Met Eireann issue weather warning
What better way to celebrate mid-July than a weather warning from Met Eireann.
A status yellow warning is in effect for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare with winds of up to 65kmh and gusts up to 110kmh expected for today.
Heavy downpours are also on the cards.
While Met Eireann believes there is a chance the north and south of the country will remain ‘mainly dry’, those travelling to the Longitude festival are advised to bring an umbrella.
The Met office's website reports:
Today will start mainly dry, just some scattered showers. The showers will become more widespread through the day, with heavy and prolonged showers likely in the northwest.
There will be sunny intervals as well, the best of these in the east and south.
It will be a cool and windy day, with strong and gusty west to southwest winds, and gales at times in western and northwestern coastal fringes. Highest temperatures of only 14 to 17 degrees.
Showers will continue for a time tonight, some heavy and blustery still in the north. A spell of rain will reach the west coast later in the night. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees.
Fresh to strong southwest winds will decrease moderate to fresh.
Today cloudy/scattered shrws heavy in http://t.co/H7Cvbbu9Ip W to SW winds.Gales atimes in W/NW coasts.Min 14-17C.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 17, 2015