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President to travel to flood-hit areas, as Met Éireann says outlook "not as tempestuous as recent weeks"

In a break with recent tradition — there are currently no yellow, orange or red weather warnings in place.

President Higgins at the Ploughing Championships in 2012
President Higgins at the Ploughing Championships in 2012
Image: Photocall Ireland

PRESIDENT MICHAEL D. Higgins is travelling to Limerick this morning, where he will meet locals affected by flooding in the area  and survey damage caused by this month’s storms.

He’ll also head to Cork this afternoon to meet home and business owners affected by tidal flooding in the city last week.

It comes as Met Éireann’s latest outlook suggests we may be in for some respite from the constant cycle of stormy weather — the latest update from the weather service states that the second half of the week will be cold, changeable and unsettled but “not as tempestuous as recent weeks”.

However, there will be some wet and windy weather around today — the forecast is for heavy showers in the west, spreading eastwards during the morning. Some of the showers will be wintry on higher ground, and the wet conditions will continue overnight.

Sub-zero night-time temperatures are forecast for the rest of the week, with severe frosts at times — and some areas can also expect further occasional wintry showers.

However — for the first time in what seems like around two months, there are currently no orange or red warnings filling the rectangle in the top left-hand corner of the Met Éireann website.

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