The Emerald Isle

The strong winds on Wednesday surround the Emerald Isle in purple indicating maximum gusts as high as 66 knots during that period, that’s according to the 06 UTC run of the French ARPEGE high resolution model. I wonder if President Macron will slap a 30% import tariff on those forecasts from the first of January? The UKMO yellow fluorescent highlighter must have dried up again because they have rather sparingly only issued a yellow warning for strong wind for two small areas (1) the southeast coast of Northern Ireland (2) and Cornwall. Once again they have shown little regard for the possibility of strong winds across the northwest of Scotland and the Hebrides. No word from Dublin as of yet about an orange alert which is surprising. Who knows what the next model will bring. I’ll wager that on Wednesday the highest gusts and the greatest number of gale hours will be at one of these three stations in Wales – (1) Mumbles, (2) Aberdaron or (3) Capel Curig – none of which you’ll notice is in the warnings area.

Courtesy UKMO
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