Remnants of Hurricane Epsilon set to bring wild weather to Ireland next week
Just what we needed to hear…
Ahead of a weekend where there are already three separate weather warnings in place in Ireland, it doesn’t look as if there’s going to be any improvement on the weather front next week.
The latest forecast from Met Éireann suggests that the remnants of Hurricane Epsilon, which passed by Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday night, will “impact upon our shores” in the middle of next week.
Impact how exactly?
Well, as you might expect, there will be plenty of wind and rain, with heavy showers and fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds on Tuesday. It will get even wetter and windier after dark, with the rain turning thundery at times and possibly bringing some hail along with it.
From now until then, the weather won’t be much to write home about either.
From 9pm on Friday night until 11am on Saturday morning, three separate warnings for wind and rainfall will affect eight coastal counties – Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Wexford – and conditions will be very wet and windy in general.
Saturday will be a blustery day, with occasional hail and possibly thundery showers and there will be more of where that came from on Sunday, albeit with occasional dry and sunny spells in the east.
“A temporary ridge of high pressure” will bring some dry and bright weather during the day on Monday before whatever is left of Hurricane Epsilon makes its impact come Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.