Status yellow weather warning in place for whole country

Met Éireann says heavy, thundery downpours in short spaces of time will lead to localised spot flooding.

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Flood and tornado risks remain across US Gulf Coast

Warnings remain in place despite Tropical Depression Barry having less of an impact than had been predicted.

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Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

Rain-triggered floods, mudslides and lightning have left a trail of destruction in parts of South Asia.

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Gulf Coast drenched as Storm Barry makes landfall

The storm was downgraded from a hurricane.

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Ulster weather: Fine day ahead

A generally fine day, as it will be dry with good periods of sunshine and a little patchy cloud at times.

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Connacht weather: Dry with long spells of strong sunshine

A fine day is forecast, as it will be dry with long spells of strong sunshine and few if any clouds

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Munster weather: Fine weather is forecast

Fine weather is forecast, as it will be dry with plenty of bright sunshine and little in the way of cloud.

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Leinster weather: Generally fine day, as it will be dry with prolonged spells of sunshine

A generally fine day, as it will be dry with prolonged spells of sunshine, especially during the morning, and just a few patches of cloud.

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Weather: Good deal of sunshine throughout the country today

It will be dry and fine with a good deal of sunshine for all areas today. The late evening heading into the night will have clear skies for all. Winds will be light and it will be rather warm too, with a max temperature of 21-24C (70-75F).

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Light showers with sunny periods

Isolated light showers or spots of rain at first. Then dry with bright or sunny periods, especially during the course of the afternoon.

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Cloudy with sunny periods

It will be dry with a fairly cloudy morning, but long sunny periods developing later.

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Fine day with bright, sunny spells

A generally fine day, as it will be dry and bright with spells of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud, although it may be rather cloudy at times this morning.

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Dry with sunny spells

It is going to be dry with spells of sunshine breaking through in the afternoon after a grey morning.

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Dry and cloudy with some sunny spells

A mostly dry start, although Ulster could have a morning shower. The rest of the day is going to be dry for all.

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Ireland set for temperature highs of 22 C

Good news for those fearing that summer was all too brief. Met Eireann has released a national weather forecast for the next week and the warm weather doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

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Europe ‘facing more frequent and more intense heatwaves’

Experts said recent extreme conditions are five to 10 times more likely now than they were in 1900.

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Freak hailstorm leaves Mexican city under two metres of ice

Residents of Guadalajara are counting the cost - and scratching their heads - after waking up to hailstones piled a metre deep in the middle of the summer.

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Status orange thunder warning issued for 16 counties

Met Éireann has issued a status orange thunder warning for 16 counties.

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Ulster: Sunny spells with light scattered showers

It looks set to be bright with sunny spells and scattered light showers.

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Connacht: Bright and sunny with showers in the evening

It is going to be generally bright with sunny periods, but there is a small chance of the odd shower later.

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Leinster: Bright start followed by risk of showers

After a bright start, it will become a generally unsettled day with a lot of cloud and a risk of some heavy showers developing.

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Ireland: Dry day with sunny intervals

Ireland today: A dry day with sunny intervals for central, southern and northern areas, particularly Ulster and Munster.

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The continent sizzles but it's a mixed bag in Ireland on the weather front

Today is providing a mixed bag on the weather front with many parts of Leinster and Ulster bathed in sunshine but its umbrellas at the ready for southern and western counties.

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Hot spell to continue across the country; Fire risk issued for Donegal

Today, temperatures remain higher than the average for this time of year with some parts of the country reaching 27°C.

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Record heat hits France and Italy as temperatures to reach 44 degrees

Some schools closed because they could not ensure safe conditions.

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Animals get inventive to keep cool during heatwave

Fish sorbet and water fountains have been helping to keep the animals cool during the hot weather.

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Heatwave puts Italy and France on highest weather alert

Meteo France raised the hazardous weather warning to ‘red’.

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Temperatures expected to hit 28 degrees as yellow warning comes into effect

A warm-weather warning will come into effect for parts of the country later today.

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Two Dublin beaches reopen following wastewater leak

Following a wastewater leak on Monday, two Dublin beaches have re-opened to swimmers.

