Storm Agnes to track across Ireland today

Weather update from Met Éireann

Storm Agnes will track northeastwards over Ireland today with disruption likely in places. It will be wet and very windy with strong to gale force southeast winds, veering westerly later in the day.

A number of weather warnings are in place, large for counties in the south and east but a status yellow wind warning for Leinster is in place until midnight.

Becoming extremely windy or stormy for a time in the east and south with the potential for severe and damaging gusts. Strong onshore winds and high seas will bring the risk of coastal flooding on eastern and southern coasts.

Heavy rain extending nationwide through the morning with the likelihood of some localised flooding. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees.

Staying windy for a time tonight with strong and gusty westerly winds gradually easing as Storm Agnes clears towards Scotland. Outbreaks of heavy rain in the northeast will give way to a mix of clear spells and scattered showers. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.

Bright spells and scattered showers on Thursday morning. On Thursday afternoon, a band of rain will extend from the Atlantic, spreading eastwards across the country, turning heavy in some spots. That rain will clear into the Irish Sea in the evening followed by scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees and feeling breezy in fresh and gusty southwest winds.

Largely dry and clear on Thurday night with isolated showers mainly affecting western coasts. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly winds.

Friday is expected to be a bright and generally dry day with spells of sunshine and the chance of just the odd light shower. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees in light to moderate westerly winds.

Dry and clear overnight on Friday apart from passing showers along western and southwestern coasts. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees in a light southerly breeze.

After a dry start to the day on Saturday, outbreaks of rain and drizzle will spread across the country from the south, possibly turning heavy at times along the south coast. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees in moderate southeasterly winds.

Sunday will bring a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, possibly turning more prolonged in the evening. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in moderate southwesterly winds.

Early next week: Sunny spells and scattered showers will continue into the early days of next week, with current indications suggesting that rain will then spread across the country on Wednesday.