Weather forecast

According to Met Éireann tonight will become very windy and, in places, stormy as storm Callum extends northwards across Ireland. Severe and potentially damaging wind gusts are likely, particularly in coastal regions.

The rain will turn heavy at times with an isolated thunderstorm possible. Clear spells and scattered showers will follow as the rain-band clears the north coast around dawn on Friday.

Friday morning will start very windy and in places stormy with bright spells and a few scattered showers. The strong south or southwest winds will moderate across the bulk of the country by the afternoon but will remain very strong in coastal areas of the west and north with further severe gusts possible here. Highest temperatures will range 12-16°C.

In the news

  • The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has resigned.
  • Over 3,000 applications have been received for 200 new customs officer positions that are being created ahead of Brexit.
  • The National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) has issued several pieces of advice ahead of the arrival of storm Callum.
  • Lakeland Dairies has held its base milk price for September milk supplies and added a lactose bonus.
  • IFA livestock chair Angus Woods has said the Minister must pay for BEEP weighing, not farmers.
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