Met Éireann has issued a yellow alert for New Year's Eve 7 years ago

Met Éireann has issued a yellow alert for New Year's Eve

Be careful out there...

As people still come to terms with the damage caused by Storm Frank in recent days, Met Éireann has issued this latest update on today and tomorrow's weather, as well as a yellow alert for wind.


And no, it's not a warning for the kind of wind your Granny has after Christmas Day dinner...

The wind warning is in place for Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford

According to the forecaster, it will be windy during Thursday, with strong and gusty winds expected, with mean speeds between 50 and 65 km/h.

These winds will gust 95 to 110 km/h at times.


Winds south to southwest in direction at first, will soon veer southwest to westerly and are likely to be strongest in coastal counties of Connacht and also in Donegal.

The yellow alert is in place until 2pm today.

For a detailed explanation of the Met Éireann yellow alert, you can click here for additional information.


Today (Thursday 31 December)

Frost and icy patches locally at first today.

Showers or longer outbreaks of rain spreading countrywide this morning, some wintry on high ground and with a risk of isolated thunderstorms.


Becoming rather windy also and staying cold; highest temperatures 5 to 9 degrees Celsius.

Southerly winds, increasing fresh to strong this morning, will veer westerly by afternoon and will increase to gale force at times.


Tonight, showers will soon die out and clear spells will develop.

Strong, westerly winds will quickly moderate also, and will back southwest to south overnight while slackening further.


Becoming even colder tonight; lowest temperatures +2 to -2 degrees Celsius, resulting in widespread sharp ground frost and icy patches on untreated surfaces.

Tomorrow (Friday 1 January)

After a frosty start to New Year's Day, cloud will soon increase and southeasterly winds will strengthen everywhere during the morning.

Rain developing throughout Munster by afternoon will spread to the rest of the country in the afternoon and evening.

The rain will be heaviest in south Munster and will add to current flood problems there. Feeling cold throughout; highest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees Celsius.

You can keep an eye out for more weather updates on the Met Éireann website by clicking here and you can follow them on Twitter by clicking here.