Birds fly near Whitley Bay, Northumberland in the UK beneath rare nacreous clouds on the coastline. The same formations have been spotted in Ireland. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Clouds are well known to have silver linings but many of the little fluffy things seen hanging over Ireland in the early part of this week have also b(...)

Hair raising: Stormy weather at Palmers Rock in Salthill, Galway, on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

If the weather this winter seems stormier than usual, that is because it is. It is every bit as bad as the storm-ridden winter of 2013-14, according (...)

Waves crash over the lighthouse at Porthcawl, Wales, February 1, 2016. Gale force winds are affecting parts of Wales. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

It’s St Bridget’s day, when we traditionally celebrate the arrival of Spring but instead we are battening down the hatches as Storm Henry sweeps in. (...)

Lines down at Turvey Avenue in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Western counties face another battering from high winds on Monday as Met Éireann warned Storm Henry would bring gusts as high as 130km/h. Several hu(...)

A body has been found by searchers looking for a man in his 50s who is missing after a boat capsized in Kenmare Bay. File photograph: Irish Marine Emergency Service

The man whose body has been recovered in Kenmare Bay, where a boat capsized on Sunday, has been named as Bill Topham. Mr Topham (55) was a married ma(...)

Windy Conditions in Dublin in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for western counties with gusts as high as 130km/h expected with the arrival of Storm Henry Sunday(...)

Snowfall covers Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon on Saturday as Met Eireann has issued a snow and ice warning. Photograph: Niamh Towey

Snowfall was reported in many counties on Saturday morning amid a nationwide Met Eireann snow and ice warning . There were reports of snowfall in Kil(...)

 The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo envisages coastal areas will be affected by westerly winds with gusts gusts to 100 km/h. File photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA

Met Éireann has issued wind, snow and ice warnings for the north and northwest for Saturday. The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo an(...)

Cars in the flooded car park beside Toft Park at Seapoint, Salthill, Galway, following the gales and high tide on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Met Éireann has issued two national weather warnings in preparation for Storm Gertrude. The wind warning for parts of the country takes effect from m(...)

Strong winds and heavy rain on Wednesday morning will ease and conditions will become colder and brighter. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Motorists have been warned to take extra care on roads due to debris and surface water following heavy rain and strong winds overnight Met Éireann pr(...)