A Status Red – Gale Warning has been issued for along the Irish seaboard.
Met Éireann has upgraded Storm Brendan and the forecast below was released by the meteorological organisation at 14.00 hours today (Sunday).
Becoming mostly dry overnight, with clear spells at first and just a few scattered showers on Atlantic coasts. Cloud will increase from the Atlantic, bringing more persistent rain to west and southwest coasts towards morning. Southerly winds will gradually strengthen overnight, increasing strong to gale force later on Atlantic coasts. Minimum temperatures 1 to 4 Celsius, coldest early on, with some patchy frost.
Monday will be extremely windy or stormy, as storm Brendan tracks to the northwest of the country. Strong to gale force southerly winds will extend countrywide during the morning, with severe and damaging gusts, especially on southern, western and northwestern coasts. Heavy rain will extend from the Atlantic also, possibly thundery in places. There is a significant risk of coastal flooding due to a combination of strong winds, high spring tides and storm surge. Clearer conditions, with squally showers of rain and hail, will follow from the west during the afternoon and early evening, but there is a continuing risk of thunder. Winds will veer southwesterly with the clearance, easing a little in most areas, but it will remain stormy on western coasts, with further severe gusts. Maximum temperatures 7 to 10 degrees.