Met Eireann

  • A status yellow rain warning has been issued for counties in the South and West of the country for this evening.

    This follows a status yellow wind warning that is already in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry.

    Met Éireann says these conditions will remain in place until tomorrow.

    Forecaster John Eagleton, says strong gusts and high seas are expected.

  • Heavy rainfall and spot flooding is on the way for some parts of the country today.

    Met Eireann has issued a status yellow rain warning that comes into effect from noon today until 9 o'clock tonight.

    It predicts heavy thundery downpours which will lead to high intensity rainfall with some localised spot flooding possible.

    The western half of the country and the Midlands, are said to be most at risk.

     

  • A status yellow rain warning remains in place for 7 counties until nine o'clock this morning.

    The counties affected include Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

    There will be showers across the country today, but some dry spells in the afternoon.

     

  • With Storm Helene passing over Ireland in the coming days, AA Ireland is warning motorists to exercise additional caution.

    Met Eireann has extended a status yellow rainfall warning to five counties - Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal - until 5am tomorrow morning.

    With a large volume of rainfall expected in a short space of time, AA Ireland is urging  motorists in these areas to slow down, and leave extra distance between themselves and other road users, including cyclists and pedestrians.

    Met Eireann forecaster Joan Blackburn told Midwest News that heavy downpours can be expected this afternoon and evening, with up to 40 mm of rainfall by morning.

  • A status yellow rainfall warning has come in to effect for five counties in the West & Northwest.

    Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal will be hit with persistent and occasionally heavy rain for the rest of today and all day tomorrow.

    Met Eireann says the highest rainfall will be in coastal areas and on hills and mountains, with a risk of localised flooding in places.

    The status yellow warning remains in place until midnight tomorrow night (Thursday).

     

     

     

  • The status yellow rainfall warning has been extended until tomorrow afternoon in counties Mayo, Galway and Donegal.

    Met Eireann says spells of persistent rain will continue this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow, with rainfall amounts of 25-35 mm in parts- mainly on high ground.

    The rainfall warning has been extended until 3pm tomorrow afternoon.

    The weather will stay unsettled over the weekend, according to forecasters, with further outbreaks of rain on Saturday and Sunday, and turning gradually cooler.

     

     

  • A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Galway,Mayo, Sligo and Donegal for tomorrow and Saturday.

    Met Eireann is warning of heavy rain, with accumulations of 40-50 mm with localised flooding, and the warning is valid from 3pm Friday until 3pm Saturday.

    At the coast, high seas and strong to gale force southerly winds will combine to give a risk of coastal flooding.

     

     

  • A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for Connacht, Donegal, Clare and Kerry.

    Met Eireann says heavy rain is expected during this afternoon and evening.

    It's forecasting up 30 millimetres to fall over a short period of time.

    The warning is in place until 9 o'clock this evening.

  • There's more rain on the way, with a status yellow rainfall warning issued for Connacht for tomorrow.

    Met Eireann has issued the warning for Connacht, Longford, Donegal, Clare and Kerry and is forecasting heavy rainfall through Wednesday and into tomorrow night, with 25 to 40mm expected.

    Localised flooding is likely, as ground is saturated at the moment and river levels are already elevated following recent heavy rainfall.

    The rainfall warning takes effect from 4am tomorrow morning until 4am Thursday morning.

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    A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for more than half the country with heavy rain forecast to fall from tonight.

    The warning for all of Connacht, and counties Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary is valid from 9pm tonight until noon tomorrow.

    Heavy rain will develop overnight leading to accumulations of 25-35 mm in places.

    Met Eireann says the rain may turn to snow for a time.

     

     

  • A status yellow rainfall warning remains in place today for five counties in the West & Northwest.

    Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal can expect persistent and occasionally heavy rain for the rest of today and into tonight (Thursday).

    Met Eireann says the highest rainfall will be in coastal areas and on hills and mountains, with a risk of localised flooding in places.

    The status yellow warning remains in place until midnight tonight.

  • Met Eireann has issued a status yellow snow and ice warning for the entire country for Monday and Tuesday.

    The warning comes into effect from midnight tonight until Tuesday night, with widespread wintry showers over the two days, with some snowfall accumulations especially in the west and north.

    Some disruption to travel is possible.

    Also, a status yellow wind warning remains in place until 12 noon tomorrow.

    Storm Ciara will continue to produce some very strong west to southwest winds over Ireland, with gusts of between 90 and 110 km/h - higher in Atlantic coastal areas.

     

  • A status yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for all of Connacht, Cavan and Donegal.

    Met Eireann is forecasting that wintry showers will bring some accumulations of snow, especially on high ground.

    The warning comes into effect at 6pm this evening and is valid until 11am on Monday morning.

  • A nationwide status yellow snow- ice warning has been extended until Sunday.

    Met Eireann now says the weather will continue to be very cold until Sunday with severe frost at night and ice on untreated surfaces. 

    Treacherous weather conditions are expected in parts of the country over the next few hours, with temperatures falling to as low as minus six degrees tonight in places, and minus 4 across Connacht.

     

    Among the lowest temperatures recorded at 6am this morning were minus 4 degrees at Mount Dillon in Roscommon and minus 2.7 in Gurteen.

    Heavy snow showers today have caused some difficulties for motorists, while the snow  caused some delays and diversions at Ireland West Airport Knock.

    Met Eireann says today will see the heaviest snowfall, while drier weather is on the way for tomorrow and Saturday, but remaining very cold with severe frost at night.

    Motorists are urged to be vigilant and adjust their driving to the conditions on the road.

  • A status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for 10 counties.

    The warning will affect all of Connacht and counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford and Louth.

    It will come into effect from just after midnight and last until noon on Wednesday.

    Met Eireann says there will be icy patches, while hail and sleet will fall mainly on higher ground.

  • A status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for Munster and Leinster.

    It also applies to counties Cavan, Monaghan, Galway and Roscommon.

    It's valid from 2 pm today until 8 am tomorrow morning.

    Met Eireann Forecaster Harm Luijkx says low temperatures will see rain turning to snow this afternoon.

  • Another status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued - this time for the 5 counties of Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Wicklow.

    The warning comes in to effect from 10 o'clock tonight until 11am tomorrow morning.

    Met Eireann says there will be icy conditions and wintry showers which could lead to some accumulations of snow.

     

  • A nationwide status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for the rest of this week.

    Met Eireann says it will be very cold this week with scattered wintery showers - the worst of which are expected on Thursday.

    The snow-ice warning will be in effect from tomorrow morning until Saturday evening.

  • A Status Yellow Snow/Ice Warning is in place for the entire country until 12 noon today.

    Gardaí are reporting icy conditions in many areas this morning, particularly in parts of the west and north of the country.

    A yellow alert for snow and ice has been in place overnight, and is valid up until midday.

    Met Eireann is warning of snow showers in the southwest, west and north, while icy conditions are expected in all areas.

    Drivers are being warned it can take up to ten times longer to stop in snow or icy conditions.

  • 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.