:15 PM
John Connor justifying the looting on Twitter - what a knob.

He's retracted it now or at least he's trying to
Think he's realised what's actually happened a bit too late. The Twitter morality police / trolls not letting up.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 02, 2018, 10:38:20 PM
Setup an All ireland body that is the competent authority for such things and let the crowd in London look after their own island.
By that token, couldn't a single body covering both Ireland and Britain do the same job?

From meteorology to railway regulation an All Ireland body makes sense and wouldn't be very controversial.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: HiMucker on March 02, 2018, 10:55:29 PM
See various videos of scumbags in dublin looting. Will it make the news nooooo
Not only looting,they are wrecking the place...This is the Lidl they were robbing earlier
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2144703162208313&id=792791334066176 (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2144703162208313&id=792791334066176)
Same w**kers 'recking and looting that place will then moan on Monday about it being closed because of vandalism.
I highly doubt that.  The people doing it would have no such concerns.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Avondhu star on March 02, 2018, 11:03:47 PM
John Connor justifying the looting on Twitter - what a knob.

He's retracted it now or at least he's trying to

Didn't I say a few days ago that he was full of his own shite
 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 02, 2018, 11:10:44 PM
John Connor justifying the looting on Twitter - what a knob.
Maybe years of fighting against Skynet have taken its toll on him.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Avondhu star on March 02, 2018, 11:14:53 PM
See various videos of scumbags in dublin looting. Will it make the news nooooo
Not only looting,they are wrecking the place...This is the Lidl they were robbing earlier
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2144703162208313&id=792791334066176 (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2144703162208313&id=792791334066176)
Same w**kers 'recking and looting that place will then moan on Monday about it being closed because of vandalism.

They're doing the Centra in Jobstown
 Probably looking for bottled water. Not interested in any of that Irish Water piss
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: screenexile on March 02, 2018, 11:44:04 PM
In fairness I think he saw a video of young ones running out of the shop with bread... once he saw the digger destroying the place and the safe he took the tweet down.

He made a mistake and then took it down. Not sure why people are getting so worked up it’s not like he destroyed the Lidl himself!

Mental stuff though how does that kind of thing happen who has the idea for it and who says yeah let’s do that?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Bord na Mona man on March 03, 2018, 12:12:02 AM
In fairness I think he saw a video of young ones running out of the shop with bread... once he saw the digger destroying the place and the safe he took the tweet down.

He made a mistake and then took it down. Not sure why people are getting so worked up it’s not like he destroyed the Lidl himself!

Mental stuff though how does that kind of thing happen who has the idea for it and who says yeah let’s do that?
You can hardly encourage low-level theft but then disown it when it gets a bit out to control.
It's like saying it's grand to give the wife a few slaps, but killing her is wrong.


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rossfan on March 03, 2018, 12:13:51 AM
And what about the stupid yoke who went swimming in the sea in Dublin today and had to be rescued.
Is there any end to human stupidity?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 03, 2018, 12:27:15 AM
And what about the stupid yoke who went swimming in the sea in Dublin today and had to be rescued.
Is there any end to human stupidity?
Does Ireland have a higher percentage of attention seekers than the rest of the world?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 03, 2018, 12:37:44 AM
Setup an All ireland body that is the competent authority for such things and let the crowd in London look after their own island.
By that token, couldn't a single body covering both Ireland and Britain do the same job?

Presumably, the same agency could do all of Europe too.

