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Storm Desmond Rainfall in Castlebar
6, Dec 2015 - 11:23

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Over 75 mm of rain fell in Castlebar during Storm Desmond. With preceding rainfall of more than 36 mm on 1st to 3rd December it makes for soggy conditions.

Met Eireann Tweets in the run-up to and during/after the storm:
6 Dec 2015 9:00
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Mostly dry & bright today with just a few well scattered showers. It'll be less windy but the day will feel fresher with highs of 7-9C.

6 Dec 2015 6:00

Rain clearing e'wards this morn giving way to a bright & mostly dry day, with sunny spells and mostly light winds. Turning colder Highs 6-9C

6 Dec 2015 0:00
V windy with further heavy falls of rain esp in SW W &N Clearer weather extending from NW overnight &winds easing Turning cold later Low3-6C

5 Dec 2015 20:00
Continuing v wetwindy tonight,& heavy rain especially in W & N. Winds veer W to NW &moderate towards morn as rain clears E'wards. Min 3-6C.

5 Dec 2015 20:00
10 minute mean windspeeds at 7pm local time, today Saturday.
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5 Dec 2015 18:00
10 min mean windspeeds for 5pm local time today Saturday.
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5 Dec 2015 18:00
... Rain will be more intermittent in E &S counties.
Continuing extremely windy, with gale force SW'erly winds & some severe gusts.

5 Dec 2015 18:00
Widespread rain continuing today&tonight, especially in Conn &W Ulst, where prolonged falls of heavy rain will lead to more flooding. ....

5 Dec 2015 14:00
10 minute mean wind speeds at 1pm for today Saturday.
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5 Dec 2015 12:00
.... and W Ulster with some further flooding likely. Highs 10 to 12 degrees Celsius.

5 Dec 2015 12:00
Continuing extremely windy in most places with gale force SW winds & some severe gusts. Widespread heavy rain, severe in Connacht.....

5 Dec
Prolonged heavy rain in W & NW likely to cause flooding. Rain becoming lighter & intermittent in SE & E. Very strong SW winds. Highs 10to13C

4 Dec
Extremely wet & windy overnight. Prolonged heavy rain in the western half of the country. Strong SW winds with damaging gusts. Lows 8to11C

4 Dec
... conditions. SW winds will be strong to gale force & v gusty, with the most severe winds in W & NW coastal counties. Lows 9 to 11.

4 Dec
V windy & blustery overnight with widespread rain, heavy in western coastal counties. Some flooding expected with dangerous driving....

4 Dec
... Highest level RED rainfall warning for selected counties. Highs of 10 to 12, in very strong SW winds.

4 Dec
Becoming windy as Storm Desmond feeds in incessant falls of rain. The rain will reach the W & NW this aft extending countrywide this eve....

4 Dec
Multiple weather warnings issued, including Status Red rain warning for some western areas. For further info see

4 Dec
Dry&bright for a time. Becoming very windy with incessant heavy rain in the W & NW this aft extending E'wards after dark. Significant......

4 Dec
.....rainfall totals occurring leading to flooding issues & treacherous driving conditions. Highs 11-12C in strong to gale force SW winds

4 Dec
Dry & bright to start.Rain will spread SE this afternoon & evening,turning heavy in western counties later.Windy & cool.Highs 10-12C

3 Dec
Showers overnight but becoming mainly dry by morning.Lows 3-7C.
Mainly dry on Friday AM.Rain spreading eastwards during the PM.Windy also

3 Dec
Rain will clear from the E this eve and the it will be dry into the early part of night. Frost may occur in some places under clear skies.

3 Dec
Heavy rain in Muns&Lein in aft, local flooding sleet in places. Rain for a time in Conn&Ulst Cold, highs 3-8C gen but11or12C in parts of SE

3 Dec
Today heavy rain in Mun/Len much of the time with risk of local flooding.Sleet in places in pm/eve.Con/Ult will have a little rain.Max 7-8C.

2 Dec
Rain in S becoming persistent over Mun/S len tonite.Mainly dry further N.Min 2-4.Tmrw wet in Mun/Len withrisk flooding.Some sleet.Max 5-10

2 Dec
Tonite dry in most areas.Rain in S becoming persistentand extending over Mun/S Len.Frost in parts of Nern half of country.Min 1-4C.

2 Dec
Mostly dry this evening with frost developing tonight. Rain along S coast overnight will bec heavy in the South & SE in the morn. Lows 2-4C

2 Dec
Mostly dry this evening with a frost developing tonight. Rain along the S coast overnight will become heavy in the south & SE in the morning

2 Dec
Mostly dry this aft & eve, just an odd shower on the NW coast and possibly a little drzl near SE'rn coasts. Some frost in N'rn areas tonight

2 Dec
Apart from a few showers in W Connacht & W Ulster today will be mainly dry. Moderate W breezes. Highs 7to11C, mildest in SE.

2 Dec
Rain clearing eastwards to isol shwrs. Fresh SW'rly winds veer W'rly and moderate with the clearance. Afternoon highs: 7-12C, mildest in SE.

1 Dec
Mild & windy tonight. Mostly dry over the E at first but persistent rain in the W will spread eastwards later. Min 8-10C.

1 Dec
Persistent rain will spread eastwards overnight but clear in the NW around dawn.
Lows: 6C in NW to 10C in S & E. Strong gusty S to SW winds

1 Dec
Some rain or drizzle in places, mainly affecting NW & W, but bright intervals developing in the E & SE. Windy but very mild; highs 12to14C

1 Dec
Some rain or drizzle in places, mainly in the northwest & west. Bright intervals towards the east & southeast. Windy but mild. Highs 12-14C
1 Dec


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