Multiple weather warnings in place as rain and wind batter the country
Update – Monday @ 12pm
Met Éireann has added Carlow and Kilkenny to the existing Status Yellow wind warning, which is now in place for seven counties and will remain valid until 9pm on Monday. More details below.
It's Monday. It's winter. It's grim enough, to be honest.
Weather warnings are in play as Ireland gets set for windy and rainy conditions to take centre stage. Three warnings in total are in the mix, so let's break them down...
First up, as issued on Sunday, a Status Yellow wind warning for Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow – Carlow and Kilkenny have since been added – comes into effect at 11am today [Monday, 7 November], promising a spell of "very strong and gusty southerly winds will track eastwards on Monday", with "damaging" gusts of up to 110 kilometres possible.
This warning is valid until 9pm.
Issued on Monday morning, a separate Status Yellow rain warning is in place for Galway and Kerry, with spells of heavy rain across the day that may lead to localised flooding. Highest accumulations are expected in mountainous areas.
This warning is also valid until 9pm on Monday.
Finally, an advisory has been issued for the entire week, affecting all of Ireland. Per the advisory, further spells of rain and showers will cause localised flooding due to waterlogged soils and high river levels.
☔️ This morning's rain will turn more persistent and heavy through the day with an ongoing risk of flooding 🌧️
There'll be strong and gusty southerly winds as well.
⚠️ Rain, Wind, & Marine warnings in place for today ➡️https://t.co/BoUueCJ5zI pic.twitter.com/ehvz5qKfVi
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 7, 2022
As for the days ahead on the non-warning weather front, Tuesday looks like a sunnier proposition, with spells of sunshine and scattered showers in the mix, though isolated thunderstorms may occur. Highest daytime temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.
Wednesday will also start off in bright and breezy fashion, with rain making its presence felt by the time the afternoon rolls around. The rain will persist into the evening and the night, with highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees anticipated.
Thursday is set to be mild, humid and mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, though highest temperatures of 16 degrees are in play. Friday and the weekend, meanwhile, should be both mild and unsettled.