Met Eireann

  • A status yellow thunder warning has been issued for nine counties - including Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth & Meaty.

     Met Éireann predicts heavy thundery downpours this afternoon and evening, with a risk of localised flooding.

     The warning remains in place until 9pm tonight.




  • A belt of heavy rain is due to hit the country on Saturday, with high winds also likely.

    Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow weather alert for the entire country for Saturday and is warning of hazardous conditions resulting from heavy rain.

    Forecasters say the exact details of this incoming weather system are uncertain at the moment and they are advising people to listen out for any further warnings.





  • A status Yellow Wind and Rain warning is in place at present across Connaught counties.

    Both came into effect in the early hours of this morning.

    Southeasterly winds are expected to reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/hr. Gusts will exceed these values in exposed coastal areas and on higher ground, especially in the southwest.

    A Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for 13 counties nationally, including counties Mayo and Galway.

    The warnings will remain in place until 6pm this evening.

    Heavy rain is expected to lead to accumulations of around 25 to 40mm - but forecasters warned it may exceed these limits in mountainous areas.

    While no problems with flooding has been reported across the county so far this morning, Mayo County Council is advising motorists of possible flooding along the R-313 Belmullet Blacksod road due to winds and high tides of up to 5.5m and possible flooding may occur on Shore road, School road and Bridge road in Belmullet due to the weather

    Residents and motorists along these roads are advised to take due caution.

  • Status yellow wind and rainfall warnings are in place for Connacht today.

    Met Eireann is warning of winds gusting up to 100 km/h from lunchtime today, and winds may exceed these speeds in coastal areas.

    The wind warning is in place until 4am tomorrow morning.

    A yellow rainfall warning is also in place for Connacht and a number of other counties, with heavy rain tonight leading to accumulations of 25 to 40 mm, with flooding possible.

    The warning is valid from 7pm this evening until 7am tomorrow morning.




  • Status yellow wind and rainfall warnings have been issued for the entire country for Saturday and Sunday, as Storm Ciara approaches.

    Southerly winds will strengthen during Saturday with gusts of between 90 and 110 km/hour.

    On Sunday, Storm Ciara will produce very strong winds with a risk of damaging gusts.

    Met Eireann says that, over the weekend, the combination of Spring Tides and high seas as well as stormy conditions will result in an elevated risk of coastal flooding especially along  western, northwestern and southern coasts.

    There's also a status yellow rainfall warning from 12 noon Saturday until 3pm Sunday.

    Met Eireann says a spell of heavy rain will spread eastwards across the country on Saturday with 20-40mm expected, highest in the west and northwest.

    Another spell of heavy rain on Sunday will clear to squally wintry showers, with  another 20-40mm likely, wtih a risk of localised flooding - especially in the West.

  • Met Eireann has issued status yellow wind and rainfall warnings for Mayo, ahead of a very wet and windy day tomorrow.

    A status yellow rainfall warning applies to Mayo, Galway and 11 other counties in the east and south, with heavy rain leading to accumulations of between 25 and 4 mm - possibly more in mountainous areas.

    That warning applies from 6am to 6pm tomorrow.

    And a status yellow wind warning is in place for Connacht and Munster, with southeasterly winds gusting to between 90 and 110 km/h tomorrow - possibly higher in coastal areas.

    The wind warning applies from 4am to 3pm tomorrow.



  • Met Eireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for four counties for this evening and tonight.

    The forecaster says northwesterly winds will strengthen with gusts of up to 100 kilometres possible in Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal - strongest near coasts.

    The warning is valid from 5pm this evening until 6am tomorrow morning.




  • Eight coastal counties are on alert this morning as strong winds hit the country.

    Four status yellow warnings are in place, with Met Eireann predicting gusts of 110 kilometres per hour, as well as coastal flooding.

    The affected counties are Mayo, Galway, Donegal, Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow.

  • A Status Yellow Wind Warning is in place across County Mayo this morning and will remain in place until 6pm this evening.

    Met Eireann say there will be Mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90-100km/h.

  • Gusts could reach more than 110 kilometres an hour in parts of the region this afternoon.

    Met Eireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for counties Mayo, Galway, Leitrim, Donegal, Sligo and Clare.

    Forecaster Joanna Donnelly says the alert is in effect until seven o'clock this evening.

  • A status yellow wind warning has been issued for the entire country.

