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North East weather warning remains in place

18 January 2018

The second warning is a status yellow wind warning for Munster, Connacht and Leinster which warns of gusts up tp 110km/h in some parts of the country from this evening at 5pm to 3am on Thursday. Thre will be high seas along Atlantic coasts with a risk of coastal flooding.

While Storm Fionn may have passed, another belt of snow, rain and wind is set to cross the country Wednesday with Weather Warnings in place.

"Later this afternoon heavy and persistent rain will push into Atlantic coastal counties in a strengthening south to southwest wind and winds will increase again gale force along southwest coasts later".

There is another Status Yellow alert for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

However, as the morning moves on, Met Éireann says that we'll see some sun break through the clouds. Scattered showers will continue however, with some still wintry in the north and on higher ground.

Forecasters are also expecting severe gale force nine winds overnight reaching up to 70mph and potentially causing some damage int he early hours of the morning.

However, in the north rain will turn to sleet and snow leading to significant accumulations of snow.

Tomorrow, conditions will remain fairly similar although the temperature should rise to around four degrees and it will become breezy, however it is not expected to be particularly strong.

"So there will be a risk of some snow showers as we go through tonight especially over Ulster".

North East weather warning remains in place