The settled weather is set to break with a bang with the issuing of Met Éireann weather warning for 'extremely windy' weather this week.
The forecaster has issued a Status Yellow Weather Warning for Wednesday evening and night and for a time on Thursday morning, south to southwest winds, veering westerly, will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr. Winds will be strongest in coastal areas.
The warninig is valid for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal and Clare but the forecaster says it will be extremely windy nationwide.
FORECAST BELOW TWEETs
Wind Warning for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal and Clare pic.twitter.com/3PKmkg3K6W— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 12, 2018
After 3 weeks of relatively benign conditions it looks set to get quite windy on Wednesday night, especially for the west and north as a deep low pressure system passes to the north of Ireland.https://t.co/dz6JbE5FIb pic.twitter.com/wj0Zxc6LnN— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 11, 2018
Wednesday will start off dry with some bright or sunny spells in the east and southeast. Rain will develop in the west during the morning and will spread across the country through the afternoon and evening with southerly winds increasing fresh to strong and gusty. Highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees.
The forecaster says Wednesday night 'extremely windy across the country". This inludes strong to gale force and gusty south to southwest winds with squally gusts in Atlantic coastal areas. Some rain too, heaviest in western and northwestern areas. Lows of 10 to 12 C.
Thursday morning will continue windy, with strong and gusty westerly winds and with some rain in places early on. But brighter, less windy weather, with sunny spells and scattered showers will soon develop. Top afternoon temperatures 14 to 18 C., in fresh southwest to west winds. Mostly dry overnight, with clear spells developing and with lows of 8 to 10 C.
Friday will be dry to start, with sunny spells, best in eastern areas. But some showery rain on the west coast later in the morning, looks set to become widespread during the afternoon and early evening. Highs of just 14 to 17 C., in moderate to fresh southwest winds. Rain in all areas for a time overnight, but dry by dawn.
The weekend changeable. A few light showers on Saturday, but most places dry, with sunny spells at times. Highs of 16 to 18 C., in light variable or northerly breezes. Some rain expected in off the Atlantic sometime on Sunday.