Explanation of new warning levels
Current Forecast:Friday, 19 September 2014 05:10
Early fog will clear this morning, but it will stay misty and rather cloudy in many places, with just occasional spells of hazy sunshine - best over Ulster and Connacht. Showers will become fairly widespread, with some heavy, thundery downpours expected and these could lead to some spot flooding, with parts of Munster and south Leinster, most at risk. Top temperatures of 16 to 21 C., in moderate northeast breezes.
09 September 2014 - Over 20,000 downloads of EC-EARTH future climate data so far this year.Global Earth System Models such as EC- Earth are essential for providing society with fundamental information on the future climate. The EC-Earth consortium consists of research institutes from 10 European countries including Ireland that collaborate on the development of the model and the running of climate simulations. So far this year there have been 20,864 downloads of EC-Earth datasets from 133 distinct users.
02 September 2014 - Weather Summaries for August and SummerAugust 2014: Dry in parts but extremely wet in the East; cool everywhere. Summer 2014: Variable rainfall, temperatures and sunshine
02 September 2014 - Update on Activity at Bárðarbunga VolcanoThe IMO has, at intervals over recent days, raise the aviation warning level to RED due to increased risk, but on each occasion has reduced the level to ORANGE following more detailed study. Earthquakes continue beneath Bárðarbunga and these are interpreted as a response to reduced pressure in the magma chamber beneath the volcano due to the migration of magma to the dyke intrusion