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05th Feb 2020

Met Éireann says there’s a possibility of weather warnings this weekend

Alan Loughnane

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Storm Ciara is set to hit Ireland this weekend bringing with it the chance of some coastal flooding and potential weather warnings.

The storm was officially named by the UK’s Met Office on Wednesday as it tracks towards Ireland and the UK causing unsettled weather.

Storm Ciara is the third named storm of the season.

Very cold air coming out of Canada into the North Atlantic will create a sharp temperature contrast in the atmosphere over the ocean. This will intensify a jet stream over the North Atlantic a drive low pressure towards Ireland.

Unsettled conditions will move across Ireland on Friday, as wet and windy weather comes from the Atlantic.

A further spell of heavy rain is expected on Saturday and this will be accompanied by strong and gusty winds with a possibility of Status Yellow warnings.

Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate further on Sunday as Storm Ciara tracks to the north of Ireland.

There will also be a risk of some wintry showers over the weekend, mainly confined to Ulster on Saturday, but on Sunday night some snow showers could fall in the west and northwest of the country.

If the forecast for this weekend wasn’t bad enough, conditions show little signs of improving into next week, where there will continue to be strong winds, spells of heavy rain and some wintry showers and low temperatures.

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