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Met Éireann confirm that Hurricane Epsilon will impact Ireland with 'gale force winds' expected

By James Fenton

October 23, 2020 at 10:50am


Met Éireann have confirmed that Ireland will feel the impact of Hurricane Epsilon in the middle of next week with 'gale force winds' due on Tuesday.

The Bank Holiday weekend is expected to be a blustery one but that's just the start of it as 'remnants' of Hurricane Epsilon in the Atlantic are expected to make their way to our shores.

Met Éireann says that 'scattered blustery heavy showers are expected on Tuesday, along with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds.' In their forecast, it is added that 'wet and very windy or stormy after dark, in strong to gale force and gusty south to southwest winds. The rain will turn thundery at times with the risk of hail.'

As for Wednesday, the intense weather looks likely to spill over with 'sustained high winds and frequent showers are expected with the ongoing risk of hail and embedded thunderstorms.'

Alan O'Reilly of Carlow Weather has predicted that Hurricane Epsilon will 'quickly move towards Iceland with a very wide wind field which is likely to bring us strong winds next Tuesday/Wednesday.'

We're all being asked to stay at home anyway due to Covid-19 restrictions but this just gives us another reason to stay indoors next week. If you do have to go out, make sure you're well prepared and stay safe. A full outlook for the coming days can be found here.

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