Monday's weather: Stormy this morning in the southwest

Heavy showers of rain and hail and some thunder

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Spanish point in County Clare. Picture by: Nial Carson / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Today

Warning: Stormy this morning in the southwest.

Cold today with passing heavy showers of rain and hail and some thunderstorm activity also.

Temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees.

Generally very windy with strong to gale force southwesterly winds veering westerly but in the southwest winds reaching storm force this morning and in the northwest winds will continue light.

Tonight

The winds will moderate this evening and tonight and it will feel cold with lowest temperatures around zero.

There will be some clear spells tonight but scattered showers also.

There are three weather warnings in place this morning.

Status Orange

Wind Warning for Cork and Kerry

Update: Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75 km/h with gusts of 100 to 130 km/h, strongest winds along the coast and on hills.

Issued:Sunday 07 February 2016 19:00
Valid:Sunday 07 February 2016 19:00 to Monday 08 February 2016 12:00


Status Yellow

Wind Warning for Wexford, Clare, Limerick and Waterford

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.

Issued:Sunday 07 February 2016 19:26
Valid:Sunday 07 February 2016 20:00 to Monday 08 February 2016 12:00


Status Yellow

Weather Advisory for Ireland

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.

Issued:Saturday 06 February 2016 21:00
Valid:Monday 08 February 2016 00:01 to Monday 08 February 2016 12:00

This information is with thanks to Met Éireann