Sunday's weather: Showers to give way to more persistent rain

Information supplied by Met Éireann

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Today

There’ll be some bright or sunny spells along with scattered showers this morning. Showers will give way to more persistent rain this afternoon, extending from the southwest to all areas.

Temperatures will be around 5 or 6 degrees this afternoon but will rise later to 9 or 10 degrees in the south of the country. Fresh to strong southwest winds will back southerly for a time.

Tonight

Tonight fresh to strong southwest to south winds will become strong to gale force in the southwest, with a storm at sea. Storm Imogen will bring storm force winds off the southwest and south coasts with extreme waves of up to 15 meters likely along southern coasts overnight.

Scattered heavy showers or longer spells of rain will turn wintry on hills and mountains as temperatures fall to between 3 and 5 degrees, down to about 1 degree in Ulster where winds will fall light.

Weather warnings

Wind Warning for Cork and Kerry (status orange)

Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75 km/h with gusts of 100 to 120 km/h, strongest winds along the coast. Valid from 2am Monday.

Wind Warning for Clare, Limerick and Waterford (status yellow)

Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65 km/h with gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, strongest winds along the coast. Valid from 2am Monday.

Weather Advisory for Ireland (status yellow)

An Atlantic depression will track eastwards and bring storm force winds to southwest and southern coasts of Ireland on Sunday night and Monday morning. Consequently this feature will be called Storm Imogen.

There will also be extreme waves along the southwest and west coast during this period with wave heights of between 12 and 15m possible. Valid from 12.01am Monday.