Yellow wind warning: August off to a blustery start
There’s a wet and windy end to the bank holiday on the way with a yellow weather warning in place for the west coast.
Strong winds of up to 60km/h will batter coastal counties on Monday with persistent thundery downpours also expected.
A wind warning is now in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick
There will be gusts of up to 110km/h along the west coast, and Donegal can expect very strong gales on Monday afternoon, according to Met Eireann.
Forecaster Eoin Sherlock said that east coast won’t experience as much of the rain, but that blustery conditions will persist across the country.
The winds will lead to colder temperatures in the west, with highs of only 16 degrees expected. It will be warmer in the east with highs of 19 degrees in some places.
The outlook for the week ahead then will be changeable, with more wind and rain expected across the country. There will be some sunny spells too, but they will be few and far between.
The east will be slightly better off for the week ahead, but no county will fully escape the rain.
“In a word, it will be unsettled,” said Eoin Sherlock.