Gale Force Winds Forecast For Tonight

Strong to gale force winds are being forcast for tonight.  ©Photograph: John Reidy
Strong to gale force winds are being forcast for tonight.
©Photograph: John Reidy

The presence of a huge flock of sea gulls last evening and this morning, the crows of the parish really on edge for the past couple of days and the last three swallows in Ireland skimming the ground this morning – what’s it all about?

It’s probably all to do with the forecast for tonight – which promises strong to gale force, westerly winds.

It’s a batten the hatches kind of night by the looks of things now.

If you have to go out, take whatever care you can. We got several foretastes of the promised gales throughout the day and they’re getting stronger as the night closes in.

The following is the Met Éireann forecast for tonight and tomorrow.

Today: A mix of sunshine and showers today, the showers becoming heavier and more frequent during the afternoon.

Windy with strong southwest winds veering westerly and increasing near gale force.

A high swell on Atlantic coasts will bring the risk of coastal flooding.

Highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees.

Tonight: Windy overnight with showers or longer spells of rain. Minimum temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees with strong to gale force westerly winds.

Solar UV Index Moderate
Tomorrow: Cool and blustery on Monday with sunny spells and showers, some of the showers heavy with the risk of thunder.

Top temperatures of 15 or 16 degrees in strong west to northwest winds.

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