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16th Oct 2022

More weather warnings issued by Met Éireann for heavy wind and rain

Hugh Carr

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Disruptions are expected in impacted counties.

Another day, another batch of weather warnings from Met Éireann.

The meteorological group has updated the warnings it issued on Saturday afternoon (15 October).

More and more counties are being affected by the wind and rain across the country, with a miserable Monday set to be ahead tomorrow.

A status Yellow Rain warning has been issued for Munster, Connacht, and, as of Sunday morning, Donegal.

Heavy rain will impact the regions between 1pm on Sunday (16 October) until 10pm tonight.

“The heavy rain will clear northeastwards early in the night, with clear spells following,” Met Éireann forecasted.

“Heavy showers will continue in the west and northwest. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.”

A status Yellow Wind warning has also been issued for Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, and as of Sunday morning, Cork.

The warning is valid from 5pm on Sunday until midday on Monday (17 October).

Met Éireann predicted that there will be “southeasterly winds, veering southwesterly” and that the winds “will reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90-110km/h, and higher near coasts and exposed areas”.

While Monday and Tuesday are set to dry up, Met Éireann are predicting that “Unsettled conditions will return from midweek onwards”.

Wednesday is predicted to be “a wet day for many areas with persistent and at times heavy falls of rain, especially in the south.”

The north could potentially stay dry with some sunny spells on Wednesday, with another breezy day anticipated with fresh easterly winds.

Highest temperatures across the country are expected to be between 11 and 15 degrees.

Past Thursday, Met Éireann have forecasted that it will remain “unsettled for the rest of the working week and into the weekend”.

So, if you had any plans for any outdoor activities this week, make sure to pack an umbrella.