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Met Eireann confirms Storm Ciara will affect parts of Ireland

By Darragh Murphy

February 5, 2020 at 12:14pm

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Met Eireann has confirmed that Storm Ciara will bring strong winds and heavy rain to Ireland on Sunday.

At the time of writing, no weather warnings have been put in place but that is likely to change as the weekend draws nearer.

It has been reported by Carlow Weather that Ireland would likely be affected by Storm Ciara, which was named by the United Kingdom Met Office on Wednesday morning.

Very unsettled weather is expected across the UK on Saturday night and Sunday, while Met Eireann has now confirmed that stormy conditions will also be felt in Ireland.

A Met Eireann spokesperson said: "After a mostly dry start on Saturday morning, heavy rain and strong winds will move eastwards over the country bringing a risk of very strong squally winds for a time in the afternoon. The rain will clear to showers in the evening. Cold and largely dry for overnight with frost in places. Another spell of rain and strengthening south to southwest winds overnight will be in western areas later in the night.

"Current indications suggest a very strong and squally southwest wind will develop on Sunday along with heavy rain as Storm Ciara moves eastwards to the north of the country. The rain will clear to showers and squally westerly winds later in the day.

"The unsettled weather with strong winds and potentially stormy conditions along with high seas currently look set to continue in to the early days of next week, with cold weather prevailing. There will be spells of heavy rain or showers turning wintry at times."

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