Several locations have received more notifications for adverse weather so far this year than they did in the whole of 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It’s official: the wet and windy southwest has endured the wildest weather since Met Éireann’s colour-coded warning system was introduced in 2012.Data(...)

Skies are expected to clear later in the week with Thursday set to be “the best day of the week countrywide”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The May bank holiday rain is set to continue into next week although temperatures are expected to rise slowly in the coming days.Met Éireann has forec(...)

A rainfall radar image from Met Éireann. The green and yellow areas show the highest rainfall concentrations.

A weather warning has been issued with up to 30mm of rain expected to fall in some areas on Saturday. The ‘status yellow’ Met Éireann alert, the lowes(...)

Met Éireann has predicted showers in Ulster, Munster and Connacht will spread to the east on Tuesday. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Snow fell in Northern Ireland on Tuesday morning as Met Éireann forecast widespread heavy showers for the Republic.Snowfall was reported in Coleraine,(...)

A bulldozer clears a route through the snow for motorists in the Dublin mountains near the Hell Fire Club towards the Sally Gap. File image: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Westerners may have to trade the sunglasses for galoshes over the coming days with snow and rain set to replace the high temperatures of the last week(...)

Lucasz Zawadzki prepares to go kite surfing on Dollymount strand in Dublin last week.  Photograph: PA

A spell of mainly bright, warm weather is in store for most of the country from midweek after a weekend of strong winds and heavy showers. Met Éireann(...)

People enjoy the sunshine at Merrion Square Park, Dublin, on Tuesday April 7th. Met Éireann said Tuesday was the hottest day of 2015 so far. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tuesday was the warmest day of the year so far according to Met Éireann, with highs of almost 19 degrees recorded in some places.Midland counties saw (...)

A bit of Irish sun in March is not unheard of, as this shot from March 2012 in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green shows. Although extreme lows were rare this March it  was a cold month, with most stations recording below-average air temperatures. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Met Éireann is predicting a timely turnaround over the Easter weekend as rain and chilly conditions make way for more pleasant weather nationwide.Foll(...)

March proved to be cool and windy for northern and western areas, with a large disparity in conditions witnessed across the country. Although extreme lows were rare, it was a cold month

The weather was at its worst for a wet and windy west last month, but parts of the east experienced extended sunshine and mild temperatures according (...)

Aircraft equipped with EHS transponders are interrogated every four seconds by ground-based radar and, in response, send information on position, flight level, magnetic heading, air speed and ground speed. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images

It has often happened that an instrument designed for one purpose has proved invaluable for another. Galileo observed the regular swinging of a pen(...)