Irish Weather Forecast
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Storm Barra will continue to cause severe and damaging winds.
Further damaging and possibly disruptive winds are expected this evening and tonight. Northwest winds will be strongest along the coasts of Clare and north Kerry, with coastal flooding expected. There will be frequent squally showers, some of sleet and snow with hail and isolated thunderstorms. A cold night with lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees.
A cold and windy day tomorrow, Wednesday, with bright spells and passing showers. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in strong to gale force northwest winds.
Storm Barra will continue to bring severe and damaging wind gusts today. The winds will be strongest on exposed coastal areas of Munster, Connacht and later west Ulster. Gale to storm force southwest to west winds will veer west to northwest in direction. There will be widespread squally showers, some turning wintry. Coastal flooding is expected along with travel disruption. As the eye of the storm passes over the centre of the country winds will fall light and variable for a time. Afternoon temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees.
The strong winds continue through Tuesday night. There will be frequent squally showers, some of sleet and snow with hail and isolated thunderstorms. Further damaging and possibly disruptive wind gusts are expected, especially in Atlantic coastal counties with gale to storm force west to northwest winds. A cold night with lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees.
A cold and windy day tomorrow, Wednesday, with bright spells in the south, and widespread showers, some of sleet and snow and prolonged over the northern half of the country. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in strong to gale force northwest winds.
Winds will back westerly and steadily ease on Wednesday night with clear spells and scattered showers. Lowest temperatures generally ranging 1 to 3 degrees. A dry start on Thursday for most of the country, rain will develop in the southwest and spread eastwards later, possibly falling as sleet and snow in some areas initially, then quickly clearing to rain. Highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees in light southerly winds, becoming west to northwest later. The rain will clear to scattered showers on Thursday night. Lowest temperatures of 1 or 2 degrees in moderate to fresh northwest winds. Friday will be a cold and day with sunny spells and showers of rain or hail, mainly affecting western and northern coastal areas. Afternoon of temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in a moderate westerly wind. Cold on Friday night with temperatures of 1 to 3 degrees. Rain is expected for Saturday, widespread across the country and turning heavy for a time, clearing later to scattered showers. Temperatures in the afternoon will be between 9 and 12 degrees in a moderate southwesterly wind. Current indications suggest temperatures will be higher than typical next weekend with a fresh southerly wind and rain or showers at times.
Cyclonic variable winds will reach storm force 10 on all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea, reaching violent storm force 11 from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Rossan Point.
Issued: 7 December 2021 12:05
East, 45 Knots, Gust 62 Knots, Light rain, 2 Miles, 972, Falling very rapidly
South, 22 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Rain shower, 9 Miles, 972, Falling very rapidly
Southwest, 28 Knots, Gust 47 Knots, Wave ht: 5.5 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 5 Miles, 979, Falling rapidly
Southwest, 33 Knots, Gust 65 Knots, Rain shower, 3 Miles, 974, Falling
West-Southwest, 47 Knots, Gust 67 Knots, Recent rain, 1.6 Miles, 975, Rising slowly
West, 46 Knots, Gust 70 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 971, Rising
Southwest, 13 Knots, Gust 24 Knots, Recent rain, 4 Miles, 959, Falling rapidly
East-Southeast, 10 Knots, Light rain, 5 Miles, 961, Falling very rapidly
South, 31 Knots, Gust 43 Knots, Wave ht: 3.8 m, 976, Falling very rapidly
West-Northwest, 47 Knots, Gust 57 Knots, Wave ht: 11.8 m, 979, Rising rapidly
East-Northeast, 28 Knots, Gust 39 Knots, Wave ht: 5.5 m, 965, Falling very rapidly
Northwest, 28 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Wave ht: 7.1 m, 989, Rising
Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Wednesday 8 December 2021. Issued at 1200 Tuesday 7 December 2021.
Meteorological Situation at 0900: The centre of Storm Barra (958 hPa) is centred approximately 50 nautical miles west of Mace Head and will track eastwards over the country during the forecast period.
Wind: Cyclonic variable strong gale force 9 to storm force 10, reaching violent storm force 11 at times in the west and northwest. Soon becoming west to northwest and gradually decreasing gale force 8 to storm force 10. Decreasing force 7 to strong gale force 9 at the end of the period.
Weather: Heavy rain clearing from northeastern areas, followed by frequent heavy and squally showers.
Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain or showers.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Thursday 9 December 2021: West to northwest force 7 to strong gale force 9, decreasing fresh to near gale force by Wednesday night. Decreasing fresh to strong on Thursday morning. Strong to near gale force westerly winds developing in the southwest and west later. Weather: Scattered heavy showers, most frequent in the north and east. Rain developing in the southwest and west on Thursday morning.