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Weather.

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TV Forecasts.

Overview.

Leinster

Today

Cloudy today with scattered of rain and drizzle spreading from the west this afternoon. Highs of 9 to 12 Celsius in moderate to fresh and gusty southerly winds, which will increase fresh to strong and gusty as the afternoon wears on with near gale force winds developing near the coasts.

Tonight

Cloudy overnight with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle at first but more persistent and locally heavy rain will spread from the west overnight leading to spot flooding. Windy overnight also in strong to near gale force and gusty southerly winds, which will reach gale force at times near coasts. Relatively mild with lows of 8 to 11 Celsius.

Tomorrow

Cloudy, wet and windy at first on Tuesday with further heavy rain but the rain will clear eastwards during the morning. The rest of the day will bring a mix of bright spells and scattered showers. The strong to near gale force and gusty southerly winds will veer southwest with the clearance and moderate. It will turn cooler with afternoon highs of just 6 to 9 Celsius.

National

Today

Mainly cloudy this afternoon and evening with scattered outbreaks of rain. In the evening the rain will turn persistent and heavy in the west with the risk of spot flooding. It will become windy this afternoon with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds reaching gale force on west and southwest coasts. Afternoon temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.

Tonight

Tonight rain will turn heavy in the west and then slowly spread eastwards, giving local flooding. Southerly winds will become strong everywhere with gales on all coasts. Later in the night winds will veer southwest and moderate over the western half of the country. It will be relatively mild overnight with temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees.

Tomorrow

There will be heavy rain and very strong southerly winds over Ulster and Leinster early on Tuesday morning, but clearer weather in the west with sunny spells and scattered showers will soon spread to all parts and winds will ease as well. Afternoon temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees with winds becoming moderate southwest.

Outlook

Summary: Showery conditions for much of this week, some heavy or more frequent and with the risk of hail or thunder. However, a spell of persistent rain on Friday will clear later to scattered showers. There will be scattered showers with clear spells on Tuesday night. The showers will be heavy and more frequent in the west and southwest. South to southwest winds will be light to moderate with patches of mist or fog forming. Lowest temperatures will fall to between 3 and 7 degrees with perhaps some grass frost in the east and north. On Wednesday showery rain will affect the west with some heavy thundery bursts likely. Further east there will be scattered showers with some bright or sunny spells. Top temperatures will stay around 6 to 8 degrees in mostly moderate south to southwest winds, but strong and gusty near western and southern coasts. Showery rain will continue on Wednesday night over the western half of the country with scattered showers and some clear spells in the east. Moderate to fresh southwest winds will gradually veer westerly, but remain strong and gusty along west and south coasts. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees with a touch of grass frost over the eastern half of the country. Thursday will see scattered showers with some sunny spells. However, the showers will be heavy and more frequent in the northwest and north with the risk of the odd thundery downpour at first. But showers will ease and clear southeastwards later in the day. Top temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees. Fresh to strong and gusty west to southwest winds will veer westerly in the afternoon and moderate. Thursday night will be mostly dry with clear spells at first. However, later in the night cloud will build from the southwest with a spell of persistent rain pushing into the southwest and becoming widespread by morning. Winds will fall light with patches of mist or fog forming. Lowest temperatures will fall to around 1 to 5 degrees with some grass frost possible in the north. Friday will start cloudy with a spell of persistent rain clearing northeastwards to more showery conditions with some sunny spells. Top temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees. Saturday is likely to continue with showery conditions with some sunny spells. Top temperatures around 8 to 11 degrees in moderate southwesterly breezes.

National Weather Warnings

Yellow
Wind Warning for Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan

South to southeast winds will reach mean speeds at times between 50 and 65km/h and gusts between 90 and 100 km/h. Winds may exceed these limits in coastal areas.

Issued: 16 December 2018 19:00

Validity: 17 December 2018 19:00 to 18 December 2018 09:00

Yellow
Wind Warning for Munster, Connacht and Donegal

South to southeast winds will reach mean speed at times between 50 and 65km/h and gusts between 90 and 100 km/h. Winds may exceed these limits in coastal areas.

Issued: 16 December 2018 19:00

Validity: 17 December 2018 13:00 to 18 December 2018 04:00

Yellow
Rainfall Warning for Connacht, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford

Heavy rain will lead to accumulations of 25 to 40 mm, possibly higher on mountains. Flooding possible.

Issued: 17 December 2018 09:00

Validity: 17 December 2018 19:00 to 18 December 2018 07:00

Marine Weather Warnings

Yellow
Gale Warning

Southerly winds will increase to gale force 8 or strong gale force 9 in all sea areas today and tonight.

Issued: 17 December 2018 10:00

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Southeast, 21 Knots, Cloudy, 13 Miles, 1003, Falling

Dublin Airport

South-Southeast, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1008, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South-Southwest, 24 Knots, Wave ht: 3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 9 Miles, 1010, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

South, 29 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Recent drizzle, 3 Miles, 1006, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South, 25 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1004, Falling

Valentia Automatic

South, 22 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1000, Falling

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 23 Knots, Recent drizzle, 4 Miles, 999, Falling

Belmullet Automatic

South, 27 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Recent rain, 4 Miles, 997, Falling

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South, 21 Knots, Wave height not available, 1009, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

South, 27 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Wave ht: 5 m, 1002, Falling

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Report not available

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Tuesday 18 December 2018 issued at 1200 Monday 17 December 2018.

Meteorological Situation at 0900: A warm front is approaching from the Atlantic today with the associated cold front following tonight in a strengthening southerly airflow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Howth Head to Roches Point and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Southerly force 6 to 7, soon increasing force 7 to gale force 8, later becoming gale force 8 to strong gale force 9, then veering southwest force 6 to 7 by the end of the period

Weather: Scattered outbreaks of rain, becoming heavy and persistent tonight, then followed by showers later.

Visibility: Moderate to good, becoming poor in rain.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: Southerly 7 to gale force 8. Imminently increasing gale force 8 to strong gale force 9, later veering southwest force 5 to 6.

Weather: Scattered outbreaks of rain, becoming heavy and persistent tonight, then followed by showers later.

Visibility: Moderate to good, becoming poor in rain.

Warning of heavy swell: soon developing on Atlantic coasts

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Wednesday 19 December 2018: Strong to near gale force south to southwest winds. Scattered showers, some heavy with thunder.

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