24 May 2022

Laois and Leinster subject to Met Éireann warning for stormy weather

Gusts of up to 110km/h

Make the must of sunny Friday because Met Éireann has issued yet more weather warnings this time for stormy wet weather.

A Status Yellow Wind Warning has been issued for Leinster, Munster and Galway for Saturday evening.

The national forecaster is warning that southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds of between 55 and 65 km/h with gusts up to 110 km/h possible.

The warning is vaild from 3pm on Saturday until 8pm that evening.

A Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for for counties in Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal. Rainfall accumulations of between 30 and 40 mm are expected in 24 hours on Saturday. 

Forecast below tweets

Friday features long spells of sunshine with showers most likely in  west and north and will become more isolated this afternoon. Highest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees with moderate to fresh west to northwest winds.

Friday night night will start off mainly dry with clear spells. Frost and icy patches will develop once again soon after dark with lowest temperatures of minus 1 to plus 2 degrees. Around midnight, rain will develop in the west and will spread eastwards to all areas overnight along with fresh, gusty southerly winds bringing a rise in temperatures and clearing any frost.

Tomorrow Saturday will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Although drier intervals will develop at times during the day, a spell of persistent, and at times heavy, rain will spread from the west through the late afternoon and evening. Fresh to strong, gusty west to northwest winds with temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees, the higher temperatures in the south of the country.

Saturday night will start off wet and windy with persistent or heavy rain and strong, gusty westerly winds, which will veer northwesterly and ease a little as rain clears to the east. Wintry showers will follow from the west overnight. Lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees with frost and icy patches developing. 

Sunday will be very cold with sunny spells and wintry showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow with a risk of thunder. Highest temperature of just 2 to 6 degrees with moderate to fresh westerly winds. On Sunday night, wintry shower will continue with accumulations of snow in places. Frost and icy patches will develop also. lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees. 

Monday will continue cold with sunny spells and southerly winds gradually freshening. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees. towards evening, rain will develop in the west. It will spread eastwards through the evening and early night, falling as sleet and snow in many areas. It will clear overnight with wintry showers following and with frost and ice developing. Lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees. 

Tuesday will be cold with good sunny spells and some scattered wintry showers in the west and north for a time. Highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees with moderate westerly breezes. On Tuesday night, frost and ice will develop for a time. Rain and strong southerly winds will spread from the west overnight. 

Wednesday morning will be wet with rain and sleet, heavy at times. sunny spells and scattered wintry showers will follow from the west later and continue on Wednesday night with snow in places. 

Thursday will continue very cold with sunny spells and wintry showers.

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