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Irish Mirror
Justin Kelly

'Warnings likely' - Met Éireann gives its verdict amid potential named storm threat 'within days'

Met Éireann has said that weather warnings are "likely" next week as a potential storm moves over Ireland from the Atlantic.

Strong winds are predicted along with rain in what some weather experts predict could be the first named storm of the year here.

Our weather looks likely to remain unsettled with a mix of sunny spells and rain over the Easter weekend but things will take a turn for the worse on Tuesday.

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Met Eireann has given its forecast beyond the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and said it will be "wet and windy on Tuesday with wind warnings likely to be issued."

They added: "There is potential for impactful conditions so stay up to date with the forecast for your local area."

Weather models are showing the horror system developing in the Atlantic with Weather Alerts Ireland saying on Facebook on Thursday that for the first time in a long time there is a "risk of a storm."

They said: "Lots of the models forecasting this storm to impact Ireland next Tuesday into Wednesday.

"From this mornings models the ECMWF, UKMO and the ICON model are in some agreement that the system will impact Ireland. A very interesting weekend of forecasts coming up! A chance of the first storm of the season being named.... in April," they added.

Meanwhile, Alan O'Reilly from Carlow Weather, says the ECMWF model "has been consistent on the risk of storm Tuesday/Wednesday and that continues with latest run."

He continued: "We haven’t seen a named storm yet this season but this has potential to be named. The first storm name is #StormAntoni but it’s wait and see for now if this will be named."

Meanwhile, Met Éireann has issued a bleak weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend with washout conditions for Easter Monday.

While Friday and Saturday will remain mostly dry with some spells of hazy sunshine, and the occasional shower, it will then take a turn for the worse.

Rain is due to arrive on Easter Sunday afternoon with outbreaks of rain and drizzle covering the whole country by the evening, with the heaviest showers in west and southwest counties.

And unfortunately the whole of Ireland is set to be hit with heavy rain on the bank holiday Monday, with "widespread showers" and "hail and thunder" possible as well.


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