Met Éireann have just released TWO weather warnings for the ENTIRE country

15th Apr 18 | News

Oh no...

Met Eireann has issued TWO weather warnings this afternoon as strong winds and heavy rain are set to hit the nation.

A wind warning for the entire country is in place from Sunday at 2pm until Tuesday at 6am with gusts of between 80 and 110km/h expected.

Met Eireann said:

"South to southeast winds will reach mean speeds between 50 and 65km/h with gusts between 80 and 110km/h.

Winds strongest along Atlantic coastal counties at first but the strong winds will extend countrywide through the course of the Monday afternoon and evening."

A SECOND status yellow rainfall warning is in place with the notice primarily issued for Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford. This warning is in place from Sunday at 1pm until Tuesday at 9am.

Outlook for the week:

Monday will be wet and windy with heavy rain in many areas and a risk of localised flooding. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees with strong, gusty southerly winds. 

On Tuesday morning, rain will gradually clear eastwards. Showers will follow for the rest of the day, some heavy. Strong southerly winds will decrease moderate to fresh. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees. 

Wednesday will be warm and mainly dry with sunny spells, the best of these in the east. It will be somewhat cloudier in the west with a risk of some rain for a time. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with fresh southerly breezes. 

Thursday will be warm and mainly dry with sunny spells in most areas. It will be a bit cloudier in the west with a risk of some rain or drizzle along the coast. Highest temperatrus of 14 to 18 degrees with light southwest breezes. 

Friday and next weekend will be largely dry with sunny spells and light winds. Day time temperatures will range from 13 to 17 degrees, warmest in the midlands.