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    Hurricane Force 12?

    March 9, 2008

    I have never seen such a warning, from UK Met Office Shipping Forecast this afternoon:

    Shipping Forecast

    Here is the Marine Institute’s M6 buoy, well west of Galway:

    M6 Buoy

    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 mercury. One inch of mercury = 33.86 hectoPascals. So, the top of the chart is 998 hPa and the bottom is 972 hPa, a drop of 26 in nine hours.

    Bad enough in Cork and Kerry tonight, but I would not wish to be anywhere near the Isles of Scilly!

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