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Severe T-Storm Risk UK & IRL June 29th-July 7th

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« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2009, 06:02:06 am »

Large parts of Dublin, Kildare,Wicklow,Wexford have been affected by flooding the rain is torrential with these storms

Just heard that the M50 Motorway the main motorway around Dublin is flooded and closed on one side

Rail services are also affected by flooding

One of Dublins main hospitals (The Matter) roof has partially collapsed

Very heavy surface water on all main Motorways into Dublin

Over 40mm of rain in one hour around dublin and eastern parts of Kildare county

Power is out in some suburban areas

Over two weeks of rain just one hour

Many Motorways and roads around Dublin are now declared impassable commuters told to stay at home

Reports of that the entire Dublin coast road is impassable and that theres a watch that conditions could get worse due to high tide at 08:40

Most flooding has now subsided around the greater Dublin area but damage has been caused in many areas
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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2009, 12:21:26 pm »

Hi Padraig, the Dublin area got hit really bad didn't it. I knew from the radar last night that a significant event was taking place. I'm just after seeing 'Midday' on TV3 and a man was interviewed who had his backgarden destroyed by severe flooding, so much so that the sheds had been ripped from the ground. He also reported giant hail stones and terrible thunder. Those storms traked up the E coast of Ireland into NI today.
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« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2009, 12:24:19 pm »

One of the halls in Maghaberry Prison, NI is flooded according to the BBC.
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« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2009, 12:39:53 pm »



Here's the sferic chart from this morning, you can see the S-N path of that storm up the E side of the country!

I heard intense rainfall here around 05.30.

TORRO have issued a tornado discussion for all of Ireland today.
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« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2009, 12:44:43 pm »

That certainly explains the spectaculur display i witnessed last night
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« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2009, 01:05:13 pm »

Just seen RTE news, a guy reported water half way up his stairs in Dublin.
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« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2009, 01:22:10 pm »

i got woke up this morning at around 6.am with a huge clatter of thunder and the heaviest rain ive seen in a long time! the lightning was quite obscured by the rain but the thunder was extremely loud!
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« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2009, 01:50:33 pm »

Thanks for the report Scott. This from the BBC NI site...

Warnings of severe or extreme weather in some parts of Northern Ireland have been issued by the Met Office.

Heavy and thundery rain is likely to affect all six counties on Thursday morning.

There will be further pulses of heavy rain in the afternoon and the risk of thunderstorms.

The Met Office has said there is the potential for some localised flooding because the system is very slow moving.

Parts of the north and east will hold onto dryer conditions for a time but the wet weather is slowly shifting across towards the Irish Sea and there will be some heavy showers in that area later.

People asre being advised to take extra care on the roads.

One of the visits halls in Maghaberry Prison is flooded following heavy rain last night.

The Prison Service has temporarily closed the hall for urgent remedial work to be carried out.

It is contacting visitors who will be affected by the flooding to re-arrange their appointment.

The flooding incident phoneline is 0300 2000 100.

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« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2009, 01:54:31 pm »

fingers crossed for something later! Much happening up in your direction?
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« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2009, 01:56:05 pm »

Not a thing here Scott, just light rain, maybe something will kick off from those showers behind the cold front....



TORRO CONVECTIVE DISCUSSION 2009/020

A TORRO CONVECTIVE DISCUSSION has been issued at 11:15GMT on Thursday 2nd July 2009

Valid from/until: 11:15-21:00GMT on Thursday 2nd July 2009 for the following regions

Parts of (see map)

SW England

Midlands

NW England

Scotland

Wales

Eire

N Ireland

THREATS

Marginally severe hail; isolated tornadoes; gusty winds; heavy rain; CG lightning.

DISCUSSION

Three potential areas of convective development seem possible today: West of the cold front, across Eire and western parts of N Ireland; along the cold front, through SW England, Wales, and western Scotland; in the moist plume ahead of the cold front, from the Midlands through parts of NW England into central Scotland.

West of the cold front, several hundred J/Kg of CAPE are forecast to develop across western Eire/W N Ireland, with reasonable shear. Loosely organised clusters may develop with a marginal severe hail/wind threat.

Along the cold front axis, elevated and perhaps embedded surface based showers/storms are possible, although the overall coverage of thunderstorms may be fairly low. Any storm which develops will do so in an environment favourable for gusty winds/marginal hail, as well as producing heavy rainfall.

Ahead of the cold front, there are indications that isolated storms may form across parts of the Midlands and then move NNW into NW England. Shear may be sufficient for a small loosely organised cluster capable of producing marginally severe hail, along with frequent CG lightning.

In the same airmass across Scotland, there is likely to be somewhat stronger shear, perhaps enough for weak mesocyclone development. This would enhance the wind/hail threat, and given an increasing low-level flow, a tornado is possible too.

Lack of stronger shear precludes a WATCH

Overnight tonight, there is a risk of thunderstorms spreading into southern counties of England, along with increasing deep-layer flow. These could bring the risk of marginally severe hail and winds.

Forecaster: RPK.
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« Reply #55 on: July 02, 2009, 02:01:17 pm »

Thanks for posting that Martin, half of the weather websites are firewalled on this computer! lol
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« Reply #56 on: July 02, 2009, 02:05:41 pm »

About  8kms from me there are reports that the area had hailstones the size of 20cents coins for a brief time last night
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« Reply #57 on: July 02, 2009, 02:24:42 pm »

Check out the weekend forecast here from Michael Fish on Netweather tv...

http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=michaelfish;sess=

Would love to see him back on tv again.
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« Reply #58 on: July 02, 2009, 02:50:58 pm »

will have to have a look later,, being in work is like living in the stone age again as far as computers go! lol
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« Reply #59 on: July 02, 2009, 04:41:50 pm »

Thunderstorms currently over W Ireland and moving N. Not much over N. Ireland other than some patchy rain moving north. N. Scotland and parts of Britain have storms also. Serious looking cells are crossing the Channel and headding for the S coast of Britain, they could produce some action this evening and tonight.
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