Here we go again on this peaceful Sunday morning with yet another Status Orange Weather Alert from Met Éireann.
There’s no sign of the cold, frosty weather we would traditionally associate with this time of year. Once upon a time and not so long ago, winter weather brought novelty and fun for all but the incurably grumpy. Television pictures from last week’s snow blizzard in New York showed people of all ages ‘pegging’ snow-balls at each other. At least our evenings are brighter for longer and you would notice the ‘Cock-Step’ in the difference. Spring in dawning and the daffodils are beginning to chance it and stick their heads up.
Munster 07 February 2016- updated at 06:00
Showers or longer spells of rain today. Temperatures 5 or 6 degrees this afternoon but increasing to 9 or 10 degrees later. Fresh to strong southwest winds will back southerly for a time.
Storm force winds at sea tonight and strong to gale force over land. Extreme waves at the coast also. Scattered heavy showers or longer spells of rain will be wintry over the hills and mountains. Lowest temperatures 3 to 5 degrees.
Wet and windy on Monday with strong to gale force westerly winds and scattered heavy showers. Temperatures will be 6 or 7 degrees.