Met Eireann

  • 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.

  • 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....


    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 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.

  • The status orange wind warning now applies to just Wexford, Donegal, Cork and Waterford.

    Gusts of up to 120 kilometres per hour are expected due to Storm Deirdre this afternoon and evening in those counties.

    While there's a status yellow wind alert for Connacht, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan.

    A status yellow rainfall warning also remains in place for the country with up to 50 millimetres of rain expected.

  • Roads across the West are very wet following heavy rainfall overnight, but the rain is now easing off.

    A status yellow rainfall warning, which was in place for Mayo and Galway until 2pm this afternoon - has now been lifted.

    The status yellow wind warning now applies to 9 counties including Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim, with gusts of up to 110 km/h until 2pm this afternoon.

    AA Roadwatch is advising motorists to slow down on wet roads, and watch out for wind-blown debris on roads.

    Dublin Port has been closed this morning due to the high winds associated with Storm Diana.



    The wind warnings that were in place for different parts of the country have been lifted.

    At the height of Storm Hannah, the highest average wind speed recorded was 93 kilometres an hour at Mace Head in Galway.

    That area also had the highest gust of 122 kilometres an hour.

    Met Eireann's Siobhan Ryan says winds peaked late last night and the early hours of this morning.


    33,000 homes, farms and businesses are still without power after Storm Hannah.

    ESB Networks says the worst affected areas are in Munster. But there are some areas of Mayo without electricity - in Ballinrobe over 600 customers are without power - there is no current estimated restoration time as of yet. There are also around 200 homes still without power in Louisburgh area, with an estimated restoration time of 1.30pm. 

    Clare and Kerry have the highest number of outages, with 19,000 customers affected.

    Derek Hynes, from ESB, says crews have been out since first light this morning to being restoring power supply.




  • Severe winds gusting up to 130 kilometres per hour are expected in parts of the country today as Storm Diana passes over Ireland.

    Status Orange Wind warnings will be in force until this afternoon for Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Galway and Clare.

    High seas will also bring the risk of coastal flooding.

    A Yellow Wind Warning is in operation for the rest of the country until 6pm this evening.

    Met Eireann says gale force winds associated with Storm Diana will see south to southwest winds gusting to 110 km/h.

    A number of flights are either cancelled or delayed at Dublin and Cork Airports over the course of the day.



  • There's a warning for thunderstorms and some spot flooding across the country today.

    Met Eireann has issued a status yellow rain alert, which is in effect from 9 o'clock this morning until 10 tonight.

    They say there could be extremely heavy rainfall in places, with up to 50 millimetres falling in a short space of time.


  • A yellow snow ice warning will take effect across the country tonight.

    It will be in place from 11 pm until 6 am on Monday morning.

    Scattered thundery showers of hail sleet and snow are expected during that time.

    There will be slippery and icy conditions at times.



    Met Eireann have issued a status Yellow Weather alert for rainfall for counties Mayo, Sligo and Donegal which will remain in place until 3pm tomorrow.

    Rainfall of between 25 and 50 mm is expected to fall.

    The rest of the week remains unsettled as very heavy rain and wind are expected at times.