Storm Ernesto Is Headed For Ireland This Weekend

Olive Hawkins
August 19, 2018

Storm Ernesto formed in the North Atlantic near the east coast of America on Tuesday and has since been travelling across the ocean at around 40mph.

Met Eireann have issued a status Yellow weather warning from 8pm on Saturday night until 8am on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, the NHC is also monitoring Subtropical storm Ernesto which now approximately 975 kilometres southeast of Newfoundland and is heading north-northeast toward the UK.

The weather warning was issued on Friday, August 17 at 12:00pm.

However, it will then again become wetter and windier on Sunday (August 19), with heavy rain set to hit again.

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Understandably thanks to the storm, we can also expect heavy downpours and lots of humidity.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, Lane was packing sustained winds of 140 miles per hour with higher gusts and wasn't expected to start weakening until Sunday. This disturbance is moving westward at about 15 miles per hour and is forecast to move through the islands on Saturday, where it could bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of the Lesser Antilles during the next couple of days.

Today began dry and bright, but outbreaks of rain are possible later in the day with winds strengthening and a maximum temperature of 18C.

Despite the fact that we will only be seeing the tail-end of the tropical storm, intense rain could see 20mm or more falling in short space of time.

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