The point is that the sea does affect weather and if someone gets some experience forecasting Donegal then those skills would be helpful in Tyrone also.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on March 03, 2018, 05:57:36 AM
And what about the stupid yoke who went swimming in the sea in Dublin today and had to be rescued.
Is there any end to human stupidity?
Does Ireland have a higher percentage of attention seekers than the rest of the world?
Probably not.
Albert Einstein said only 2 things were infinite. The universe and hüman stupidity. But he wasn't sure about the universe.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seafoid on March 03, 2018, 06:17:25 AM

https://lovindublin.com/news/breaking-looting-has-broken-out-in-dublin-as-army-called-in

What started as people "stealing crates of beer" after some members of the public realised an entrance in Lidl in Fortunestown, Tallaght, was left open has escalated to being brought down by a JCB.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on March 03, 2018, 08:13:27 AM
To be fair, the wife was in the garden feeding birds and i was able to sneak an extra Custard Cream outta the larder before she made it back through the snow. Not on the same scale as the Lidl thing but madness all the same.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Avondhu star on March 03, 2018, 08:52:57 AM
In fairness I think he saw a video of young ones running out of the shop with bread... once he saw the digger destroying the place and the safe he took the tweet down.

He made a mistake and then took it down. Not sure why people are getting so worked up it’s not like he destroyed the Lidl himself!

Mental stuff though how does that kind of thing happen who has the idea for it and who says yeah let’s do that?
"In fairness"? Once again he put the mouth into action before engaging the brain. Attention seekers tend to do that
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: manfromdelmonte on March 03, 2018, 10:26:12 AM
probably thought, we havn't seen a garda all day
they cannot get here because of the snow
engage idiot brain
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dougal Maguire on March 03, 2018, 10:34:50 AM
Who is John Connor?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 03, 2018, 11:47:13 AM
Who is John Connor?
Some traveller actor fella. Connors.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: north_antrim_hound on March 03, 2018, 11:55:49 AM
To be fair, the wife was in the garden feeding birds and i was able to sneak an extra Custard Cream outta the larder before she made it back through the snow. Not on the same scale as the Lidl thing but madness all the same.

Don’t fool yourself your wife will have noticed it and logged it in the bad boy file. It will sit there to the next time your mention she forgot to wash your favourite boxer shorts. This could be two years from now but then BANG the whole thing will re-surface and she will express her incomprehension of such a shameless and self centred betrayal. It hasn’t gone away you know.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Gmac on March 03, 2018, 12:30:28 PM

https://lovindublin.com/news/breaking-looting-has-broken-out-in-dublin-as-army-called-in

What started as people "stealing crates of beer" after some members of the public realised an entrance in Lidl in Fortunestown, Tallaght, was left open has escalated to being brought down by a JCB.
what would be an appropriate punishment for this type of crime ?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: mrdeeds on March 03, 2018, 12:47:10 PM
Cars burned out in Tallaght too. Ones that had been abandoned.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: north_antrim_hound on March 03, 2018, 01:08:04 PM
Cars burned out in Tallaght too. Ones that had been abandoned.

Seriously
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 03, 2018, 01:28:32 PM
Cars burned out in Tallaght too. Ones that had been abandoned.

Typical weekend so.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Avondhu star on March 03, 2018, 02:25:30 PM
Cars burned out in Tallaght too. Ones that had been abandoned.

Typical weekend so.
We will have Paul Murphy out soon saying that these criminals do not represent the 99% decent working class people of Tallaght who have been savaged by the neo liberal policies of the rich
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 03, 2018, 03:01:19 PM
Cars burned out in Tallaght too. Ones that had been abandoned.

Typical weekend so.
We will have Paul Murphy out soon saying that these criminals do not represent the 99% decent working class people of Tallaght who have been savaged by the neo liberal policies of the rich

How many working class people are there in Tallaght?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dougal Maguire on March 03, 2018, 03:22:56 PM
Who is John Connor?
Some traveller actor fella. Connors.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: under the bar on March 03, 2018, 03:33:50 PM
Who is John Connor?
The one Arnie tried to kill, then saved in the sequel..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 03, 2018, 03:55:20 PM
Who is John Connor?
The one Arnie tried to kill, then saved in the sequel..
Son of Sarah?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Rossfan on March 03, 2018, 04:09:13 PM
Cars burned out in Tallaght too. Ones that had been abandoned.

