Met Éireann issue weather advisory as Ireland faces a 'period of very unsettled weather' 2 months ago

Met Éireann issue weather advisory as Ireland faces a 'period of very unsettled weather'

The bad weather is coming. Two weather warnings are already in place.

While it's not quite time to stock up on loaves of broad and create a Netflix list of things to watch to stave off cabin fever, Met Éireann have issued a weather advisory warning for the coming days.

They state that all of Ireland is entering a "period of very unsettled weather" and that "further warnings for strong winds and rainfall are likely to be issued in the coming days. A combination of spring tides and gales may lead to coastal flooding at times"

This advisory has been issued for the time period from 00:01am on Monday, 13 January until 11:59pm on Thursday, 16 January.

Aside from this weather advisory, there are two status yellow weather warnings in place - one for wind, the other for rain.

With regards to the warning for rain, a status yellow rainfall warning is in place for Connacht and Donegal.

That particular warning states that "heavy rain with accumulations of 40-50mm over the period with localised flooding" is expected and this warning is valid from 3pm on Friday, 10 January until 3pm on Saturday, 11 January.

A status yellow wind warning is also in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry.

That warning states that "south to Southwest winds 50 to 65 km/hr gusts 90 to 110 km/hr, strongest on exposed coasts and hills. At the coast, high seas and gales will combine to give a risk of coastal flooding."

It's valid from 3pm on Friday, 10 January until 11am on Saturday, 11 January.