Met Eireann

  • Rain levels in the West of Ireland last month were almost four times higher than average, and Met Eireann has linked the rainfall levels and above-temperatures in August to global warming.

    Statistics contained in Met Eireann's August weather report were described as "what you would expect in a waming climate".

    The report shows August's highest monthly rainfall total of over 297mm was at Athenry, Co Galway - which was 276% above average.

    The highest daily rainfall total last month was at Newport, Co Mayo on the 30th August when 48.7mm of rain fell - which was its wettest August day since 1998.

    Average temperatures for the month of August were lowest at Knock Airport at 14.1 degrees, while the month's lowest temperature nationally was recorded in Claremorris on 13th August at just 4.6 degrees.

    The highest temperature last month was 25.4 degrees recorded at Mount Dillon in Co Roscommon on 2nd August.

    The report from Met Eireann also said there were a "notable number" of lightening strikes detected on 6 days last month.

  • The highest temperature in the country today was recorded in Co. Roscommon.

    Mount Dillon recorded highs of 17 degrees at around 3 o'clock this afternoon.

    Met Eireann says tomorrow is set to be another dry and mild day.

    Weather conditions will become more unsettled towards the weekend.

  • The cold conditions experienced this morning are likely to continue throughout the weekend.

    A status yellow low temperature warning from Met Eireann was issued for Connacht and Leinster up to 11am this morning - with temperatures as low as minus four recorded in Athenry in County Galway.

    Motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution as frosty conditions are expected over the next few mornings.

  • The Irish Farmers Association is concerned of more widespread flooding over the next three days.


    Met Eireann is warning 15 counties to expect heavy rain from today until Tuesday.


    The advisory affects the midlands and west, which was badly flooded last weekend.


    IFA president Tim Cullinan says farmers are very worried about the next few days.

  • Storm Deirdre will bring an orange wind warning for the country from 3 o'clock this afternoon.

    A Status Yellow wind warning is already in place for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Cork and Waterford while a Status Yellow rainfall warning is also in effect until midnight tonight.

    Severe gusts could reach 130 kilometres per hour by late afternoon, while heavy rain of up to 50 millimetres is expected to fall.

    Mayo County Council has issued a Level 2 alert for wind and rain from 3.00 this afternoon until midnight.

    In a statement to Midwest News this morning a spokesperson for Mayo County Council says they are continuously monitoring weather conditions and road crews and Fire Service personnel will be deployed to respond to emergency situations around the county should they arise.

    Mayo County Council urge the public to be vigilant during the duration of the warning  It is important that people within the affected area of a weather warnings are prepared appropriately for anticipated conditions.

    There is a possibility that weather warnings can be extended or deteriorated conditions last longer than anticipated. Once the weather warning has passed, please remain vigilant and exercise caution as debris and fallen trees may be on any routes.

    Mayo County Council will provide updated information on their social media channels where appropriate.

  • The West of Ireland is experiencing continental temperatures today, as a heatwave sweeps across Europe.

    A status yellow high temperature warning remains in place until 7 pm this evening for 6 counties - including Mayo and Galway.

    Figures from Met Eireann this evening indicate the Shannon enjoyed the highest temperature nationally today at 28 degrees.

    In this region, Newport in Mayo and Markree Castle in Sligo recorded 25 degrees, with 24 degrees in Claremorris and Athenry and 23 degrees in Knock.

    Met Eireann forecaster Pat Clarke told Midwest News that the warm temperatures will continue tomorrow and into the weekend.....

  • Met Éireann's extended its national Status Yellow alert for snow and ice until tomorrow morning.

    Wintry showers are expected to spread from the southwest to all counties throughout the day.

    Drivers are being warned to be particularly careful.

    Met Éireann forecaster Elizabeth Coleman says cold air is still holding strong over Ireland:


    Met Éireann has extended its 'Status Orange' weather warnings to 13 counties which include Sligo, Mayo and Galway.

    Winds of up to 130 kilometres per-hour are set to hit m Callum makes landfall at around 10 o'clock tonight.

    The weather forecaster's warning of very strong south east and storm force winds.

    Harm Luijkx is a meteorologist with Met Eireann - and is warning people to avoid coastal areas.


  • Met Eireann has extended a Status Yellow Warning for fog until tomorrow morning.


    The alert came into effect yesterday afternoon and was due to expire this morning.


    However the forecaster says fog will linger in some parts for much of today and become widespread and dense again this evening.


    Meteorologist Cathal Nolan says road users need to be particularly careful:

  • There will be no need for winter woollies this Christmas Day, as temperatures are set to hit 12 degrees celsius tomorrow.

    Met Eireann is predicting a mild, mostly dry but cloudy day tomorrow, with no snow in sight.

    According to forecasters, Christmas Day will be dry in most areas, though it will remain mostly cloudy.

    It will be mild for the time of year with afternoon temperatures of 10C to 12C in moderate winds.

