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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Storms

Last month
November 2023
How nature, instead of concrete, could protect Ireland's towns from damaging floods
As flood threats grow, what can we do to stop other towns being hit like Midleton? Read an extract from The Journal’s climate newsletter.
This year
More flooding 'likely' across Ireland next week as a result of Storm Ciarán
Met Éireann has said there will be heavy showers or longer spells of rain over Ireland with flooding.
There will be a 'brief respite' from wet weather - before another rain warning kicks in
A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for Munster and Connacht.
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship third round abandoned due to storms
Football matches also affected after the Met Office issued an amber weather warning for a large part of central Scotland.
Quiz: How well do you know Irish storms?
Storm Agnes battered the country on Wednesday.
Kathleen, Fergus and Jocelyn: Names of storms for upcoming season released
This is the fifth year that the Irish, Dutch, and British meteorological services have collaborated on the list.
California braces for Tropical Storm Hilary amid flood warnings
Forecasters say the storm is expected to enter the history books as the first tropical storm to hit southern California in 84 years.
At least 26 people killed after tornadoes tear through US midwest and south
Confirmed or suspected tornadoes in at least eight states destroyed several homes and businesses.
At least 23 people killed after tornado and severe storms sweep through Mississippi
‘The loss will be felt in these towns forever’, said the State’s governor.
Evacuations ordered as California storm knocks out power
Officials warned people throughout Northern California to stay off the roads.
Last year
Death toll from Italy storms rises to 11
The storms hit on Thursday evening, with more than 400 millimetres of rain falling in some places in just a few hours.
Poll: Did you leave the house over the weekend?
Storm Franklin is the latest unpleasant Atlantic weather system to hit.
All time
Heavy flooding in South Dublin as thunderstorm warning in effect for much of the country
Weather conditions over the weekend are conducive to the spread of potato blight, Met Éireann said.
Thousands flee as Typhoon Vamco nears Vietnam
Thousands of people have fled their homes ahead of the typhoon making landfall.
Saidhbhín, Christoph and Phoebe: Names of 2020-2021 storms announced
The naming of storms has been shown to raise awareness of severe weather and help people stay safe.
Storms and tornadoes leave at least 10 dead across US
Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power from Texas to Michigan.
Ciara, Hugh, Liam, Maura: Met Éireann has released this year's list of winter storm names
It’s the fifth year that the forecaster will take part in the ‘Name Our Storms’ scheme.
Heavy snowfall engulfs parts of Europe with several deaths and widespread disruption
Snow in parts of Austria and southern Germany has been causing widespread issues in recent days.
Venice hit by heavy flooding as 11 people die in storms across Italy
Water in St Mark’s Square rose to a near record-breaking 156cm.
Are You More Like Storm Ophelia Or Storm Emma?
We all know which one is the cool storm.
Poll: Do you take weather warnings more seriously when storms have names?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
Brewing up a storm? War of words between UK and Irish forecasters over naming of 'Fionn'
A storm? Channel 4′s weatherman reckoned it was tantamount to “naming raindrops”.
There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change
Between 2007 and 2016, there was a 46% increases in the number of weather-related disasters.
Government looking to develop app for serious weather alerts
Many said they were caught completely off guard by the weather in Donegal last month.
Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia: This is how hurricanes are named
The practice of assigning names to storms began in the 1950s.
Storm Conor a damp squib as Ireland enjoys mild Christmas Day
There will be some gale force winds tonight, however.
After a hurricane killed hundreds, aid reaches Haiti
Families with destroyed homes and shattered livelihoods waited and prayed for help. Food and clean water were scarce to nonexistent.
Heads up, Oisíns - Storm Oisín will be hitting Ireland and the UK next year
You know what that means. STORM OYSIN!
Met Éireann complaint says calling storms after Christian names is 'very unfair'
Over a 10 month period, Met Éireann received 112 complaints from members of the public.
Eight people seriously injured after being struck by lightning in Germany
France, Germany and other parts of western and central Europe have been battered by deadly storms and floods over the past week.
Definitive proof that umbrellas just don't work in Ireland
Stop with the umbrellas, it’s pointless.
Ireland is exposed to extreme weather in a manner we have never seen before
Extreme weather events are inevitable, flooding doesn’t have to be, writes Eamon Ryan.
Met Éireann has been crunching the numbers on our 'highly abnormal' December
Gerald Fleming called it “unprecedented in terms of our memory and records”. And here are the stats to prove it…
Every Single Winter Storm Name of 2015, Rated
Storm Desmond, Storm Eva, Storm Frank, Storm Gertrude — we’ve rated ‘em all.
The deadliest storms to ever hit Europe
The worst year was 1999 when two storms resulted in 140 fatalities.
Barney, Clodagh and Wilbert - here's what we'll be calling storms from now on
Members of the public got to choose the names.
'Storm Enda' won't be knocking over bins and upturning sheds this winter
We won’t be getting a ‘Storm Michael’ either.
Poll: Which Irish sports star should we name our next storm after?
Storm Katie? Storm Conor?
WATCH: This is what the weather looks like in Galway tonight
Quick reminder: It’s August.
It's 30 degrees in Boston, but there are still massive piles of filthy snow on the ground
“We’re finding crazy stuff: bicycles, orange cones, half a $5 bill.”