Hurricane Danielle, the first hurricane of the season to hit the mid-Atlantic, is heading our way.
Forecasters expect the hurricane to weaken and dissipate as it approaches Ireland later this week, but conditions here are likely to remain unsettled into the weekend, weather forecasters said.
The center of the tropical cyclone is currently in the mid-Atlantic northwest of the Azores, but the National Hurricane Center in Miami has predicted it is headed our way.
Carlow Weather weather expert Alan O’Reilly tweeted that while Danielle is expected to weaken as he moves north, it’s still worth keeping an eye on to see if the situation changes.
“The latest details on Hurricane #Danielle show it turning northeast and then possibly east toward Thursday as it weakens. That would keep him south of Ireland. Nothing to worry about, but keep an eye.”
Meanwhile, Met Éireann said a low-pressure system based off the Atlantic will keep conditions choppy for the rest of the week, with rain and showers but some sunny spells.
Showers or prolonged spells of rain will spread across Ireland tomorrow, with some heavy rain expected in the south and south-east, although it will remain mild with highs of between 16C and 20C.
The showers will continue into Wednesday, with some heavy and thundery outbursts interspersed with sunny spells.
There will be some warm sunshine on Thursday along with scattered showers which can also be heavy and thundery with daily highs of between 17C and 20C.
Conditions will improve slightly on Friday with sunny spells and some rain showers with temperatures between 18 and 21 degrees.
While current conditions suggest the weekend will be mostly dry, “there is some uncertainty with the possibility that it could get wet again on Sunday,” according to Met Éireann.
https://www.independent.ie/news/environment/hurricane-danielle-tracking-towards-ireland-41963975.html Hurricane Danielle haunts Ireland