Met Eireann Warn That Storm Gareth Is Coming Our Way

A status Orange wind warning has been issued for north-western counties, as a named storm - Storm Gareth - approaches Ireland.

The warnings will be in place from 12pm tomorrow until early Wednesday morning.

The Met Office are also warning that Storm Gareth could cause travel disruption this week.

"Falling onto already wet ground, 20-40mm of rainfall is expected quite widely with 50-60mm possible over higher ground in Cumbria".

TuesdayBrightening up after a cloudy start tomorrow, Tuesday, with occasional showers, some of them heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.

Gusts of 70-75mph are likely along northern coasts, perhaps up to 80mph for a time.

"Gusts of 50-55mph are likely inland and up to 65mph along western coasts." said Mr Gundersen.

Strong winds are already lashing the city throughout Sunday afternoon.

Temperatures are not likely to get much above 10 or 11C - but with the wind chill, this could feel more like 6 to 8C.

After a fairly miserable weekend on the weather front, there's no sign of an improvement in conditions for the foreseeable future, with the weather warnings taking effect from 6pm on Monday and remaining in place until noon on Wednesday.

According to the Met Office's current forecast gusts of up to 52mph will hit the city around lunchtime on Tuesday, with the strong winds continuing over the following 24 hours with max speeds of 46mph on Wednesday.

Cloud will increase from the south-west later today with rain arriving in parts of Munster and south Connacht towards evening.

He said there will also be a "band of heavy rain" which will push south-eastwards, followed by some "very heavy showers" during Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Joey Payne