Typical weekend so.
We will have Paul Murphy out soon saying that these criminals do not represent the 99% decent working class people of Tallaght who have been savaged by the neo liberal policies of the rich
I believe one of his loony left party's Councillors said she understands why they did it ::)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on March 03, 2018, 04:43:42 PM
The point is that the sea does affect weather and if someone gets some experience forecasting Donegal then those skills would be helpful in Tyrone also.
What makes you think that they don't already do this?

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/marine/observations
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Avondhu star on March 03, 2018, 05:04:10 PM
Cars burned out in Tallaght too. Ones that had been abandoned.

Typical weekend so.
We will have Paul Murphy out soon saying that these criminals do not represent the 99% decent working class people of Tallaght who have been savaged by the neo liberal policies of the rich

How many working class people are there in Tallaght?

That is the pity. There are thousands of hard working decent people in the area who look after their families and contribute to their community. But Murphy and his crew prefer to portray the area as a bed of downtrodden proletariat and wont accept that there is a hard core of scumbags who prey on their decent neighbours.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ONeill on March 03, 2018, 05:07:27 PM
To be fair, the wife was in the garden feeding birds and i was able to sneak an extra Custard Cream outta the larder before she made it back through the snow. Not on the same scale as the Lidl thing but madness all the same.

Don’t fool yourself your wife will have noticed it and logged it in the bad boy file. It will sit there to the next time your mention she forgot to wash your favourite boxer shorts. This could be two years from now but then BANG the whole thing will re-surface and she will express her incomprehension of such a shameless and self centred betrayal. It hasn’t gone away you know.

Rollercoaster of emotions already.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 15, 2018, 07:54:36 AM
More very cold conditions promised from Saturday until Wednesday.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on March 18, 2018, 08:14:19 AM
Fcuk off snow. Heavy snowfall again here last night and still pegging it down now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: straightred on March 18, 2018, 09:12:53 AM
Fcuk off snow. Heavy snowfall again here last night and still pegging it down now.

A few games are off....
http://www.gaa.ie/news/allianz-league-fixture-postponements/
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Insane Bolt on June 13, 2018, 06:29:51 PM
Any sign of Hector?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: paddyjohn on June 13, 2018, 09:24:23 PM
Any sign of Hector?

Poor enough up the north coast here. V Windy and rainy
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Insane Bolt on June 13, 2018, 09:43:53 PM
Any sign of Hector?

Poor enough up the north coast here. V Windy and rainy

Rain will keep the dust down😜
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Targetman on June 13, 2018, 10:08:06 PM
It’ll keep the farmers happy!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 13, 2018, 10:09:11 PM
It’ll keep the farmers happy!!
No chance of that! A grant is the only thing that works.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dougal Maguire on June 13, 2018, 10:24:07 PM
Good one.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: paddyjohn on June 14, 2018, 09:47:22 AM
Any sign of Hector?

Poor enough up the north coast here. V Windy and rainy

Rain will keep the dust down😜

Yip! Least the turf is home dry lol ;)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on June 14, 2018, 03:08:10 PM
Any sign of Hector?

Poor enough up the north coast here. V Windy and rainy

Rain will keep the dust down😜

Yip! Least the turf is home dry lol ;)

Turf home already?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 27, 2018, 08:05:20 PM
It's good while it lasts..


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Targetman on June 27, 2018, 09:50:24 PM
Just seen Gerry there on RTE, its lasting well into the middle of next week
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on June 28, 2018, 10:02:56 AM
It's good while it lasts..




'twas 30.6 degrees in Shannon. 30 degrees here in newport.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: maddog on June 28, 2018, 10:51:39 AM
Getting the roof replaced on the house at the minute. Hasn't been a drop of rain in 2 weeks. Thought perfect time to do it. Roofer has the most of the roof on but reckons he cant do the ridge tiles as its too hot and the mortar would dry to quick and break up. Always something.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on June 28, 2018, 10:54:02 AM
Getting the roof replaced on the house at the minute. Hasn't been a drop of rain in 2 weeks. Thought perfect time to do it. Roofer has the most of the roof on but reckons he cant do the ridge tiles as its too hot and the mortar would dry to quick and break up. Always something.

