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Ireland Irish weather forecast as Met Eireann issues important Storm Atiyah wind warning update

13:15  07 december  2019
13:15  07 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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  Road Safety Authority issues stark warning to motorists as Storm Atiyah hits this weekend Road Safety Authority issues stark warning to motorists as Storm Atiyah hits this weekendMet Eireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for eight counties as 130km gusts get set to batter parts of the country over the weekend.

MET Eireann has issued status orange weather warnings for eight counties as Storm Atiyah tracks toward Ireland with gusts up to 130km/h. Met Eireann said: " Storm Atiyah will track between Iceland and Ireland on Sunday generating a swathe of very strong winds across the country.

STORM Atiyah is set to smash Britain with 80mph gales as the Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for wind . This weekend will be windy and wet, and the Met Office's first named storm of the season will blow through the South West and South on Sunday before coming across

A windy.com screengrab showing the approaching Storm Atiyah © Windy.com A windy.com screengrab showing the approaching Storm Atiyah Met Eireann has provided an update on its Storm Atiyah weather warnings.

The meteorological service had yesterday issued a Status Orange wind warning for several counties for Sunday, but this has been downgraded and changed this morning.

Instead, a Status Yellow warning is in place for the whole of Ireland from 7pm this evening until Sunday afternoon.

Gusts of up to 110km/h are expected.

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Met Eireann's message reads: "UPDATE: Ahead of Storm Atiyah (Ah-tee-ya).

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Met Eireann has confirmed that Storm Atiyah will batter Ireland as the forecaster issued a wind warning on Friday for 26 counties. The forecaster issued wind weather warnings for 26 counties on Friday morning for later in the weekend. An orange warning is in place across Donegal, Galway

The Met Office says winds of up to 70mph could hit some areas in a warning that covers from 3pm on Sunday to 9am Monday. Storm -force winds are set to batter Britain this weekend with gusts of up to 70mph. Met Office forecasters say an area of low pressure, named Storm Atiyah by Irish weather

"West to southwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h in places this evening, tonight and Sunday.

"Valid: Saturday 07 December 2019 19:00 to Sunday 08 December 2019 13:00.

"Issued: Saturday 07 December 2019 08:00."

A previous message from Met Eireann had said Storm Atiyah will track over the whole of Ireland "generating a swathe of very strong winds across the country".

Meanwhile, there is also a Status Yellow marine warning forecasting gales at sea.

The message reads: "South to southwest winds will reach gale force later today on all Irish coasts and on the Irish Sea."

In the general forecast, the weather service said it will be mainly dry at first today with just patchy light rain or drizzle, but becoming windy as the day goes on.

Met Eireann added: "Moderate west to southwest winds backing southerly and increasing fresh to strong and gusty.

"Heavy rain will reach the west coast late in the afternoon and will spread quickly eastwards during the evening. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees."

Tonight, the rain will clear up somewhat to showers, some of which will be heavy.

It will continue windy with strong southerly winds veering westerly as the rain clears. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees.

Met Eireann's forecast for Sunday says it will be " a very windy day, as storm Atiyah approaches".

It adds: "The westerly winds will be strongest in the afternoon and evening with potentially damaging gusts.

"There will be blustery showers throughout the day, some with hail or thunder. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.

"Continuing very windy on Sunday night with strong to gale force northwest winds and some strong gusts. Showers will become isolated later in the night. Temperatures will stay between 5 and 8 degrees."

As for next week, Met Eireann says "Monday will be mainly dry with sunshine developing". 

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In general Weather Warnings will be issued whenever weather conditions meeting the detailed thresholds defined below are anticipated within a A storm is named by a National Meteorological Service when Orange Level wind warnings are forecast to impact over a wide area overland.

Forecasters added: "Strong northwest winds will ease and temperatures will range between 7 and 9 degrees in the afternoon.

"Monday night will start dry but rain will spread from the west later and it will become windy again with fresh to strong southerly winds.

"Temperatures will rise overnight to 10 or 11 degrees by Tuesday morning.

"It looks like Tuesday will be a wet and windy day, with heavy rain clearing later to blustery showers, possibly with hail or thunder. 

"Fresh to strong southerly winds will veer westerly as the rain clears.

"Temperatures early in the day will be between 10 and 13 degrees but they drop quickly during the afternoon with typical values between 5 and 7 degrees.

"The showery and blustery weather will continue on Tuesday night.

"Some showers may turn wintry on higher ground as temperatures fall to 2 or 3 degrees.

"Wednesday is looking cold with further showers and they may be wintry with sleet or hail.

"Current indications are that rain will develop on Wednesday night with a slight rise again in temperatures.

"The further outlook is for a continuation of the unsettled weather with temperatures around or below normal."

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