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#Severe Weather

# severe-weather - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

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.

# severe-weather - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

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.

# severe-weather - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dust off the swimming togs.

# severe-weather - Thursday 13 February, 2014

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.

# severe-weather - Sunday 9 February, 2014

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.

# severe-weather - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

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.

# severe-weather - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

'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.

# severe-weather - Saturday 12 October, 2013

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.

# severe-weather - Thursday 28 March, 2013

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.

# severe-weather - Saturday 9 March, 2013

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.

# severe-weather - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

In pics and video: Australian floods peaking with thousands in shelters Australia This post contains videos

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.

# severe-weather - Saturday 15 December, 2012

The Evening with added festive lunges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# severe-weather - Saturday 14 January, 2012

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

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

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 This post contains videos This post contains images

In Photos: Tornado strikes New Zealand city

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

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

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