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16th Jan 2024

Major warning as stormy weather set to come ‘roaring back’ this weekend

Simon Kelly

Stormy weather Ireland

Weather models bring a “potentially nasty” storm our way.

January has already brought us some extreme weather in the form of icy conditions, which saw temperatures drop to as low as -7 overnight on Monday, January 15.

A new warning has now come in for a return to stormy conditions, which could hit the country by as early as the weekend.

Met Éireann have warned that there will be an “abrupt transition to a milder Atlantic regime takes place this weekend” which is set to bring wet and windy conditions to the country.

Major warning as stormy weather set to come ‘roaring back’ this weekend

Weather expert Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather on X has also said the upcoming change looks “potentially nasty”.

In a post on Monday evening, O’Reilly said: “The Atlantic conveyor belt of storms will come roaring back after this cold spell. Firstly for the weekend and then risk of some nasty systems coming our way next week.

“Sunday and Tuesday likely to see first two systems with Tuesday’s looking potentially nasty.”

In another update, Carlow Weather said that the latest models bring a “potentially nasty storm near Ireland Sunday with risk of very strong winds and rain,” adding that it needs “careful watching.”

According to the national forecaster, temperatures will start to rise from Friday, January 19 to around 5-9C, bringing with it wet and windy conditions, a sudden change from the calm and icy weather the country has experienced for the past week.

Looking ahead to the weekend and beyond, Met Éireann said: “Continuing unsettled, but relatively mild, with a mobile Atlantic regime dominating, bringing spells of wet and windy weather.”

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