Thursday, 31 December 2009

8.50am Thursday 31 December 2009


Sea is flat with a chilly force 3 south easterly offshore breeze.The year ends with a full moon at 19.14 today

High 04.52 4.0m
Low 11.15 0.8m
High 17.22 4.0m
Low 23.30 0.9m

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

8.55am Wednesday 30 December 2009

Flat sea. Icy cold force 6 north easterly wind is lifting sand and blowing it viciously along the beach.
Roads are clear but water mains are frozen. Council water engineers have to be out, fixing frozen mains but for everyone else it's a good day to sit at home by the fire.

High 04.07 3.8m
Low 10.24 1.0m
High 16.33 3.8m
Low 22.38 1.0m

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

8.00am Tuesday 29 December 2009


Flat with north easterly cross-shore force 3 breeze.(Photos added 9.15am)

High 03.21 3.5m
Low 09.29 1.2m
High 15.44 3.6m
Low 21.45 1.2m

Monday, 28 December 2009

7.54am Monday 28 December 2009

Update 8.50am: Waves are very small 1 foot, in clean lines. Light southerly cross-shore force 2 breeze.

High 02.29 3.3m
Low 08.31 1.4m
High 14.52 3.3m
Low 20.48 1.3m

Sunday, 27 December 2009

9.35am Sunday 27 December 2009

Tide is pushing now and swell is up to 1.5 foot with onshore force 4 northwesterly wind.

See tide times in earlier post below.

8.45am Sunday 27 December 2009

Small waves, about half a foot with gusty force 5 northwesterly onshore wind. Photos later.

High 01.30 3.1m
Low 07.28 1.6m
High 13.51 3.2m
Low 19.47 1.4m

Saturday, 26 December 2009

9.15am 26 December 2009



Surf's up! Good clean 1.5 to 2 foot swell smoking in light force 2 offshore south easterly breeze.
Thaw has set in, ice turning to slush, so the beach may be more accessible for a while.  Air temperature 1C.

High 00.23 3.0m
Low 06.20 1.6m
High 12.43 3.1m
Low 18.44 1.5m

Friday, 25 December 2009

Christmas Day Swim 2009


Just 2 brave men ventured into the sea as air temperature
dropped to zero and icicles hung from the cliff face





8.50am Christmas Day 2009 - HAPPY CHRISTMAS!


Calm sea. Light force 2 south easterly breeze.

Low 05.16 1.6m
High 11.38 3.2m -Christmas swimmers take note - no long freezing race to the water today.
Low 17.42 1.4m

Thursday, 24 December 2009

9.16am Christmas Eve 2009

Calm. No wind. Air temperature +2C. Access to beach very icy, especially the cliff road.
Low 04.23 1.6m
High 10.44 3.3m
Low 16.50 1.4m
High 23.23 3.1m

7.44am Thursday 24 December 2009

Still dark. Sea looks and sounds flat, except for little waves near the beach. Barely perceptible breeze from south east.

Low 04.23 1.6m
High 10.44 3.3m
Low 16.50 1.4m
High 23.23 3.1m

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

9.52am Wednesday 23 December 2009


Small 1 foot with south easterly cross shore breeze force 3-4.

For tide times check earlier post below.

7.30am Wednesday 23 December 2009

The sea looks/sounds as if not much is going on out there except for small swell and waves near the beach. South east force 3 breeze. Pictures later, with daylight.

Low 03.40 1.5m
High 09.57 3.4m
Low 16.07 1.3m
High 22.31 3.2m

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

9.45am Tuesday 22 December 2009

Small swell close to beach, less than 1 foot. Wind has gone westerly, force 3, milder than north wind so a thaw has set in and the road ice has melted.

Tide times in earlier post below.

7.50am Tuesday 22 December 2009

In the dark it looks and sounds like small 1 foot with light northerly force 2 cross-shore breeze. Photos later with daylight.

Low 03.00 1.4m
High 09.15 3.6m
Low 15.27 1.2m
High 21.47 3.3m

Below, snowclouds over Rossnowlagh and Donegal Bay yesterday afternoon.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Winter Solstice - 8.00am Monday 21 December 2009

Photos added 9.20am

1 foot swell. Light force 1 northwesterly onshore breeze.

Low 02.23 1.3m
High 08.34 3.8m
Low 14.50 1.1m
High 21.04 3.4m

Sunday, 20 December 2009

9.20 am Sunday 20 December 2009

Choppy 2 foot swell with cold blustery force 4 north westerly breeze.

Low 01.45 1.2m
High 07.53 3.9m
Low 14.13 1.0m
High 20.24 3.5m

Saturday, 19 December 2009

9.10 am Saturday 19 December 2009

Flat apart from minimal swell close to beach. Cross shore breeze north north-westerly force 3.

Low 01.08 1.1m
High 07.13 4.0m
Low 13.37 1.0m
High 19.44 3.6m

Friday, 18 December 2009

7.16 am Friday 18 December 2009


Calm with a force 3 south easterly offshore breeze.

Low 00.30 1.1m
High 06.34 4.0m
High 12.57 0.9m
High 19.03 3.7m

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

12.11pm Thursday 17 December 2009

Flat with light north westerly breeze force 1.

High 05.54 4.1m
Low 12.16 0.9m
High 18.22 3.8m

7.29 am Wednesday 16 December 2009

8.55am:  Flat apart from the wavelets close to the beach. No wind.

High 05.14 4.0m
Low 11.33 1.0m
High 17.41 3.8m
Low 23.48 1.1m

New Moon 12.03 pm

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

7.40am Tuesday 15 December 2009

8.35am: The  promise of a swell, an hour ago, has vanished. Right now there is a small swell, just inches high. Breeze still light SE although forecast says it's NW.

High 04.34 3.9m
Low 10.47 1.1m
High 17.00 3.7m
Low 23.05 1.1m

Monday, 14 December 2009

7.35am Monday 14 December 2009

Not quite flat. Small swell, 6-8 inches high. Light northwesterly onshore breeze, about force 3.(photos added 8.54am)

High 03.53 3.8m
Low 09.58 1.3m
High 16.17 3.7m
Low 22.18 1.2m

Below, last night's sky, about 6pm

Sunday, 13 December 2009

7.45 am Sunday 13 December 2009

Almost flat - swell just a few inches high. Light south easterly offshore breeze. (Photos added 8.45am)

High 03.06 3.7m
Low 09.05 1.3m
High 15.30 3.6m
Low 21.29 1.2m

Below, December visitors to Rossnowlagh - the whooper swans that feed at Birra Lough at Durnish, beyond the sand dunes, and sleep in the Erne Estuary near Ballyshannon. I've heard them passing pre-dawn for the past 3 days but this morning they came just as light was breaking.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

7.48am Saturday 12 December 2009

Small 1 foot swell now at low tide, clean lines. Light south easterly offshore breeze.(photos added 8.30am)

High 02.14 3.5m
Low 08.07 1.4m
High 17.37 3.5m
Low 20.36 1.2m