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01st Mar 2016

Weather Warnings Issued For Tonight as Forecaster Predicts Summer Heatwave

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Met Éireann has issued a number of weather warnings for tonight and tomorrow morning.

There is a status orange wind warning for Coastal fringes of the north, west and south with gusts of up to 130km/h expected overnight in exposed areas.

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for the entire country. Winds of mean speeds between 50 and 65 km/h and gusts between 90 and 110 km/h have been predicted.

As well as the wind, some areas could see some snow and ice. Heavy snow showers with accumulations up to 3cm are expected in parts of Connacht and Leinster. Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan may also be affected.

Lowest temperatures will drop tonight, possibly below zero, which means drivers should be aware of the risk of ice.

Tomorrow will bring blustery conditions and wintry showers but these will become more scattered and brighter spells will develop as the day progresses. Wednesday night is expected to be cold again with a chance of frost or ice.

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This news comes on the same day that Exacta Weather’s James Madden claimed that a heatwave could be on the way this summer.

According to JOE.ie, he said: “As things stand, Ireland can start to look forwards to some nice weather towards the end of May, as high pressure starts to dominate proceedings.

“It looks like there’ll be lengthy periods of warm sunshine and above average temperatures between late May and July and although question marks surround the August period. It will certainly be a big improvement on anything we have experienced in recent years.”

Just to note, this is the same man who predicted a white Christmas. On that note, we’ll say take care on those roads and remember to add an extra layer or two in the morning.