People across Donegal are remarking on the unseasonably warm weather as many cautiously step out this morning hoping to avoid bad luck.
This Friday the 13th is an oddly balmy day in Ireland – reaching extreme highs which usually belong in the summertime.
Weather gauges reported 18C in parts of the county on this very mild morning. Hot it may be, but it’s still like a typical summer’s day here in the north west – windy, rainy and warm!
Met Eireann forecast a cloudy day with rain and drizzle turning heavy later on. It will become brighter in the afternoon with average highs of 16-17C. Tonight will turn cooler with temperatures of 10-12C.
There’s no denying the heat today is unseasonal – on this day last year in Donegal we had maximum highs of 13C.
At 8am it's 18C around some coasts. That's a temperature we normally have in the middle of the day around the end of June! pic.twitter.com/xVJKHq4XXo
— Barra Best (@barrabest) October 13, 2017
While we might enjoy not having to wrap up in hats, scarves and gloves today, there is some extreme weather on the way.
A weather advisory warning has been issued by Met Eireann ahead of Hurriane Ophelia’s arrival in Ireland.
The remnants of the storm will pass close on Monday, and could bring storm-force wins, heavy rain and very high seas.
A Status Yellow warning is in place from yesterday (Thursday) to Tuesday 17th October to advise people of the incoming vigorous Atlantic weather system and Ophelia.
Met Eireann have said they will maintain a close watch on the evolution and issue further advisories and warnings as these are warranted.Tags: