Two wind warnings issued for north and west of countryWeather
Met Éireann has issued two overnight wind warnings for the north and west of the country as gusts are set to reach up to 130km/h.
Staying cloudy and breezy this evening with persistent rain developing in western areas. Southeast winds will be fresh and gusty.
It will become wet and windy tonight as a band of persistent rain moves eastwards across the province. The rain will be heavy, especially across southern counties with a risk of some spot flooding. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees in strong and gusty southeast winds.
Tomorrow, Thursday will be cloudy and breezy with further outbreaks of rain. The rain will be persistent and heavy at times in the morning but will become lighter during the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees. Fresh to strong and gusty southeast winds will ease towards evening.
Becoming windy tonight with rain spreading to the bulk of the country. The rain will be heavy at times, especially in southern coastal counties, where some spot flooding is possible. Lowest temperatures ranging 3 to 8 degrees, coldest across east Ulster. Fresh to strong and gusty south to southeast winds, with gales developing particularly along southern coasts.
A blustery and cloudy start on Thursday with outbreaks of rain, the rain persistent and heavy in southern coastal counties. Fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds will decrease mostly moderate in the afternoon. Colder than recent days with top temperatures of 4 to 9 degrees, coldest in the north and east.
OUTLOOK: Generally staying unsettled with several spells of wet and windy weather possibly leading to spot flooding at times. Thursday Night: The east will become mostly dry with some clear spells but further outbreaks of rain will affect the western half of the country with some patches of mist there. Lowest tempertures will fall to between 2 and 5 degrees in the east and north but staying around 5 to 7 degrees in the southwest and west. Southeasterly winds will continue moderate to fresh.Friday will be a dull day with rain spreading into the west during the morning, but the east will stay mostly dry until later. Rain will become persistent and widespread during the afternoon with some heavy bursts likely in the west and southwest. Moderate to fresh southeasterly winds will increase fresh to strong and gusty as rain spreads eastwards. Mid-day tempertures will be 4 to 9 degrees, coldest in the north. However, tempertures will rise after dark and overnight lows will stay around 5 to 9 degrees. Widespread rain will ease for a time but another spell of heavy rain will begin to push into the southwest later in the night and towards morning. Moderate to fresh southwest winds will ease as the rain clears with mist and fog forming. The weather will continue unsettled with another spell of rain during Saturday. The rain will turn heavy, especially over the south and east with the ongoing risk of spot flooding. It will be a slightly milder day with top tempertures around 8 to 11 degrees. Rain will continue overnight for a time in the south and east and clear to heavy showers later. Sunday will be cooler and brighter day again with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers, some with hail or thunder. Top tempertures will be around 5 to 8 degrees in a west to southwest moderate to fresh breeze. Scattered showers will continue overnight, heavy in the west and north.
Southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds between 50 and 65km/h at times, with gusts between 90 and 100 km/h. Winds will be strongest along coastal areas.
Issued: 12 December 2018 09:00
Validity: 12 December 2018 16:00 to 13 December 2018 14:00
Heavy rain will lead to accumulations between 25mm and 50mm. Spot flooding possible. There is the potential for higher values in mountainous areas.
Issued: 12 December 2018 08:00
Validity: 12 December 2018 18:00 to 13 December 2018 18:00
Southeasterly winds will reach gale force 8 and occasionally strong gale 9 overnight on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.
Issued: 12 December 2018 23:00
East-Southeast, 24 Knots, Gust 39 Knots, Recent rain, 5 Miles, 1007, Falling slowly
Southeast, 22 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Rain shower, 9 Miles, 1008, Falling slowly
South-Southeast, 27 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Wave ht: 4.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 3 Miles, 1005, Falling slowly
Southeast, 30 Knots, Gust 43 Knots, Rain shower, 4 Miles, 1001, Falling
Southeast, 30 Knots, Gust 48 Knots, Rain shower, 3 Miles, 998, Falling slowly
Southeast, 28 Knots, Gust 45 Knots, Light rain, 2 Miles, 996, Falling slowly
Southeast, 31 Knots, Gust 44 Knots, Rain shower, 13 Miles, 997, Falling
Southeast, 20 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Light rain, 8 Miles, 998, Falling
Southeast, 28 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Wave height not available, 1009, Falling slowly
South-Southeast, 24 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Wave ht: 6.4 m, 995, Falling slowly
Report not available
South-Southwest, 21 Knots, Gust 31 Knots, Wave ht: 7.4 m, 987, Rising
Sea Area Forecast until 0000 Friday 14 December 2018 issued at 0000 Thursday 13 December 2018.
Meteorological Situation at 2100: Frontal zones are slowly crossing Ireland in a southeasterly airflow.
Wind: Southeast force 7 to strong gale 9, moderating force 6 to 7 tomorrow morning and to force 5 to 6 later in the day.
Weather: Rain or showers.
Visibility: Moderate to poor at times.
Warning of heavy swell: developing along Atlantic coasts.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Saturday 15 December 2018: Strong to gale force south to southeast winds during Friday.