We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

wet eireann

Another weather warning just kicked in - and the forecast is dire

Winter is here.

STORM DESMOND MAY have come and gone – but there’s more stormy weather on the way in the coming week.

A wind warning for the country kicked in early this morning – and stays in effect until 7pm this evening.


There’ll be some bright intervals this morning.

However, according to Met Éireann:

A band of more persistent and heavier rain on Atlantic coasts by midday, will move across the country this afternoon.”

More showery weather will follow this evening, and it will be mild today with top temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees.

There’ll be heavy rain in some areas tomorrow too. And the worst weather of the week looks set to arrive on Wednesday:

“Very windy, with strong and gusty southwesterly winds, which will be up to gale force in parts of the southwest, west and north.

There will be some dry spells, mainly in the midlands, east and south, but more rain will spread from the Atlantic, some of it will be heavy.”

met1 The wind picture off Ireland this morning. Earth Wind Map Earth Wind Map

A clearance to scattered showers will follow on Wednesday night.

Thursday, then, will be cold with some sleet showers on higher ground. The early forecast for the weekend is for cold, wintry conditions with some sunny spells:

Early indications suggest that it will be cold, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, some possibly wintry on high ground. Very cold nights are expected with sub zero air temperatures, with frost becoming severe in places.”

Read: Animal charity rescues very grateful donkey from floodwater in Kerry

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.