Here, is it true you go out in the midday sun?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: trailer on June 28, 2018, 01:11:17 PM
Fatal heat altogether. The lawn at home is fucked. Stop growing altogether. Being the good citizen I am, I'm conserving water and not wasting it on the lawn.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 28, 2018, 01:21:45 PM
Get the water on it after the sun goes down, no water bans on as far as I know!

City hall grounds is something else these last few days!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: paddyjohn on June 28, 2018, 01:23:35 PM
Any sign of Hector?

Poor enough up the north coast here. V Windy and rainy

Rain will keep the dust down😜

Yip! Least the turf is home dry lol ;)

Turf home already?

Every turf bank and mountain in Antrim is cleared up and all.. Great drying the year.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: trueblue1234 on June 28, 2018, 01:24:16 PM
Get the water on it after the sun goes down, no water bans on as far as I know!

City hall grounds is something else these last few days!

I'm waiting to sow the garden out. Holding off til there's rain on the way, but may as well enjoy it when it's here. We complain enough about not getting it!! 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AZOffaly on June 28, 2018, 01:24:53 PM
Jaysus even in the good summers we'd never be drawing turf off the bog until July or August.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: trailer on June 28, 2018, 02:29:31 PM
Get the water on it after the sun goes down, no water bans on as far as I know!

City hall grounds is something else these last few days!

Ah let it go to f**k, half idea of rejigging the garden anyway.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dougal Maguire on June 28, 2018, 02:55:17 PM
Get the water on it after the sun goes down, no water bans on as far as I know!

City hall grounds is something else these last few days!

I'm waiting to sow the garden out. Holding off til there's rain on the way, but may as well enjoy it when it's here. We complain enough about not getting it!!
You’d be better holding out until the end of the season if you can. Less chance of weeds coming up with the grass
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: trueblue1234 on June 28, 2018, 03:06:59 PM
Get the water on it after the sun goes down, no water bans on as far as I know!

City hall grounds is something else these last few days!

I'm waiting to sow the garden out. Holding off til there's rain on the way, but may as well enjoy it when it's here. We complain enough about not getting it!!
You’d be better holding out until the end of the season if you can. Less chance of weeds coming up with the grass

Yeah I know. But the longer I have no grass, the longer i hear about having no grass.  :-\
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omaghjoe on June 28, 2018, 04:34:02 PM
It's good while it lasts..




Why is Valentia so hot?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omaghjoe on June 28, 2018, 04:35:47 PM
Any sign of Hector?

Poor enough up the north coast here. V Windy and rainy

Rain will keep the dust down😜

Yip! Least the turf is home dry lol ;)

Turf home already?

Every turf bank and mountain in Antrim is cleared up and all.. Great drying the year.

You may go for the second cut.... use it to offset a cold winter or bad drying year
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: paddyjohn on June 28, 2018, 05:00:30 PM
Any sign of Hector?

Poor enough up the north coast here. V Windy and rainy

Rain will keep the dust down😜

Yip! Least the turf is home dry lol ;)

Turf home already?

Every turf bank and mountain in Antrim is cleared up and all.. Great drying the year.

You may go for the second cut.... use it to offset a cold winter or bad drying year

5 hours of machine cutting is enough for any man to work!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omaghjoe on June 28, 2018, 07:31:53 PM
Any sign of Hector?

Poor enough up the north coast here. V Windy and rainy

Rain will keep the dust down😜

Yip! Least the turf is home dry lol ;)

Turf home already?

Every turf bank and mountain in Antrim is cleared up and all.. Great drying the year.

You may go for the second cut.... use it to offset a cold winter or bad drying year

5 hours of machine cutting is enough for any man to work!

5 hours. Are you blacksmith?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dougal Maguire on June 28, 2018, 08:22:47 PM
Get the water on it after the sun goes down, no water bans on as far as I know!

