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Lighthouse Keeper Records Scary Footage Of Storm Barra Out At Sea

Lighthouse Keeper Records Scary Footage Of Storm Barra Out At Sea

Storm Barra is currently battering Ireland and the western areas of the UK

Terrifying sea footage has shown exactly how powerful Storm Barra looks set to be as it bears down on Ireland and the United Kingdom. You can see the video of the churning sea below.

The incredible footage was filmed by lighthouse keeper Ronnie O’Driscoll from his position on Fastnet Lighthouse, way out off the south west coast of Ireland.

As you can see, Storm Barra is really whipping up the Atlantic Ocean something special.

The video was shared by RNLI Kinsale, who used it to illustrate their message that everyone should stay inside at the minute, especially in coastal areas.

RNLI Kinsale/Facebook

They wrote: “Dramatic scenes at the Fastnet [lighthouse], courtesy of lighthouse keeper Ronnie O Driscoll, one of the few people who turned up for work today! 

“Beautiful but treacherous. Please stay away from coastal areas as the sea remains highly unpredictable.”

Sound advice from people who know a thing or two about treacherous seas.

Whilst Met Eireann has issued a red warning across the south west of Ireland, there are only yellow warnings in place across much of the UK as snow, wind, and rain are promised in many areas.

RNLI Kinsale/Facebook

Gusts of wind have already been recorded at over 70 miles per hour in various parts of Ireland, and those speeds could continue to increase as the storm progresses.

Basically, it’s going to be foul out there pretty much wherever you are, so best to stay inside and stick the heating on.

Everywhere in the UK barring the north of Scotland is currently under a yellow weather warning for one thing or another.

Thousands of homes in Northern Ireland and Wales are already without power, although the storm is not expected to become as bad as Storm Arwen, which left hundreds of thousands of people without power and killed three people.

RNLI Kinsale/Facebook

BBC News weather forecaster Matt Taylor said: "It will be cold and windy across the UK, the main thing is the winds and snow and rain,

“The only area that escapes the worst of it is northern Scotland."

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders said: “Strong winds arriving across the west through Tuesday morning, will spread inland and reach eastern areas through the afternoon and early evening.

“Gusts of 45-50 mph are expected widely, with 60-70 mph in exposed coastal locations. The strongest winds will ease across inland areas into the overnight period.”

RNLI Kinsale/Facebook

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Brent Walker added: “A band of rain will turn to snow across northern England and Scotland through Tuesday.

“Two to five [centimetres] of snow is expected to accumulate quite widely across the warning area, but locally this could reach 10 [centimetres], particularly in parts of the Southern Uplands and Highlands.

 “Strong south-easterly winds will also lead to snow drifting in places, particularly over the highest routes, adding to poor visibilities.”

Stay safe, guys.

Featured Image Credit: RNLI Kinsale/Facebook

Topics: Weather, UK News, Ireland