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12th Oct 2017

Met Éireann issue weather warning over potential ‘high-impact event’

The weather is going to be all over the shop in the next few days.

“Very high seas” have been threatened.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather advisory warning for Ireland ahead of the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia making an impact here next week.

The hurricane is likely to have been downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reaches Ireland and the UK, but it will still result in inclement weather in parts of Ireland, with the worst conditions set to take hold on Monday.

“A combination of a vigorous Atlantic weather system and the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia will pass close to Ireland on Monday, and has the potential to be a high-impact event in parts of the country,” read the advisory warning issued by Met Éireann on Thursday afternoon.

“There is a lot of uncertainty as to the exact evolution and movement of this weather system during the coming four days, but storm-force winds, outbreaks of heavy rain, and very high seas are threatened. Met Éireann will maintain a close watch on the evolution and issue further advisories and warnings as these are warranted.”

The warning was issued at 2pm on Thursday morning and remains valid until 6am on Tuesday morning, by which stage the country will have experienced all manner of weather conditions.

Heavy rain is forecast for Thursday and Friday, while temperatures are set to rise to as high as 20 degrees on Saturday, when there will be plenty of sunny spells thrown into the mix.

Obviously, that burst of pleasant weather isn’t going to last for long; best be prepared for every eventuality if you’re planning on venturing outside in the coming days.