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    Regional weather and climates of the British Isles – Part 6: Ireland


    Sweeney, John (2014) Regional weather and climates of the British Isles – Part 6: Ireland. Weather, 69 (1). pp. 20-27. ISSN 1477-8696

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    Abstract

    On 4 June 1944, the lighthouse keeper at Blacksod Bay on the far northwest of County Mayo relayed his usual weather observations to Dublin and on to London. On receiving the report from Blacksod, the Allied commanders decided to postpone for a day Operation Overlord that was to launch the invasion of German-occupied western Europe: a wise move since the Force 7 winds and heavy rain experienced in the Channel the next day could have seriously compromised the success of the operation. Sitting astride the main storm tracks, Ireland has always provided an early warning system, particularly for Britain, of forthcoming extreme events originating over the Atlantic, as well as a shield which lessens their severity.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Regional; weather; climate; British Isles; Part 6; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 9221
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.2230
    Depositing User: Prof. John Sweeney
    Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 15:05
    Journal or Publication Title: Weather
    Publisher: Royal Meteorological Society
    Refereed: Yes
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