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Ophelia hits Irish islands with 110kph winds

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“As the southern most community in Ireland we are expecting to get the first whack off Ophelia in the morning and throughout the day.” says Máirtín Ó Méalóid on Cape Clear Island, and continues “Probably going to be without electricity and possibly various communications systems for a few days given the impending grim forecast.  Everybody stay safe and watch out for others! Ná tóg aon seansanna amadacha!”

Ireland is preparing for what could be its worst storm in half a century when the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia make landfall, bringing wind gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour.

Ophelia is now a post-tropical cyclone but is still forecast to bring hurricane-force winds to Ireland and the United Kingdom on Monday (local time).

On late Sunday (local time), Ophelia’s maximum sustained winds at 140 km/h with higher gusts. The storm weakened to a category one hurricane as it moved north-north-east across the Atlantic, with sustained winds of 145 kilometres per hour.

You can see her here https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-3.54,36.44,290

Ophelia

 

 

Saint Patrick’s Day on Oileán Chléire

The rocks again

On his way out to Oileán Chléire – Cape Clear island – Mairtin O’Mealoid reports that the island is to receive a €4.3 million euro investment by Irish Water. The Cape Clear Water-main Rehabilitation Project will involve the replacement of 11.5km of water-mains across the Island.

The project, which is running in partnership with Cork County Council is due to get underway next month, and will take 18 months to complete. It’s hoped the 11 million litres of water that is currently lost to leakage will be saved, and this will lead to improvements in the water supply for local households and businesses.

Great news for the islanders and for the Water Saving Project https://europeansmallislands.com/water-saving-project/ in which Oileán Chléire is one of eight participating islands.

http://www.redfm.ie/news/news/cork/e4-3-million-euro-investment-by-irish-water-on-cape-clear/

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Mairtin and Mona Best, owner of the Victorian b&b in Skibbereen