Wednesday 21 March 2018

'Severe gusts and blustery showers' expected as weather warnings in place for six counties

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Brace yourself as "severe gusts and blustery showers" are predicted tonight, while weather warnings are in place for six counties.

It might be advisable to stay indoors and wrap up warm as unsettled, wintery weather is expected overnight.

Met Eireann has said in a statement: "Windy with some severe gusts affecting coastal fringes of the North and Northwest.

"Blustery showers also, mainly affecting Northern and Western parts of the country."

Temperatures are set to fall as low as 9C, while a Status Yellow weather warning has been issued for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare and is valid until tomorrow morning.

We're in for a mixed bag over the coming days as wind, rain and sunny spells have all been forecasted.

A Met Eireann spokesperson said: "Tomorrow will be windy with sunshine and scattered showers.

"The showers will be most frequent over the North and Northeast of the country. There is a risk of cloudier weather along Southern counties and this could bring some rain on to coasts for a time in the afternoon...

"Monday night will become mostly dry for the country as any lingering showers die away and previously cloudy skies to the south will clear too."

We can expect top temperatures tomorrow of 15C, while overnight they will dip as low as 6C, it will be coldest in the south.

It will be mostly dry and sunny on Tuesday due to a ridge of high pressure, although there could be a few showers in the north early in the day.

Don't forget your umbrella at home on Wednesday as more rain is expected.

They said: "Wednesday will be mostly dry to start the day, however freshening southwest winds will bring another spell of rain in off the Atlantic.

"The rain will be heavy at times, especially over northern areas, but will break up and become patchy in nature over the south and southeast of the country.

"The rain will clear in the early hours of Thursday morning, it will be a mostly dry day with moderate to fresh northwest winds. It will be cold overnight with slack winds and with mist and fog forming in places."

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