Michael Staines
Michael Staines

10.35 23 Aug 2020


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More stormy weather is on the way with strong winds and heavy thundery downpours due next week.

Met Éireann has said ‘very wet’ conditions are expected around the country on Monday night and through much of Tuesday.

There is also a risk of flooding, mainly in southern and western counties.

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On Newstalk Breakfast with Eamon Torsney this morning, Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather said things will “begin to go downhill tomorrow evening with some heavy rain arriving in from the south.”

“It looks like a storm is going to track across Ireland then, coming in late tomorrow night and into Tuesday bringing some very strong winds again, possibly up to 120kph of 130kph on the south coast,” he said.

“There will be strong winds right across the country, along with heavy thundery downpours and some very heavy falls of rain and some flooding once again.”

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He said much of the rain is likely to be in the south and west but the storm’s direction is “still a little bit hard to call.”

“A track further north brings the heavier winds to Ireland but if it tracks further south, we’ll escape the worst of it and it would head into England,” he said.

“Possibly the difference to Ellen here is that the strong winds might hit during daylight hours on Tuesday and we saw last week that it doesn’t take winds to be too severe to take down trees that are in full leaf this time of year.”

Back to School

Mr O’Reilly warned anyone expecting the tradition good weather to arrive as children return to school is likely to be disappointed.

“Wednesday doesn’t look too bad but unfortunately it does look like it is going to stay unsettled for Thursday and Friday,” he said. “So that walk back to school could be a wet one if people are walking.

“A lot of people looking for that back to school weather but there is no real sign of any settled spell at the moment so it will be get the jackets ready really for the school children.”


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