Official weather forecasters warn about possible storm this week

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

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Met Éireann & Met Office watching for Stormy weather.

Stormy weather bringing force winds, heavy rain and flooding is on the cards according to official weather forecasters in Ireland and Britain.

Met Éireann and its forecasting partner in Britain, the Met Office, are warning of the weather coming in from the Atlantic this Friday, October 9. A local weather forecaster in the Midlands is also expecting a storm.

Met Éireann says a spell of very wet and very windy weather is expected to sweep in off the Atlantic during Friday morning, accompanied by strong to gale force and gusty southeast winds.

The forecaster says some spot flooding is likely. A clearance to showers and less windy conditions will follow from the west later in the afternoon and evening on Friday. 

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Met Éireann says the weather will be followed by cooler, breezy and showery conditions at weekend. There will be some bright or sunny spells by day also. Temperatures around normal, but cool at night, with possibly some slight frosts.

The Met Office in the UK says there is uncertainty over the arrival of the storm but it is a weather front that they say they will 'certainly be keeping an eye'.

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Cathal Nolan of Midlands Weather is also warning that wind reaching as high as 130 km/h in places on Friday. He issued a severe weather alert. READ MORE