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(...)

Wind pattern over Ireland and Europe on Tuesday, March 31st. Photograph: earth.nullschool.net 0:34

Met Éireann has issued a national weather warning for gale force winds today. The status yellow alert warns gusts of winds could reach up to 110 km/h (...)

Head of the Clare Garda Traffic Corps Insp John Ryan said the route was “accident-free and a very safe road when there are no downpours of hail or sleet”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Freak hailstone storms have been blamed by the National Roads Authority (NRA) for a spate of traffic accidents and road closures on a €207 million st(...)

Met Éireann says this morning’s fog and frost will clear, with sunny spells and dry conditions expected later on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann predicts that this morning’s fog and frost will clear by the afternoon, with sunny spells and dry conditions expected.The forecaster says (...)

A solar eclipse in Varanasi, India, in July 2009. Ireland is set to experience up to a 95 per cent eclipse on Friday, though it is highly dangerous to look at the sun directly while observing the event. Photograph: Saurabh Das/AP 1:32

People have a chance tomorrow to see a rare phenomenon of nature as a near-total eclipse of the sun tracks across Ireland. It will become noticeably(...)

St Patrick’s Day is expected to be cool and mainly dry with maximum temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

St Patrick’s Day revellers can expect a cool, mainly dry day around the State this afternoon, with maximum temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees.It will be (...)