'Storm Ernesto' looks set to hit Ireland this weekend 1 year ago

'Storm Ernesto' looks set to hit Ireland this weekend

It's going to be windy.

Another month, another storm.

Subtropical Storm Ernesto has recently formed over the north Atlantic and it's set to reach Ireland by Saturday night. The storm is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by Thursday night or early Friday before arriving on these shores.

The track of the storm will see it head for Ireland on Saturday night, but it's not expected to be too severe with rain and some relatively strong breezes being predicted.

As far as the weather expected for the weekend is concerned, here's what Met Éireann have said.

Saturday afternoon should be grand because it's set to be "rather cloudy and misty generally, with some patches of drizzle scattered about, these mainly over Ulster and parts of north Connacht. Mostly dry elsewhere and becoming warm, where brighter breaks develop, which allow some sunshine to come through. Close and humid, top temperatures 18 to 20 C., generally, but in the low twenties in sunshine over parts of Munster and Leinster".

It appears that the adverse conditions of Storm Ernesto will be seen on Saturday evening, with "heavy rain developing later in the day along the Atlantic Seaboard which will become widespread early Saturday night. Some thundery downpours are possible in parts of Ulster and Connacht especially".

It's also set to be breezy, with fresh and gusty south to southwest winds, which will be strong in some coastal areas.

As for Sunday, it's shaping up to be a humid day with temperatures in the high teens or low twenties.

Some rain, mist and low cloud will develop in the morning, but it's set to be brighter during the afternoon and evening in most places, with some sunny spells developing.