This satellite image of Ireland was captured by NASA’s MODIS satellite at midday today. It shows snow cover remains in a few spots across the country, particularly on the mountains of Leinster and Munster and mostly on high ground throughout Connacht and Ulster. There is also some convective activity visible over the Irish Sea but this is unlikely to bring widespread showers activity to the East Coast today as winds are mostly northerly….
RTÉjr [available on Sky Channel 624,Saorview Channel 7,UPC Channel 600] will air the world premier of a new animation series Nelly and Nora on February 2 at 9:30am.The series follows the stories of two young sisters, Nelly and Nora, who spend their family holidays and weekends in a mobile home camping park by the sea.
Speaking on his idea for the show, creator Gerard O’Rourke said: “This series was inspired by a regular family holiday in Wicklow and is based on our obsession as a nation with the weather.”Gerard noticed that his own two daughters were always playing outside their holiday home, regardless of the weather. While on the other hand, adults tend to allow the weather dictate their every movement.
“The overall theme will be large variations from some quite cold spells (expected about once a month) to very mild spells. This may be true of most winters to some extent, but I think it may stand out as the dominant feature due to the large differences involved.”
“I expect the colder portions of the winter (the next five months, that is) to be mid-November, a spell in early December, parts of early to mid January, and possibly a longer and more dominant cold spell late February into March. You can see from that schedule when the milder intervals are predicted, and this would include Christmas into New Years. A period around 4-7 January might be particularly volatile and provide some very strong winds as well as a sharp drop in temperatures leading to a brief wintry spell….
Controversial Canada-based climatologist Peter O’Donnell
“Sitting in the office and decided to check what this ‘nutter’ predicted in January.
‘Temperatures are fairly constantly in the 20s after the 19th July, with the final three or four days in July possibly among the hottest for the season’.
Give this man a medal!”