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Three weather warnings are in place

Feb 14, 2021

If you have a romantic outdoor picnic planned for today (within your 5km, of course) then we have some bad news for you as Valentine’s Day is going to be a washout.
Dublin will be lashed with heavy downpours and strong winds of up to 100 km/h as there are three weather warnings in place across Ireland.
A Status Yellow wind warning says the capital will be battered by powerful gusts of up to 110 km/h with a risk of flooding around the coastal areas.
A Met Eireann forecaster said: “Very windy with southerly winds reaching mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km/h. Where winds are onshore there is a risk of coastal flooding around high tide.”
It is valid for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford until 5 pm today.
Another yellow wind warning has been put in place until 4 pm for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon and Tipperary.
And there is also an orange wind alert for Donegal, Galway, and Mayo until 3 pm.
Here is the full forecaster for the week from Met Eireann:
Today
The morning will start off with “strong to gale force southerly” winds and heavy rain.
But the afternoon will see the rain ease into isolated showers with sunny spells. It’ll be milder than recently with the highs of 11C to 12C.
Tonight
A mostly dry night with clear spells but a band of patchy rain will move in from the southwest by morning. Lows of 5 or 6 degrees.
“Scattered outbreaks of rain will clear through the morning to leave a mostly dry and mostly cloudy day, with a few passing showers and some bright spells. A mild day with highs of 11C or 12C in moderate to fresh southerly winds.
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National Outlook
SUMMARY: Generally mild, breezy and unsettled as our weather comes in from the southwest. A little cooler through midweek.
Monday Night
“A wet and windy night, with rain moving in from the southwest and quickly sweeping across the country to all areas. A clearance to blustery showers will follow later in the night. Lows of 5C to 7C.
Tuesday
“A mix of cloud and sunny spells with widespread showers. Highs of 8C to 10C in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.”Another band of rain will cross the country from the southwest on Tuesday night.
Wednesday
“A day of scattered showers. The showers most frequent in the south and west, mostly dry further east. Highs of 7C to 9C in a moderate southwesterly breeze.”A spell of more persistent rain will move into southern areas Wednesday evening, clearing Wednesday night. Turning colder after the rain clears with lows of 1 to 3 degrees.
Thursday
“A mostly dry day with sunny spells and a few scattered showers. Cloud will build from the southwest through the day with rain arriving by evening. Highs of 7C to 9C in a moderate southerly breeze.”Becoming quite windy on Thursday night. Wet also, with rain extending to all areas, heavy in the southwest.
Friday
“A windy day with strong southwesterly winds feeding in widespread showers, heaviest and most frequent in the south and west. Mild with highs of 12C to 14C.”