Weather

  • 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 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.

     

     

     

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    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. 

  • Snow and ice have been impacting on road conditions across the West this morning, after several inches of snow fell in places overnight and early this morning.

    Black ice was also reported on roads across the west.

    A status yellow snow-ice warning remains in place until Saturday evening.

    Tonight, temperatures are set to fall as low as minus 3 degrees in Connacht, with frost and freezing fog.

    Tomorrow will see a mix of rain, sleet and snow with strong easterly winds.

    Some school bus services were cancelled this morning due to weather conditions, while St Attracta's Community School in Tubbercurry is closed today.

    The Road Safety Authority is advising all road users to take extra care for the rest of the week, while the weather warning remains in place.

    Drivers should make sure their tyres are roadworthy, lights and windscreen wipers are working properly and have an ice scraper handy.

    In snow and icy conditions, motorists should slow down and leave extra distance from the vehicle in front, used dipped headlights at all times and fog lights in heavy snow and watch out for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

     

     

  • 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....

  • Weather forecasters are warning people of hot temperatures in Ireland this weekend.

    They won't reach the record levels of much of Europe over the past few days.

    However, it will be mainly dry and bright here - except for some showers forecast for Dublin and the midlands this afternoon.

  • 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.

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    It's a very wet and windy morning across the West, with a status yellow rainfall warning remaining in place until 2pm this afternoon, and a status yellow wind warning for western coastal counties until 3pm today.

    AA Roadwatch is advising motorists to slow down on wet roads, and leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the one in front.

    Motorists should also watch out for wind-blown debris on roads, and take extra care around pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

    Met Eireann is warning of southeasterly winds strengthening this morning with gusts of up to 110 km/h - winds will be strongest along exposed coasts where a few higher gusts are possible.

     

     

  • 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.

  • 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 Red level snow-ice warning has been updated and extended until tomorrow morning - with more snow forecast tonight in Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath.

    Munster, the rest of Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Galway have a status orange warning - which is valid until 9 am tomorrow.

    While a yellow warning is in place for the northwest- that includes Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

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    A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Connacht for tomorrow night and into Saturday morning, as Storm Hannah reaches Ireland.

    Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for Connacht, the north-west and parts of the midlands and south Leinster from 11pm tomorrow night until 9am Saturday morning, with gusts of 90-110 km/ hour in these areas.

    Counties Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick can expect stronger winds, and a status orange warning is in place for these counties with gusts of up to 130 km/hour.