Met Eireann

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    A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for more than half the country with heavy rain forecast to fall from tonight.

    The warning for all of Connacht, and counties Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary is valid from 9pm tonight until noon tomorrow.

    Heavy rain will develop overnight leading to accumulations of 25-35 mm in places.

    Met Eireann says the rain may turn to snow for a time.

     

     

  • A status yellow rainfall warning remains in place today for five counties in the West & Northwest.

    Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal can expect persistent and occasionally heavy rain for the rest of today and into tonight (Thursday).

    Met Eireann says the highest rainfall will be in coastal areas and on hills and mountains, with a risk of localised flooding in places.

    The status yellow warning remains in place until midnight tonight.

  • A nationwide status yellow snow- ice warning has been extended until Sunday.

    Met Eireann now says the weather will continue to be very cold until Sunday with severe frost at night and ice on untreated surfaces. 

    Treacherous weather conditions are expected in parts of the country over the next few hours, with temperatures falling to as low as minus six degrees tonight in places, and minus 4 across Connacht.

     

    Among the lowest temperatures recorded at 6am this morning were minus 4 degrees at Mount Dillon in Roscommon and minus 2.7 in Gurteen.

    Heavy snow showers today have caused some difficulties for motorists, while the snow  caused some delays and diversions at Ireland West Airport Knock.

    Met Eireann says today will see the heaviest snowfall, while drier weather is on the way for tomorrow and Saturday, but remaining very cold with severe frost at night.

    Motorists are urged to be vigilant and adjust their driving to the conditions on the road.

  • A status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for 10 counties.

    The warning will affect all of Connacht and counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford and Louth.

    It will come into effect from just after midnight and last until noon on Wednesday.

    Met Eireann says there will be icy patches, while hail and sleet will fall mainly on higher ground.

  • A status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for Munster and Leinster.

    It also applies to counties Cavan, Monaghan, Galway and Roscommon.

    It's valid from 2 pm today until 8 am tomorrow morning.

    Met Eireann Forecaster Harm Luijkx says low temperatures will see rain turning to snow this afternoon.

  • Another status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued - this time for the 5 counties of Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Wicklow.

    The warning comes in to effect from 10 o'clock tonight until 11am tomorrow morning.

    Met Eireann says there will be icy conditions and wintry showers which could lead to some accumulations of snow.

     

  • A nationwide status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for the rest of this week.

    Met Eireann says it will be very cold this week with scattered wintery showers - the worst of which are expected on Thursday.

    The snow-ice warning will be in effect from tomorrow morning until Saturday evening.

  • A status yellow thunder warning has been issued for nine counties - including Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth & Meaty.

     Met Éireann predicts heavy thundery downpours this afternoon and evening, with a risk of localised flooding.

     The warning remains in place until 9pm tonight.

     

     

     

  • A belt of heavy rain is due to hit the country on Saturday, with high winds also likely.

    Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow weather alert for the entire country for Saturday and is warning of hazardous conditions resulting from heavy rain.

    Forecasters say the exact details of this incoming weather system are uncertain at the moment and they are advising people to listen out for any further warnings.

     

     

     

     

  • A status Yellow Wind and Rain warning is in place at present across Connaught counties.

    Both came into effect in the early hours of this morning.

    Southeasterly winds are expected to reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/hr. Gusts will exceed these values in exposed coastal areas and on higher ground, especially in the southwest.

    A Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for 13 counties nationally, including counties Mayo and Galway.

    The warnings will remain in place until 6pm this evening.

    Heavy rain is expected to lead to accumulations of around 25 to 40mm - but forecasters warned it may exceed these limits in mountainous areas.

    While no problems with flooding has been reported across the county so far this morning, Mayo County Council is advising motorists of possible flooding along the R-313 Belmullet Blacksod road due to winds and high tides of up to 5.5m and possible flooding may occur on Shore road, School road and Bridge road in Belmullet due to the weather

    Residents and motorists along these roads are advised to take due caution.

  • Status yellow wind and rainfall warnings are in place for Connacht today.

    Met Eireann is warning of winds gusting up to 100 km/h from lunchtime today, and winds may exceed these speeds in coastal areas.

    The wind warning is in place until 4am tomorrow morning.

    A yellow rainfall warning is also in place for Connacht and a number of other counties, with heavy rain tonight leading to accumulations of 25 to 40 mm, with flooding possible.

