Explanation of new warning levels
Current Forecast:Friday, 29 August 2014 10:32
Mostly overcast today with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, mist in parts too. Sunny spells breaking through in parts too though, driest in the southeast and for time yet across the north midlands. Breezy, with fresh and gusty southwest winds, strongest near Atlantic fringes. Highest temperatures 16 to 19 degrees Celsius, mildest across the south of Leinster.
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.