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Highest wave ever recorded off Kinsale coast

The wave height reached 25 metres, far surpassing the previous record of 23.4.

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THE HIGHEST MAXIMUM wave height was recorded off the coast of Kinsale earlier today, according to Met Éireann.

The wave height of 25 metres was recorded at Kinsale Energy Gas Platform this afternoon.

“Apart from being a record at that location, it is also the highest maximum wave height recorded in Irish coastal waters,” Met Éireann said today. The previous record at the M4 buoy off the northwest coast in the January storms was 23.4 metres – almost five times the size of a double-decker bus.

Winds of 178km per hour were also recorded at the Kinsale Gas Platform today.

On land, gale force gusts literally blew the roof off some buildings across the country.

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