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Dublin: 21 °C Thursday 16 July, 2020

Baby, it's wet outside: December weather turns... December-y

That’s Ireland buried somewhere under all that rain.

LOOK, WE ALL knew it couldn’t last.

December had been weirdly, unseasonably, FIERCE mild up until now but the weather gods* clearly decided to stop being so benign.

Most of Ireland woke up to heavy rain today, with almost every single part of the country – aside from a tiny and extremely lucky part of Donegal – completely drenched by lunchtime.

And it wasn’t just rain: Met Éireann issued an orange alert weather warning over gale force winds of up to 120 km/h (!) across parts of the country.

The strong winds have caused some delays to flights at Dublin Airport today, with the airport urging passengers to check departure and arrival times.


That about sums it up. (Pic: @TrendsIreland/Twitter)

The good news: tomorrow morning is going to be dry-ish. The bad news: that will only be a brief respite. Sorry. The heavy rain will be back again for most of Sunday AND Met Éireann also says it’s going to start getting seriously cold from Monday.

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Wrap up warm. Bring a brolly. Don’t get blown away.

Here’s how the rain gradually covered the entire country this morning:

image*Note: Weather is a scientifically-observable process and is not subject to the vagaries of deities of any kind.

Read: ‘Tis fierce mild out today >

Read: RTÉ weatherwoman goes off on long-range weather predictions >

Read: 5 ways to tell that it’s quite windy in Ireland >

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