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Hurricane Katia set to hit UK And Ireland. Live Cam’s

Hurricane Katia set to hit UK And Ireland. Live Cam’s 11 September, 2011

Hurricane Katia set to hit UK And Ireland

It just missed the East Coast of America, one would think it would have not made it this far but as we are sure you have heard it’s heading towards the UK and Ireland. 

The UK Met Office has already taken the rare step of issuing an extreme weather alert for the whole of Ireland.

IRELAND and the UNITED KINGDOM will be pummelled by Hurricane Katia from tomorrow night as forecasters warned of winds up to 180kmh causing building damage, coastal flooding, uprooted trees and transport chaos. We have a number of live camera’s located around the coast of Ireland and UK.

Here is 2 links of live Katia cam’s 

  1. Lahinch Beach - Hurricane Katia Camera 1
  2. Inchydoney Beach Cam - Hurricane Katia Camera 2

Experts said winds were expected to hit 130kmh in Dublin and 105kmh in Cork and warned of damage to house and building roofs and trees, adding that driving could be “very dangerous”, especially in the west. Tornados are also a possibility.

A shot from Belfast as Hurricane Katia approach's

Katia, a Category One hurricane with 145kmh winds, is causing seven-metre waves on the US coast before spinning across the Atlantic through the weekend.

AA Roadwatch advised motorists to take particular care on exposed roads, especially in the coastal counties of Connacht and Ulster, and in high-sided vehicles.
Met Eireann also forecast strong south-west winds on Monday and Tuesday, when there will also be a risk of isolated thunderstorms.

But as the storm comes in many surfers especially big wave surfers look forward to the huge swell. Waves of over 33ft are predicted over the next 3 days!

Swell Chart For UK And Ireland

Met Eireann warned there will also be exceptionally high seas along the western seaboard which, in conjunction with high spring tides and heavy showers, may cause coastal flooding in prone locations

All in all we don’t imagine it will cause terrible damage, but still be prepared.

The Watch This Cam Team