Yellow weather warning to hit entire country from Wednesday 2 months ago

Yellow weather warning to hit entire country from Wednesday

Stay inside this week.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind and rain warning for the entire country starting on Wednesday.

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The forecaster said it will be very windy on Wednesday, with some widespread gales and severe and damaging gusts.

There is also a potential for localised wave overtopping along Atlantic coasts as well as a spell of heavy rain and flooding in some places.

The status yellow warning is in place from 4am on Wednesday until 9pm Wednesday evening.

Today is set to be breezy today with a mix of sunny spells and showers, with scattered showers this morning that are set to become widespread across the country this afternoon.

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Wednesday is set to be very windy with heavy and thundery rain heading eastwards in the morning with localised flooding.

The wind is set to become more severe and potentially disruptive, especially on the west coast, by Wednesday.

The weather is then set to stay stormy during the afternoon as the rain clears into the Irish Sea but heavy thundery showers will follow from the west.

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Temperatures are set to be between 10 and 14 degrees with strong or gale force southerly winds, veering southwest to west in direction.

Thursday will see sunny spells and showers with some being heavy and prolonged, with the longest dry and sunny periods expected in the east of the country.

Temperatures are to be between 9 to 12 degrees with gusty southwest winds, veering northwest later in the day.