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Irish Mirror
David Kent

Ireland weather: Met Eireann's brutal double warning as expert says storm could hit us this week

You might be reading this story as you're squeezing out your child's clothes from trick-or-treating in horrific weather.

Halloween turned truly evil as rain and wind battered the island, but the terrifying conditions won't stop there for the week.

In fact, Met Éireann have issued a rare double weather warning for Wednesday across the island.

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The wind and rain warning is in place all day on Wednesday - kicking in at 4am and not ending until 9pm.

It reads: "Very windy on Wednesday with widespread gales: southerly veering westerly. Some severe and damaging gusts may occur.

"Potential for localised wave overtopping along Atlantic coasts. A spell of heavy rain will occur, leading to flooding in places."

In the meantime, the forecast for Tuesday is a real mixed bag.

The national forecast, updated three times per day by Met Éireann, reads: "Tuesday will be blustery with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers. Showers becoming widespread in the afternoon and evening with a chance of hail. Feeling fresher with highest temperatures of 11 to 13C, in moderate to fresh and gusty southwesterly winds.

"Mostly dry and clear with just isolated showers, mainly near Atlantic coasts. Cloud will increase as the night goes on with outbreaks of rain reaching the west coast by Wednesday morning. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6C. Light to moderate southwest winds will gradually back southerly and freshen by morning, as gales develop on Atlantic coasts."

On top of the double yellow warning in place on Wednesday, the overall forecast reads: " It will be very windy on Wednesday with strong to gale force southerly winds, veering westerly.

"Some severe and damaging gusts may occur, especially in Atlantic coastal counties. Wet to start with heavy rain possibly leading to localised flooding. The rain will clear to sunny spells and scattered blustery showers by afternoon. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14C."

Meanwhile, Weather Alerts Ireland are warning of a storm on Wednesday.

They said: "Wednesday is going to be stormy. Winds in western coastal areas could exceed 110km/h with some models possibly exceeding 120km/h and even 130km/h in some exposed coastal areas.

"Please keep an eye on forecasts by Weather Alerts Ireland."


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