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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Storms

Last month
April 2023
# Storms
At least 26 people killed after tornadoes tear through US midwest and south
Confirmed or suspected tornadoes in at least eight states destroyed several homes and businesses.
This year
# Tornado
At least 23 people killed after tornado and severe storms sweep through Mississippi
‘The loss will be felt in these towns forever’, said the State’s governor.
# evacuations
Evacuations ordered as California storm knocks out power
Officials warned people throughout Northern California to stay off the roads.
Last year
# Italy
Death toll from Italy storms rises to 11
The storms hit on Thursday evening, with more than 400 millimetres of rain falling in some places in just a few hours.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you leave the house over the weekend?
Storm Franklin is the latest unpleasant Atlantic weather system to hit.
All time
# Storms
Heavy flooding in South Dublin as thunderstorm warning in effect for much of the country
Weather conditions over the weekend are conducive to the spread of potato blight, Met Éireann said.
# Storms
Thousands flee as Typhoon Vamco nears Vietnam
Thousands of people have fled their homes ahead of the typhoon making landfall.
# Weather
Saidhbhín, Christoph and Phoebe: Names of 2020-2021 storms announced
The naming of storms has been shown to raise awareness of severe weather and help people stay safe.
# Extreme Weather
Storms and tornadoes leave at least 10 dead across US
Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power from Texas to Michigan.
# storm's a comin'
Ciara, Hugh, Liam, Maura: Met Éireann has released this year's list of winter storm names
It’s the fifth year that the forecaster will take part in the ‘Name Our Storms’ scheme.
# Storms
Heavy snowfall engulfs parts of Europe with several deaths and widespread disruption
Snow in parts of Austria and southern Germany has been causing widespread issues in recent days.
# stranded tourists
Venice hit by heavy flooding as 11 people die in storms across Italy
Water in St Mark’s Square rose to a near record-breaking 156cm.
# beast from the east
Are You More Like Storm Ophelia Or Storm Emma?
We all know which one is the cool storm.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you take weather warnings more seriously when storms have names?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Stormy McStormface
Brewing up a storm? War of words between UK and Irish forecasters over naming of 'Fionn'
A storm? Channel 4′s weatherman reckoned it was tantamount to “naming raindrops”.
# day after tomorrow
There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change
Between 2007 and 2016, there was a 46% increases in the number of weather-related disasters.
# Weather Warning
Government looking to develop app for serious weather alerts
Many said they were caught completely off guard by the weather in Donegal last month.
Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia: This is how hurricanes are named
The practice of assigning names to storms began in the 1950s.
# you'll do nothin'
Storm Conor a damp squib as Ireland enjoys mild Christmas Day
There will be some gale force winds tonight, however.
# Haiti
After a hurricane killed hundreds, aid reaches Haiti
Families with destroyed homes and shattered livelihoods waited and prayed for help. Food and clean water were scarce to nonexistent.
# storm oisin
Heads up, Oisíns - Storm Oisín will be hitting Ireland and the UK next year
You know what that means. STORM OYSIN!
# storm names
Met Éireann complaint says calling storms after Christian names is 'very unfair'
Over a 10 month period, Met Éireann received 112 complaints from members of the public.
# Storms
Eight people seriously injured after being struck by lightning in Germany
France, Germany and other parts of western and central Europe have been battered by deadly storms and floods over the past week.
# Umbrellas
Definitive proof that umbrellas just don't work in Ireland
Stop with the umbrellas, it’s pointless.
Ireland is exposed to extreme weather in a manner we have never seen before
Extreme weather events are inevitable, flooding doesn’t have to be, writes Eamon Ryan.
# wettest on record
Met Éireann has been crunching the numbers on our 'highly abnormal' December
Gerald Fleming called it “unprecedented in terms of our memory and records”. And here are the stats to prove it…
# what's in a name
Every Single Winter Storm Name of 2015, Rated
Storm Desmond, Storm Eva, Storm Frank, Storm Gertrude — we’ve rated ‘em all.
# batten down the hatches
The deadliest storms to ever hit Europe
The worst year was 1999 when two storms resulted in 140 fatalities.
# clo-da
Barney, Clodagh and Wilbert - here's what we'll be calling storms from now on
Members of the public got to choose the names.
# enda the terrible
'Storm Enda' won't be knocking over bins and upturning sheds this winter
We won’t be getting a ‘Storm Michael’ either.
# Your Say
Poll: Which Irish sports star should we name our next storm after?
Storm Katie? Storm Conor?
# very wild atlantic way
WATCH: This is what the weather looks like in Galway tonight
Quick reminder: It’s August.
# sort it out lads
It's 30 degrees in Boston, but there are still massive piles of filthy snow on the ground
“We’re finding crazy stuff: bicycles, orange cones, half a $5 bill.”
# Extreme Weather
'A lot of people have no where to call home': Three dead as storms hit New South Wales
Five inches of rain fell over 24 hours.
# Lightning Strikes
ESB has restored power to 12,500 homes....7,500 still to go
A severe storm with lightning strikes caused the power outages.
# windy out
Russian man reverses out of his garage straight into a massive tornado
The footage is INTENSE.
# the worst
Last winter was the stormiest ever on record for Ireland
Climatologists have concluded that both the frequency and intensity of the storms makes them unique in 143 years.
# Battered
Rain cheque as storm payouts wipe almost €20 million off FBD's profits
Analysts think that the insurer could hike car premiums to protect profits.
# Storm Damage
Clare storm repairs 'on hold' because of funding confusion
A senior engineer with Clare Co Council told that the council is still waiting for clarification on project proposals from the OPW.