Met Eireann

  • Temperatures could hit 20 degrees this weekend.

    It's expected to start warming up to between 15 and 17 degrees tomorrow.

    An African Air Plume and south east breeze's are affecting the air temperature particularly in the West.


    Temperatures are set to drop this weekend with snow expected in some parts of the country.

    Snow is most likely in the northwest and north - particularly over higher ground.

    Frost and icy patches are likely to form due to the cold temperatures.

    Met Eireann Forecaster John Eagleton says it'll be much colder this weekend than recent weeks.


  • Temperatures are set to fall below freezing tonight.

    Met Eireann says all areas of the country will be affected, as temperatures fall between minus 1 and minus 2 degrees.

    The colder conditions are expected to continue through to Thursday and Friday.

  • Ireland is set to be colder than Iceland on Sunday night as a cold snap grips the country.


    Met Eireann is forecasting temperatures to plummet to minus 2 degrees tonight and as low as minus 3 degrees on Sunday night.


    The Midlands will experience the coldest conditions.


  • Met Eireann is forecasting a very warm weekend ahead, with temperatures set to reach up to 24 degrees.

    It will be mainly warm and clear by Friday, with the conditions expected to last through until Tuesday.

    Temperatures are set to peak on Sunday, with up to 24 degrees being forecast.

    Met Eireann says the entire country will be basking in the good weather.

  • Storm Lorenzo is expected to bring winds of up to 130 kilometres an hour to some western coastal counties later.

    A yellow warning for wind and rain will take effect nationally from nine this morning, while an orange wind alert for western counties will begin this evening.

    Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry and Limerick are forecast to be worst affected.

    Damaging gusts and heavy rain are expected over the course of the day with coastal flooding likely in places.

    The worst of the conditions will be along the western seaboard as storm lorenzo sweeps in.

    People are being told to keep up-to-date with their local authority.

    Airports are warning passengers to check for any flight disruption before travelling to the airport.

    Schools are also being advised to err on the side of caution when deciding whether or not to open.

    The National Emergency Co-Ordination Group is to meet again later this morning to finalise preparations.

  • Temperatures are forecast to hit 30 degrees in many parts of the country today, as the heatwave continues.

    Shannon Airport enjoyed a high of 29.3 degrees yesterday, while closer to home, temperatures of 26 degrees were recorded at Knock Airport, rising to 27 degrees in Claremorris and Newport, and 28 degrees at Mount Dillon in Roscommon.

    Met Eireann is forecasting another hot and sunny day -and forecaster Joan Blackburn says the West will see the best of today's weather with temperatures of up to 30 degrees....

  • A status yellow thunder warning is now in effect across much of the country - including counties Galway, Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim.

    Met Eireann is forecasting scattered thunderstorms through this afternoon and evening, with heavy downpours of rain, and a risk of localised flooding.

    The alert is in place until 9pm tonight.

    And a more severe status orange rainfall warning is in place for Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford and Cavan, with intense thundery downpours today that will lead to surface flooding.

    That warning is in place from noon until 6pm this evening.

  • Two weather warnings have been issued for a number of counties along the west coast.


    A status yellow warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo will come into effect at 3am.


    While a yellow wind warning has been issued at the same time for Donegal, Galway and Mayo with gusts of up to 95 kilometres per hour expected.


    Exceptionally cold weather will occur this week. Air and ground temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal, with significant wind chill and penetrating severe frosts. Snow showers, mainly affecting eastern areas on Tuesday, will progressively become more widespread and heavier through midweek. A spell of persistent and heavy snow is expected to extend from the south late Thursday and Thursday night, with significant and disruptive accumulations.


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  • Good news on the weather front.

    If yesterday's gloomy conditions put you in a bad mood - you can start smiling again today.

    Met Eireann's John Eagleton says the national weather forecast for the next week shows the warm weather isn't going anywhere.

  • The warmest temperature of the year so far was recorded in County Mayo yesterday.

    It reached 15 point 7 degrees in Newport.

    Met Eireann confirmed the temperature but say it's a pretty average reading for this time of year and that we can expect typical Spring sunny spells and showers for the rest of the week.

