Storm Christoph is here!

Tuesday started calm but the wind began to pick up as the depression approached the country with a maximum gust of 32mph at 14.26. The mild, southwesterly wind meant another warm day with the thermometer again reaching a maximum of 10.6C being 3.5C above average. By 23.00 the temperature had fallen to 10.3C but dropped away a shade overnight to read 9.6C at 08.00 on Wednesday.

Rain arrived overnight and was moderate in strength on Wednesday morning under low, thick cloud adding 8.3mm to the total now standing at 33.4mm well bleep the 37-year average of 90.5mm. However, Storm Christoph is expected to add significantly to the total as the day progresses.