Severe Weather Warning for Several Counties in Ireland
The Irish national forecaster, Met Éireann, has issued a severe weather warning for several counties in Ireland. The warning is in effect until 9pm this evening and applies to counties Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Tipperary, and Waterford. The forecast predicts a moderate chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with a possibility of hail. There may also be spot flooding, poor visibility, and difficult travelling conditions.
The weather today is expected to be a mix of sunny spells and showers, with heavy rain and the chance of thunderstorms. The south and east regions may experience thunderstorms and very heavy downpours in the afternoon, while drier intervals will spread from the northwest later in the day. High temperatures will range from 14 to 18 degrees, with the coolest temperatures in the northwest. Moderate west to northwest winds are also expected.
Tonight, heavy showers in the southeast will clear early, but further light showers will spread from the Atlantic over the west of the country. However, the east will have largely dry conditions with clear spells. Lowest temperatures will range from 6 to 11 degrees, with light west to southwesterly winds. Mist patches may also develop in some areas.
Looking ahead to the 7-day weather forecast for Ireland, tomorrow is expected to have a mix of showers and spells of sunshine. Some showers may become heavy in the afternoon. High temperatures will range from 14 to 18 degrees, with the coolest temperatures along the Atlantic coast. The outlook for the rest of the week remains unsettled, but temperatures will begin to rise towards the weekend.
Thursday’s weather will be mostly cloudy, with a few hazy bright spells in the east during the morning. Outbreaks of rain will be heavy and persistent in the west, while patchy rain will gradually spread east later in the day. South to southeast winds will freshen, becoming strong near the west coast. Highest temperatures will range from 15 to 19 degrees, with the warmest temperatures in the east.
Friday’s weather is uncertain at this time, but it is likely that the west will experience heavy or thundery showery outbreaks of rain, while drier and brighter conditions will prevail in the east. However, there is still a possibility of showery rain spreading further east as well. It will be a warm and humid day, with highest temperatures ranging from 18 to 22 degrees. Moderate to fresh southeast winds are expected.
Overnight, outbreaks of rain are expected to continue mostly in the south and west, while drier and clearer conditions will prevail in the northeast. Lowest temperatures will range from 12 to 15 degrees, with moderate to fresh southeast winds.
Saturday will start off showery and blustery, but conditions will improve as the day progresses. High temperatures will range from 18 to 22 degrees.
Sunday and the early days of next week are expected to be showery and unsettled, with high temperatures in the upper teens or low 20s.
In summary, Ireland can expect unsettled weather with showers, spells of sunshine, and the possibility of thunderstorms over the next few days. Temperatures will gradually rise towards the weekend, but conditions will remain unsettled with showers continuing into next week.