Met Eireann

  • Good news on the weather front.

    If yesterday's gloomy conditions put you in a bad mood - you can start smiling again today.

    Met Eireann's John Eagleton says the national weather forecast for the next week shows the warm weather isn't going anywhere.

  • The warmest temperature of the year so far was recorded in County Mayo yesterday.

    It reached 15 point 7 degrees in Newport.

    Met Eireann confirmed the temperature but say it's a pretty average reading for this time of year and that we can expect typical Spring sunny spells and showers for the rest of the week.

    In the UK Gravesend recorded the highest temperature of 2018 reaching 19.4 degrees.

  • Met Eireann is forecasting a warm week ahead.

    Temperatures will reach 20 to 21 degrees from tomorrow, and the warm spell is expected to continue until Friday.

    The best of the weather will be in the west of the country, according to Met Eireann.

  • Following several weeks of sunshine and soaring temperatures, weather conditions across the West are set to change today.

    Rain will develop along the West coast this morning, spreading to the rest of the province later and becoming persistent.

    It will also become very windy by evening, and Met Eireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for the Connacht counties, as well as Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal and Clare.

    This evening and tonight, and for a time tomorrow morning, south to southwest winds veering westerly will bring gusts of between 90 and 110 km/hr -strongest in coastal areas.

  • It looks like it will be chilly and wet for the thousands of pilgrims making their way to Knock shrine in the early hours of Sunday morning for the visit of Pope Francis, that according to Met Eireann forecaster Joan Blackburn.

    She says heavy rain will come in from the Atlantic over night on Saturday and it is likely to be persistent throughout Sunday morning in the west.

    It will also be quite cold.

    Rain gear and warm clothes look like the appropriate gear for anyone travelling to Knock for the visit of Pope Francis.

     

    The Parish Priest of Knock Fr Richard Gibbons  says he’s confident that the weather won't dampen the spirit of the 45,000 people who have tickets for the Pope’s visit to Knock Shrine this Sunday morning.

    He is assuring those in attendance that there is adequate car parking space within a reasonable distance of the shrine, and he is encouraging anyone with a ticket and not intending to travel to pass on the ticket to someone else.

    The tickets are completely transferable.

  • Fears of a white Easter could come true after Met Eireann has forecast another cold snap for next week.

    Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 2 degrees from Monday with the possibility of snow on higher ground.

    Forecaster with Met Eireann Harm Luijkx says it won't be as cold as the two previous cold spells.

  • The status orange wind warning now applies to just Wexford, Donegal, Cork and Waterford.

    Gusts of up to 120 kilometres per hour are expected due to Storm Deirdre this afternoon and evening in those counties.

    While there's a status yellow wind alert for Connacht, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan.

    A status yellow rainfall warning also remains in place for the country with up to 50 millimetres of rain expected.

  • Roads across the West are very wet following heavy rainfall overnight, but the rain is now easing off.

    A status yellow rainfall warning, which was in place for Mayo and Galway until 2pm this afternoon - has now been lifted.

    The status yellow wind warning now applies to 9 counties including Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim, with gusts of up to 110 km/h until 2pm this afternoon.

    AA Roadwatch is advising motorists to slow down on wet roads, and watch out for wind-blown debris on roads.

    Dublin Port has been closed this morning due to the high winds associated with Storm Diana.

     

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    The wind warnings that were in place for different parts of the country have been lifted.

    At the height of Storm Hannah, the highest average wind speed recorded was 93 kilometres an hour at Mace Head in Galway.

    That area also had the highest gust of 122 kilometres an hour.

    Met Eireann's Siobhan Ryan says winds peaked late last night and the early hours of this morning.

     

    33,000 homes, farms and businesses are still without power after Storm Hannah.

    ESB Networks says the worst affected areas are in Munster. But there are some areas of Mayo without electricity - in Ballinrobe over 600 customers are without power - there is no current estimated restoration time as of yet. There are also around 200 homes still without power in Louisburgh area, with an estimated restoration time of 1.30pm. 

    Clare and Kerry have the highest number of outages, with 19,000 customers affected.

    Derek Hynes, from ESB, says crews have been out since first light this morning to being restoring power supply.

     

     

     

  • Severe winds gusting up to 130 kilometres per hour are expected in parts of the country today as Storm Diana passes over Ireland.

    Status Orange Wind warnings will be in force until this afternoon for Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Galway and Clare.

    High seas will also bring the risk of coastal flooding.

    A Yellow Wind Warning is in operation for the rest of the country until 6pm this evening.

    Met Eireann says gale force winds associated with Storm Diana will see south to southwest winds gusting to 110 km/h.

    A number of flights are either cancelled or delayed at Dublin and Cork Airports over the course of the day.

     

     

  • There's a warning for thunderstorms and some spot flooding across the country today.

    Met Eireann has issued a status yellow rain alert, which is in effect from 9 o'clock this morning until 10 tonight.

    They say there could be extremely heavy rainfall in places, with up to 50 millimetres falling in a short space of time.

     

  • A yellow snow ice warning will take effect across the country tonight.

    It will be in place from 11 pm until 6 am on Monday morning.

    Scattered thundery showers of hail sleet and snow are expected during that time.

    There will be slippery and icy conditions at times.

     

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    Met Eireann have issued a status Yellow Weather alert for rainfall for counties Mayo, Sligo and Donegal which will remain in place until 3pm tomorrow.

    Rainfall of between 25 and 50 mm is expected to fall.

    The rest of the week remains unsettled as very heavy rain and wind are expected at times.

  • Met Eireann has issued a yellow wind warning for counties Galway, Mayo and Donegal.

    It's in effect until three am tomorrow morning.

    A yellow rainfall warning has also been issued for Leinster and Munster.

    That comes into effect at 6 am tomorrow and will be in place until 6 in the evening.

  • A yellow wind warning has been issued for Galway and Mayo this afternoon.

    Gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour are expected in parts of the west coast.

    Met Éireann has issued the warning from 2pm until 7pm this evening.

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    A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Connacht for tomorrow night and into Saturday morning, as Storm Hannah reaches Ireland.

    Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for Connacht, the north-west and parts of the midlands and south Leinster from 11pm tomorrow night until 9am Saturday morning, with gusts of 90-110 km/ hour in these areas.

    Counties Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick can expect stronger winds, and a status orange warning is in place for these counties with gusts of up to 130 km/hour.