There are no National Warnings in operation
Current Forecast: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:42
Rather cloudy today with showers becoming widespread, some heavy and thundery in nature. Maximum temperatures will range from 11 to 15 degrees in moderate south or southeasterly breezes.
Further showery rain overnight, with more persistent rain in places especially in the south and southwest. Misty with some hill and coastal fog developing also. Lowest temperatures of 4 or 5 in parts of the north, but 7 to 10 degrees Celsius elsewhere, in moderate or fresh southerly winds.
24 March 2017
Arctic sea ice hits a record low maximum extent
Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its annual maximum extent on March 7. This is the lowest maximum in the 38-year satellite record.
13 March 2017
Irish Meteorological Society Lecture: The Tellus Project
Thursday, 16 March, at 6pm in the Custom House. Dr. James Hodgson of the Geological Survey, Ireland, will give a presentation on the Tellus Project. Tellus is a a very interesting and exciting programme that uses ground and airborne measurements to map geoscience data. It uses a low-flying aircraft to measure the Earth’s magnetic field, natural radiation and ground conductivity through electromagnetic signals.
16 February 2017
El Niño/La Niña Update
During the second half of 2016, tropical Pacific Ocean surface temperatures were at borderline weak La Niña/cool-neutral levels. Many atmospheric ENSO indicators also approached or exceeded La Niña thresholds. During January 2017, tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures and some atmospheric fields clearly returned to ENSO-neutral levels. With weak La Niña signals since mid-2016, in some regions the influence of other climate drivers may have equaled or even outweighed that of EN