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Severe weather expect this week

Met Eireann have issued a STATUS YELLOW Wind Warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford

A period of very windy weather is expected overnight Sunday through to Tuesday morning. Southwesterly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h and give gusts of 90 to 110 km/h. Winds will be strongest in exposed areas. Winds will veer westerly during Monday afternoon and northwesterly overnight.

Issued: Sunday 22 February 2015 16:21
Valid: Monday 23 February 2015 00:01 to Tuesday 24 February 2015 10:00

Forecast: Extremely windy Monday, with the strong to gale force southwesterly winds veering westerly. Some further severe gusts can be expected too, highest in Atlantic coastal counties. Further squally heavy showers too, some wintry and thundery. Colder than today, with highs of just 4 to 8 Centegrade.

Outlook: Very unsettled weather will continue for the rest of the week.

Monday night : Very cold and windy, with clear spells and showers also, mainly of rain or hail, but some wintry showers of sleet are likely, mainly in the north and west. Min. 0 to 3 Celsius, with some frost in sheltered places. Strong W to NW winds will slowly ease.

Tuesday : Very cold and windy, but bright, with sunny spells. Some further scattered showers also, mainly of rain or hail, but a few wintry showers are possible, mainly over high ground in the north. Max. 5 to 8 Celsius, in a fresh to strong west to northwest wind, gradually easing.
Later Tuesday, milder conditions, with rain, will develop along Atlantic coasts, spreading to all areas early on Tuesday night.

Wednesday : Mild and breezy, with good dry intervals, mainly in the midlands, east and south, but patchy rain and drizzle will occur, mainly along Atlantic coasts. Max. 9 to 12 Celsius, in a moderate to fresh west to southwest breeze. On Wednesday night, heavy rain, with strong southwesterly winds, will spread from the Atlantic, clearing by morning to scattered showers, but turning very cold again.

Thursday : Very cold and windy, with sunny spells and occasional showers, mainly of rain and hail, with a risk of thunder, but some wintry over high ground in the west and north. Max. 5 to 8 Celsius, in a fresh to strong westerly wind.

Friday : Still cold, but mainly dry and bright, with sunny spells and moderate westerly winds.
Next weekend : Early indications are for milder conditions, but wet and windy at times.

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