J5082 : Stormy Bangor

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Bangor, Northern Ireland

Stormy Bangor
Stormy Bangor
The winter of 2011/2012 was both mild and fairly unremarkable in Bangor. After an unseasonably warm and pleasant end to March, the first week of April saw a proper north-easterly gale batter the seafront. This is the view along the Eisenhower Pier as the breaking waves rolled in - the hollow precast concrete cubes are doing an excellent job dissipating the force of the waves (see J5082 : South Breakwater, Bangor [detail] for an explanation). The winds were gusting to about 50 knots and the waves were almost breaking over the pier - but this was taken at 5pm, only 90 minutes after low tide; at high tide 4 hours later conditions were much worse.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 4 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  Air, Sky, Weather  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Bangor Harbour  Bangor Bay  Bangor 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 504 823 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.9976N 5:40.1814W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 504 822
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Eisenhower Pier  Bangor (Co Down)  Storm Clouds  Stormy  Storm  Stormy Skies  Severe Weather  Weather  Breaking Waves  Waves 

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