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Unread 14-08-2008, 21:56   #1
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I have to open this thread because i have been so depressed by the amount of rainfall this week and the amount of flooding.

Funny enough the northside of dublin got it bad but the southside didnt seem to have it tom bad.

It wasnt too bad today but there is already flooding warnings out for this weekend.

This weather gets you down though doesnt it! Any flooding stories?
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Unread 14-08-2008, 22:42   #2
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my washing machine broke flooding the utility room.

on removing it we found a rats' nest.

"Oh", we said "look, he loves pizza and teabags"

he then retreated into the boiler and ate rat poison like it was going out of fashion.

He used to eyeball me. I liked him.

Then, one morning, he was all dead. So I scooped him up and put him in the bin.

I shed a tear, for he was a worthy adversary.

Last weekend I saw raw ****e explode from a manhole on Parkgate Street.

Oh how I laughed.
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my washing machine broke flooding the utility room.

on removing it we found a rats' nest.

"Oh", we said "look, he loves pizza and teabags"

he then retreated into the boiler and ate rat poison like it was going out of fashion.

He used to eyeball me. I liked him.

Then, one morning, he was all dead. So I scooped him up and put him in the bin.

I shed a tear, for he was a worthy adversary.

Last weekend I saw raw ****e explode from a manhole on Parkgate Street.

Oh how I laughed.
Ah a lovely story! Im depressed no more and ill sit in my armchair and with werthers originals aplenty i will tell my grandchildren that story.
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Weather related.

The Irish Times have an editorial today highlighting how the storm drains beside roads in (rainy!) Spain are built to a higher standard than here.

Not one bit surprising of course.
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The Neptune Comedy Club show in The Flowing Tide on Abbey Street has been cancelled tonight due to the venue being flooded. Is it just me who sees the irony?
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The fun continues- from the met office

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Heavy and thundery rain in the west and southwest this evening, will spread countrywide overnight, with some local spot flooding. Lowest temperatures 10 to 13 degrees.




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The heavy rain will give way to occasional showers over Munster tomorrow, but will continue for much of the day elsewhere. But further heavy and at times thundery bursts will affect the East, North and Northwest, and this will lead to further flooding. Highest temperatures 14 to 19 degrees
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The Neptune Comedy Club show in The Flowing Tide on Abbey Street has been cancelled tonight due to the venue being flooded. Is it just me who sees the irony?
I just thought they would go with the flow! sorry! bad one i know. Thats classic though! i see it myself
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Weather warning is out

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Issued at 15 August 2008 - 12:30
Warning of Severe Weather.
Valid from 1500 Friday 15/8/08 to 1200 Monday 18/8/08.

It will be very unsettled and changeable this weekend, with rainbelts set to move in across the country from the Atlantic from time to time, to be followed in turn by brighter more showery weather. The rainfall from the rain-belts and indeed some of the showers, will be heavy, with some thundery downpours at times. Totals in excess of 50mm are likely in some places, with parts of the East, North and West most at risk. The water table remains high and some further flooding can be expected.
An especially active rainbelt will move in off the Atlantic later today and tonight and will affect much of the country on Saturday, and so this is when the heaviest rainfall episode is likely to occur, with Leinster ( including Dublin), Ulster and parts of Connacht especially at risk.
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going to be soaked on hill 16 tomorrow so
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Yeah as much I would love the dubs to win tomorrow i hope the weather doesn't have an effect- fingers crossed!
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Looks like I choose wisely to sit way up the back of the Hogan stand for the hurling on Sunday
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Looks like I choose wisely to sit way up the back of the Hogan stand for the hurling on Sunday
best spot on those sort of days.
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best spot on those sort of days.
Not if it's upstairs.......mind the gap between the roof and the seats
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Didn't know that they used Croke Park this time of year It's always cold and wet in February you lightweights!
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the human body is 70% (or is it more) water......... I think I may greatly exceed that and just become water.
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Weather as everyone know is abysmal at the moment.

Trains are still running from Maynooth so people going to Croker are ok (for now).

What a miserable August!
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At drumcondra i heard one of the crowd controllers say there was a rumour that the match might be off.

Just arrived at connolly a few minutes ago and havent left the station yet! to say the rain is torrential is an understatement.

I reckon a few lines are at risk this afternoon.
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Was on the bus yesterday heading towards artane and as we pulled into eden quay when peple when getting on and buying their tickets kids were pelting water balloons at them!

although lucky not too be hit, it was strange to see them being used, they reminded me of summer and haven't een them in ages. with a bit of good weather out there they could make a comeback!

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From the met for the next 3 days, warning of the risk of flooding over the next couple of days

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Sunny spells this afternoon and evening, with showers becoming widespread. Some very heavy, thundery downpours will occur, with a risk of flooding. Highest temperatures 15 to 17 degrees, in a moderate to fresh southwest wind.

Tonight

Heavy showers will continue to affect the west and north tonight, but will become more isolated elsewhere. Lowest temperatures 7 to 11 degrees.




Tomorrow

Widespread heavy or thundery showers again tomorrow, with an ongoing risk of local flooding.

3 Day Outlook

General : Unsettled with showers or rain, heavy and thundery at times, risk of spot flooding. It will be cool and windy overnight Tuesday night with fresh to strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds. The heavy showers should become more scattered for a time, but later in the night, further heavy and thundery showers will develop. Lows 7 to 10 C. Wednesday will see showers or longer falls of rain, heavy and thundery in many places, with a risk of some local spot flooding. Highs on Wednesday only in the low to mid teens. Winds will ease overnight and many places will become dry and clear. A cold night, with lows ranging 3 to 7 C., with some fog and grass frost developing. At this stage it looks as if Thursday will start dry and bright with sunny spells, but further wet and windy weather will move in off the Atlantic later in the day and overnight. This windy and wet spell will continue through Friday also and there is a risk of some local spot flooding.

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Some seriously heavy showers today.
They are as heavy as the ones a few weeks ago that caused a lot of disruption.
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