Sunday, May 02, 2021

 

What a difference a week makes! Last weekend Roscommon recorded the highest temperatures in the country coming in at over 18 degrees. Last night air temperatures in the county dipped to -2.2.

Met Eireann’s weather station at Mount Dillon in Roscommon last night recorded an air temperature of -2.2, the second-lowest in the country, the lowest being at Markree Castle in Sligo where temperatures dropped to -2.7.

And the weather picture isn’t looking much better for the next few days. Met Eireann says that it will be “unseasonably wet and windy” as a weather warning comes into place at 3 a.m. on Monday and will remain in place until 10 p.m. on the same day. “Southwesterly winds, veering northerly through Monday will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 kph with gusts up to 100 kph, particularly in coastal areas and on higher ground. “Heavy rain in conjunction with the wind will lead to spot flooding with a risk of wave overtopping in coastal areas,” says the national weather forecaster.

Heavy and thundery falls tonight will mostly hit Connacht and Ulster – bringing spot flooding overnight into the bank holiday.

It is expected that tomorrow will see a “wet and windy” start with further spells of rain.

The forecaster has warned of “damaging gusts” tomorrow with some sunny spells and hail showers.

Monday night will see windy conditions remain with some wintry showers predicted.

 

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