Weather in Ireland: Met Eireann has issued two weather warnings as temperatures will drop below 0
Met Eireann has issued two separate weather warnings as heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hit parts of the country.
This comes with temperatures expected to drop below zero at night in the coming days.
Three counties are affected by weather warnings that are already in place.
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A status yellow warning for rain has been issued for Clare and Kerry.
A Met Eireann spokesman said: “There will be prolonged heavy rain or thundershowers at times with localized hail, and some localized flooding is likely.”
This came into effect on Wednesday evening and is in effect until 6am tomorrow morning (Friday 10 November).
Today there is also a separate yellow wind warning for Kerry and West Cork.
This order was issued and entered into force in the early hours of this morning and will continue until 10 am.
“Very strong and gusty westerly winds for some time this morning,” the Met.ie description read.
In today’s general weather forecast, Met Eireann says there could be hail showers and thunderstorms today.
“Today will be cool and breezy with sunny spells and widespread storm showers. Some will be heavy and prolonged and may cause temporary flooding, especially in the southwest,” she says.
“There will also be scattered cold showers and thunderstorms. The winds will be southerly to westerly moderate to active, and the winds will be southerly to westerly in general, but strong at times in the west and southwest. Maximum temperatures will range from 6 to 10 degrees.”
Tonight will see heavy rain continue across the country with temperatures dropping to 0 degrees.
“Widespread rainfall will continue early tonight, with hail and thunder possible. Some of the rain will be heavy and prolonged and may cause localized flooding.
“The weather will become drier overnight as rain becomes isolated and some mist and mist may develop. Winds will be very strong and gusty in Munster and western Connacht, light to moderate elsewhere.
“Lowest temperatures are 0 to 6 degrees, the coldest in Ulster and the central areas where frost is likely.”
Tomorrow (Friday 10 November) will see a mix of sunshine and rain.
Frost will arrive overnight as temperatures drop further.
Met.ie says: “Friday will bring plenty of sunshine with passing rain, mainly in the west at first then moving towards the east later. Maximum temperatures will range from 8 to 13 degrees with light to moderate westerly to northwesterly winds, increasing at times Fresh and windy..
“Mostly dry and clear (Friday night) although scattered showers may occur near north-facing coasts. Fog and mist will develop with light and variable winds. Cool with frost, with temperatures dropping to between -1 and +3 degrees.”
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