Saturday 25 March 2017

We dodged Angus, but rain and snow on way

A woman takes a seat on a bench at Punchestown Racecourse in Kildare, Ireland, as the remaining autumn leaves continue to fall. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
A woman takes a seat on a bench at Punchestown Racecourse in Kildare, Ireland, as the remaining autumn leaves continue to fall. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Patrick Kelleher

Storm Angus may have missed Ireland, but we haven't escaped the bad weather as rain, wind and snow are forecast for this week.

Temperatures today will range from 4C to 7C. However, strong north-easterly winds will make it feel much colder, according to Met Éireann.

Steam rises from the horses of the South Dublin County Hunt as they return home with their
hounds after a drag hunt in Clonbullogue, Co Offaly. Photo: Eamon Farrell
Steam rises from the horses of the South Dublin County Hunt as they return home with their hounds after a drag hunt in Clonbullogue, Co Offaly. Photo: Eamon Farrell

Freezing temperatures last night brought frost and ice across the country, putting commuters in potential danger as they begin their working week.

The first half of the week will be very unsettled, with winds of up to 90kph and heavy rain forecast for the south-east and east of the country.

Storm Angus brought winds of up to 105kph to parts of Wales and southern England over the weekend.

Irish Independent

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