Winter 2015 has been a difficult one for many families, with widespread flooding and disruption throughout the country.
Many homeowners hoped the worst had passed following the clear-up operation in the wake of Storm Desmond. Cork, Kerry, Galway and Sligo were the worst affected counties, with millions of euro worth of damage.
Power lines have yet again been damaged, following the 120kph winds experienced during Storm Desmond, with Meath, Dublin, Cavan Wexford, Cork and Tipperary all affected. While conditions will remain blustery for a while today, Met Éireann believes Storm Eva is likely to clear by this afternoon, and Santa’s travels around Ireland won’t be affected.
Christmas Day is expected to start off cool, bright and sunny in many areas. However, wet and windy weather will develop in the southwest by around noon, spreading across the country.
Daytime temperatures will be cool on 25 December – as low as 5 degrees: but not cold enough for snow in the cities. High laying areas in the West may see some sleet in the morning, but with temperatures rising to 12 or 13 degrees in the afternoon, this will not last long.