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    Worries Storm Lorenzo Won’t Be Severe Enough To Get You Day Off Work

    WITH JUST a measly 6 counties issued with a Status Orange weather warning, fears are growing that Storm Lorenzo (née Hurricane Lorenzo) won’t even be severe and cataclysmic enough to secure you the day off.

    “**** sake,” offices up and down the country uttered upon hearing that while the storm will still bring dangerous and hazardous conditions the fact it makes landfall on the west of Ireland during Thursday night means employers will not need to close businesses to ensure the safety of their workers.

    The news is all the more tragic when you consider the position of Friday the 4th in the calendar; an ideal day to help break up the month, which also includes a bank holiday Monday. However, it is becoming more and more clear that Storm Ophelia Set unrealistic expectations for how much craic a storm could be.

    “While not the result we were hoping for, the latest data we’re seeing suggests Lorenzo will still be good for a solid excuse for being late for work,” shared Alan Claggan, chief Sly Day Off Procurement Officer for the Nation.

    The status orange warning is not thought to be severe enough to put auld lads off going for a 6am swim in the Atlantic ocean as no weather warning severe enough exists to keep people from needlessly engaging the time and resources of rescue crews.

    Elsewhere large groups of racists have begun gathering along the west coast protesting the arrival of a ‘foreign’ storm attempting to make landfall on the Irish coast.
    "Some people don't know their easy lives... I wouldn't be so ungrateful" - Fiacre Ryan - #AutismAndMe

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      #LORENZO
      UPDATED FORECAST: THURS 3rd OCTOBER. 1045HRS.

      The main threat from Lorenzo continues to be storm surge and high seas along our western seaboard and islands. In essence if you live or work near our western to NW seaboard please
      #BePrepared
      and the rest of the country should
      #BeAware
      . Anywhere from County Clare th
      rough to Donegal could see damaging storm surges from early this afternoon. Disruption to power across the western half of Ireland is likely. Winds gusting from 75kmh to 120kmh possibly 125kmh in coastal Connacht and NW Munster. Ulster, Leinster and inland and south to east Munster will see winds gusting from 60kmh to 90kmh. At this time we are now looking at a nowcast situation once Lorenzo makes actual landfall in Nth Connacht. This means we can only rely on live stats from weather stations and real time data to assess if we are seeing Lorenzo completely degrade on landfall or if it will still be packing a punch as its core wind field moves across Ireland overnight.

      LEINSTER #BEAWARE
      Winds gusting from 60kmh to 90kmh by tomorrow morning. Downed trees as they are in leaf. Some delays at Dublin Airport. Some spot flooding possible. Heavy rain possible in northern counties of Leinster. Power outages likely especially in exposed locations where there is a lot of tree cover.

      ULSTER #BEAWARE
      Winds gusting 50kmh to 80kmh this evening and tonight. Downed trees possible. Heavy rainfall possible across northern flanks of Lorenzo as it moves across the country overnight.

      MUNSTER #BEAWARE (CLARE: #BEPREPARED)
      Winds should be increasing from now on with very high seas. Please heed the advise to avoid coastal locations. 60kmh to 90kmh in SW Munster, 75kmh to 115kmh NW Munster and 60kmh to 85kmh in east Munster. Today and this evening.

      CONNACHT #BEAWARE
      Connacht looking like it will take the brunt of the high sea threat of storm surge and coastal flooding. Gusts of 80kmh to 125kmh along immediate exposed coasts and islands. Widespread power outages. Afternoon through to tonight.

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        So far I have farted bigger hurricanes. This is a live weather update from Castlegregory https://www.windguru.cz/station/1590
        When things go wrong, blame McGahan

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          Originally posted by B.A. View Post
          So far I have farted bigger hurricanes. This is a live weather update from Castlegregory https://www.windguru.cz/station/1590
          It is not a hurricane. We don't get hurricanes in Ireland as the sea temperature is too cold in the Atlantic at our latitude for the system to sustain hurricane strength winds, going by the book. It is an ex-hurricane, the worst is to come later into Friday they say.

          Ophelia was also an ex-hurricane but certainly this one so far is not on the level of Ophelia. Anyone swimming off Salthill yet for Teresa Mannion to go and shout at?

