Incredibly strong gust recorded near Mount Leinster in Carlow during Storm Callum

One of the highest in the country

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


Carlow Carlow Carlow

That would have tested the strongest of umbrellas

A weather station close to Mount Leinster recorded a gust of 134km/h during Storm Callum, according to

Forecaster Alan O'Reilly added: "Top gust at my station was 99.8km/h which is very strong for my location as my station is low.

"Fastnet Lighthouse recorded a gust of 152km/h and Valentia in Kerry gusted to 118.5km/h.

"Please note Fastnet Lighthouse is offshore and elevated."