Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow wind warning for the whole country for tomorrow from noon until midnight.
It also issued a Status Yellow rain warning for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford from 4am tomorrow morning until 7pm tomorrow evening.
The National Museum of Ireland writes:
NMI regrets that heavy rainfall has resulted in the temporary closure of the first floor of the Natural History Museum.
It is our aim to reopen the first floor as soon as possible and we will post updates as available. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
First Floor of the National Museum of Ireland-Natural History is temporarily closed (Museum)
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow rain for Connacht, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary, from 9pm tonight until noon tomorrow.
The rain may “turn to snow in parts for a time”.
On St Patrick’s Day, Sunday, the national outlook is that it will be a “cold and blustery day with sunny spells and passing showers, some with hail and thunder”.
National History Museum
I visited the Natural History Museum in Dublin on Wednesday, which was wonderful. It was full of visitors and schoolchildren and the exhibits, of course, in their beautiful mahogany glass cases.
However, wet day as it was, I noticed that the glass ceiling of the museum is leaking in quite a few spots, exposing many of the larger stuffed animals to rain.
Is the OPW planning to seal the holes in the roof?
Natural History Museum: another glass ceiling (The Irish Times letters page)
Pic: Your Days Out
A stunning time-lapse compilation of clouds dumping their payloads of rain, captured by storm chaser Mike Oblinski.