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Dublin: 8 °C Friday 21 February, 2020

A storm looks like it could hit Ireland on Friday

But it might not be that bad.

Image: Mark Stedman/

WHILE TODAY WAS dry across the country, the weekend looks set to be a whole lot rougher.

Right now, Met Éireann is forecasting that Friday will see widespread wind and rain, but a spokesperson told that that could change.

“Right now, the weather models look like bringing a very windy day with a lot of rain.

“However, that could change as the weather models change into Friday.”

Tomorrow is forecast to have wind and rain, particularly in the southeast and a yellow rainfall warning is in place for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, east Cork and south Tipperary.

As for the question of Christmas, Met Éireann says that when they know, they’ll let the public know, but that there are no long-term models that can tell you whether it will snow on Christmas Day or not this early.


The service, meanwhile, has released data showing that last month had the fastest windspeed in 70 years, the highest rainfall of the last six and temperatures that were above average.

Winds at Shannon Airport reached 128km/hr on 17 November.

Read: Winter won’t quit: Now a 24-hour wind warning’s been issued

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