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Darragh Murphy & Sheena McStravick

Hurricane Martin expected to pass close to Northern Ireland this weekend

An Irish weather forecaster has revealed that Hurricane Martin could pass close to Northern Ireland this weekend, bringing further win and rain to the area.

Martin, which came hot on the heels of the arrival of Hurricane Lisa, is the seventh hurricane of the Atlantic season and strengthened into Category One yesterday morning.

Accuweather forecasters warn that the changing conditions over the open Atlantic waters may result in Hurricane Martin maintaining intensity and potentially surviving the trip to Ireland and the United Kingdom, though it is unlikely to have a major impact.

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Alan O'Reilly of Carlow Weather took to Twitter to explain the strange phenomenon.

He posted: "Hurricane #Martin in the Atlantic is forecast to head Northeast towards Greenland and weaken but then turn East with the remnants possible passing close to the North of Ireland on Sunday. No serious impacts expected but sadly more rain!"

According to the Met Office, following a dry and bright start, cloud will increase Friday as a few light showers extend east. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

The outlook for the weekend adds: "A band of rain crossing all parts early on Saturday. Drier and brighter from Saturday afternoon then bright spells and a few showers Sunday."

Looking ahead to the start of the week we look set for another very changeable week, with more wet and windy weather forecast.

The Met Office said: "Monday will most likely bring unsettled and cloudy conditions with areas of rain or showers, locally heavy, likely to spread northeastwards. Windy conditions likely with possible severe gales in exposed locations in the west. Continuing through the rest of the period, changeable and unsettled conditions are likely.

"Frequent spells of wet and windy weather, sometimes heavy, are likely further west and northwest, with an increasing chance of drier and brighter conditions in the southeast towards the end of the period. It will often be windy with strong winds and gales likely at times, particularly for coastal regions in the north and northwest. Temperatures are expected to generally be around average for this time of year."


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