    Met Eireann says there will be some severe and damaging gusts with heavy spells of rain.

    It's valid for all 26 counties until four o'clock this afternoon.

  • A status yellow wind warning has been issued for the whole country for tomorrow.

    Met Eireann is advising of south-east winds with gusts of between 90 and 110 km/h, stronger in coastal areas.

    The wind warning comes into effect from 12 noon until midnight tomorrow.

    And a status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for eight counties from early tomorrow morning, but this does not impact on the Western region.

    The heavy rain is forecast for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford.


  • A status yellow wind warning remains in place for eight counties.

    It's valid until nine o'clock this morning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.

    Met Eireann has also issued a status yellow rain warning for South Donegal, Leitrim and parts of Sligo.

    The wintry conditions are set to remain for the coming days with some snow accumulating over high ground later tonight.

  • A status yellow wind warning has been issued for 8 counties along the Western seaboard, including Mayo, Galway and Sligo.

    Met Eireann is advising that this evening and overnight, west to northwest winds will gust to between 80 and 110 kilometres an hour  -and winds will be strongest along coasts and on hills and mountains.

    The status yellow wind warning comes into effect from 6pm this evening until 9am tomorrow morning.

  • A status yellow rainfall warning remains in place for 16 counties this morning until midday.

    It affects all of Connacht as well as Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

    Up to 35 millimetres of rain is expected to fall - leading to some spot flooding in places.

    Heavy rain will turn to snow this morning and will lead to poor driving conditions in County Donegal, where a snow-ice warning's in place.



  • The West coast is being battered by gusts of up to 120 km'/ hour this morning, as Storm Ali tracks close to the west and northwest coasts, before moving quickly eastwards during the morning.

    A Status Orange wind warning has been in place since 5am this morning, and remains in place until lunchtime for the province of Connacht, and 12 other counties.

    It's a wet and windy morning in Galway, Mayo and Sligo, with winds are reaching average speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 120 km/h for a time.

    A status orange gale warning is also in place this morning - Met Eireann says gales or strong gales will extend to all sea areas this morning, reaching storm force at times, and up to violent storm force between Loop Head and Erris Head this morning before winds veer westerly.

    Forecasters say heavy rain, flying debris, fallen trees, power cuts, flooding and travel disruption are possible in the worst-hit areas.

    A number of fallen trees have already been reported this morning across Co Mayo.

    Motorists and road users are urged to exercise caution and beware of objects being blown onto the road, while control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds.

    High-sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.

    Some flights have been disrupted at Dublin Airport this morning due to Storm Ali,while Irish Ferries have cancelled a number of sailings to and from Dublin and Holyhead this morning.

    The second day of the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly won't get underway until the later time of 11am this morning due to the adverse weather.


  • There could be further status orange weather warnings on the way as Storm Denis heads towards Ireland.

    Met Eireann says we're in for wet and windy weather from Friday - with the worst of the conditions on Sunday.

    The storm is expected to bring very unsettled weather over the weekend.





    The recent cold and sunny spell enjoyed by most of the country is expected to be replaced with heavy rain and gales.

    Met Eireann says Storm Diana will sweep in from the Atlantic - causing a change tonight.

    The worst of the weather is due to hit on Wednesday.

  • The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest, driest and sunniest on record.

    New data from Met Eireann shows that some parts of the country recorded their highest temperatures in decades.


    June, July and August this year marked a turning point from recent summers with some of the hottest, driest and sunniest conditions recorded.

    The Met Eireann data showed heatwave and drought conditions affecting many parts of the country, with temperatures above and rainfall amounts below, normal.

    Heatwaves were recorded in many parts during June and July with northern counties cooler.

    Shannon Airport recorded the summers highest temperature at 32 degrees. Other stations such as Oak Park in Carlow and Markree in Sligo also saw their highest numbers in years.

    Over the three months, Cork Airport recorded it's driest summer since 1962, while the Phoenix Park in Dublin only saw 38 percent of the average rainfall for the season.


    We haven't seen the last of the warm weather yet.

    Forecasters say temperatures will climb back up to 25 degrees Celsius by Tuesday.

    The week will start off dry and sunny tomorrow with temperatures reaching up to 22 degrees.

    The improvement continues until Wednesday when showers will gradually spread eastwards across the country.