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In Pictures: Water and shade in demand as Europeans sizzle in the sun

The extreme temperatures have been caused by a plume of hot air from Africa.

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School closures in France as Germany imposes motorway curbs amid heatwave

Europe is sweltering from a plume of hot air moving north from Africa.

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Update: Clare fire service issues wildfire warning amid high-temperature status for six counties

The fire service in County Clare has asked for people to refrain from burning anything outdoors during the ongoing spell of hot weather.

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France on hot weather alert as heatwave reaches Europe

Meteorologists have placed more than half of France, including around Paris, on alert for high temperatures as a heatwave was expected to spread across Europe.

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Orangutans fight the heat in Europe as temperatures soar

Temperatures pushed 32C in Vienna on Tuesday.

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Orange water at Dublin beach due to 'benign, non-toxic' micro-algae, swimming ban still in place

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have said that the orange water at Sandycove Beach today is a naturally occurring micro-alga.

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Pet owners urged to watch out for animals during forecasted heatwave

Pet owners urged to watch out for animals during forecasted heatwave

A charity is warning animal owners to keep them safe during the forecasted heatwave expected to blanket the country over the next several days.

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Boat rescue for 14 people at flood-hit Scottish rugby club

A fire station water rescue team sent a boat to rescue 14 members of the public from Stirling County Rugby Club due to the flood waters.

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Man left sitting on car roof as streets flood after heavy rain in the UK

The June washout is set to continue on Tuesday, with severe weather warnings for rain and thunderstorms covering large parts of the UK.

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France prepares for 40 degree heatwave with orange alert declared

Measures are being taken to avoid a repeat of 2003 when there were an estimated 15,000 heat-related deaths, mainly elderly people.

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Danger of spot flooding due to thundery downpours, say Met Eireann

A Status Yellow rain advisory has been issued for the whole country.

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Met Éireann issues two yellow rainfall warnings as 'thundery downpours' expected

Met Éireann has issued two Status Yellow rainfall warnings for today and tonight.

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Summer's on the way: Temperatures to hit 20C next week

Met Éireann says after a mostly dull weekend, it will be a very warm and humid week.

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Music to our ears: Met Éireann are launching a weather podcast

The weather might not be delivering at the moment but Met Éireann has some news that will brighten your day - introducing The Met Éireann Podcast.

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Summer might finally arrive with temperatures expected to rise

Summer finally looks set to arrive in Ireland with highs of 20 degrees today and tomorrow.

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It may be a few weeks before we get beach weather

The unseasonable weather we are experiencing at the minute could be around for a few more weeks.

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The 6 emotional stages of realising summer might never come

With this much rain, will we ever see any sunshine in June?

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Heavy rain causes travel disruption across UK with several warnings in place

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for floods and thunderstorms across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Status yellow rainfall warning in place for 11 counties

The warning came into effect at 7am and will be in place until 6am tomorrow.

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Met Éireann issues Status Yellow wind warning for two counties

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Galway and Mayo this afternoon.

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Here's what the weather will be like for the Bank Holiday weekend

Anyone hoping for sunshine on the Bank Holiday weekend will be disappointed as there is plenty of rain predicted by Met Éireann.

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Status Yellow rainfall warning for three counties

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for three counties.

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Status Yellow rainfall warning in place for five counties

There is a status yellow rainfall warning currently in place for five counties.

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Cloudy with light rain and drizzle

Light rain and drizzle leading to a drier but cloudy evening

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Cloudy with spells of rain

Damp with lots of cloud and spells of rain

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Cloudy and dry with a chance of rain

Mostly dry but cloudy with a chance of drizzle.

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Cloudy with patchy light rain

Mostly cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle at times.

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Overcast with light showers later

Dry start followed by light showers with overcast conditions

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Ulster

It looks set to be mainly cloudy during the morning with the chance of the odd shower, but brighter with some sun later. A dry end to the day with some late spells of sunshine. Gentle north-westerly winds. Near normal temperatures. Max temp 13-16C (55-61F), but colder along much of the coast.

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