Heavy rain across Tipperary this morning may be the first impact of Storm Bronagh
After the devastation caused by Storm Ali on Wednesday, two more storms are on the way – one may already be here.
Met Eireann has issued a rainfall alert today for seven counties, including Tipperary.
On Monday morning the Midland Weather Channel issued a warning that two named storms would affect the country before Friday.
Storm Ali, the first named storm of the year brought devastation across the country yesterday, with the highest wind speed recorded occurring at Mace Head, Galway, at some 146 Km/h.
Included in their initial warning was the potential that Storm Bronagh would affect the country during Thursday, and as of this morning Storm Bronagh has been officially named by the Met Office, with very strong winds expected across much of England and Wales this evening.
Ireland won't experience any damaging winds from Bronagh, but will experience some heavy rain through the afternoon and evening, with a slight risk of spot flooding in places, particularly across southeastern coastal counties, with a yellow weather warning in place for these counties.
Looking towards the weekend the weather looks very disturbed, with the potential risk of some stormy conditions across the southeast of the country late Saturday night and Sunday morning.
At present the GFS models indicate that the worst of the storm will miss the country, with some charts indicating that the storm won't truly develop until it affects central Europe on Monday/Tuesday, where it will bring the first snowfall of the year to Alpine countries.
However, other models such as the ECMWF continue to show the potential for some stormy conditions in many areas of the east and south as we head into Sunday morning.