It's OFFICIAL: Met Éireann puts weather warning in place as Storm Bronagh is named

20th Sep 18 | News

The second named storm of the season has arrived WAY earlier than expected!

It's offical - Storm Bronagh has been officially named and will bring terrible weather to Ireland on Thursday.

The national forecaster have put in place a weather warning saying 40mm of rain could dump down in parts today. The warning comes into effect for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford at 9pm this morning and will remain in place until 9pm tonight.

A notice on their website reads:

Storm Bronagh
A wave depression is expected to deepen, as it tracks close to the southeast coast of Ireland today. It will track up the east Irish Sea and into northern England later today and tonight. As a result the UK Met Office have named it Storm Bronagh.

Effects for Ireland
Heavy and possibly thundery rain will affect Ireland today and for a time tonight, with a rainfall warning in operation for parts of south and east Munster and South Leinster. 

Gale warnings also in operation for sea areas.

Possible Storm this Weekend
The weather remains changeable and disturbed for the coming weekend and there is potential for another storm to form late Saturday into Sunday. The track of the depression is uncertain at this stage and both Met Éireann and the UK Met Office are monitoring developments. Further updates  and relevant warnings will be issued as appropriate.