No weather warnings are in place, as yet, across the Northern Sound region as Storm Agnes makes landfall. That's according to Met Eireann's Gerry Murphy from Carrickmacross who says the southern half of Ireland is likely to be most impacted by the storm today.
Speaking on this morning's Joe Finnegan Show, Gerry said that as the storm progresses north this afternoon, warnings for the region may be issued so caution is advised. Mr Murphy pointed out that the north Midlands region is currently impacted by heavy rain alongside blustery conditions.
He added that those winds will turn gusty this evening as they move from a south-easterly direction. "What we are getting is the southerly and south-easterly winds ahead of the storm depression," continued Mr Murphy. "So, as the depression itself moves up across the country through the afternoon and this evening, the winds to the south will swing round to a south-westerly direction.
"Those south-westerly winds this evening will potentially have the biggest impacts to the Shannonside Northern Sound region. The Met Eireann App is the most accurate App for weather forecasts in Ireland. It has the highest resolution and can basically give the weather forecast right down to your townland. As well as that it has the warnings updated very quickly on it as well."