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Massive Storm Striking Ireland, Britain

Posted by feww on February 8, 2014


Potentially devastating superstorms lining up in Atlantic to batter Ireland next week

Met Éireann has issued a status orange weather warning, the highest in Ireland, for the southern counties as well as Wexford and Galway, with winds of 130-km/hr forecast as storm RUTH strikes the country.

A status yellow weather warning is in effect for counties Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Meath, according to reports.

Flood alerts and wind warnings have been issued as Ireland braces itself for a series of  potentially devastating Atlantic superstorms and the ninth week of extreme rain events.

flooding in Ireland
Screenshot from a video taken by the Irish Gov. via

Massive Storm System Impacting UK

Some 482 Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts, including 3 Severe Flood Warnings [“danger to life,”] remain in effect throughout Britain as a massive storm system continues to batter the country with strong winds and persistent rain.

atlantic superstorm image 34 UKMetVisible Satellite image timed at 12:00 on Saturday February 8, 2014. © Copyright EUMETSAT/Met Office

The UK Environment Office has issued the following Flood Risk Assessment (Excerpts)

In Somerset there is a HIGH flood risk from river flooding on the Somerset Levels for today (Sat 8 Feb) and Sunday, with a high likelihood of severe impacts. River flooding in this area has been made worse by recent rainfall. Significant impacts are expected to continue in this area through the next week. In Chiswell in Dorset where the beach is degraded there is a HIGH flood risk from coastal flooding due to large waves and strong winds during this evening and during Sunday.

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Superstorm Striking W Europe – Satellite Image Update 2

Posted by feww on February 7, 2014

Atlantic Superstorm inching closer

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IR – Rain Satellite image at 22:30UTC February 7, 2014.  © Copyright EUMETSAT/Met Office

Weather Warning

The UK Met Office has issued Level 2 amber severe weather warnings through  Sunday, expecting “significant impact” by the storm.

“There is a risk that defenses which have not already been flooded could be, with rainfall totals looking very high in areas already affected,” said a spokesperson.

Flood Warning

UK Environment Agency has issued about 500 Flood Warnings and Flood Alert throughout the country, including 2 Severe Flood Warnings, meaning “danger to life,” as of posting.

A Region Devastated by Floods

“There is a high risk on the Somerset Levels [an area already submerged by earlier floods.] River flooding in this area is expected to be exacerbated by further rainfall,” said the UK Environment Agency.

Meanwhile, official data show that England and Wales experienced the rainiest December to January period since records began 138 years ago.

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Catastrophic Superstorm Targetting Britain – Satellite Image

Posted by feww on February 7, 2014

 Atlantic superstorm to slam into Britain

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Satellite data: © Copyright EUMETSAT/Met Office

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