Met Éireann weather warning forecasts storms, heavy rain and potentially snow

Met Éireann

Ireland will see two different storms which Met Éireann have said will bring heavy winds, rain and even snow.

Met Éireann has issued a nationwide Yellow wind warning for Wednesday where Storm Dudley will bring wind gusts of around 80-110 km/h at times.

An Orange wind warning  has also been issued for Donegal, where gusts could reach around 130km/h along exposed coasts.

On Friday a more widespread spell of windy and disruptive weather is expected as Storm Eunice moves across Ireland, with additional weather warnings expected to be issued in the coming days.

Met Éireann meteorologist, Emer Flood said: “It’s been a fairly quiet year so far but that’s all going to change this week as an active jet stream steers several low-pressure systems across Ireland and the UK.

“On Wednesday Storm Dudley will bring strong winds to mainly northern and western areas. These strong winds in combination with high tides will lead to large coastal waves and some coastal flooding.”

Emer continued: “As Storm Dudley clears eastwards on Thursday morning winds will ease for a time, before picking up again on Friday morning as Storm Eunice approaches.  We’re keeping a close eye on this Storm as there is the potential for more widespread strong winds across Ireland which may lead to some disruption and damage.

Along with strong winds, Eunice is expected to bring spells of heavy rain and potentially some snow.  We’re advising the public to keep a close eye on the weather forecast as the week progresses as further weather warnings are likely to be issued.”

The Road Safety Authority is also urging road users in orange warning zones to check local traffic and weather conditions before setting out on a journey. For more information on Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice visit Met.ie