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Ireland Gets 'Environmental Warning' Following 'Spanish Plume' Threat

By Darragh Berry

July 31, 2018 at 8:12pm


We honestly can't keep up with Ireland's weather.

Just when we thought, 'okay, we're not living in a tropic country forever', minutes later we're being issued with rainfall warnings.

August could be one of those months where you're wearing a t-shirt but you have the rain jacket in the bag, just in case.

Well, Ireland's warm weather advisory has finally been removed and instead has been replaced with an environmental warning which will see "the development of potato blight expected during the second half of this week."

It was issued on Tuesday midday and follows the threat that the 'Spanish Plume' is set to hit Ireland for the Bank Holiday weekend.

As we head into the first day of August, however, Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain, mainly in Atlantic coastal areas at first, extending gradually eastwards and becoming widespread by midday.

The rain will turn persistent or heavy for a time, especially in Atlantic coastal counties. It will become misty with hill and coastal fog, especially in western and southern areas.

Top temperatures 17 to 20 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds, but strong along south and southwest coasts.

Thursday will see some spells of rain and drizzle with high temperatures of between 19-24 degrees while Friday will be much of the same also.

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