Dark clouds slowly part over Western Ireland on an unsettled morning.
Much of Ireland has been under a Red Weather Warning with high winds, rough seas and massive amounts of rain as Storm Desmond sweeps across the island.
Met Éireann, Ireland’s National Weather Service, has predicted rainfall of 70 to 100mm (up to 4 inches) with wind gusts to 120 km/h on Saturday.
Projected rainfall accumulations are equal to a month’s rain in 24 hours!
Flooding in many low-lying areas is predicted, and local sports events have been cancelled.
This year’s annual Tidy Towns awards ceremony for Southwest and Midwest Ireland also has been postponed.
All in all, it’s a great time to stay indoors in front of the fire with a good book!