Storm Sebastian lands in Ireland tomorrow and there's a risk of flooding in parts of the country
The remnants of Storm Sebastian are expected to land in Ireland in the early hours of tonight, heading into tomorrow.
There's a risk of flooding in some parts of the country which comes as no major surprise given the heavy rain experienced by numerous counties this evening.
Alan O'Reilly of Carlow Weather expects that Southern coastal counties will experience the worst of the storm with strong winds and heavy rain.
A damp misty start to the week but improving a little with scattered showers later today. The remains of #Sebastien will bring a spell of wet and windy weather tonight and early tomorrow, strongest winds and heaviest rain affecting Southern coastal counties. pic.twitter.com/jqzy3jkpcj
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) November 25, 2019
Cork County Council has issued a tidal flood alert too from Tuesday 26 November to Wednesday 27 November.
"It is likely that flooding will occur in the low lying areas of the City Centre in particular on Morrison’s Quay, Fr. Mathew Quay, Fr. Mathew Street, Union Quay, Trinity Bridge, South Terrace, Lavitts Quay, Kyrls Street, Kyrls Quay, Crosses Green, Sharman Crawford St and Wandesford Quay.
There is also a risk of flooding along Lapps Quay, McSwiney Quay, Albert Quay, Kennedy Quay, Proby’s Quay, French’s Quay, Lancaster Quay, Sullivan’s Quay, South Mall via side streets onto Oliver Plunkett St., St. Patrick Street, Grand Parade, Washington Street, and Lower Glanmire Road.
The situation will continue to be monitored and further advice will be issued. Cork City Council have a limited stock of gel-bags and sand-bags available".
The weather is expected to take another turn during the week too with temperatures expected to drop considerably on Thursday night.
According to Met Éireann, it will turn cold on Thursday night "especially in the north and east where temperatures will drop back to between -2 and +1 degrees under clear skies, leading to frosty conditions. Cloudier further south with lows of 2 to 5 degrees".
It will last right into Friday too so make sure you have the hot water bottles and fluffy socks at the ready for The Late Late Toy Show on Friday night.
"Lows of -2 to +5, again coldest in the north and east of the country with some frost forming".
At the moment, predictions from the national forecaster say that the north and east of the country will experience the worst of the cold conditions but that is subject to change and it's wise to keep an eye on the official Met Eireann website.
An eventful week of weather yet again!