It’s wellies and raincoats again this week.
With a Status Yellow – Wind and Rain alert in place for the entire country kicking in at 4am on Wednesday morning, Met Éireann is warning the public to take extra care when out and about this week.
According to the forecasters, it will be very windy on Wednesday with widespread gales and “some severe and damaging gusts”.
If you live near the sea, there is also potential for localised wave overtopping along Atlantic coasts.
A spell of heavy rain will occur up until 9pm on Wednesday, leading to flooding in places.
In the meantime, it will be rather breezy today with bright spells and frequent showers, some of which will be heavy and prolonged with the possibility of hail and maximum temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.
Met Éireann predicts it will be “fairly cold early tonight” with clear spells and just a few showers with lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.
Staying unsettled with spells of wet & windy weather 🌧️🍃, especially on Wednesday (Yellow warning issued ⚠️).
Cooler as well as temperatures fall back closer to average 📉
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 31, 2022
However, later in the night, cloud will thicken from the west and southerly winds will strengthen bringing a rise in temperatures. Rain will spread from the west later in the night and it will turn very windy by dawn with gales at the coast.