There are no National Warnings in operation
Explanation of new warning levels
Current Forecast:Saturday, 30 August 2014 04:41
Saturday will be a rather cloudy day with outbreaks of rain across Ulster and the north of Connacht. Some rain at times in the west to begin too. Elsewhere holding largely dry, apart from one or two passing showers. Some sunny spells breaking through from the south later in the day, with rain petering out in the north at that stage too. Highest temperatures 14 to 17 or 18 degrees Celsius, coolest for northwest counties. Moderate west to northwest breezes will pick up a little in the afternoon, falling back again during the evening hours.
29 August 2014 - Update on Activity at Bárðarbunga VolcanoFollowing reports from the Icelandic Met Office that an eruption had commenced overnight, and that the aviation colour code status for Iceland has been raised to RED.
21 August 2014 - Activity at Bárðarbunga VolcanoSince Saturday August 16th thousands of earthquakes have been detected at Bárðarbunga by the earthquake monitoring network of the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), and the earthquakes continue to occur at an approximate rate of 1000/day (see http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/ for more detail and the latest reports). As the volcano is situated beneath an ice cap, an eruption could result in an ash plume which may have consequences for both aviation and health.
01 August 2014 - The Weather of July 2014: Warm everywhere; dry and sunny in most partsAll mean temperatures were above their LTA (Long-Term Average). Most stations reported below average rainfall. Sunshine totals were variable. Monthly mean windspeeds ranged from five knots (9 km/h) at stations in the Midlands to 11 knots (20km/h) at Malin Head.