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Dublin: 21°C Sunday 14 August 2022

#Severe Weather

# severe-weather - Monday 11 July, 2022

Extreme heat warning issued in UK as temperatures set to soar into 30s
# Amber Warning
# Amber Warning

Extreme heat warning issued in UK as temperatures set to soar into 30s

Jul 11th 2022, 9:28 PM 27,997 Views 6 Comments

The rare warning states that there could be a danger to life or potential serious illness.

# severe-weather - Monday 21 February, 2022

Nearly 20,000 without power as ESB crews mobilise after Storm Franklin
# Severe Weather
# Severe Weather

Nearly 20,000 without power as ESB crews mobilise after Storm Franklin

Updated Feb 21st 2022, 1:19 PM 32,274 Views 13 Comments

Following three storms in quick succession, Met Éireann is forecasting much colder temperatures midweek.

# severe-weather - Friday 18 February, 2022

As it happened: Status Yellow wind and snow warnings remain in effect nationwide due to Storm Eunice
Live Feb 18th 2022, 4:45 PM

As it happened: Status Yellow wind and snow warnings remain in effect nationwide due to Storm Eunice

# severe-weather - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Flash floods cause chaos as London receives a month's worth of rain in one day
# London
# London

Flash floods cause chaos as London receives a month's worth of rain in one day

Jul 13th 2021, 11:43 AM 35,331 Views 13 Comments

Photos posted on social media show cars submerged on flooded roads.

# severe-weather - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

November rain makes Dublin the wettest spot in the country (and wettest it's been for four years)
# Soppin'
# Soppin'

November rain makes Dublin the wettest spot in the country (and wettest it's been for four years)

Nov 26th 2019, 12:53 PM 33,269 Views 37 Comments

It’s not all about Dublin we know, but there has been some remarkable rain there this month.

# severe-weather - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Lorenzo batters the Azores with 100mph winds
# On Its Way
# On Its Way

Lorenzo batters the Azores with 100mph winds

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:40 PM 63,222 Views 27 Comments

Lorenzo is currently still a post-tropical cyclone over the Atlantic but will have downgraded by the time it reaches Ireland tomorrow.

# severe-weather - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Businesses refused insurance to get 'quick' payments for severe weather flood damage
# Stormy Weather
# Stormy Weather

Businesses refused insurance to get 'quick' payments for severe weather flood damage

Nov 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,177 Views 5 Comments

The scheme is for businesses and organisations who have been refused insurance.

# severe-weather - Sunday 21 October, 2018

A US sitcom, pronunciation and Irish 'imbalance' among concerns raised in naming of 2018-19 storms
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

A US sitcom, pronunciation and Irish 'imbalance' among concerns raised in naming of 2018-19 storms

Oct 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 50,050 Views 27 Comments

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal how Met Éireann and the UK Met Office named this year’s storms.

# severe-weather - Monday 10 September, 2018

Warnings of 'catastrophic flooding' as Florence upgraded to category 4 hurricane
# Hurricane Florence
# Hurricane Florence

Warnings of 'catastrophic flooding' as Florence upgraded to category 4 hurricane

Sep 10th 2018, 6:30 PM 42,713 Views 11 Comments

Governors of three states have declared an emergency.

# severe-weather - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation
# WATER SHORTAGE
# WATER SHORTAGE

'There are fights and even injuries': Indian water crisis causes daily desperation

Jun 10th 2018, 3:30 AM 9,694 Views 13 Comments

There are tense scenes on a daily basis as temperatures soar and India experiences water shortages.

# severe-weather - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts
# Shut Up Shop
# Shut Up Shop

Government to block proposals to close all places of work during Status Red weather alerts

Apr 18th 2018, 7:30 AM 33,688 Views 41 Comments

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.

# severe-weather - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Call for schools to open on Saturdays to make up for 'snow days'
# Thanks Emma
# Thanks Emma

Call for schools to open on Saturdays to make up for 'snow days'

Mar 7th 2018, 6:25 PM 67,049 Views 108 Comments

It’s been suggested that it would be unreasonable to make up the days during Easter.

# severe-weather - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled
# Severe Weather
# Severe Weather

All non-urgent outpatient procedures in Leinster and Munster cancelled

Feb 28th 2018, 5:45 PM 11,551 Views 15 Comments

Three children’s hospitals are also cancelling planned admissions and outpatient appointments.

