Kinsale now holds the record wave

Surely all Minister Simon Coveney has to do is look out his window to realise offshore salmon farming is an outdated form of pollution that happened in the days before climatic change. Congrats to Cork for winning this weeks biggest wave.
Ireland’s biggest ever wave recorded off Kinsale

THE biggest wave ever to hit Irish waters – 25 metres high, or over 82ft – was recorded this afternoon off Kinsale.

The monster wave was measured at Kinsale energy gas platform, Met Eireann said, as wind speeds hit 178 kilometres per hour (110 mph). It breaks the previous high of 23.4 metres, set just over a fortnight ago off the Donegal coast.

‘Kinsale energy gas platform recorded a maximum wave height of 25 metres this afternoon’, Met Eireann reported. ‘Apart from being a record at that location, it is also the highest maximum wave height recorded in Irish coastal waters’.

Met Eireann has issued a rare ‘status red’ severe weather warning for Cork and other counties. A status red alert implies that people should ‘take action to protect themselves and/or their properties’, Met Eireann said.

West Cork has been particularly hard hit, with the ESB reporting substantial power outages in Castletownbere, Bantry, Skibbereen, Dunmanway and Macroom. Reports of fallen trees have also been reported throughout West Cork.

This is the eighth wintry storm experienced since Christmas.

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