J3629 : The Northern Flank of the Mournes the day after Storm Francis

taken 8 months ago, near to Newcastle and Widows Row, Northern Ireland

The Northern Flank of the Mournes the day after Storm Francis
The Northern Flank of the Mournes the day after Storm Francis
Amy's River at Lindsay's Leap and the Black Stairs waterfall on Thomas's Mountain so prominent during the downpours associated with Storm Francis have returned to near normal flow. It is noticeable, however, that Amy's River above Thomas's Quarry has eroded its banks exposing areas of peat.

J3529 : Swollen streams of the Northern Flank of the High Mournes at the height of Storm Francis
Storm Francis :: J3731

Moving in rapidly from the Atlantic overnight 24th-25th of August, 2020, the deepening Storm Francis brought intense rain to the North of Ireland. This resulted in flash flooding in many parts of the province, the worst incidence being in the coastal resort of Newcastle at the foot of the High Mournes in Co Down. Here, the Shimna River burst its banks and flooded low lying areas of the town. Over 100 homes were flooded and a major rescue operation was mounted by the PSNI, the NIFRS and HM Coastguard. A similar event took place took place in August 2008..

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 August, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 27 August, 2020
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 364 291 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.6067N 5:54.6010W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 375 311
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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