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Dublin: 11°C Thursday 22 April 2021

MORE wind warnings issued... And the weather will be very (very) mixed for the next few days

Four seasons in one week.

Image: Shutterstock/vitalez


And the weather can’t seem to decide whether it’s spring yet.

After pleasant conditions in parts of the country yesterday, Met Éireann has issued to two more wind warnings today.

They were issued at 7am this morning, kick in at 6am tomorrow – and will last until midnight tomorrow night.

The first, ‘orange’ alert applies for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

“Southerly winds becoming west to southwest will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/hr with gusts of 110 to 130 km/hr,” Met Éireann says.

A yellow alert will be in place for Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

According to the warning:

Southerly winds becoming west to southwest will reach mean speeds of 60 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr.


Meanwhile, it’s set to be a cool, bright day this morning, with some showers.

After tomorrow’s wet and windy conditions, Tuesday will be “mainly dry with clear spells,” according to the latest forecast.

On Wednesday “rain will reach western counties and will then spread eastwards through the day affecting all areas”.

Another band of rain will cross the country on Thursday – followed by a freezing cold night “with frost and ice possible”.

And the weekend? Early indications suggest Friday and Saturday will be “dry days with sunny spells and light breezes”.

A decidedly mixed bag then – and the perfect opportunity to re-post our favourite weather-related video of all time…

Source: Asif Khan/YouTube

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