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Dublin: 0 °C Saturday 19 April, 2014

Winter’s here as weather warning issued over winds

‘Tis fierce windy out there.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

IT’S BEEN A mild winter so far but with Met Éireann predicting colder temperatures today and issuing a wind warning, the season has finally set in.

Gusts of up to 120kph were noted in Connact, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal overnight, while Munster and Leinster experienced winds of up to 110kph.

Blustery conditions are continuing this morning with strong-to-gale-force and gusty winds in Ulster, Connacht and north Leinster.

Temperatures are expected to reach a maximum of 7 degrees Celsius.

And in more bad news, some rain is predicted later this morning.

Looking ahead, it will be cold tonight with temperatures dropping to freezing. But conditions will start to pick up at the weekend and we’ll be back into mild territory.

Met Éireann says the weather looks set to be settled “well into next week” with temperatures normal or slightly above by day. The nights will be mild too with very few – if any – frosts. Rainfall will be well below normal.

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