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Storm Ciarán has officially been named by the UK Met Office. According to Carlow Weather, amateur forecaster Alan O’Reilly suggests the strongest winds at present are to stay south of Ireland with a risk of further rain.


Met Eireann say:

“It will track to the south of Ireland on Wednesday into Thursday.”

Met Éireann’s national outlook for the week ahead:

Overview: Staying unsettled, with a spell of very wet and windy weather possible later in the week.

Monday night: Showers or longer spells of rain early in the night, but most places will become dry overnight. Winds will be light and variable so areas of mist and fog will form. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees.

Tuesday: Rain will move into the southwest on Tuesday morning and will track northeast across the country, reaching Ulster by evening. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees with moderate east to southeast winds developing.

Tuesday night: It will stay wet on Tuesday night with further outbreaks of rain across the country, heavy at times. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with moderate to fresh southeasterly winds.

Wednesday: Rain will clear northeastwards during Wednesday morning and afternoon, with sunny spells and some showers following. More rain is forecast to move into the southwest later in the afternoon though, extending across the southern half of the country during the evening. Heaviest rain is expected in Munster and south Leinster, with flooding possible. The rain will also be accompanied by strong easterly winds. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.

Wednesday night and Thursday: A spell of wet and windy or stormy weather is possible, depending on the track of a low pressure system close to Ireland.