17 May 2022

Met Eireann forecaster labels Storm Callum 'ferocious beast' in latest update

Met Eireann forecaster labels Storm Callum 'ferocious beast' in latest update

Met Éireann weather forecaster Joanna Donnelly has labelled the potential Storm Callum "a ferocious looking beast" as she once again warned of a storm risk toward the end of a mild and unsettled week of weather.

She said a very active weather system is expected to hit on Thursday night into Friday morning bringing with strong winds and heavy rain.

While it will be windy all week, Met Éireann is predicting a mild and almost warm week with temperatures hitting 20 degrees by Wednesday.

Callum will be the name given to the weather system if it is upgraded to storm status.

Met Éireann's weekly forecast below:


Windy tonight with southerly gales affecting Atlantic coasts. Rain will affect parts of north Connacht and west Ulster giving some locally heavy falls. It will hold largely dry elsewhere with just some hill mist and the odd light shower. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.


Another blustery day on Tuesday with most areas holding dry with a mix of cloud and some sunny spells. However, rain will continue to affect parts of north Connacht and west Ulster during the morning, before clearing away northwards in the afternoon. Mist will affect some hills. Top temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds.


Wednesday: Mostly dry with broken cloud. Southerly winds will be strong and gusty during the day. Very mild with highs of 17 to 20 degrees, but feeling cooler in the wind.

Thursday: Rain spreading northwards from Munster to all parts of the country through the morning. Becoming drier everywhere by evening. Highest temps of 14 to 16 degrees. Windy overnight with more rain spreading from the south.

Friday: Wet and very windy; southwest winds with some severe gusts during the morning. The winds will ease in the afternoon, becoming light in the evening time. Rain turning more to showers through the day.

Weekend: Staying unsettled with more rain likely.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.