Flooding forces closure of M8 motorway in TipperaryRegional
The northbound lanes of M8 are currently closed between Mitchelstown and Cahir as maintenance staff and gardaí deal with flooding.
Staying cloudy for the rest of the day with outbreaks of rain gradually spreading eastwards across the province, in moderate to fresh and gusty, south to southeast winds.
There will be further outbreaks of rain early tonight, but a clearance to drier conditions will occur later with just isolated showers developing in western coastal areas. A few mist patches may develop inland towards dawn. It will be a cool night, with lowest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees, with moderate to fresh southeast winds veering westerly and easing as the rain clears.
Tomorrow, Wednesday will be bright and breezy, with sunny spells and showers developing. The showers will be most frequent in coastal areas. Highest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty, southwest winds.
Rain and drizzle over the eastern half of the country will gradually clear overnight. Clear spells will follow from the west. Scattered showers will develop along the west coast. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees with moderate to fresh southerly winds veering westerly as rain clears.
Wednesday morning will be mainly dry with good sunshine. Scattered showers in the west will extend over the western half of the country in the afternoon, but many eastern areas will remain dry. Highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees with moderate to fresh southwest winds, strengthening on the west coast later.
OUTLOOK: Continuing changeable and showery with variable rainfall and near or slightly below normal temperatures. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: It will be cool and blustery with frequent showers in the south and west but mainly dry in the north and west. Minimum temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in blustery south or southwest winds. THURSDAY: A bright, cool and blustery day with sunny spells and occasional showers. The showers heavy and frequent across western counties with the chance of hail, but more scattered further east. Southwest winds strong and gusty. Maximum temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees. FRIDAY: Staying blustery with fresh southwest winds. Further showers - merging to longer spells of heavy rain across the southern half of the country; the better dry spells over the north and east. Maximum temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees. WEEKEND: Winds having veered to the northwest or north will allow distinctly cooler conditions to prevail this weekend. While all areas will get good dry spells, showers will be numerous on both Saturday and Sunday - resulting in the north and northwest getting appreciable amounts of rainfall. The nights will be chilly too with some ground frosts possible inland. Typical daytime maxima ranging 10 to 13 degrees with minima ranging 3 to 7 degrees.
Southeast winds, veering westerly tonight, will reach force 6 or 7 at times on all Irish coasts.
Issued: 15 October 2019 16:00
South, 9 Knots, Gust 21 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 996, Falling slowly
South-Southwest, 9 Knots, Fair, 13 Miles, 999, Falling slowly
South, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 999, Falling
South-Southeast, 22 Knots, Light rain, 5 Miles, 996, Falling
South-Southeast, 21 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Rain, 3 Miles, 994, Falling rapidly
South-Southeast, 12 Knots, Gust 28 Knots, Rain, 1.5 Miles, 992, Falling
South-Southeast, 20 Knots, Cloudy, 13 Miles, 992, Falling
South-Southeast, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 991, Falling
South, 16 Knots, Wave height not available, 999, Falling slowly
South, 16 Knots, Wave height not available, 992, Falling
South-Southeast, 24 Knots, Wave height not available, 991, Falling
West-Southwest, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 4.3 m, 991, Steady
Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Wednesday 16 October 2019. Issued at 1800 Tuesday 15 October 2019.
Meteorological Situation at 1500: A fresh to strong southeast flow is present over Ireland with an occlusion approaching the west coast. The front will track eastwards over the country early tonight, followed by an increasingly unstable westerly airflow.
Wind: Southeast force 5 to 6, occasionally force 7. Imminent veering westerly and decreasing force 5 to 6. Later backing southwesterly force 6 to 7.
Wind: South to southeast force 5 to 6, occasionally force 7. Soon veering westerly force 5 to 6, backing southwest later.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Thursday 17 October 2019: Strong to near gale south to southwest winds. Showers, some heavy with a risk of isolated thunderstorms and hail.