Flash flooding in southwest France leaves 13 deadWorld
Thirteen people have reportedly died in flash flooding in southwest France, according to rescue services.
Early bright or sunny spells in the east will soon give way to cloudier, breezier conditions with patchy light rain and drizzle spreading from the west this morning. A clearance to brighter and drier weather will follow later this afternoon. Moderate to fresh southerly winds will veer to the southwest and ease by this evening. Highs of 14 to 16 degrees.
Variable cloud and clear spells with a few passing light showers. Lows of 4 to 8 degrees.
Mostly dry tomorrow, Wednesday, with sunny spells increasing as the day goes on, and just the chance of a light shower. Top temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees in light to moderate northwesterly or northerly breezes.
Overall dry today with some spells of sunshine - brightening up from the west through the day. However it will be dull for a time this morning and early afternoon further east, as patchy rain and drizzle continues to move eastwards across the country. Amounts will be generally small, and some areas will stay fully dry. Relatively mild and rather breezy, with highs of 14 to 16 degrees Celsius. Southwest breezes will be mostly moderate increasing fresh, but later easing.
Showers will develop across the west and northwest this evening, continuing overnight too, with a few extending further inland. Generally dry elsewhere however under broken cloud. Rather cool, in light southwest breezes, with lows of 4 to 9 degrees Celsius
Many places will be dry and bright tomorrow, Wednesday, with some good sunny spells. Scattered early morning showers, mainly across the west and north will soon become isolated. Feeling fresher with highs of 11 to 14 degrees Celsius, as light to moderate northwest breezes develop.
Wednesday night will be cold under largely clear skies. Minimum temperatures will drop away to between zero and 4 degrees Celsius leading to a touch of grass frost. Patches of mist and fog may form towards dawn in the near calm conditions. Thursday: Dry with sunny spells across much of the country on Thursday, once early mist and fog patches clear. The sunshine may turn a little hazy through the afternoon with an increase in high cloud. Top temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in light southeast or variable breezes. Cloud will gradually thicken from the Atlantic on Thursday night, though a few clear spells will still occur over eastern and southern parts of the country. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will develop overnight in Connacht, west Ulster and west Munster. Light southerly or variable breezes will increase fresh to strong along west and northwest coasts. Minimum temperatures 4 to 8 degrees Celsius. Friday: Often cloudy with occasional rain or drizzle, with the best of the drier and brighter intervals in the south and east. Top temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breezes. Weekend: Becoming milder this weekend, but with a good deal of cloud overall. Higher pressures over the south and southeast will ensure that the best of the drier and brighter weather will be in these areas, with dull and damp conditions with patchy rain and drizzle more prevalent further north and west. Daytime highs will range 14 to 18 degrees with a mild night signalled on Saturday night. Winds will be mainly light to moderate southwesterly in direction. Cooler but somewhat sunnier conditions than the weekend are signalled for early next week with winds turning around to the northwest.
Southerly winds will reach force 6 or 7 at times today on all Irish Coasts.
Issued: 16 October 2018 11:00
West-Northwest, 20 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1020, Rising slowly
West, 17 Knots, Recent rain, 5 Miles, 1022, Rising slowly
West, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1025, Rising slowly
Northwest, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1026, Rising slowly
West, 15 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1027, Rising slowly
West, 7 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1028, Rising slowly
West, 19 Knots, Mod drizzle, 1.8 Miles, 1025, Rising slowly
West-Northwest, 9 Knots, Mist, 1.0 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly
West-Northwest, 12 Knots, Wave ht:0.9 m, 1021, Pressure tendency not available
West-Northwest, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, 1029, Pressure tendency not available
West, 14 Knots, Wave ht: 3 m, 1022, Pressure tendency not available
West, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 2.7 m, 1026, Rising slowly
Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Wednesday 03 October 2018 issued at 1200 Tuesday 02 October 2018.
Meteorological Situation at 0900: A weak front lies from Belmullet to Howth Head and has become slow moving and will slowly track northeastwards overnight with an area of high pressure to the south of Ireland. A mild, moderate to fresh westerly flow covers the country.
Wind: West to northwest force 5 or 6, backing west to southwest force 4 to 5 this evening. Increasing southwest force 4 to 6 tomorrow morning.
Weather: Cloudy and misty with outbreaks of rain or drizzle at times.
Visibility: Moderate to poor on west and north coasts, but moderate to good on south and southeast coasts.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Thursday 04 October 2018: Moderate to fresh southwest to south winds becoming strong in the northwest and east. Continuing cloudy and misty with further patchy rain and drizzle.