These 4 key products will save your dry skin this winter
These 4 key products will save your dry skin this winter

Jennifer McShane

Toastie of the town: 9 of the best, meltiest cheese toasties in Dublin
Toastie of the town: 9 of the best, meltiest cheese toasties in Dublin

Ali Dunworth

How to create an eco-friendly winter flower arrangement (that doesn’t look dead)
How to create an eco-friendly winter flower arrangement (that doesn’t look dead)

Lauren Heskin

The trailer for Paul Mescal’s new movie with Olivia Colman is here and it looks creepy good
The trailer for Paul Mescal’s new movie with Olivia Colman is here and it looks...

Lauren Heskin

‘I was raised by a single mam. Everything that she did was for us’: Singer Soulé on who inspired her new music
‘I was raised by a single mam. Everything that she did was for us’: Singer...

Sarah Finnan

3 old cottages that are brimming with potential for under €100,000
3 old cottages that are brimming with potential for under €100,000

Megan Burns

8 things no one told me about the first trimester
8 things no one told me about the first trimester

Lauren Heskin

The Budget contraception scheme still holds women in Ireland responsible for safe sex
The Budget contraception scheme still holds women in Ireland responsible for safe sex

Kate Demolder

‘Romy & Michele’ actress Cortney Wolfston on being fired while pregnant
‘Romy & Michele’ actress Cortney Wolfston on being fired while pregnant

Sarah Finnan

Ireland’s best autumnal forest walks
Ireland’s best autumnal forest walks

Sarah Finnan

Image / Editorial

Met Éireann warns of wet and ‘stormy conditions’ for the remainder of the week


by Jennifer McShane
05th Dec 2018
Met Éireann warns of wet and ‘stormy conditions’ for the remainder of the week

Keep an umbrella to hand because wet and windy conditions are set to hit most counties for the remainder of the coming week, according to Met Éireann.

The national forecaster says “stormy conditions” are in store as we hit Thursday and Friday with hail and thunder also expected.

A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for Wexford, Cork and Waterford until 3 pm on Wednesday, following persistent rain overnight.

Rain is set to become persistent on Wednesday and Thursday with some sub-zero temperatures and frost in places, according to the national forecaster.

With this in mind, motorists are being urged to take care as frost and ice are expected to develop.

AA Roadwatch has also warned that spot flooding is likely, particularly in coastal areas and on higher ground. “On wet roads, slow down and allow plenty of extra room to brake. Only drive through water if you know it’s not too deep for your car.”

Persistent rain

“There will be scattered showers of rain and drizzle on Wednesday night with persistent rain developing in Atlantic coastal areas in freshening southwesterly winds, with outbreaks of rain extending eastwards over the country overnight,” according to the Met Éireann website.

Photo via Met Éireann

Thursday will start mild, breezy and damp before rain becoming persistent in the southwest towards the evening. Rain will widespread on Thursday night, accompanied by increasingly windy or possibly stormy conditions for a time as southwesterly gales develop. And there’ll be a definite chill in the air; lowest temperatures will fall to around 3 to 6 degrees.

Galeforce winds

Friday will potentially see galeforce winds with a risk of hail and thunder.

“[There will be] bright spells and scattered blustery showers for Friday,” Met Éireann continued. “Some of the showers will be heavy with a risk of hail and thunder, possibly merging to longer spells of rain later in the day. Southwesterly winds will decrease fresh to strong and gusty for a time, but again the potential for gales force winds through the latter half of the afternoon and evening, as winds veer northwesterly.”

Friday will also be cooler during the day with temperatures ranging from only 5 to 8 degrees while the gusty winds are set to continue overnight – it’s definitely hat, coat and scarf weather!

For the weekend, Saturday is set to start with bright or sunny spells in the morning, while further showers or more extended periods of rain are expected on Saturday night. “A windy night for most in fresh to strong and gusty west to northwest winds, but lighter winds in Ulster.”

And finally, on Sunday, showers are set to become isolated with brighter spells in between.

Also Read

Met Éireann warns of wet and ‘stormy conditions’ for the remainder of the week
EDITORIAL
How to limit drips and brush strokes while painting kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets can be transformative and can be achieved relatively low-cost, but you need the right equipment, and a lot of...

By Amanda Kavanagh

Met Éireann warns of wet and ‘stormy conditions’ for the remainder of the week
EDITORIAL
Sarah Harding’s heartbroken mum announces the singer’s death aged just 39

Sarah Harding has died at the age of just 39, her heartbroken mother revealed today. The Girls Aloud star had...

By Amanda Cassidy

Met Éireann warns of wet and ‘stormy conditions’ for the remainder of the week
EDITORIAL
Trinity Tales: ‘Front Square was her garden, and the city was her playground’

Annie Gatling, now Colleran, knew Trinity College was for her when she saw Front Gate from the top storey of...

By Amanda Cassidy

Met Éireann warns of wet and ‘stormy conditions’ for the remainder of the week
EDITORIAL
5 houseplants we guarantee you can keep alive

For those who buy houseplants with the best of intentions and end up killing them, here’s a selection you’ll be...

By Hannah Hillyer

Met Éireann warns of wet and ‘stormy conditions’ for the remainder of the week
EDITORIAL
8 easy ways to keep your brain healthy that you can do right now

Your brain health is just as important as that of the rest of your body, says psychologist and neuroscientist Dr...

By IMAGE

Met Éireann warns of wet and ‘stormy conditions’ for the remainder of the week
EDITORIAL
‘Romy & Michele’ actress Cortney Wolfston on being fired while pregnant

“I was confused. Hadn’t I just been told this was a perfect time to be pregnant?” she questioned. Actress Cortney...

By Sarah Finnan

Met Éireann warns of wet and ‘stormy conditions’ for the remainder of the week
EDITORIAL
Mandy Moore climbed an active volcano at dawn… while pumping

Hiking a mountain and breast pumping – now, that’s what we call multitasking at its finest. Mandy Moore enjoyed an...

By Sarah Finnan