BECOMING WET & WINDY AT THE END OF THE WEEK WITH THE RISK OF STRONG WINDS ALONG WESTERN AND NORTHWESTERN PARTS OF IRELAND AND SCOTLAND
Over the end of this week and weekend the weather is set to become very unsettled with heavy rain and strong winds. On Friday a band of rain will move in from the west spreading to all parts over the afternoon, evening and night with the heaviest falls looking likely over Connacht and Ulster where 5mm to 20mm could fall with up to 5mm elsewhere.
The current track of Hurricane Oscar shows a track between the northwest of Ireland and Iceland which will keep the most severe winds out to sea. Western and northwest areas of Ireland Donegal, Derry, Letrim, Sligo, Mayo and Galway at present looks set to see gusts of up to 90km/hr to 110km/hr between Friday night and Saturday evening.
The track of Hurricane Oscar today compared to Monday has it further out to sea which would reduce the the risk of damaging winds.
Donegal Weather Channel will keep monitoring this system as a track closer to the west or northwest could see the risk of damaging gust but at this stage that is not the case.
away from western and northwestern coastal county’s of Ireland winds gusting up to 90km/hr only look likely.
At present Hurricane Oscar also looks set to track of the west and northwest coast of Scotland and bring gusts of up to 120km/hr (75mph). The arrival time for the strong winds here is Saturday into Sunday morning.
Oscar is moving quickly toward the northeast, The hurricane is being steered by the flow on the eastern side of a trough that is passing through Atlantic Canada. In a day or so, post-tropical Oscar should become embedded within the trough and move rapidly northeastward in the mid-latitude westerlies over the north-central and northeastern Atlantic. The track guidance is in fairly good agreement, aside from some speed differences in the latter part of the forecast period. The official forecast is close to the latest dynamical model consensus, and is similar to the previous NHC track.