    In the UK Gravesend recorded the highest temperature of 2018 reaching 19.4 degrees.

  • Co Mayo enjoyed the warmest temperatures in the country yesterday, as Ireland welcomes the Autumnal sunshine.

    A temperature of 20.7 degrees was recorded at Furnace, Newport - the highest temperature recorded by Met Eireann yesterday.

    Claremorris enjoyed 20.1 degrees, and it was slightly warmer in Mount Dillon, Roscommon at 20.6 degrees.

    Across Connacht, temperatures today are forecast to reach between 20 and 22 degrees, in warm and sunny conditions.



  • Met Eireann is advising that severe thunderstorms can be expected throughout the country later today.

    A yellow weather warning has been issued for the 26 counties, and a similar alert's in place in the North.

    The warnings will start from 4 o'clock this afternoon and will be in place until 9am tomorrow morning.

    Met Eireann says heavy thunderstorms are expected this evening and tonight with some severe downpours, hail and spot flooding.

    Due to the localised nature of thunderstorms, some parts of the country will remain dry.

  • A Status Orange weather warning has been issued for the west coast as Storm Jorge approaches Ireland this weekend.

    The wind warning will be in place for seven counties from Saturday morning into the early hours of Sunday.

    A yellow wind warning will be in place for the rest of the country.

    Met Eireann has issued the orange alert for counties Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.

    Storm Jorge has been named by the Spanish Met Office and is set to make landfall on Saturday.

    Along with the orange warning for those counties, a yellow warning has been issued for the rest of the country.

    Met Eireann says it is monitoring the progress of the storm before issuing more warnings.

  • Met Eireann is forecasting a warm week ahead.

    Temperatures will reach 20 to 21 degrees from tomorrow, and the warm spell is expected to continue until Friday.

    The best of the weather will be in the west of the country, according to Met Eireann.

  • The National Emergency Co-Ordination Group will meet again this morning in Dublin to discuss nationwide preparations for the expected arrival of Storm Lorenzo tomorrow evening.

    The Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government Eoghan Murphy said he is very concerned about the potential impact of the storm in coastal areas and the damage that could be caused by falling trees.

    Met Éireann has said it will issue weather warnings about Lorenzo later this morning.

    Crisis management teams across the country were put on standby last night, following a meeting of The National Emergency Co-Ordination Group.

    High seas, strong winds and heavy rain are expected when the hurricane makes landfall as a powerful storm tomorrow.

    Counties along the West and Southern coasts are expected to be the worst affected.


  • Following several weeks of sunshine and soaring temperatures, weather conditions across the West are set to change today.

    Rain will develop along the West coast this morning, spreading to the rest of the province later and becoming persistent.

    It will also become very windy by evening, and Met Eireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for the Connacht counties, as well as Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal and Clare.

    This evening and tonight, and for a time tomorrow morning, south to southwest winds veering westerly will bring gusts of between 90 and 110 km/hr -strongest in coastal areas.

  • It looks like it will be chilly and wet for the thousands of pilgrims making their way to Knock shrine in the early hours of Sunday morning for the visit of Pope Francis, that according to Met Eireann forecaster Joan Blackburn.

    She says heavy rain will come in from the Atlantic over night on Saturday and it is likely to be persistent throughout Sunday morning in the west.

    It will also be quite cold.

    Rain gear and warm clothes look like the appropriate gear for anyone travelling to Knock for the visit of Pope Francis.


    The Parish Priest of Knock Fr Richard Gibbons  says he’s confident that the weather won't dampen the spirit of the 45,000 people who have tickets for the Pope’s visit to Knock Shrine this Sunday morning.

    He is assuring those in attendance that there is adequate car parking space within a reasonable distance of the shrine, and he is encouraging anyone with a ticket and not intending to travel to pass on the ticket to someone else.

    The tickets are completely transferable.

  • Fears of a white Easter could come true after Met Eireann has forecast another cold snap for next week.

    Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 2 degrees from Monday with the possibility of snow on higher ground.

    Forecaster with Met Eireann Harm Luijkx says it won't be as cold as the two previous cold spells.