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12th Oct 2018

Met Éireann release data on some of Storm Callum’s highest wind speeds in the country

Rory Cashin

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One particular county was subjected to gusts in excess of 120km/h.

Storm Callum came and, as of Friday afternoon/evening, will have left without too much bother.

The National Emergency Coordination Group met in advance of its arrival, but the aftermath appeared to consist of little more than some power outages, some cancelled flights, and some blocked roads due to fallen trees and branches.

So while it appears we’ve gotten away relatively unscathed, the power of the storm itself was still hugely apparent, especially when you look at some of the data that Met Éireann have provided on the wind and gust speeds so far:

Yep, those are gusts of 124km/h down in parts of County Mayo, and a follow-up a few hours later showed that they hadn’t slowed down by much, with gusts of 100km/h still being recorded.

The latest updated weather warning includes a description of winds for the north-east of the country that say gusts will likely stay between 100 and 130km/h up until 4pm.

Met Éireann also shared this footage taken by Ireland’s Marine Institute, which is only a few meters away from their weather station in Ballymullet. You can check that video out right here.

Meanwhile, while the storm has passed, that doesn’t mean we are out of the woods, as the weekend is still pretty jammed with bad weather. Check out our full report on that here.

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