# severe-weather - Monday 16 October, 2017

Coast Guard warns public to stay away from the sea after people spotted in stormy waters
# Ophelia
# Ophelia

Coast Guard warns public to stay away from the sea after people spotted in stormy waters

Oct 16th 2017, 6:23 PM 42,010 Views 64 Comments

Most people are obeying the Coast Guard’s warnings to stay away from the coast.

# severe-weather - Monday 25 January, 2016

Four weather warnings issued as heavy rain and wind set to batter coastal counties
# Spot Flooding
# Spot Flooding

Four weather warnings issued as heavy rain and wind set to batter coastal counties

Jan 25th 2016, 11:18 PM 57,337 Views 23 Comments

The gardaí and local authorities have advised people to be extra vigilant, with some flooding expected.

# severe-weather - Saturday 2 January, 2016

PICTURES: Irish towns continue to battle against floods
# Storm Frank
# Storm Frank

PICTURES: Irish towns continue to battle against floods

Jan 2nd 2016, 6:04 PM 33,147 Views 27 Comments

Houses and businesses have been destroyed in towns across the country.

# severe-weather - Thursday 31 December, 2015

10 adults and two children rescued from bus caught in severe floodwater in Scotland
# Rescue
# Rescue

10 adults and two children rescued from bus caught in severe floodwater in Scotland

Dec 31st 2015, 10:10 AM 9,913 Views 1 Comment

Emergency services were called to the scene yesterday afternoon.

# severe-weather - Monday 28 December, 2015

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding
# Rising Waters
# Rising Waters

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding

Dec 28th 2015, 8:25 AM 18,925 Views 29 Comments

Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.

# severe-weather - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Better late than never! It's going to hit 24 degrees today
# Here Comes The Summer Sun
# Here Comes The Summer Sun

Better late than never! It's going to hit 24 degrees today

Aug 13th 2015, 8:11 AM 29,787 Views 24 Comments

Dust off the swimming togs.

# severe-weather - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Crews 'working against the clock' but 80,000 to remain without power overnight
# Stormwatch
# Stormwatch

Crews 'working against the clock' but 80,000 to remain without power overnight

Feb 13th 2014, 6:47 PM 13,488 Views 29 Comments

Clare County Council has issued a flood and storm warning in advance of the severe weather conditions expected over the next 48 hours.

# severe-weather - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding
# Not Over Yet
# Not Over Yet

Emergency services and local authorities remain on high alert over flooding

Feb 9th 2014, 4:38 PM 12,586 Views 5 Comments

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
# Severe Weather
# Severe Weather

Heaviest snow in decades leaves 11 dead, over 1,000 injured in Japan

Feb 9th 2014, 2:29 PM 15,907 Views 46 Comments

Most of the deaths involved road crashes and many of the injuries were caused by falls on the ice.

# severe-weather - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Heavy rain, strong gales and high tides causing flooding and road closures
# Outside Is Frightful
# Outside Is Frightful

Heavy rain, strong gales and high tides causing flooding and road closures

Jan 1st 2014, 1:36 PM 24,427 Views 28 Comments

A number of travel routes in coastal areas of Louth, Dublin and Wicklow with AA Roadwatch urging motorists to take extra care.

# severe-weather - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

'Status red' warning as stormy weather expected tonight
# Code Red
# Code Red

'Status red' warning as stormy weather expected tonight

Dec 18th 2013, 11:15 AM 23,490 Views 62 Comments

The coastal counties of Connacht and west Ulster will bare the brunt of the storm with gusts of up to 150km/h.

# severe-weather - Saturday 12 October, 2013

At least four killed as massive cyclone hits India coast
# Cyclone Phailin
# Cyclone Phailin

At least four killed as massive cyclone hits India coast

Oct 12th 2013, 2:58 PM 6,071 Views 8 Comments

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.

# severe-weather - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Two climbers rescued from snow gully in Derry
# Rescue
# Rescue

Two climbers rescued from snow gully in Derry

Mar 28th 2013, 8:27 PM 7,921 Views 14 Comments

The two male climbers got into difficulty at Binevengh Mountain but were not injured in the incident.

