Rare meteotsunami hits SE Ireland

Rare meteotsunami hits SE Ireland

A rare meteotsunami hit the coast of SW Ireland on June 18, 2022. The phenomenon started during early morning hours and lasted well into the afternoon. It was reportedly felt as far away as France, Cornwall and Wales, U.K.

Two major storms on the way to Ireland and U.K. this week

Two major storms on the way to Ireland and U.K. this week

The UK Met Office has named two low pressure systems on February 14, 2022 — Dudley and Eunice. Both are expected to bring spells of very strong and damaging winds to Ireland and the United Kingdom this week. Storm Dudley will bring strong winds to northern and…

Storm Barra to impact Ireland and UK with strong winds, heavy rain and snow

Storm Barra to impact Ireland and UK with strong winds, heavy rain and snow

A deep low-pressure area moving in from the Atlantic Ocean this week has been named Storm Barra by Met Éireann on Sunday, December 5, 2021, due to the level of impacts expected for the Republic of Ireland. After impacting Ireland, Barra will bring strong…

Mysterious dolphin and whale strandings reach record high in Ireland

Mysterious dolphin and whale strandings reach record high in Ireland

Ireland is facing a mysterious spate of dolphin and whale strandings as the numbers reach record high again. The number of strandings during the winter period in the country has increased significantly since 2011. In 2019, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG)…

Storm Bella hits Europe, leaving tens of thousands without power

Storm Bella hits Europe, leaving tens of thousands without power

Storm Bella struck parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, December 27, 2020, leaving more than 55 000 households without electricity in its wake. More than 21 000 homes lost access to power in the UK, around 34 000 in the east and central France, and around 1 500…

Massive peat landslide in Donegal, Ireland

Massive peat landslide in Donegal, Ireland

A massive peat landslide occurred near Meenbog Wind Farm in Donegal, Ireland, on Friday afternoon, November 13, 2020. The event made rounds on social media as witnesses posted footage of the slide taking place, showing trees being swept away. Local representatives…

Storm Aiden brings high waves and heavy rains to UK and Ireland

Storm Aiden brings high waves and heavy rains to UK and Ireland

Storm Aiden hit the UK and Ireland on Saturday, October 31, 2020, bringing high waves, strong winds, and heavy downpours. As a result of the severe weather, seacrafts capsized or broke down, prompting the rescue of several people on board. Up to 8 000 homes and…