Fleming: Combination of heavy rain and winds 'possibly dangerous'

Fleming: Combination of heavy rain and winds 'possibly dangerous'

Weather conditions are expected to take a turn for the worst this afternoon with heavy rain and strong winds expected.

Met Eireann has issued a warning as hurricane-like weather is expected to hit with the south of the country set to be the worst affected.

It is believed conditions may be as bad as those experienced during the infamous "Hurricane Charley" of 1986.

Gerald Fleming of Met Eireann has said there is potential for conditions to become dangerous.

Mr Fleming said: "Even though there will be heavy rain and heavy winds, none of them will be exceptional in themselves.

"But it is the combination, particularly this afternoon, with the strong winds onshore along the south coast with big waves and possibly some heavy rain making for unpleasant conditions and possibly some dangerous conditions too for those down near the beach."


More in this Section

Spring forward: Don't forget clocks go forward tonightSpring forward: Don't forget clocks go forward tonight

People urged to shop responsibly as supermarkets experience long queuesPeople urged to shop responsibly as supermarkets experience long queues

High-profile solicitor in critical condition as he battles Covid-19High-profile solicitor in critical condition as he battles Covid-19

Covid-19: Government provides list of essential workersCovid-19: Government provides list of essential workers


Lifestyle

For Tory islanders however, being cut off is a way of life.Islands of Ireland: Isolation a way of life on Tory

Louisa Earls is a manager at Books Upstairs, D’Olier St, Dublin.We Sell Books: Virus response writes a new chapter for Books Upstairs

Singer and actress Lisa Lambe takes inspiration from a gnarled tree in the west for her new album.Lisa Lambe's love letter to Connemara

Colette SheridanHitching around Ireland changed the direction of my life

More From The Irish Examiner