Article

Scary 30m (98.4ft) Wave Off Irelands West Coast Yesterday


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 29 October 2020 739

Screenshot by Christopher Triggs

Wave heights of 50 Ft were already announced, but expectations were exceeded by reality:

According to information from "The Skipper", a monster wave measuring 30 Mtr – 98.4 Ft was recorded at 03:00 on Oct 28 by the Marine Institute M6 buoy located 200nm West of Ireland.

The wave generated by the tail end of Hurricane Epsilon was one of the highest ever recorded in Irish waters.
Source:
Source: "The Skipper"
Source:
Source: "The Skipper"
M6 Buoy - located 200nm West of Ireland
M6 Buoy - located 200nm West of Ireland
M6 Buoy - located 200nm West of Ireland
M6 Buoy - located 200nm West of Ireland
The network is managed by the Marine Institute in collaboration with Met Éireann and the UK Met Office. The Irish Weather Buoy Network is designed to improve weather forecasts and safety at sea around Ireland. The buoy network provides vital data for weather forecasts, shipping bulletins, gale and swell warnings as well as data for general public information and research.
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