A family connection to this storey .... The Storey of the Schooner 'August' and the hero of Nohoval Cove.
" They sighted the old head of Kinsale at 2am on January 16th 1903. Conditions at sea had been steadily deteriorating. Roches point weather station would record that the wind that night was a force 10, equivalent in gusts to a hurricane. "
...... maximum daily value of -9.4°C .......
Floods in November - Coldest February Since 1986 and the Coldest Winter for Almost 50 Years
" Overall, temperatures struggled to reach double figures in many areas while there were a number of days of frost when ground temperatures fell below -10 degrees Celsius. "
" The weather station at Belmullet, Co Mayo recorded record wind speeds of 174km per hour ( 94 Knots ) today. "
Nohoval Cove , Co. Cork , Ireland.
One of the most picturesque coves on Ireland's South Coast.
Rocky Bay , Co. Cork , Ireland.
One of the most dramatic beaches for winter storms on Ireland's South Coast.
" A Freak Storm So Memorable, People Dated Their Lives by It "
By Robert McNamara
Links to Big Waves & Rough Seas