    The warning is valid from 7pm this evening until 7am tomorrow morning.

     

     

     

  • Met Eireann has issued status yellow wind and rainfall warnings for Mayo, ahead of a very wet and windy day tomorrow.

    A status yellow rainfall warning applies to Mayo, Galway and 11 other counties in the east and south, with heavy rain leading to accumulations of between 25 and 4 mm - possibly more in mountainous areas.

    That warning applies from 6am to 6pm tomorrow.

    And a status yellow wind warning is in place for Connacht and Munster, with southeasterly winds gusting to between 90 and 110 km/h tomorrow - possibly higher in coastal areas.

    The wind warning applies from 4am to 3pm tomorrow.

     

     

  • Gusts could reach more than 110 kilometres an hour in parts of the region this afternoon.

    Met Eireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for counties Mayo, Galway, Leitrim, Donegal, Sligo and Clare.

    Forecaster Joanna Donnelly says the alert is in effect until seven o'clock this evening.

  • A status yellow rainfall warning remains in place for 16 counties this morning until midday.

    It affects all of Connacht as well as Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

    Up to 35 millimetres of rain is expected to fall - leading to some spot flooding in places.

    Heavy rain will turn to snow this morning and will lead to poor driving conditions in County Donegal, where a snow-ice warning's in place.

     

     

  • The West coast is being battered by gusts of up to 120 km'/ hour this morning, as Storm Ali tracks close to the west and northwest coasts, before moving quickly eastwards during the morning.

    A Status Orange wind warning has been in place since 5am this morning, and remains in place until lunchtime for the province of Connacht, and 12 other counties.

    It's a wet and windy morning in Galway, Mayo and Sligo, with winds are reaching average speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 120 km/h for a time.

    A status orange gale warning is also in place this morning - Met Eireann says gales or strong gales will extend to all sea areas this morning, reaching storm force at times, and up to violent storm force between Loop Head and Erris Head this morning before winds veer westerly.

    Forecasters say heavy rain, flying debris, fallen trees, power cuts, flooding and travel disruption are possible in the worst-hit areas.

    A number of fallen trees have already been reported this morning across Co Mayo.

    Motorists and road users are urged to exercise caution and beware of objects being blown onto the road, while control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds.

    High-sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.

    Some flights have been disrupted at Dublin Airport this morning due to Storm Ali,while Irish Ferries have cancelled a number of sailings to and from Dublin and Holyhead this morning.

    The second day of the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly won't get underway until the later time of 11am this morning due to the adverse weather.

     

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    The recent cold and sunny spell enjoyed by most of the country is expected to be replaced with heavy rain and gales.

    Met Eireann says Storm Diana will sweep in from the Atlantic - causing a change tonight.

    The worst of the weather is due to hit on Wednesday.

  • The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest, driest and sunniest on record.

    New data from Met Eireann shows that some parts of the country recorded their highest temperatures in decades.

     

    June, July and August this year marked a turning point from recent summers with some of the hottest, driest and sunniest conditions recorded.

    The Met Eireann data showed heatwave and drought conditions affecting many parts of the country, with temperatures above and rainfall amounts below, normal.

    Heatwaves were recorded in many parts during June and July with northern counties cooler.

    Shannon Airport recorded the summers highest temperature at 32 degrees. Other stations such as Oak Park in Carlow and Markree in Sligo also saw their highest numbers in years.

    Over the three months, Cork Airport recorded it's driest summer since 1962, while the Phoenix Park in Dublin only saw 38 percent of the average rainfall for the season.

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    We haven't seen the last of the warm weather yet.

    Forecasters say temperatures will climb back up to 25 degrees Celsius by Tuesday.

    The week will start off dry and sunny tomorrow with temperatures reaching up to 22 degrees.

    The improvement continues until Wednesday when showers will gradually spread eastwards across the country. 

  • Temperatures could hit 20 degrees this weekend.

    It's expected to start warming up to between 15 and 17 degrees tomorrow.

    An African Air Plume and south east breeze's are affecting the air temperature particularly in the West.

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    Temperatures are set to drop this weekend with snow expected in some parts of the country.

    Snow is most likely in the northwest and north - particularly over higher ground.

    Frost and icy patches are likely to form due to the cold temperatures.

    Met Eireann Forecaster John Eagleton says it'll be much colder this weekend than recent weeks.