2,400 premises still without power after Storm DennisIreland
Nearly 2,400 homes, farms and businesses are without power this morning as a result of Storm Dennis.
Cold and blustery today with good sunshine and scattered squally showers, with an ongoing risk of hail and thunder. Maximum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in strong and gusty west to southwest winds.
Further showers overnight, some with hail and a risk of sleet on higher ground. Cold and blustery with minimum temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees in strong southwest winds.
Another cold and windy day on Tuesday with bright spells and scattered showers, some wintry with a risk of hail and thunder. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees but feeling colder due to the added wind-chill factor in strong west to northwest breezes.
Cold and blustery today with sunny spells and scattered squally showers, with an ongoing risk of hail and thunder. A few wintry showers are possible, especially over the hills in Connacht and Ulster. Maximum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in strong and gusty west to southwest winds.
Further showers overnight, merging to longer spells of rain at times and with a risk of wintry falls on high ground. Cold and blustery with minimum temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees in strong southwest winds.
Another cold and breezy day on Tuesday. Widespread showers or longer spells of rain for a time in the morning. The afternoon will bring a mix of bright spells and scattered showers, some wintry with a risk of hail and thunder. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees but feeling colder due to the added wind-chill factor.
Overview: Staying unsettled. Tuesday night: Showers becoming confined to Ulster on Tuesday night with frost setting in quickly after dark. However, later in the night cloud will thicken and rain will move in to affect parts of the southwest before dawn on Wednesday. Lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees in mainly moderate southwest breezes. Wednesday: Rain will extend northeastwards across the country during Wednesday morning accompanied by freshening southerly winds. Heavy falls in parts of the west and north with a risk of spot flooding. After a cold start maximum afternoon temperatures will range 7 to 10 degrees in strong southwest winds. Further outbreaks of rain on Wednesday night, heaviest and most persistent across the western half of the country. Turning cold after the rain clears with lows of 1 to 4 degrees. Thursday: Heavy rain will clear eastwards into the Irish Sea quickly on Thursday morning with sunny spells and scattered showers following from the west. A cold day with highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees. Clear spells and well-scattered showers early on Thursday night but it is expected to turn breezy later as rain spreads in across the west and north. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees early in the night but turning less cold later. Friday: Current indications suggest Friday will be a wet day with spells of rain, heavy in places with a renewed risk of spot flooding. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in strong southwest winds. Weekend: Present indications suggest the weekend will see a continuation of the unsettled weather with showers or longer spells of rain moving in from the Atlantic at times.
Southwest winds, veering westerly will reach gale force at times today on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.
Issued: 17 February 2020 05:00
West-Southwest, 27 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 986, Rising rapidly
Southwest, 18 Knots, Gust 33 Knots, Rain shower, 16 Miles, 994, Rising slowly
Southwest, 25 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Wave ht: 5.8 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1000, Rising slowly
West, 17 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 999, Rising slowly
West, 27 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Mod drizzle, 4 Miles, 1001, Rising
West-Northwest, 16 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Rain shower, 4 Miles, 1001, Rising rapidly
West, 21 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Rain shower, 3 Miles, 995, Rising rapidly
West-Northwest, 15 Knots, Gust 29 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 992, Rising rapidly
Southwest, 25 Knots, Wave height not available, 994, Rising slowly
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West, 28 Knots, Gust 45 Knots, Wave height not available, Pressure not available, Pressure tendency not available
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Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Tuesday 18 February 2020. Issued at 0600 Monday 17 February 2020.
Meteorological Situation at 0300: Storm Dennis (949hPa) centred between the Faroe Islands and Shetland is filling and extends a strong to gale force southwesterly air-flow over Ireland, showery troughs are embedded in the flow.
Wind: Veering west to southwest force 6 to gale force 8.
Wind: Westerly force 7 or gale force 8 and possibly touching strong gale 9 around showers.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Wednesday 19 February 2020: Strong to gale force west or southwest winds. Weather; widespread showers, some with hail and thunder.