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03rd Apr 2024

‘Nasty’ storm set to hit Ireland as washout weekend predicted

Simon Kelly

April nasty storm

New month, same old weather.

April is off to a wet and windy start as a “nasty” storm is set to hit Ireland this weekend.

Weather expert Alan O’Reilly – Carlow Weather on Twitter/X – has warned that weather models on Wednesday morning showed the storm hitting Ireland on Saturday, April 6.

“This morning’s weather models continue to show nasty looking storm for Saturday with strong gusts and heavy showers hitting Ireland,” he said.

“Some differences on weather models but all show it hitting Ireland and packing a punch.”

If named as a storm by Met Éireann in the coming days, the mass of low pressure approaching Ireland will be known as Storm Kathleen.

In their national forecast for the next few days ahead, Met Éireann have said that Saturday will be “very windy with rain pushing northeastwards over Ireland followed by sunny spells and showers”, adding that “strong and gusty southerly winds” will be present.

‘Nasty’ storm set to hit Ireland as washout weekend predicted

In a newer post on Wednesday morning, O’Reilly showed more weather models, saying: “More showers tonight and more heavy rain tomorrow evening also with over 10mm for many areas by Friday morning and possibly over 20mm in a few parts as the deluge continues.”

As for today, Wednesday, March 3, the national forecaster have said that rain will develop across Munster and south Leinster later this afternoon, with elsewhere mostly staying dry, bar a few isolated showers.

You can check out the national forecast for the rest of the week below.

Thursday, April 4
Any patches of mist or drizzle will clear early to leave sunny spells and a few showers. During the afternoon, rain will spread across Munster, extending nationwide during the evening and turning heavy in places.

Maximum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees but a little cooler in north Ulster. Fresh and gusty southeast winds will develop during the course of the day.

Breezy, with outbreaks of rain clearing northwards to scattered showers overnight. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with fresh to strong southerly winds.

Friday, April 5
Mild and windy with sunny spells and widespread showers, some possibly heavy and thundery. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in strong and gusty southerly winds.

Rain and showers with some heavy downpours possible bringing the chance of spot flooding overnight. Temperatures not falling below 10 to 12 degrees in fresh to strong southerly winds.

Saturday, April 6
Very windy with rain pushing northeastwards over Ireland followed by sunny spells and showers. Maximum temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in strong and gusty southerly winds.

Clear spells and scattered blustery showers on Saturday night, with Lowest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees in fresh southwest winds.

Sunday, April 7
Bright and blustery with sunshine and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in strong southwest winds.

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