Up to 3,500 people in Limerick, Offaly and Donegal are without electricity this morning as a result of ‘Storm Clodagh’ which we’re getting a taste of here. While the storm has taken the headlines today, the rain would appear to be hanging with us for the foreseeable future and until Friday – it seems. Today, at least, is a day for looking out for better weather. The following is the Met Éireann forecast from here to Friday.
Becoming very windy today with the passage of Storm Clodagh to the north of Ireland. West to southwesterly winds this morning, later becoming west to northwesterly this afternoon, will be very strong and gusty. Heavy rain and showers throughout the day too. Cold also with highest temperatures of nine or 10 degrees.
The winds will ease this evening and it will be less windy overnight. The showers will become more isolated and there will be good clear spells for a time, with frost in some places. But cloud will increase again later in the night and further rain will spread from the south. Lowest temperatures of one to four degrees.
Tomorrow morning will be wet with heavy rain for a time; the weather will clear from the west in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 11 or 12 degrees in southwesterly winds.
Tuesday: Heavy rain will slowly clear northwards during the morning /early afternoon. However damp misty conditions will continue to persist around western and southern coastal districts and close to higher ground. The day will become windy but also much milder; temperatures rising to around 12 or 13 degrees in the strong southwesterly winds. Mild overnight with occasional mist and drizzle.
More heavy rain will spread from the west during the day and further rain will spread from the south overnight. Highest temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees. Becoming colder overnight with lows of 0 to 2 degrees with frost and icy stretches likely.
The east and south of Ireland will be wet for much of the day (with the rain possibly turning wintry on higher ground), but it will gradually brighten up across Ulster and Connacht. Highest temperatures of four to seven degrees. Overnight will be clear, cold and frosty with icy stretches on many roads and lowest temperatures of -4 to +1 degrees.
A frosty start to the day. Otherwise dry and bright for the day with highest temperatures of four to eight degrees.