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Nothing to do with sailing, but given the day, what the hey! Forty years ago, no parking for Richard Nixon’s inauguration. I was at University then.
The world’s first under water tidal turbine capable of generating commercial amounts of energy was due to be installed in the seabed off Co Down today. The £12m, 300-tonne SeaGen tidal generating machine was due to be transferred from Harland and Wolff’s shipyard in Belfast to be embedded in Strangford Lough – one of the […]
This is cool, see what is the opposite in the Antipodes. Have a look here.
The bomb took a jig to the south, sparing Ireland most of the strong winds, but, in the UK, Devon and Cornwall took a hit. However, the Dun Laoghaire Harbour weather station packed up after a 62 knot gust:
I have never seen such a warning, from UK Met Office Shipping Forecast this afternoon: Here is the Marine Institute’s M6 buoy, well west of Galway: Here is the UK buoy K2, well to the SW of Kerry: The display graphic is UK data converted by US NOAA with barometric pressure indicated in inches of […]
It’s gonna be windy! Sandymount and Clontarf threatened with flooding Sunday night, high tide and big onshore winds. from Passage Weather. That depression looks to be deeper than 956 hPa. Here is what Met Central has to offer: Interesting explanation of this “bomb” is here. In this image, from German Met Office, note the centre […]
Congratulations to Baltimore Lifeboat crew Eoin Ryan and his wife Sheelagh Broderick who are winners in the RNLI Pentax photography competition. Now in its second year, the RNLI Pentax Photographer of the Year competition was developed to document the rescue work of the lifesaving charity. All 233 RNLI lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland […]
Nicely edited video, I don’t know who the pilot was or what type of aircraft… [update: upgrade to WordPress 2.2.2 has caused a bug in embedding YouTube…]« Previous Entries Next Entries »