Friday 24 February 2017

Still no sign of summer as Met Éireann issues yellow wind warning

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

Gusting winds and torrential showers made life difficult for bank holiday weekend revellers, although an estimated 500,000 people braved the conditions to enjoy a feast of festivals around the country
Gusting winds and torrential showers made life difficult for bank holiday weekend revellers, although an estimated 500,000 people braved the conditions to enjoy a feast of festivals around the country

Gale-force winds, heavy rain and temperatures well below normal - Ireland's disappointing summer is set to continue in the week ahead.

Gusting winds and torrential showers made life difficult for bank holiday weekend revellers, although an estimated 500,000 people braved the conditions to enjoy a feast of festivals around the country.

However, while there will be some sunny spells this morning, Met Éireann has warned that heavy and prolonged showers will develop in the west from early afternoon.

Met Éireann has also put a yellow wind warning in place until 9pm tonight as gales are set to lash western and southwestern coastal counties.

And to add to our weather woes, further heavy showers are predicted for the rest of the week and into next weekend. Temperatures will remain well below normal August averages, falling between 16C and 19C.

Irish Independent

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