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File image of the Old Pier at Keelbeg in Union Hall, West Cork
Experts have been puzzled by reports of strange tidal activity on the South Coast at the weekend, as reports. On Saturday afternoon (18 June), Union Hall in West Cork saw levels in its harbours drop by as much as…
Storm Franklin Status Orange map
Status Orange weather warnings are now in place for coastal counties from Munster to Ulster with the arrival of Storm Franklin today, Sunday 20 February. The third winter storm to reach Ireland within the last five days will bring westerly…
Dublin Port Weather Warning
Dublin Port Company will temporarily close access to both the Great South Wall and the Bull Wall bridge tomorrow (Friday 18 February) due to the arrival of Storm Eunice. The Great South Wall wall be closed from midnight tonight until 7am…
Two storms have been named
With both Met Éireann and the UK’s Met Office predicting disruptive weather this week due to back-to-back storms, the RNLI has urged the public to be careful at the coast. The charity that saves lives at sea is encouraging people…
Ballybunion Buoy being unhooked from crane in Dun Laoghaire, ready to be towed to Irish Lights ship ILV Granuaile
Met Éireann and Irish Lights are pleased to announce a joint collaboration that will enhance our understanding of Irish Coastal Waters, with the aim of improving safety for coastal inhabitants and mariners. Safety of the mariner and the public has…
The scene on the Fastnet Lighthouse this morning with the helipad covered with spray and spume in Storm Barra
A number of weather warnings have taken effect across the country, as Storm Barra arrives, bringing gusts in excess of 130km/h. After making landfall this morning, Storm Barra has caused some flooding in the south and has already left at…
The Irish Coast Guard is appealing to all mariners and coastal communities to be mindful of the severe weather warnings
The Irish Coast Guard is appealing to all mariners and coastal communities to be mindful of the severe weather warnings and to note the imminent arrival of Storm Barra. The coastguard is also appealing to anybody considering any form of…
Cork, Kerry and Clare are now under a Status Red warning for Storm Barra on Tuesday 7 December
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has urged farmers, fishers and people in rural areas to be extra vigilant and take precautions as Storm Barra approaches the country on Tuesday 7 December. On Monday (6 December), Met…
A Status Orange weather warning will be in effect for counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare and Galway on Tuesday 7 December
Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather warning for counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare and Galway on Tuesday (7 December) when Storm Barra is forecast to sweep in from the Atlantic. Southerly winds, later becoming to northwesterly, will reach…
Boats swept ashore in the Lake District by Storm Arwen
Video footage shows some of the havoc wreaked by Storm Arwen in marinas and coastal communities as it swept across Great Britain over the weekend. According to Marine Industry News, marinas and shipyards around the UK coast reported “unprecedented levels…
Met Éireann is collaborating with Denmark, Iceland and the Netherlands on a new supercomputer designed to advance short-term weather forecasting. The new multimillion high-performance computer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will also be used to advance climate science research…
A massive wave captured by the Saildrone Explorer’s onboard camera during Hurricane Sam
In what’s being touted as a world first, a drone sailboat was sent into a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic to capture live footage from inside the storm. Saildrone collected the footage with one of its 23-foot Explorer remote-operated…
Barra, Méabh, Pól and Seán are among the names that have made it on the latest international storm list for 2021 to 2022. Diarmuid was put to a vote along with Duncan, Dudley and Dafydd. However, Dudley was the winner…
Saturday's, albeit brief, storm-style conditions for DBSC racing on Dublin Bay
August's changeable weather has been on everybody's lips, especially among Dublin Bay boaters adding heft to the age-old query about whether the month is, in fact, Summer or Autumn? Take these three pictures from the Bay, and it's hard to…
Warning symbol
Following a yellow wind warning issued by Met Éireann today (Wednesday 11 August) for eight counties, the Irish Coast Guard is strongly advising the public to exercise caution. The weather alert is in place for tomorrow, Thursday 12 and Friday…
Evolution of the Gulf Stream to the west of Ireland continuing as the North Atlantic Drift
Ireland is represented in an international team of researchers who have identified a possible link between human-caused climate change and a weakening of the Gulf Stream. And as The Irish Times reports, a continued weakening of the Atlantic Ocean current…

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