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Death Valley or Wind Alley?

August 18, 2020


Making the most of the Irish summer. file photo.


By Irish Echo Staff

It’s mid August so where would you prefer to be?

Under the scorching sun of California’s Death Valley which, according to reports, hit 130 degrees fahrenheit last weekend, or Ireland, which over the next couple of days will more closely resemble “Wind Alley.”

Yes, it’s high summer in Ireland and, oh well, the barometric pressure is anything but high.

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But, as always, the weather-hardened Irish are making the best of their “staycations” resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

A walk in a gale anyone?

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for every county in the Republic that will come into effect at 9 p.m. Wednesday night and last until midnight on Thursday.

It is expected to become very windy on Wednesday night, continuing throughout the day on Thursday, RTE was reporting.

Severe gusts are likely throughout the country.

Met Éireann said there is a potential risk of coastal flooding due to the combination of storm surge, spring tides and onshore winds.

The UK Met Office has issued a similar wind warning for all the North’s six counties.

The weather doesn’t give a whit about the border, in August – or any month.



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