# severe-weather - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Bundle up: Snow, frost and icy conditions ahead
# Brrrr
# Brrrr

Bundle up: Snow, frost and icy conditions ahead

Mar 9th 2013, 1:44 PM 25,279 Views 41 Comments

Snow showers will drift in from the Irish Sea on Monday morning but should clear up later in the day.

# severe-weather - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

In pics and video: Australian floods peaking with thousands in shelters
# Australia
# Australia

In pics and video: Australian floods peaking with thousands in shelters

Jan 29th 2013, 8:02 AM 6,303 Views 4 Comments

In Queensland a tropical cyclone sparked tornadaoes and created sea foam that came to shore.

# severe-weather - Saturday 15 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added festive lunges
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added festive lunges

Dec 15th 2012, 7:55 PM 12,496 Views 0 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# severe-weather - Friday 14 December, 2012

Coast Guard issues warning as further gales and flooding forecast
# For Fluich Sake
# For Fluich Sake

Coast Guard issues warning as further gales and flooding forecast

Dec 14th 2012, 8:30 PM 12,539 Views 5 Comments

The public is advised to stay away from the shoreline and to avoid venturing out unnecessarily when gale force conditions are forecast.

# severe-weather - Friday 9 November, 2012

Shatter says Government is prepared for 'unpredictable' Irish winter
# Winter
# Winter

Shatter says Government is prepared for 'unpredictable' Irish winter

Nov 9th 2012, 9:37 PM 16,605 Views 77 Comments

At the start of this winter 210,000 tonnes of salt will be available and are strategically located across the country.

# severe-weather - Saturday 27 October, 2012

America prepares for superstorm
# Frankenstorm
# Frankenstorm

America prepares for superstorm

Oct 27th 2012, 7:39 AM 8,133 Views 23 Comments

Hurricane Sandy could mix with a winter storm to create what has been dubbed ‘Frankenstorm’.

# severe-weather - Friday 26 October, 2012

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US
# Hurricane Sandy
# Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US

Oct 26th 2012, 7:31 AM 4,855 Views 2 Comments

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.”

# severe-weather - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Councils use new service MapAlerter to spread information to public
# Alerts
# Alerts

Councils use new service MapAlerter to spread information to public

Oct 7th 2012, 7:45 AM 8,056 Views 20 Comments

The creator of the service said it could be a crucial tool for councils this winter during severe weather conditions.

# severe-weather - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Powerful typhoon hits Japan mainland
# Japan
# Japan

Powerful typhoon hits Japan mainland

Sep 30th 2012, 12:48 PM 5,367 Views 1 Comment

A 29-year-old man was swept away by high waves when Jelawat hit Okinawa and was later confirmed dead, while at least 140 people were injured.

# severe-weather - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Floods kill six in southern Spain
# Spain
# Spain

Floods kill six in southern Spain

Sep 29th 2012, 10:45 AM 5,994 Views 4 Comments

At least 600 people had to be evacuated from their homes in the Andalusia region yesterday.

# severe-weather - Saturday 14 January, 2012

South Africa: Weather forecasters could face jail for getting it wrong
# South Africa
From The Daily Edge
# South Africa

South Africa: Weather forecasters could face jail for getting it wrong

Jan 14th 2012, 2:59 PM 945 Views 1 Comment

Independent weather forecasters could face up to ten years in prison for incorrectly issuing severe weather warnings.

# severe-weather - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

In Photos: Tornado strikes New Zealand city
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

In Photos: Tornado strikes New Zealand city

May 3rd 2011, 10:22 AM 1,063 Views 0 Comments

The powerful storm has killed at least one person and caused huge damage in the Auckland suburb of Albany.

# severe-weather - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Dad and son killed by tree limb during US tornado
# US
# US

Dad and son killed by tree limb during US tornado

Apr 5th 2011, 9:54 PM 1,161 Views 3 Comments

Severe storms pound southern states, killing at least eight people and destroying property.

# severe-weather - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Snowfall and icy conditions predicted by weekend
# Brrr
# Brrr

Snowfall and icy conditions predicted by weekend

Jan 5th 2011, 1:32 PM 614 Views 0 Comments

Wintry weather set to continue over the coming weekend, according to meteorologists.