What was the strongest wind ever recorded in Ireland?
The highest wind speed ever recorded in Ireland was 103 kn (191 km/h; 119 mph) at Fastnet Lighthouse, County Cork on 16 October 2017.
Could Ireland have a tsunami?
Historical records and geological evidence indicate that, while unlikely, the Irish coast is vulnerable to tsunamis from distant earthquakes and submarine landslides. The Lisbon earthquakes of 1755 and 1761 caused tsunamis that reached Ireland (view report).
Has there ever been a hurricane named Steve?
Hurricane Stephen was a category five hurricane that struck the Seally Islands during the 2003 hurricane season. It caused well over 9 billion in damage.
What was the worst storm ever?
Has a tornado ever hit Ireland?
The biggest recorded tornado in Ireland is believed to have occurred in Nenagh, County Tipperary, on 24 January 1852, when a tornado of T6 force (core winds of up to 180 mph) caused substantial damage.
What is the wettest county in Ireland?
The wettest place in Ireland is the area of the Maumturk and Partry mountains of counties Mayo and Galway, which receive annually over 2400 mm of rain. The driest place in Ireland is Dublin city which receives less than 800 mm of rain per year.
Is Ireland safer than England?
While the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Egypt and Tunisia have all suffered attacks in recent years, Ireland is largely considered a secure place.