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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Severe Weather

This year
Europe is 2.3 degrees hotter than before industrial revolution, climate report finds
The continent, which has been warming twice the global average since the 1980s, saw its warmest summer on record last year.
Spain swelters in ‘unbearable’ heatwave as drought drives up olive oil prices
Health officials are considering bringing in a heat prevention plan two weeks early.
At least seven dead following severe winds and tornadoes in US south
Authorities said a clearer picture of the extent of the damage and a search for additional victims would come today.
Last year
New Status Orange alert issued as temperatures set to plunge for next two nights
Tonight is to be bitterly cold and a weather warning is due to kick in for 19 counties.
Cold snap hits as nation to experience -4 degree temperatures
Temperatures to struggle to rise above freezing this weekend with uncertain outlook for next week.
Extreme heat warning issued in UK as temperatures set to soar into 30s
The rare warning states that there could be a danger to life or potential serious illness.
Nearly 20,000 without power as ESB crews mobilise after Storm Franklin
Following three storms in quick succession, Met Éireann is forecasting much colder temperatures midweek.
Status Yellow wind and snow warnings remain in effect nationwide due to Storm Eunice
Schools are closed in nine counties today.
All time
Flash floods cause chaos as London receives a month's worth of rain in one day
Photos posted on social media show cars submerged on flooded roads.
November rain makes Dublin the wettest spot in the country (and wettest it's been for four years)
It’s not all about Dublin we know, but there has been some remarkable rain there this month.
Lorenzo batters the Azores with 100mph winds
Lorenzo is currently still a post-tropical cyclone over the Atlantic but will have downgraded by the time it reaches Ireland tomorrow.
Businesses refused insurance to get 'quick' payments for severe weather flood damage
The scheme is for businesses and organisations who have been refused insurance.
A US sitcom, pronunciation and Irish 'imbalance' among concerns raised in naming of 2018-19 storms
Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal how Met Éireann and the UK Met Office named this year’s storms.
Warnings of 'catastrophic flooding' as Florence upgraded to category 4 hurricane
Governors of three states have declared an emergency.
'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation
There are tense scenes on a daily basis as temperatures soar and India experiences water shortages.
Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts
During Storm Ophelia last year, there was confusion as to whether all businesses should close, and if people should go to work or remain at home.
Call for schools to open on Saturdays to make up for 'snow days'
It’s been suggested that it would be unreasonable to make up the days during Easter.
All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled
Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.
Coast Guard warns public to stay away from the sea after people spotted in stormy waters
Most people are obeying the Coast Guard’s warnings to stay away from the coast.
Four weather warnings issued as heavy rain and wind set to batter coastal counties
The gardaí and local authorities have advised people to be extra vigilant, with some flooding expected.
PICTURES: Irish towns continue to battle against floods
Houses and businesses have been destroyed in towns across the country.
10 adults and two children rescued from bus caught in severe floodwater in Scotland
Emergency services were called to the scene yesterday afternoon.
Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding
Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.
Better late than never! It's going to hit 24 degrees today
Dust off the swimming togs.
Crews 'working against the clock' but 80,000 to remain without power overnight
Clare County Council has issued a flood and storm warning in advance of the severe weather conditions expected over the next 48 hours.
Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding
The orange weather alert has been lifted but more stormy weather is expected over the next week.
Heaviest snow in decades leaves 11 dead, over 1,000 injured in Japan
Most of the deaths involved road crashes and many of the injuries were caused by falls on the ice.
Heavy rain, strong gales and high tides causing flooding and road closures
A number of travel routes in coastal areas of Louth, Dublin and Wicklow with AA Roadwatch urging motorists to take extra care.
'Status red' warning as stormy weather expected tonight
The coastal counties of Connacht and west Ulster will bare the brunt of the storm with gusts of up to 150km/h.
At least four killed as massive cyclone hits India coast
With gusts of up to 240 kilometres per hour, the cyclone may be the most powerful to hit the area since 1999, when more than 8,000 people were killed.
Two climbers rescued from snow gully in Derry
The two male climbers got into difficulty at Binevengh Mountain but were not injured in the incident.
Bundle up: Snow, frost and icy conditions ahead
Snow showers will drift in from the Irish Sea on Monday morning but should clear up later in the day.
In pics and video: Australian floods peaking with thousands in shelters
In Queensland a tropical cyclone sparked tornadaoes and created sea foam that came to shore.
The Evening with added festive lunges
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Coast Guard issues warning as further gales and flooding forecast
The public is advised to stay away from the shoreline and to avoid venturing out unnecessarily when gale force conditions are forecast.
Shatter says Government is prepared for 'unpredictable' Irish winter
At the start of this winter 210,000 tonnes of salt will be available and are strategically located across the country.
America prepares for superstorm
Hurricane Sandy could mix with a winter storm to create what has been dubbed ‘Frankenstorm’.
Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US
Forecasters have warned that the massive hurricane could now merge with North American weather systems and morph into a powerful hybrid that US media have dubbed a “Frankenstorm.”
Councils use new service MapAlerter to spread information to public
The creator of the service said it could be a crucial tool for councils this winter during severe weather conditions.