Weekend Weather - “Damaging gusts” before winds and rain ease


This weekend is going to be windy to begin with as Storm Callum subsides, though this disturbed, windy weather should begin to subside by Saturday.

Weekend Weather - “Damaging gusts” before winds and rain ease

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This weekend is going to be windy to begin with as Storm Callum subsides, though this disturbed, windy weather should begin to subside by Saturday.

It is going to be wet and windy to start the weekend, according to Met Éireann, who warn of a risk of further severe winds as Storm Callum begins to subside.

Friday -Winds will begin to ease in most parts on Friday morning, becoming fresh to strong and southerly in direction. It will, however, stay stormy for a period along western and northwestern coasts with forecasts of “damaging gusts” and a status orange wind warning remaining in place for Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Clare and Donegal until 1pm. There is also a risk of further severe winds, southerly in direction, impacting Eastern and Southern coastal counties during the day on Friday.

Rain should begin to clear in Northern areas on Friday afternoon, though heavy rain is likely to fall in Southern and Eastern counties with an ongoing risk of flooding. Highest daytime temperatures on Friday of 14 to 16 degrees.

Friday night will see strong winds gradually easing, while rain will clear the east coast early in the night. It will be dry for a time overnight, though more rain is expected to spread from the south to most areas by morning. Lowest overnight temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees.

Saturday - Winds are expected to be much calmer on Saturday and light everywhere. It will, however, be a wet day for most areas, with some heavy and persistent falls. Highest temperatures on the day of 11 to 15 degrees Celsius.

Saturday night will see rain clearing in the majority of areas, with clear spells developing overnight. Lowest temperatures overnight of 5 to 8 degrees Celsius, with westerly breezes.

Sunday - Early forecasts suggest Sunday will be mainly dry and bright, with the occasional scattered showers. Highest temperatures on Sunday are expected to range from 10 to 14 degrees, with westerly breezes.

Forecasts suggest that the unsettled weather is set to continue into next week, with further wet and windy weather.

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