City hall grounds is something else these last few days!

I'm waiting to sow the garden out. Holding off til there's rain on the way, but may as well enjoy it when it's here. We complain enough about not getting it!!
You’d be better holding out until the end of the season if you can. Less chance of weeds coming up with the grass

Yeah I know. But the longer I have no grass, the longer i hear about having no grass.  :-\
Good point well made
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: paddyjohn on June 28, 2018, 10:17:53 PM
Any sign of Hector?

Poor enough up the north coast here. V Windy and rainy

Rain will keep the dust down😜

Yip! Least the turf is home dry lol ;)

Turf home already?

Every turf bank and mountain in Antrim is cleared up and all.. Great drying the year.

You may go for the second cut.... use it to offset a cold winter or bad drying year

5 hours of machine cutting is enough for any man to work!

5 hours. Are you blacksmith?

I like my stove well stocked and a back boiler in the house it always helps.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 29, 2018, 01:45:18 AM
According to Met Eireann, yesterday's max temp of 32.0°C recorded at Shannon Airport is the highest JUNE temperature since 1976, when Boora in Co. Offaly recorded 32.5°C.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on October 12, 2018, 07:33:50 PM
Thon Hurricane Michael did some wrecking in Florida.


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: The Iceman on October 12, 2018, 07:59:01 PM
local news down here reporting hundreds of homes just levelled....not sure why they were not built to the same code as south florida. looks like a lot of timber frame....it was the same category as Irene last year but looks to be much more damage - God help them
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Olly on October 12, 2018, 08:09:51 PM
Where's the best place to stand when it's windy?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: playwiththewind1st on October 12, 2018, 08:27:51 PM
Where's the best place to stand when it's windy?

Out of the wind.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on October 12, 2018, 10:25:02 PM

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: omaghjoe on October 12, 2018, 11:00:50 PM
I was watching it on the news last night looks real bad. From what I could make out as yet they havent really made it into that town Mexico Beach that took a direct hit
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 12, 2018, 11:08:30 PM
Jeez that looks bad. Looks like a lot of houses turned into matchwood.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on October 13, 2018, 06:49:29 PM
Jeez that looks bad. Looks like a lot of houses turned into matchwood.

https://youtu.be/f3ofAJSqpLM
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: GJL on June 14, 2019, 07:05:26 PM
Pure sh1te. 🙁
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 03, 2019, 11:08:01 AM
Surprised there isn't more discussion on Storm Lorenzo seeing George Lee is predicting doomsday scenarios. His voice is great at it too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on October 03, 2019, 11:51:17 AM
Surprised there isn't more discussion on Storm Lorenzo seeing George Lee is predicting doomsday scenarios. His voice is great at it too.

That is because he is over egging the cake.
It will more in the normal run of storms/
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on January 21, 2020, 05:59:56 PM
Anyone in Newfoundland?


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Aristo 60 on May 26, 2020, 03:14:15 PM
What's up with the recent weather? Any boffins in here know what the hell is going on with this remarkable few months we are having?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 26, 2020, 03:40:22 PM
What's up with the recent weather? Any boffins in here know what the hell is going on with this remarkable few months we are having?

Might have something to do with less pollution in the air?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Aristo 60 on May 26, 2020, 04:15:56 PM
Not your typical boffin's answer. I was thinking more 50 year patterns and shifts in air streams etc.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: five points on May 26, 2020, 04:55:20 PM
More likely nature making amends after an atrociously wet winter and early spring.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Olly on May 26, 2020, 08:10:39 PM
What's up with the recent weather? Any boffins in here know what the hell is going on with this remarkable few months we are having?

My mate says it's something to do with the 5G masts and all making the planet warmer and cloud-bursting clouds . Kate Bush predicted this. Wilhelm Reich also sang a song about it and about Kate Bush's involvement with cloudbursting. Later after both their deaths it turned out that Reich used to lock Bush in a cupboard that gave her orgasms.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: MoChara on May 30, 2020, 10:33:05 AM
What's up with the recent weather? Any boffins in here know what the hell is going on with this remarkable few months we are having?

