Brace yourself - Irish weather experts issue WARNING as Ernesto rolls in

Mindy Sparks
August 16, 2018

Storm Ernesto is now moving east across the ocean and is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by later today or tomorrow.

It is now far removed from land and is not expected to be a threat to the United Kingdom for at least the next few days.

"It's coming from the Atlantic and the main band of rain does not come until the early hours on Sunday morning - most of us will be asleep".

The storm is due to hit the United Kingdom this weekend and will nearly certainly bring heavy wind and showers.

Latest weather prediction models show Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Northern England will bear the brunt of the Ernesto's final sting before it dissipates.

However, the south of England is not now set to be impacted by the storm.


Tropical Storm Lane intensified slightly overnight and continues its movement westward.

Ms Diamond said: "Towards next weekend it is likely to become generally drier, brighter and more settled, especially for southern parts of the United Kingdom where it could become warm or very warm again".

Wind is expected across northern parts with spells of rain, mainly in the west. Winds will also be strong over Scotland and Northern Ireland. This disorganized area of showers and storms has a somewhat favorable environment to work with over the next couple of days as it moves west-northwest.

London could see highs of around 24C this weekend, but Glasgow will be considerably cooler, with highs of around 15C. Belfast is forecasted for a peak temperature of 19C. This will then bring heavy rain and strong winds to the north-east this weekend'.

It is expected to break up on Sunday.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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