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            Originally posted by neill_m View Post

            It is not a hurricane. We don't get hurricanes in Ireland as the sea temperature is too cold in the Atlantic at our latitude for the system to sustain hurricane strength winds, going by the book. It is an ex-hurricane, the worst is to come later into Friday they say.
            thank you Evelyn.

            When things go wrong, blame McGahan

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              Another clickbait hurricane. You'd get more huff and puff from a 38 year old Japanese second row
              I am the million man.

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                It was probably the calmest day we had in Waterford this week. Very little wind
                "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

                Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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                  It' was actually windier in Limerick City this morning after the warnings ended than it was yesterday. Much ado about nothing.

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                    to be fair the met office they're damned if they do and damned if they don't. They were saying in the run up that they weren't sure how close it was going to get but 2000 miles out and the media were pushing and all theses amateur weather guys info start getting shared on social media and the met had to commit to something. they gave regular updates and stood down warnings for Cork. it was incredibly calm here to be fair. but they get it right a lot its just less noticeable in the mundane day to day
                    "Some people don't know their easy lives... I wouldn't be so ungrateful" - Fiacre Ryan - #AutismAndMe

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                      Refering to sky news or the german tv, their seems to be a dramatical atmosphere as Ciara/Sabine are coming to the Isles and then Germany. Sky News even spoke about danger for the life and showed a thrilling alert in West Yorkshire reminding the darkest hours of the Battle of England during the WW2!
                      And concerning the Picts, Scots and Gaels? No news? Are they water- and stormproof? Cannot imagine how it will be in Ireland, on the Scotish Isles, on Hebrides or on Shetland... Will maybe look like apocalypse, but seems you all are more resilient to Mother Nature than engglish people.
                      All this to tell you: Take care and stay safe, all!
                      The Scots (originally Irish, but by now Scotch) were at this time inhabiting Ireland, having driven the Irish (Picts) out of Scotland; while the Picts (originally Scots) were now Irish (living in brackets) and vice versa. It is essential to keep these distinctions clearly in mind (and verce visa).

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                        (Pops outside for a moment) Shur tis a grand soft day altogether ...

                        Actually, while it's quite blowy right now it's more of a brisk, bright day here in north Antrim than anything apocalyptic. Power is still on, no rain yet, trees are still standing. The strong winds from two or three weeks ago were more severe, as I had to retrieve a length of timber that had lodged a few metres up a tree. Hopefully it's just more weather forecasting melodrama, but I guess I probably won't be driving anywhere today in case of flying debris.
                        Tis but a scratch.

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                          Ms Piquet is on the Stansted Express, heading for the 12.20 to Cork.

                          It was stopped twice because of debris on the line and has now been "terminated"

                          That's not so bad but according to the Airport Website, the flight has been cancelled.

                          The Ryanair Site still has seats being sold but only at the airport.

                          What usually happens in such circumstances?

                          Must passengers rebook themselves?

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                            Originally posted by mr chips View Post
                            (Pops outside for a moment) Shur tis a grand soft day altogether ...

                            Actually, while it's quite blowy right now it's more of a brisk, bright day here in north Antrim than anything apocalyptic. Power is still on, no rain yet, trees are still standing. The strong winds from two or three weeks ago were more severe, as I had to retrieve a length of timber that had lodged a few metres up a tree. Hopefully it's just more weather forecasting melodrama, but I guess I probably won't be driving anywhere today in case of flying debris.
                            Ca, c'est TRES important...
                            The Scots (originally Irish, but by now Scotch) were at this time inhabiting Ireland, having driven the Irish (Picts) out of Scotland; while the Picts (originally Scots) were now Irish (living in brackets) and vice versa. It is essential to keep these distinctions clearly in mind (and verce visa).

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                              So Ms Piquet got to Stansted in time for her (delayed) flight. She waw allowed through to the Gate but eventually the flight was cancelled and she had to queue up to rebook.

                              By the time she go to the head of the queue, the best they could do for her was a flight into Dublin at 22:20 on Monday.

                              She got it and Aircoached it down to Cork, arriving in home at 3:50 ish today.

                              Older posters here might remember a thread called "The Curse of the Piquets" which described numerous delays encountered by me and mine back in the noughties.

                              It would appear to have passed on to the next generation.

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                                I think you are indeed cursed Piquet. I flew Stansted to Shannon last night. A few small bumps only.
                                Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
                                Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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