My mate says it's something to do with the 5G masts and all making the planet warmer and cloud-bursting clouds . Kate Bush predicted this. Wilhelm Reich also sang a song about it and about Kate Bush's involvement with cloudbursting. Later after both their deaths it turned out that Reich used to lock Bush in a cupboard that gave her orgasms.

Wasn't sure what I'd find on the Weather thread but it wasn't this.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Olly on May 30, 2020, 07:24:16 PM
What's your problem mochara? Say it to my face.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on June 18, 2020, 12:51:03 PM
Met Éireann website now includes details of weather warnings in place in NI...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53067728

Quote
The move, by the Irish national weather service, Met Éireann, aims to ensure that those who commute or travel cross-border can access the latest warnings.

It is part of a series of upgrades to its warnings page, which are being implemented this week.

Head of Forecasting Evelyn Cusack said the proposal was approved after being discussed with the UK Met Office.

The organisation collaborates closely with the Met Office which will maintain responsibility for issuing severe weather warnings for Northern Ireland.

It says it may also include warnings issued by Met Éireann in the Republic of Ireland in the future.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on June 18, 2020, 01:03:18 PM
The winds of change.

But will you still have situations where Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal have a weather warning but Fermanagh doesn't?

Things like the Met Office, the Ordnance Survey, the Geological Survey that deal with geography should be all Ireland bodies.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: pbat on March 31, 2021, 06:17:50 PM
That's the last of Frank's weather, 26K+ broadcasts he says,# some going.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on March 31, 2021, 06:23:23 PM
"Where am i....where am i"......

Yer on the dole mate.

Ah i jest. Likeable sort. He was a bit emosh there. Is he headin to the radio i think?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Targetman on March 31, 2021, 08:17:49 PM
He’s on U105 every day from 9-12, I normally tune in after 12!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on March 31, 2021, 08:33:12 PM
Lol.
Ah fair enough guess who doesnt listen to much radio 😃
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on March 31, 2021, 09:08:49 PM
That's the last of Frank's weather, 26K+ broadcasts he says,# some going.
Who?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on March 31, 2021, 11:29:00 PM
That's the last of Frank's weather, 26K+ broadcasts he says,# some going.
Who?

Francis McClorey.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Orior on April 01, 2021, 02:33:35 AM
That's the last of Frank's weather, 26K+ broadcasts he says,# some going.
Who?

Francis McClorey.

Aka Buckets McClorey
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on July 17, 2021, 08:23:23 PM
The hottest temperature since records began in NI has been provisionally recorded this afternoon at the wonderfully named Ballywatticock in Co. Down, with a measurement of 31.2°C - the old record stood at 30.8°C.

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1416414417022066692
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dougal Maguire on July 17, 2021, 08:34:31 PM
That's the last of Frank's weather, 26K+ broadcasts he says,# some going.
Who?

Francis McClorey.

Aka Buckets McClorey
Actually Bins McClorey
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: laoislad on July 17, 2021, 08:47:47 PM
The hottest temperature since records began in NI has been provisionally recorded this afternoon at the wonderfully named Ballywatticock in Co. Down, with a measurement of 31.2°C - the old record stood at 30.8°C.

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1416414417022066692
Ah that’s just because ye are all full of hot air up there….
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: RedHand88 on July 17, 2021, 10:48:20 PM
Boys it's awful warm that night.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: imtommygunn on July 17, 2021, 10:51:38 PM
The hottest temperature since records began in NI has been provisionally recorded this afternoon at the wonderfully named Ballywatticock in Co. Down, with a measurement of 31.2°C - the old record stood at 30.8°C.

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1416414417022066692
Ah that’s just because ye are all full of hot air up there….

