Media over-sensationalised Storm Lorenzo - Met ÉireannWeather
Met Éireann has accused the media of over-sensationalising the potential impact of Storm Lorenzo and contributing to the fear that some people already had in the run-up to the event.
Dry apart from a few coastal showers in the west to start, then more persistent showery rain will develop in the west and move eastwards tonight, turning heavy later in the night. Minimum temperatures 4 to 7 degrees in mainly moderate to fresh south to southeast breezes.
Cloudy tomorrow with outbreaks of showery rain. It will be heavy, bringing a risk of surface flooding, especially to southern coastal counties. Highest temperatures 9 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh southeast winds.
Tonight will start dry with clear spells and with frost and fog developing for a time in eastern and northern areas, as temperatures fall to between 0 and 4 C. But cloud will increase in many places later, bringing some heavy rain to south Munster, east Leinster and some western coastal counties, but also a general rise in temperatures.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain over much of the country. The rain will be heaviest over Munster and south Leinster with a risk of spot flooding. Top temperatures 9 to 11 degrees with moderate to fresh southerly winds, becoming strong and gusty in coastal areas of Leinster.
Overview: Unsettled. Wetter than normal - especially in the south. Milder than of late. Wednesday night will be mild and windy with showery outbreaks of rain - some heavy. Thursday: A mostly cloudy day with some dry spells. Scattered outbreaks of rain also, some heavy and prolonged across the south and east. Southeast winds will be fresh and blustery but mild. Friday: Staying relatively mild. Most areas will have good dry spells, but showers or showery rain will occur widely, especially over southern counties. Winds mainly from the east will be moderate. Temperatures typically 9 to 12 degrees. Saturday looks like being a dry in most places other than well scattered showers, and winds will be light. However rain and strong winds is set to spread countrywide during Saturday night and on Sunday.
From early hours of Wednesday to noon on Thursday, spells of heavy rain at times will give amounts of 30 to 50 mm with a risk of spot flooding.
Issued: 19 November 2019 11:00
Validity: 20 November 2019 00:01 to 21 November 2019 12:00
Southeast winds will reach force 6 or higher overnight and at times on Wednesday on all Irish coasts.
Issued: 19 November 2019 17:30
South-Southeast, 4 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1005, Rising slowly
West-Southwest, 4 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1007, Rising slowly
South-Southwest, 4 Knots, Wave ht: 2.8 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1007, Falling slowly
South, 14 Knots, Fair, 9 Miles, 1006, Falling slowly
South, 17 Knots, Fair, 12 Miles, 1004, Falling slowly
South-Southeast, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1002, Falling slowly
Southeast, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1003, Falling slowly
South-Southeast, 9 Knots, Fair, 8 Miles, 1002, Steady
South, 13 Knots, Wave height not available, 1007, Rising slowly
South-Southeast, 17 Knots, Wave height not available, 1001, Falling
South-Southeast, 18 Knots, Wave height not available, 1002, Steady
Southwest, 14 Knots, Gust 24 Knots, Wave ht: 6.4 m, 993, Falling slowly
Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Wednesday 20 November 2019. Issued at 1800 Tuesday 19 November 2019.
Meteorological Situation at 1500: A depression of 985hPa., c. 550nm west of Belmullet generates a strengthening south to southeast flow over Ireland. Embedded frontal troughs will affect Ireland over the next 24hr. The depression will track south southeastwards later.
Wind: South to southeast force 4 or 5, but force 6 or 7 imminent north of Carnsore Point. Soon increasing force 6 or 7 and gusty in all areas.
Wind: Southeast force 5 or 6 imminent. But decreasing force 4 or 5 during the day on Wednesday.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Thursday 21 November 2019: Fresh to strong and gusty southeast winds at first, but winds decreasing light to moderate variable or southeasterly on southern and western coasts later. Some fair weather at first, but widespread rain or showers.