Anyone who followed the antics of the crows over the weekend – and even since Friday – would know there was something up.
They were restless and perching and flying away and taking shelter on the calm side of roofs. On Saturday huge flocks circled and dived and wheeled over the town and you just knew it had to be the proverbial calm before the storm.
How do they know? Did we have the same access to the scents, sights and sounds of nature that they’re still gifted with?
Sure enough, there were periods of strong wind and storm over the course of the weekend and parts of the west coast are getting a lash today.
I thought I’d better have a look at the Met Éireann forecast for our area and, overall it looks like it’s edging its way to brightness after a windy start today.
Munster 09 March 2015- updated at 04:00
Very windy today. Wet for a time this morning, but the rain will clear later this morning.
Much brighter this afternoon with sunny spells and scattered blustery showers.
Highest temperatures of 11 or 12 degrees C. and winds moderating quickly this evening.
Cold tonight and mostly dry with clear periods and frost with overnight lows of -1 to 2 degrees C.
Tuesday will be a cool, bright and mostly dry day with sunny spells and light winds. Afternoon highs of about 9 or 10 degrees C.