Moville has already been battered twice by storms, one in early January and  other in early February. The first one did €70,000 worth of damage to the shore walk path in Moville and the second created even more havoc.

The breakwater at the River Row was breached on both occasions with a line of debris in people’s back gardens after both storms.

They say that these things go in threes and it looks to be true.

Same Again

The same combinations of high wind, rain and high tides are about to hit Moville again.

Indeed, it could even be worse.

The full moon is due on February 14th when tides will be at their highest. There’s also supposed to be a month’s worth of rain coming over the next two days.

That will raise the levels in the River Bredagh. With wind gusts of up to 100 kn/hour overnight that could be a triple whammy.

High Tide

The next high tide is at 6:08am on Thursday morning while most people are still in their beds. This will combine with high water levels from the River Bredagh.

I was astonished to walk along the River Row the other day and saw waves lashing from the lough up the River Bredagh and lashing the Bay Field.

If this one doesn’t get us there’s another storm predicted for Friday – when it is the full moon and the highest tides of all.

When will it all end!