Met Éireann briefing on Ex Tropical Storm Helene 4pm Monday 17th September

Heading: The arrival of Helene heralds the beginning of a very active period of weather this week.

The rest of today will be windy, but winds will moderate away from the south and east coast tonight. The rain today will be heaviest in western and northwestern areas, where warnings are in places. Elsewhere tonight, intense bursts of rain may bring some spot flooding tonight. But most will clear by early Tuesday morning.

A very active period of weather is now expected to follow over the coming days with an assembly line of low pressure systems swinging close to our shores, bringing strong winds and heavy rain at times. There is potential that wind or rainfall warnings will be required in at least some parts of the country over the next few days associated with these Atlantic low pressure systems.