Friday 15 December 2017

Spring can wait: High winds, rain, and frost to come

Walker braves the elements to walk at Dollymount
Walker braves the elements to walk at Dollymount

A status orange winding is currently in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

Gusts of up to 110km/h will veer southwest to the west by this afternoon, and gusts are expected to increase to 130 km/h.

Meanwhile, a yellow wind warning is in effect for much of Leinster and some southern counties.

Gusts of up to 110 km/h are expected in Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

Met Eireann’s John Eagleton says mixed weather can be expected up until the weekend.

“It’s a bit windy, and it will continue to be for the next couple of hours.”

“There will be a touch of frost, it’ll be cool enough tomorrow morning but it’ll also be a cool enough morning.”

 “Rain will arrive on Wednesday evening, but it certainly looks like tomorrow will be a good day – dry and bright.”

Mr Eagleton says the outlook for St Patrick’s Day currently looks “hopeful”.

“The weather will be a bit mixed up to the weekend, but Friday and the weekend look good.”

“At this stage, it’s looking OK for St Patrick’s Day, that’s the furthest day we can see. It’s looking hopeful for Paddy’s Day, that’s all we can say.”

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