Met Éireann issues Yellow Rain Alert Status for 12 counties – but hopes to increase during sunny St Patrick’s Day


Ireland is likely to endure days of unsettled weather – but there is growing hope for a pleasant St. Patrick’s Day.

et Éireann have issued a Golden Status rain warning for six counties this weekend as well as the whole of Munster.

The alert, which covers Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway and Munster counties, is in effect at 3 p.m. Saturday and is in effect until 11:30 p.m. that same day.

Forecasters predict heavy rain and strong winds will bring the risk of flooding and hazardous conditions.

The UK Met Office has also issued a Gold Status wind warning for Antrim and Down counties. The warning will go into effect at 3 a.m. Sunday and stay in effect until 2 p.m.

It said strong winds could cause traffic and coastal disruption during the warning period.

Meanwhile, rain will lead to local flooding in places today. A possible chance of sunshine and showers in the southwest will extend slowly to the east and north with the possibility of individual thunderstorms.

There will be peak temperatures between 8°C and 11°C, with fresh to strong southeasterly winds swirling around the southwest and easing as the rain clears.

Most places will remain dry tonight as showers become isolated with lows of -1C to 4C, and frost and some patches of frost developing mild to moderate westerly or wind change.

On Saturday morning it will be dry with a clear southeasterly wind in the afternoon bringing rain northward across the country, at times heavy and sleet over hills and high mountains and again leading to floods in places.

There will be afternoon temperatures of 7°C to 9°C with southeasterly winds becoming stronger in the early evening.

Sunday will be cloudy with widespread showers with thunder throughout most of the day but more in an alternating sunny and drier pattern that will develop later with temperatures peaking from 7° C to 10°C with moderate to fresh south-westerly winds.

It will be mostly dry and clear on Monday, although light rain or drizzle will develop at times near the southern coasts with temperatures peaking between 9°C and 12°C during light winds in the south.

Second one night it will be dry with a mix of chlorine ud and clear rains, and with only a slight risk of lone drizzle in the southwest.

Lowest temperatures will be between 0°C and 5°C, with possible frost in the east. Fog and patchy fog will form during light to sometimes moderate southeasterly winds.

Tuesday will see pleasant morning spells early in the day, but clouds will accumulate from the west with rain extending to western Ulster and Connacht throughout the afternoon.

However, it will be dry and bright in the southeast during the morning hours of the day with peaks of 9 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees Celsius with mild to moderate southwesterly winds.

Wednesday looks like another rather wet day in the West but there is growing confidence that high pressure will bring mild, dry and sunny conditions for St Patrick’s Day and bank holidays. , but the nights will be cold and frosty. Met Éireann issues Yellow Rain Alert Status for 12 counties – but hopes to increase during sunny St Patrick’s Day

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