    St Stephen's Day is also expected to remain dry, apart from some rain in the north-west.

    Thursday and Friday will continue to be mostly dry with just a "chance of drizzle".


  • Met Eireann predicts that temperatures could reach the mid-20's across Connacht later this week - but we can expect heavy rain in parts of the country over the rest of today.

    A status yellow weather advisory is in place for Ireland, with a risk of heavy thundery downpours until 10pm tonight  - especially in Munster and Leinster.

    However, drier and warmer weather can be expected from Wednesday, with temperatures reaching about 25 degrees in the West on Thursday and Friday.

  • Met Eireann has issued a status Yellow Wind warning for counties Mayo, Donegal, Galway, Sligo, Clare and Kerry

    Southerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h, gust 90 to 100 km/h later this evening and tonight in Atlantic coastal counties, strongest on the coast.

    The warning will remain in place until 3pm tomorrow Saturday.


  • Met Éireann has issued a status Yellow wind warning for the entire west coast as stormy conditions are expected to hit most of Ireland over the course of this evening and Friday.

    The warning was issued for all of Connaught counties, together with counties Donegal, Kerry, Clare and Limerick.

    The wind warning will be  in place from 10pm tonight until 9am Friday.

    Wind speeds are expected to reach between 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h.

    Tonight, the rain will develop in the west and spread across the country.

    Met Eireann says "stormy conditions" are in store for later in the week with hail and thunder also on the cards.

    Temperatures are also due to drop as low as -2 degrees, so motorists are being urged to take care as frost and ice are expected to develop over the next number of days.

    Scattered, blustery showers are in store for Friday with a risk of hail and thunder.

  • Met Eireann are forecasting heavy rain and wind this weekend.

    The yellow weather warning has been issued for the entire country.

    The weather warning comes into effect just after midnight tonight with heavy rain expected to become widespread and strong southeasterly winds will reach gale force at the coasts.

    Tomorrow will be wet with local spot flooding as heavy rain continues through the day.

    Temperatures will range between 10 and 12 degrees.

    Strong southeast winds in the morning will become strong west to northwest winds in the afternoon, with the potential for damaging gusts in the north of the province later.

  • The country's being hit by strong winds and very heavy rainfall today...

    The severe weather has already prompted a series of warnings - but the worst has yet to come.

    The main storm front is due to hit tomorrow morning with Met Eireann upgrading to a national orange wind alert from 5am until 12 noon.

  • Met Eireann has issued three weather warnings - including two orange alerts - as Storm Brendan makes its way towards Ireland.


    The Orange warnings are for wind and come into effect for all counties along the south and west coast from 7am on Monday.


    The forecaster says gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour are expected, and there's a significant risk of coastal flooding.


    A Status Yellow alert for counties in the midlands and east will also come into effect from 7am on Monday.


    Alan O'Reilly from Carlow Weather says conditions will be poor throughout the day:

  • Met Eireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Mayo, Galway and Donegal.


    The alert for Donegal and Mayo will come into effect at noon tomorrow and will last until 4pm.


    The warning for Galway will take effect from 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon until 6pm that evening.


    Winds of up 120 kilometres an hour are expected across the three counties, as Storm Ciara hits Ireland.


    Brian Farrell, from the Road Safety Authority, says the change of weather could be dangerous:

  • Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow wind and rainfall warning for the entire country tomorrow.

    The two separate warnings for wind and rain come into effect in the early hours of tomorrow morning and are set to last until late tomorrow evening.

    Strong Southwesterly wind speeds of 50 to 65 km/hr are forecast with the possibility of gusts of up to around 100 km/hr.

    Met Eireannn is also warning that spells of heavy, locally thundery rain, on Saturday will lead to some flooding.

    The wind and rain warnings come into effect form 3am and 6am tomorrow morning respectively and will remain in place until 8pm and 9pm Saturday evening.

  • Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Wind warning for Galway, Mayo and Donegal.

    West to Southwest winds 50 to 65 km/hr gusts 90 to 100 km/hr with risk of coastal flooding around the period of high tides.

    The warning comes into effect tonight at 10pm and is in place until 6pm tomorrow evening.

  • Met Eireann has issued a Status Red Snow-Ice Alert for the five counties of Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Meath and Wicklow.

    As is the case with a red weather warning, schools in those counties are likely to close today and remain closed until the warning is lifted.

    Forecasters say total snowfall up to mid-day tomorrow could reach 25 cm ,while a status orange warning has been extended to Cork, Waterford and Wexford.

    It follows a very cold night, with snow showers in parts of the east, south and midlands.

    The West of Ireland has escaped most of the snow showers, however, it’s on the way, with snow falling in the past hour or two in areas of Co Roscommon and moving into East Mayo.

    Temperatures overnight dropped to between minus 2 and minus 5 across the West & Northwest, with minus 3 recorded at Knock Airport, and temperatures are not expected to rise above zero today.

    The arrival of Storm Emma tomorrow is set to bring heavy snowfall and gale force winds.