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Just when we thought we had seen the back of the bad weather, Met Eireann has issued another weather warning. 

An updated Status Yellow warning has been issued for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Galway and Mayo.

The warning is in relation to the extensive flooding which is still impacting many people this morning. 

It also warns that gusts of wind up to 110km/ph can be expected this morning.

Further rain is also anticipated.

The weather is then expected to take a colder turn, with temperatures decreasing and lows of -1 degrees. 



Another bout of bad weather is set to impact a number of counties today, as a status yellow weather warning is in place. 

According to Met Éireann, a band of very strong winds is set to impact the centre of the country, as a deepening depression spanning fom Galway to Dublin is expected.

This will affect coastal counties of the southwest, south and possibly parts of the east coast later. 

Southwest to west winds are expected to increase to mean speed of 50 to 65km/h, with gusts of 90 to 110km/h this afternoon in coastal counties of the southwest and south.

More severe winds will possibly transfer to parts of the east coast later this evening or early tonight.

Winds will be at their strongest in exposed coastal areas.

The wind warning is in place for Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

The warning will in in effect from this morning until midnight. 



Met Éireann have issued two separate weather warnings as heavy showers and strong winds are set expected to batter the country's west coast today.

A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo, while a status yellow wind warning is also in place for these counties, as well as Clare, Cork and Kerry.

The warnings will remain in place until tomorrow morning and weather chiefs have said that accumulations of 30 to 50 mm are expected.

A developing low pressure system in the Atlantic will result in wind speeds of up to 65km/h are expected, with gusts of up to 110km/h.

The outlook is not much better for other parts of the country, with scattered showers due to become more persistent by evening time as well as strong southwesterly winds. Top temperatures of 16 to 17 degrees.

Tomorrow will be cool and blustery, though it's thought most showers will become isolated by evening. Top temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees.

Well, that's summer well and truly over anyway. Sigh.


Another day, another ridiculously strong gust of wind to knock you over as you get off the Luas.

Ireland got smacked in the face with the brunt of Storm Henry this morning, as 110 km/hr winds arrived to start the week off on the right foot.

Twitter was awash with unfortunate commuters who saw their lives (and umbrellas) flash before their eyes as yet another gust blew in.

Here are a few of the most tragic tales from our newsfeed this morning:

1. This girl who had a VERY good reason to stay indoors


2. And this girl, who felt the same 


3. This story of pure, unadulterated horror 


4. This lad who was willing to make a plea bargain with The Lord himself 


5. This fella who still remembered his manners despite the manky weather 


6. This terrified commuter 


7. And this lad who probably pulled a sickie in the end 



Whether you were woken up at 5am by the sound of your wheelie bin flinging itself down the road, or whether your 30-minute commute took twice as long, you've probably experienced the wrath of Storm Jonas in some way this morning.

Ireland's latest bout of winter weather is a killer one, with galeforce winds and lashing rain battering the country all night. And while it is – for once – surprisingly mild, all that means is we're sweating buckets inside our coats while getting pelted by rain.

Not a good start to the day. But if you think you're having a bad morning, there's always someone on Twitter having a worse one.

Here are a few of this morning's most stressed-out victims…

1. This girl, who dared do her make-up and hair before venturing outside


2. This lad, who would rather six feet of snow over this MADNESS any day 


3. This anti-Jonas Brothers commuter 


4. This bus stop victim


5. This girl, who's just had her entire day ruined


6. This woman who's hoping we can make amends


7. This student who's simply had enough 

Back to bed, everyone.



Another Christmas break, another long line of weather warnings in Ireland.

Met Éireann has released a YELLOW marine weather warning as strong south to south east gales will arrive on all Irish coasts and the Irish Sea which may reach strong gale force between Mizen and Erris head.

Then a second YELLOW wind warning has also been released for Galways, Kerry, Mayo, Donegal, Clare and Cork.

Winds of up to 95km/h are expected this evening, especially along the coast lines.

A Met Éireann spokesman said a new storm is to blame, named Storm Frank, and told the Irish Mirror, "This is from another powerful Atlantic storm out to the West of Ireland which may produce some damaging gusts over Ireland and further flooding."

We don't know about you, but this is our excuse for staying indoors tonight!


It's been a horrible few weeks so far, with storm Barney, Clodagh and now Desmond. 

And while we all wish we could hide away under our duvet for days, unfortunately we can't. 

So in order to keep your make-up in place during the rainy days, here are five easy ways to make sure you'll always look picture perfect – despite of Storm Desmond. 

Keep it simple

There's no point putting on a full face of make-up if you know you'll be out in the bad weather. So loads of eye make-up is a big no-no. 

And contouring? That can go out the window. There will be no Kimmy K look-a-likes in Ireland for the next few days – unless you want a streaky face by lunchtime. 



Going from the cold and windy outdoors to the heated and warm indoors can cause havoc with your skin, and even people with oily skin will notice it becoming a little chapped and broken and sometimes, even a bit sore.

To avoid this, make sure to use an extra strength moisturiser everyday and a face scrub at least once a week.


Keep like with like

Another disadvantage of going from the cold outside to the warm inside is your make-up sliding off your face – and let's face it, it happens to the best of us. 

To combat this, make sure your foundation, base coats and top coats use similar ingredients. Remember oil and water don't mix so if you use an oil-based BB cream with a water-based foundation, it will more than likely become shiny during the day. 


Waterproof mascara

This will become your best friend, in any type of weather. Rain bashing off your face? No problem! Storm Desmond ruining your perfectly-put together make-up? No bother! 

Once you have waterproof mascara, you'll be OK. 


Skip the tan

If you're planning on baring your legs on a night out in the next few weeks, we'd suggest wearing a shimmer to highlight your pins rather than wearing tan. Even the most strongest formulas can streak after ten minutes of standing in the a queue to get into Coppers.


If you are prone to being a bit eh, windy, then one Reddit user could have the answer to your prayers.

The college user who goes by the name of whatsupbromeliad on Reddit, says that for years she suffered from stomach cramps and gas. It wasn’t until she was out shopping for some underwear to go under her prom dress that she discovered that wearing a thong was the cure she had been searching for:

“The stomach aches happened less and less frequently as I moved past puberty but they were still happening… until that glorious day when I bought my first thong. I was shopping with my mom at the mall, trying to find underwear that wouldn’t show under my junior prom dress and the only thing that worked was this invisible Calvin Klein thong.

As you thong-wearing ladies know, having a little cloth between your cheeks lets gas pass normally: a little bit at a time all day. For me it’s so little I can’t even smell it, but it happens every half hour or so 24 hours a day. (I know, I fart a lot) The first time I wore the thong I noticed it, and when I realized what was happening I tossed every pair of underwear I had in the can and invested in some jumbo packs of thongs.

NO MORE STOMACH ACHES. None. Turns out I would build up gas and it was making me sick! The solution was a tiny scrap of fabric between my cheeks.”

Well if it’s working for her, that’s great – though we’re not totally convinced on the science behind her discovery!