Hurricane Gonzalo Batters Bermuda, Remnants Heading For Ireland

Residents of the Atlantic island of Bermuda are waking up to relative calm this morning after what was a brutal night, compliments of Hurricane Gonzalo, the sixth named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

image

Wind gusted to 98 knots at Wade International Airport as the southern eyewall passed over late Friday night, but the storm is now weakening and accelerating northeastwards.

Continue reading

Analysis Of October 5th Storm

The front has cleared the east coast now and things have died down considerably. There are some thundery showers rolling in off the Atlantic, but as far as wind goes, that’s it for now. How do the numbers look after what was a strong wind event for the time of year? Dun Laoghaire Harbour weather station gives us a spectacular insight.

Continue reading

Don’t Throw Your Money Down The Gutter

As a nation we are now paying for our domestic water. This brings us in line with most other countries but has still caused enormous uproar amongst many people. However, instead of arguing about the charge why not do something to minimise it? Your gutter is overflowing with money, so do something about it!

image
Image from Shutterstock.

If you could capture just some of the rainwater that falls on your roof then you could see a saving on your water charges. How much? Well let’s take a look.

Continue reading

Summer is Over, Here Comes October!

After what was a record warm and dry September in many parts of the country, October has other plans for us, offering an abrupt introduction to what Autumn’s really about tonight and over the weekend. Calm, dry and warm will make way for cool, wet and windy, as low pressure reasserts its influence on the northeast Atlantic.

This ECMWF chart for 0000GMT tomorrow shows the strength of the temperature gradient along the polar cold front crossing the country, as well as surface pressure and the wind vectors at 100 m.

Continue reading