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Ireland rainfall Met Eireann

Batten down the hatches, there's a storm a comin'

Hold on to your brollies. Storm St Jude is set to sweep across England, but Met Eireann said it is a little too close for comfort to Ireland.

MET EIREANN HAS issued a weather warning status yellow, indicating there will be strong to gale force winds with gusts up to 100km/hour.

The southwest to westerly winds could have gusts of up to 80 to 90 km/hour at times during Sunday, really not conducive weather for an umbrella.

Heavy showers are also expected today and there is a risk of thunder. There will be some bright spells also, but mostly in the east of the country. The wind direction will be southwesterly with highest temperatures of 11 or 12 degrees.


Meanwhile, a storm named St Jude is set to hit Britain with the Met Office issuing an amber warning, stating it could be the worst storm to sweep across England and Wales in years.

Met Eireann have stated that the storm, named after St Jude, ironically the patron saint for desperate and lost causes – because his feast day is October 28, is a “little too close for comfort” to Ireland, and that we could also feel the effects of it, especially in the southern half of the country.

The very windy and showery weather, has resulted in ferry cancellations with the Jonathan Swift fast crafts due to travel today, being cancelled.

The 9am ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard was also cancelled today. However, customers can avail of travelling with cruise sailing vessels that are still sailing today.

Watch out: Met Eireann issues yellow alert over heavy rain>

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