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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Weather

Last month
January 2023
# the weekend
Ice warning remains in place but sunny spells are on the way for Sunday
A Status Yellow ice warning is still in place but is set to end at midday.
# Brrrrrrrrrrrr
Nationwide Status Yellow ice warning in effect now until at least noon tomorrow
Met Éireann has said there will be icy stretches on roads and footpaths, leading to hazardous travelling conditions.
# Status Yellow
Motorists warned to take care as further Status Yellow weather warning issued
A number of schools in Donegal have also closed for today due to snow.
# Status Yellow
Warning to motorists as nationwide ice and low temperature warning in place
A Status Yellow low temperature/ice warning is in place until midday.
# chilly
Met Éireann issues winter weather warning for next week with low temperatures forecast
Some showers of hail, sleet and snow can be expected.
# whoosh
Thousands of homes without power following strong winds overnight
ESB customers can check the status of outages in their area using the PowerCheck tool.
# Met Éireann
Thousands without power as Status Yellow wind warning remains in place nationwide
A Status Yellow wind warning is currently in place for the entire country until 2am tomorrow.
# Blustery
Wet and windy few days ahead with nationwide Status Yellow warning in place tomorrow
A Status Yellow wind and rain warning is in place for Munster until midnight tonight.
# California
Deaths reported as ‘bomb cyclone’ brings damaging winds and rain to California
It was the latest in a rapid series of atmospheric rivers to hit California.
# Met Éireann
Status Yellow wind warning comes into effect for Mayo as gusts to reach 100 Km/hr
Some rain is expected this morning, with heavier showers forecast for this evening.
# Kilkenny Castle
Study casts doubt on 1887 record for Ireland's hottest temperature
Analysis of the record finds it to be a significant outliner compared to modern temperature differences.
33.3C was recorded at Kilkenny Castle in June 1887 and remains unsurpassed in Ireland 135 years later.
However, a team at Maynooth University have examined the record and found reason to doubt its veracity.
The study found that key information relating to the 1887 record is missing or unknown.
# Climate Change
'Very unusual event': Temperature records shattered in Europe
Ireland has been so far excluded from this, remaining on the cusp of the unseasonably warm weather as a low-pressure system dominates.
Last year
2022
# new year's weather
It's going to be an unsettled start to 2023 with rain and frosty conditions ahead
Temperatures will drop as low as -3 degrees tomorrow night.
# Climate
Met Éireann says 2022 set to be Ireland's hottest year since records began
Provisional figures released by the forecaster today show that this year was the warmest since 1900.
THE MORNING LEAD
'Terrible forecasting' and overly cautious warnings: Complaints sent to Met Éireann in 2022
A report by
Hayley Halpin
Some people hit out at Met Éireann’s predictions, while others complained about its website.
Some people hit out at Met Éireann’s predictions, while others complained about its website.
Details of the complaints were released to The Journal under the Freedom of Information Act.
Opinion: In a cold snap our footpaths and cycle lanes should also be gritted by councils
Cold snap sees coldest day since 2010 as ice warning remains in place across the country
# Christmas forecast
Rainy Christmas Day under the tree with temperatures to hover around six to 10 degrees
St Stephen’s Day looks set to be cold but brighter.
# USA
'Epic' winter storm wallops US, leaving a million people without power
Heavy snow, howling winds and biting cold air took hold of much of the nation, including normally temperate southern states.
# US winter storm
'Life-threatening' winter storm in US wreaks havoc on Christmas travel plans
Americans in the central US states are waking up to a strong winter storm
# Christmas
No White Christmas in sight as temperatures return to normal
Over the next week temperatures will be relatively warm, reaching their peak on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
# Weather
New Status Yellow wind warning in place for counties in the west as high-speed gusts expected
A wind warning for three more counties comes into effect tomorrow at midnight
# decision
Navan horse racing card cancelled due to frozen parts on track
Racing will go ahead as planned in Thurles.
# icy conditions
Status Yellow ice warning to come into effect for 22 counties this evening
The warning will come into effect at 5pm this evening and last until 9am tomorrow morning.
# Winter
Cold Snaps, Part Two: More dazzling photos of Ireland in the ice, frost and snow
We want to see your winter wonderland.
# wrap up warm
Last night was the coldest night of the year as temperatures plunged as low as -8.8 degrees
Tonight is due to be cold, with some wintry showers and icy patches in places.
# Cold Snap
Status Orange alert for 16 counties tonight as temperatures to plunge well below zero
The weekend will feature milder weather but temperatures may drop again next week.
# Severe Weather
New Status Orange alert issued as temperatures set to plunge for next two nights
Tonight is to be bitterly cold and a weather warning is due to kick in for 19 counties.
# Winter Weather
Cold snap sees coldest day since 2010 as ice warning remains in place across the country
A status yellow low temperature/ice warning is in place for the entire country.
A status yellow low temperature/ice warning is in place for the entire country.
The cold is to cause hazardous driving conditions across the country today.
Water Safety Ireland is advising people to stay away from ice and frozen waterways during the cold period.
Over 70 flights cancelled at Dublin Airport today after Greater London airport closures
Status Orange alert for most of country as freezing fog to persist into evening
# on and off
Cork card gets the go-ahead but All-Ireland ladies junior club football final postponed
The Irish racing highlight is on, but Newcastle’s all-weather card has been cancelled.
# Travel Disruption
53 flights cancelled at Dublin Airport as passengers advised to check airlines for updates
It comes after over 140 flights were cancelled at the airport yesterday due to the weather conditions.
# Dublin Airport
Cold weather severely disrupts Dublin Airport as 143 flights cancelled
DAA confirmed the cancellations this evening.
# icy weather
Met Éireann warn of treacherous conditions amid freezing fog and icy roads
A Status Yellow freezing fog warning is now in effect nationwide.
# Weather
Women's AIL final postponed as Leinster's departure from Dublin delayed
The IRFU says that ‘current weather conditions’ have forced the game to be called off.
# Cold Snap
Cold weather to remain until Wednesday with new Status Yellow warnings issued
It is to remain bitterly cold for the next six days.
A number of Irish Rail and Dublin Bus services were cancelled this morning.
The RSA is asking motorists to be extra cautious on untreated road surfaces.
People are being urged to check in on any of their vulnerable neighbours.
Cold weather severely disrupts Dublin Airport as 143 flights cancelled
Freezing weather, frost and snow: Here's what you need to know as the cold snap sets in
# Cold Snap
Snow falls in parts of country as Status Yellow warnings take effect
Met Éireann has forecast severe frost and temperatures falling to -4 degrees Celsius.
# energy supply
Varadkar: Electricity supply will be ‘very tight’ in weeks ahead
Varadkar says the Government has been warned that the margin between energy supply and demand ‘will be very tight’.
# winter is coming
Freezing weather, frost and snow: Here's what you need to know as the cold snap sets in
A Winter Weather Advisory is in place as the coldest temperatures in three years are expected this week.
# freezin
Status Yellow ice warning to take effect at midnight tomorrow
Showers of hail, sleet and snow are forecast for the second half of the week.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you want it to snow?
Met Éireann has issued a winter weather advisory for the whole country.
# Brrrr
'Bitterly cold' conditions on the way with winter weather advisory in place for the week ahead
Showers of hail, sleet and snow will occur during the second half of the week.
# wrap up warm
Hail, sleet and snow on the way with winter weather advisory in place for the week ahead
Updates with potential warnings are to be issued by Met Éireann in the coming days.