It was grand until all you pesky southerners starting coming up every weekend.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Evil Genius on July 19, 2021, 12:11:48 AM
The hottest temperature since records began in NI has been provisionally recorded this afternoon at the wonderfully named Ballywatticock in Co. Down
Next townland to the equally wonderfully named Ballyalicock...

https://www.townlands.ie/down/ards-lower/newtownards/newtownards-north/ballyalicock/ (https://www.townlands.ie/down/ards-lower/newtownards/newtownards-north/ballyalicock/)

Which reminds me of the postman who used to get his words mixed up. On this occasion he was delivering the post one particularly cold, icy morning, when  he bumped into a neighbour and greeted her with a cheery:
"Hard old Cox this morning, Mrs. Frost!"
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AnGaelGearmanach on July 19, 2021, 10:07:26 AM
The hottest temperature since records began in NI has been provisionally recorded this afternoon at the wonderfully named Ballywatticock in Co. Down
Next townland to the equally wonderfully named Ballyalicock...

https://www.townlands.ie/down/ards-lower/newtownards/newtownards-north/ballyalicock/ (https://www.townlands.ie/down/ards-lower/newtownards/newtownards-north/ballyalicock/)

Which reminds me of the postman who used to get his words mixed up. On this occasion he was delivering the post one particularly cold, icy morning, when  he bumped into a neighbour and greeted her with a cheery:
"Hard old Cox this morning, Mrs. Frost!"

Excellent banter ;D
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on July 21, 2021, 05:28:26 PM
D'north's high temperature record broken again today - 31.3C in Castlederg.

https://twitter.com/barrabest/status/1417855014769418240
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on July 21, 2021, 05:41:59 PM
D'north's high temperature record broken again today - 31.3C in Castlederg.

https://twitter.com/barrabest/status/1417855014769418240

Castlederg also holds the record for the minimum. It is a place of extremes!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: RedHand88 on July 21, 2021, 06:22:32 PM
D'north's high temperature record broken again today - 31.3C in Castlederg.

https://twitter.com/barrabest/status/1417855014769418240

Castlederg also holds the record for the minimum. It is a place of extremes!

From winter 2010. A swing of 49.9C
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Evil Genius on July 21, 2021, 07:29:58 PM
D'north's high temperature record broken again today - 31.3C in Castlederg.

https://twitter.com/barrabest/status/1417855014769418240

Castlederg also holds the record for the minimum. It is a place of extremes!

Castlederg will now go through to meet Katesbridge in the Ulster Final...

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1260816828437344258?lang=en (https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1260816828437344258?lang=en)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on July 21, 2021, 07:33:46 PM
Castlederg will now go through to meet Katesbridge in the Ulster Final...

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1260816828437344258?lang=en (https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1260816828437344258?lang=en)

Two places of little note, except that they are a cold house for everyone.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fionntamhnach on July 22, 2021, 05:42:21 PM
Armagh now the record holder, beating Castlederg by 0.1C themselves.

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1418229187803074561

Quote
Met Office @metoffice

Northern Ireland has once again provisionally broken its highest #temperature on record

Armagh reached 31.4 °C at 1520 this afternoon

This beats the 31.2 °C that Ballywatticock recorded on Saturday and the 31.3 °C that Castlederg recorded yesterday #UKHeatwave #heatwave
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: trueblue1234 on August 02, 2021, 09:02:46 PM
Armagh now the record holder, beating Castlederg by 0.1C themselves.

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1418229187803074561

Quote
Met Office @metoffice

Northern Ireland has once again provisionally broken its highest #temperature on record

Armagh reached 31.4 °C at 1520 this afternoon

This beats the 31.2 °C that Ballywatticock recorded on Saturday and the 31.3 °C that Castlederg recorded yesterday #UKHeatwave #heatwave
Armagh disqualified. Tyrone triumph again.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: LeoMc on August 04, 2021, 11:21:53 AM
Armagh now the record holder, beating Castlederg by 0.1C themselves.

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1418229187803074561

Quote
Met Office @metoffice

Northern Ireland has once again provisionally broken its highest #temperature on record

Armagh reached 31.4 °C at 1520 this afternoon

This beats the 31.2 °C that Ballywatticock recorded on Saturday and the 31.3 °C that Castlederg recorded yesterday #UKHeatwave #heatwave
Armagh disqualified. Tyrone triumph again.
They will still be talking about it in 10 years time, claiming Castlederg dived, rather than admit their Mercury was raised too high.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 04, 2021, 12:23:52 PM
Armagh now the record holder, beating Castlederg by 0.1C themselves.

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1418229187803074561

Quote
Met Office @metoffice

Northern Ireland has once again provisionally broken its highest #temperature on record

Armagh reached 31.4 °C at 1520 this afternoon

This beats the 31.2 °C that Ballywatticock recorded on Saturday and the 31.3 °C that Castlederg recorded yesterday #UKHeatwave #heatwave
Armagh disqualified. Tyrone triumph again.
They will still be talking about it in 10 years time, claiming Castlederg dived, rather than admit their Mercury was raised too high.
Where was the adjudicator from? Any truth in his mother being an Aghyaran woman?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: trueblue1234 on August 04, 2021, 12:47:27 PM
Armagh now the record holder, beating Castlederg by 0.1C themselves.

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1418229187803074561

Quote
Met Office @metoffice

Northern Ireland has once again provisionally broken its highest #temperature on record

Armagh reached 31.4 °C at 1520 this afternoon

This beats the 31.2 °C that Ballywatticock recorded on Saturday and the 31.3 °C that Castlederg recorded yesterday #UKHeatwave #heatwave
Armagh disqualified. Tyrone triumph again.
They will still be talking about it in 10 years time, claiming Castlederg dived, rather than admit their Mercury was raised too high.
Where was the adjudicator from? Any truth in his mother being an Aghyaran woman?

Dunnamanagh.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 11, 2021, 05:54:36 PM
Sicily shows a temperature of 48.7/48.8 C recorded today.

Italian media say it's the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on August 11, 2021, 06:34:29 PM
Sicily shows a temperature of 48.7/48.8 C recorded today.

Italian media say it's the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe.

Syracuse is coastal, I would have expected somewhere inland in Spain to hold the record.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Cobra on August 11, 2021, 06:37:23 PM
Sicily shows a temperature of 48.7/48.8 C recorded today.

Italian media say it's the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe.

Syracuse is coastal, I would have expected someone inland in Spain to hold the record.

Certain parts of the planet that are inhabited now will start to become inhabitable. We're reaching an end game. Populations have exploded. The planet can only sustain a certain number of humans. God knows how many years we have left as a people. Less than you think if things keep escalating as they do.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: J70 on August 11, 2021, 06:49:04 PM
Sicily shows a temperature of 48.7/48.8 C recorded today.

Italian media say it's the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe.

 :o :o

That's Death Valley type of shit.

Seattle, of all places, hit 42 C recently.

We are getting a heat index of 107F here in NYC tomorrow and Friday. I think I'll have to leave the bike at home.

Things are changing. :'(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: maddog on August 12, 2021, 08:32:29 AM
Sicily shows a temperature of 48.7/48.8 C recorded today.

Italian media say it's the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe.

Syracuse is coastal, I would have expected somewhere inland in Spain to hold the record.

Seville and Cordoba forecast by bbc weather to hit 47c on Sunday so i am sure locally it will be more
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: armaghniac on August 12, 2021, 11:35:25 AM
Seville and Cordoba forecast by bbc weather to hit 47c on Sunday so i am sure locally it will be more

I went to Seville for the Expo in 1992 in September, when I thought the worst would be over, it was 42C and baking hot. I had a bar of chocolate and it basically flowed away.
The thing is that people actually choose to go to Spain at this time of year, even with all the palavar with testing etc, it is going to be 38C in Malaga, who wants that?