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30th Dec 2022

It looks like we’ll be reeling in the New Year with a LOT of rain

Ellen Fitzpatrick


New Year’s Eve is always full of glittery dresses and the highest of heels, but this year you might want to dress up a little bit warmer.

This year, it looks like we’ll be reeling in the New Year with some crazy weather as forecasters have warned that wind, rain and freezing temperatures are on the horizon.

The weekend is set to bring with it spells of rain and showers with frost also making an appearance.

A low pressure system is travelling across the Atlantic after the US has experienced extreme cold and is making its way towards Ireland, with a status yellow rain warning being lifted for Cavan, Donegal, Connacht and Longford at 8am on Friday morning.

A status yellow wind warning is set to be in place for Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway, Kerry and Waterford with winds becoming gusty near coasts and high grounds.

Today is set to see widespread outbreaks of rain, which will cause localised flooding in places. Tomorrow and Sunday will also see widespread showers, with sleet and snow possible on New Year’s Day on higher ground.

Temperatures will remain mild at 9C today but are set to drip overnight to as low as -4C tomorrow and -3C on Sunday.

One forecaster said: “It does look like there will be scattered outbreaks of rain and they may fall as sleet and possibly snow on higher ground.

“It could be a dodgy for drivers going out on New Year’s Eve, we’re expecting some frost and icy stretches, especially in the north west.”