It’s probably time to get used to this.
Winter is coming and Met Eireann has issued three separate Status Yellow alerts this morning, with high winds and heavy rain forecast for Cork.
The first alert is a rainfall warning for Cork, Kerry, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway, Mayo, Tipperary and Waterford, valid until Friday evening at 6pm.
Becoming wet and very windy today, with heavy rain accompanied by gusty southeast winds spreading eastwards across the country, reaching gale or strong gale force along exposed coasts. Highs of 9 to 12 degrees. pic.twitter.com/1MvQmRjzIX
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 9, 2018
The second alert is a Status Yellow Wind warning for Munster and Connacht, in place until 3pm:
“Southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/hr. Gusts will exceed these values in exposed coastal areas and on higher ground, especially in the southwest.”
A Status Yellow Wind warning is also in place for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.
Saturday will see sunny spells and scattered showers, a few heavy, in Cork but there is some good news on the horizon, with a mix of sunshine and showers on Monday and a dry Tuesday forecast.