Flood risk along Shannon due to increased rainfallWeather
Residents and farmers along the river Shannon have been warned that homes may be flooded in several areas due to increased rainfall in the next 48 hours.
Cloudy with scattered blustery showers this evening.Some of the showers may be heavy with hail and a risk of thunder. Winds will be fresh to strong mostly southwest, with gale gusts mostly on coasts.
Outbreaks of rain will push into the southwest tonight spreading throughout. Some prolonged, and heavy falls will occur with spot flooding in places. Minima will range from 4 to 7 degrees. Southwest winds will ease and back southerly before becoming mostly light
A wet start tomorrow will soon give way to sunny spells and scattered showers. Becoming largely dry for a time during the afternoon, before outbreaks of rain spreading in the evening and night, falling as sleet in northern parts at first. Highs of 7 to 11 degrees, warmer in the south. Moderate to fresh and gusty northwest winds at first, will ease and back southeast in the evening.
Outbreaks of rain will be widespread tonight, with some heavy bursts for a time in parts of Munster and south Leinster, leading to local spot flooding, but some dry spells will develop by morning. Misty in places, with some fog patches possible. Cold in the north and northwest, with minimum temperatures of 1 to 3 Celsius, but minimum temperatures will range between 4 and 7 degrees further south. Winds will slacken in most areas, becoming light southerly or variable, but it will be windy in southwest Munster and in southern coastal areas, with strong to gale force southwesterly winds, strongest on the coast.
Sunday will be mostly cloudy at first, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Becoming mainly dry in the afternoon, with sunny spells developing and just a few scattered showers, mainly in north and northwest coastal areas. Cloud will thicken from the southwest, bringing outbreaks of rain across most of Munster by late evening. Cold, with maximum temperatures of 5 to 7 Celsius generally, but 8 or 9 degrees near the south coast. Winds mostly moderate northwesterly, but strong for a time along north Connacht and Ulster coasts and also along the south coast, but later decreasing light southwesterly or variable everywhere.
On Sunday night rain will become widespread, falling as sleet and snow in the north initially but turning to rain as the night goes on. Temperatures will be as low as zero or plus 1 degrees in the early part of the night in the north, but will rise to 10 or 11 degrees through the night as strengthening southeast winds veer southwest and bring milder air over the country. Rain will clear early on Monday morning with showers following. The westerly winds will be very strong through Ulster with showers there turning wintry. The strong southwest to west winds will gradually ease by Monday evening. Day time temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees early on will fall quickly through the afternoon and will bottom out at plus 1 or 2 degrees overnight Monday night. Tuesday will be a very cold day throughout with a freshening southwest to west wind. Showers will be wintry all along western coastal counties, carrying further east at times on the strong breeze. Wednesday will be less cold but still with fresh westerly winds backing southerly later. Wintry showers in the west will ease and there?ll be a spell of more persistent rain overnight. This rain is expected to mark a change in airmass again with Thursday currently looking like a milder day. The current indications for the further outlook is for continued unsettled conditions with the Jet Stream remaining the dominant driving factor.
Rain on Sunday night into Monday morning will lead to accumulations of between 20 to 25mm quite widely, with higher totals possible in upland areas.
The rain is likely to be preceded by a period of snow in parts of Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster, before turning to rain later in the night.
As the ground is saturated at the moment and river levels are elevated the combined effect of rainfall and snow melt may lead to some localised surface and river flooding.
Issued: 22 February 2020 12:00
Validity: 23 February 2020 20:00 to 24 February 2020 08:00
Southwesterly winds will increase to gale force overnight and for a time on Sunday morning on Irish Coastal Waters from Wicklow Head to Roches Point to just south of Loop Head.
Issued: 22 February 2020 23:00
West to southwest winds will reach force 6 or 7 for a time overnight on Irish coasts from Rossan Point to Malin head to Fair Head.
Issued: 22 February 2020 23:00
West, 17 Knots, Gust 33 Knots, Rain shower, 4 Miles, 1007, Falling slowly
Southwest, 9 Knots, Light rain, 8 Miles, 1012, Falling
Southwest, 17 Knots, Wave ht: 3.4 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 7 Miles, 1017, Falling
South, 14 Knots, Light rain, 1.9 Miles, 1013, Falling rapidly
South, 11 Knots, Mod drizzle, 1.0 Miles, 1013, Falling rapidly
South, 13 Knots, Light rain, 2 Miles, 1010, Falling very rapidly
West-Southwest, 9 Knots, Mod drizzle, 2 Miles, 1009, Falling rapidly
West, 9 Knots, Gust 21 Knots, Light rain, 3 Miles, 1009, Falling
South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave height not available, 1012, Falling
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West, 13 Knots, Wave height not available, Pressure not available, Pressure tendency not available
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Sea Area Forecast until 0000 Monday 24 February 2020. Issued at 0000 Sunday 23 February 2020.
Meteorological Situation at 2100: A wave depression is approaching from the southwest and will move east northeastwards over Ireland overnight, with a very strong southwesterly airflow developing off Munster and south Leinster coasts. A fresh to strong west to northwest airflow will follow on Sunday morning.
Wind: Southwesterly force 5 or 6, decreasing force 4 or 5 overnight, veering west to northwest on Sunday morning and increasing force 5 or 6 by noon, decreasing west to southwest force 3 or 4 by evening, later backing south to southeast force 3 to 5.
Wind: Southwest to south, force 5 to 7, increasing southwesterly force 6 to gale force 8 overnight, decreasing west to northwest force 5 or 6 on Sunday morning, further decreasing west to northwest or variable force 2 to 4 in the afternoon, later increasing southeasterly force 5 to 7.
Wind: Southwesterly force 4 to 6, strongest in the northwest and north, increasing west to northwest force 5 to 7 by morning, gradually decreasing westerly force 3 to 5 during the afternoon and evening, later increasing southeasterly, force 5 to 7, and up to gale force in the southwest.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Tuesday 25 February 2020: Strong to near gale southeasterly winds developing, veering southwesterly and increasing to near gale or gale force overnight Sunday, then veering northwesterly on Monday and later decreasing strong to near gale. Widespread heavy rain, clearing to scattered showers on Monday.