Status Yellow weather warning for four counties with "severe" winds en route
In the immortal words of Staind, it's been a while.
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow warning for four counties, with "severe" winds on the horizon.
The warning affects Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo and will be in place from 1pm on Wednesday (6 April) until 9pm that evening.
According to the national forecaster, very strong southwest winds veering northwest are expected across Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Winds will be at their strongest on the coast, with some severe gusts anticipated at times.
Driving conditions may prove difficult as a result.
A dry start for many with just scattered patches of rain & drizzle.
More persistent rain will spread from the NW through the day, turning heavy at times. 🌧️ However, parts of the south & east will stay dry.
Breezy with moderate to fresh westerly winds & highs of 10 to 14°C. 🌡️ pic.twitter.com/oEkVVQRn9A
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 5, 2022
Elsewhere on the weather front, expect cooler conditions as the week opens up.
Highest temperatures during daytime Tuesday should range between 10 and 14 degrees, with mostly dry conditions occasionally offset by patches of rain.
Rain and drizzle will gradually move southeastwards on Tuesday night.
Cooler conditions will develop overnight alongside lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees.
Aside from the above warning, Wednesday is set to be windy and showery, with westerly winds increasing from strong to near gale force, stronger on Atlantic coastlines.
During the day, look for a mix of sunny spells and widespread showers, turning "heavy and persistent" at times.
Highest daytime temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees are forecast, dropping to between 1 and 4 degrees during the night.
Wednesday night should generally be cold enough, with scattered, potentially wintry showers for company.