Media over-sensationalised Storm Lorenzo - Met ÉireannWeather
Met Éireann has accused the media of over-sensationalising the potential impact of Storm Lorenzo and contributing to the fear that some people already had in the run-up to the event.
Mostly cloudy and misty to begin today with showers or longer spells of rain, but brightening up at times later. The risk of showers, some of them heavy, will, however, continue. Top temperatures of 7 or 9 degrees in light to moderate easterly breezes.
Persistent and occasionally heavy rain will develop this evening and early tonight near the east coast, with spot flooding likely. Elsewhere, it will start out largely dry with variable cloud and clear spells and just the odd shower. The rain in the east will gradually become more widespread overnight, with some heavy falls and spot flooding possible. Lows of 1 to 5 degrees, coldest under clear spells occurring inland early in the night. Light to moderate easterly or northerly breezes.
Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, with a risk of spot flooding. Top temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in light or moderate northerly winds.
A mostly cloudy start to today with showers or longer spells of rain, with the risk of thunder across Leinster. Some sunny spells developing at times too though, with the best of drier brighter weather across the west and southwest. Highs of 7 to 9 degrees, in northeasterly breezes, which will be brisk at times along Irish Sea coasts.
Persistent and occasionally heavy rain near the east coast this evening and early tonight, but elsewhere it will be largely dry at first with variable cloud and clear spells and just the odd shower. The rain in the east will spread westwards over the country overnight, producing spot flooding, mainly in eastern areas. Lows of 1 to 5 degrees, with a risk of frost where clear spells prevail in the west and southwest. Patches of mist and fog will form in the light to moderate mainly northerly winds, but winds will be easterly in direction near Irish Sea coasts.
Tomorrow Saturday will be a rather dull and wet day in midland, eastern and northern areas with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. Drier and brighter conditions with just a few showers, prevailing in the west and southwest, however, mist and fog patches may be slow to clear in these parts during the morning. Top temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in light or moderate northerly breezes.
HEADLINE: Low pressure dominating - Further spells of rain in the coming days, heaviest in the south and east, but drier interludes also. Saturday night: Outbreaks of rain over the midlands, north and east will gradually clear northeastwards on Saturday night, with the dry clear intervals in the west and south extending countrywide by dawn. Lows of 0 to 5 degrees with a risk of frost, coldest under the long clear spells in the south. Winds becoming light southwest to south or variable overnight, allowing mist and fog patches to form. Sunday: Mainly dry and bright in the north and east to begin on Sunday, with any early mist, fog and residual drizzle patches clearing, but thickening cloud in the west and south heralding the arrival of outbreaks of rain in Munster during the morning. The cloud and rain will gradually spread northeastwards over the country during the afternoon, with the heaviest of the rain likely to affect southern and later eastern coastal counties. Top temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees in light to moderate south to southeast winds, freshening on southern and southwestern coasts. Further spells of rain on Sunday night. Lows of 4 to 8 degrees. Moderate to fresh east to southeast winds, strong and gusty on western, northern and eastern coasts for a time, becoming light southeast or variable by dawn. Monday: Lingering overnight rain only slowly clearing northeastwards during Monday, with brighter, sunnier spells and showers following in from the southwest. Winds mainly light southwest and variable, occasionally moderate in the south. Top temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees. Showers becoming isolated on Monday night with clear spells developing. Lows of 3 to 7 degrees in light southwest or variable winds with mist and fog patches. Tuesday: Still some uncertainty regarding Tuesday, but current indications suggest a spell of rain, heavy in places, will move eastwards over the southern half of the country, with drier conditions persisting further north. Top temperatures 7 to 10 degrees. Light variable breeze, becoming moderate to fresh northerly. Rain in the east on Tuesday night. Clear spells and showers further west. Lows of 4 to 7 degrees in light to moderate northerly winds, fresh at the coasts.
Southeast to east winds will occasionally reach force 6 or higher today on Irish Coasts from Fair Head to Howth Head to Hook Head.
Issued: 22 November 2019 05:00
East-Southeast, 20 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 995, Falling slowly
East, 6 Knots, Light rain, 7 Miles, 992, Falling slowly
East, 7 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 988, Falling slowly
East-Northeast, 7 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 988, Falling slowly
Northeast, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 988, Falling slowly
East, 2 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 989, Falling slowly
East-Northeast, 13 Knots, Gust 23 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 991, Falling slowly
East, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 992, Falling slowly
East-Southeast, 15 Knots, Wave height not available, 992, Falling slowly
Northeast, 5 Knots, Wave height not available, 988, Falling slowly
East, 17 Knots, Wave height not available, 994, Falling slowly
Northeast, 10 Knots, Wave ht: 1.9 m, 991, Falling slowly
Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Saturday 23 November 2019. Issued at 0600 Friday 22 November 2019.
Meteorological Situation at 0300: A depression of 980hPa, tracking towards the Bay of Biscay, directs a moderate to strong east to southeast airflow over Ireland. Frontal troughs embedded in this flow will be driven northwards over the country today.
Wind: Southeast to east force 4 to 6 and gusty, strongest along the east coast.
Wind: Easterly or variable force 2 to 4. Becoming east to northeast or variable forenoon. Later becoming northeast to north force 3 or 4, increasing force 4 or 5 between Hook Head and Valentia by the end of the period.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Sunday 24 November 2019: Moderate to strong easterly or northerly winds, later moderating and becoming cyclonic variable. Becoming fair in the west and south, apart from mist and fog patches, but rain or showers continuing in the east and north. Rain developing in the southwest by the end of the period.