Met Éireann warn of wet and windy weather with severe gusts as Storm Dennis arrives
At present, two status yellow warnings are in place.
Granted, adverse weather conditions are not something to be taken lightly, but because we're massive fans of Always Sunny, whenever we hear the name Storm Dennis, we can't help but think of 'The Golden God' of Paddy's Pub.
Here's hoping that Storm Dennis doesn't become untethered as its rage knows no bounds!
Anyway, during an episode of the beloved comedy, the gang once took solace from 'The Storm of the Century' by hiding out in the bar and while that's certainly an option for most Irish people this weekend, we don't think the conditions are going to get that extreme!
However, there are two status yellow warnings in place for the country.
A status yellow wind warning is in place from 3am on Saturday 15 February until 8pm on the same day.
The weather warning states that conditions are expected to be: "very squally with southerly winds with mean speeds 50 to 65 km/hr gusts to around 100 km/hr, strongest on exposed coasts and hills. Winds moderating from the northwest later."
Aside from this weather warning, a status yellow rainfall warning for Ireland is also in place which states: "spells of heavy, locally thundery rain, on Saturday will lead to some flooding."
This particular warning is in place from 6am on Saturday 15 February until 9pm on the same day.
In terms of the overall conditions, Storm Dennis is set to bring very wet and windy weather on Saturday with some severe and damaging gusts expected.
Outbreaks of heavy rain are set to extend nationwide during the morning, accompanied by gale force southerly winds. The rain will be squally at times with a risk of thunderstorms. Localised flooding is expected with some coastal flooding along the Atlantic seaboard too.
As for Saturday evening, spells of heavy rain are expected with some thundery downpours likely and more flooding. Winds will ease for a time inland, but gales will continue in coastal counties.
Looking ahead to Sunday and the impact of Storm Dennis will continue to be felt.
Tomorrow is expected to be wet and windy with stormy conditions in Atlantic coastal counties, especially in northwestern counties.
Widespread heavy showers, especially in the north and west, are set to arrive too with a risk of hail and thunder. Some of the showers may turn wintry on higher ground.
Sunday night will see even more showers overnight, although they will become confined to western and northern coasts for a time.
All in all, wet and windy.
2/2 Localised flooding is expected with some coastal overtopping along the Atlantic seaboard. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees. pic.twitter.com/Ikqty7BY0D
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 15, 2020