Storm brings snow, power outages and potential 60ft waves to Hawaii

A strong storm has knocked out power, brought down tree branches and flooded coastal roads in Hawaii - and even brought snow.

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Spring on its way as temperatures to hit highs of 14C

Spring appears to be on its way as Met Eireann predicts warmer weather for the country this week.

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Met Éireann issue status yellow wind warning for parts of country today

Gusts could reach more than 110 kilometres an hour in parts of the country this afternoon.

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Storm Erik: Coastguard says waves were as high as two buses during double boat rescue

The Irish Coastguard has been assisting two vessels that got into difficulty off the south west coast today during Storm Erik. Met Éireann issued a storm warning for areas from Loop Head to Malin Head.

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Storm Erik: Drivers urged to slow down and 'expect the unexpected' in high winds

Drivers are being warned to slow down and expect the unexpected as Storm Erik hits the country.

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Status orange wind warning for three counties as Storm Erik approaches

Met Éireann has announced a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway and Mayo on top of the status yellow warning for the rest of the country.

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Status yellow wind warning issued for Friday

A status yellow wind warning has been issued for the entire country on Friday.

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UK set for ‘more traditional winter’ after coldest night recorded

It comes as England recorded the coldest night of the winter so far.

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Motorists urged to take care as Status Yellow warning ends at midday

Motorists are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning.

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UK could see coldest night in almost a decade as big freeze continues

But the Met Office has said warmer temperatures are on the way, with milder air expected on Sunday.

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Motorists stranded for second night in the UK as extreme weather continues

Sleet and snow continued across the early hours of Saturday morning, impacting highways across Kent and Hampshire.

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A winter wonderland but conditions for travellers may be treacherous

Met Éireann has extended its weather warning countrywide, with temperatures well below freezing and icy conditions set to continue for the weekend.

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Mainly dry with small chance of snow shower

Dry with spells of sunshine and just the small chance of a snow shower.

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Mostly dry with possibility of wintry showers

Mostly dry and bright with sunny periods, although one or two wintry showers are possible

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Dry with prolonged spells of sunshine

Dry with prolonged spells of sunshine and just a few patches of cloud.

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Dry with variable amounts of cloud and sunny intervals

It will be dry with variable amounts of cloud and sunny intervals, hazy at times.

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Clear with some good spells of sunshine

Predominantly dry with only a few scattered showers in eastern Leinster expected.

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Travel disruption across the UK as temperatures fall to -15C overnight

It was the coldest night in parts of the UK for seven years.

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Widespread ice and frost persist despite improving conditions

Drivers across the country are being urged to be on the alert for icy conditions on the roads this morning.

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Around 100 cars left stranded in the snow in England

Snow is already causing some travel disruption in the UK this evening, particularly in the south west of England.

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Having trouble sleeping in this freezing weather? Here are 7 tips that might help

Some of us might keep the heating on all through the night, but that’s an added expense, and practically guarantees waking up with a stuffy head and dry throat. Why not try some of these good old fashioned, warming measures instead?

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Met Eireann outlines areas that should expect most snow overnight

A nationwide Status Yellow snow ice warning has been extended until Sunday.

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The US is so cold, Hell has frozen over

The town of Hell in Michigan has seen temperature as low as -26C.

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Homeless executive says identity protocol is necessary in assigning emergency beds

Latest: "(The protocol around identity) is there to ensure the safety and protection of all our service-users" and to ensure the person's placement in an appropriate service, the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive said.

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Chicago police ask residents to commit fewer crimes during US Polar Vortex

Warrensburg Police Department asked locals to ‘keep the criminalling to a minimum’ and ‘be nice to each other’ while the cold weather lasts.

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Dry and increasingly bright with spells of sunshine

It will be dry and increasingly bright with spells of sunshine, mainly in the afternoon.

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Wintry with showery outbreaks of sleet and snow

It is going to be unsettled and wintry with showery outbreaks of sleet and snow for much of the day, mostly light.

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Scattered showers, wintry with hail, sleet or snow

It will be cloudy and grey with scattered showers, wintry with hail, sleet or snow, and possibly heavy.

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Snow expected turning rather sleety during the afternoon

It looks set to be cloudy with snow expected, turning rather sleety during the afternoon.

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Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow

It will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow.

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Chicago gets rebranded #Chiberia as Polar Vortex hits the US

Americans have been posting footage of their frozen city online amid record-breaking low temperatures.

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Extreme heat, extreme cold: Record weather hits America

Australia’s ongoing heatwave set temperature records.

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Plummeting temperatures to hit -4 causing havoc on the roads

Motorists are being urged to take care on roads in the coming days as plummeting temperatures threaten to cause havoc.

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Top 10 safety tips for driving in snow and ice

When temperatures dip below freezing driving conditions can become treacherous, the risk of ice or snow on the roads increases.

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Overnight snow closes schools and disrupts transport around the country

A number of schools have been forced to close as a result of overnight snow.

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Bright but with the risk of snow showers

A dry start. It will then be bright, but with the risk of snow showers.

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Bright with sunshine and heavy, wintry showers

It will be bright with sunshine and heavy, wintry showers.

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Early showers will mainly die out followed by sunny spells

A windy day once more. Early showers will mainly die out. Then increasingly bright with sunny spells.

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Dry with good periods of sunshine and a little patchy cloud

After a clear, cold start, it is going to be dry with good periods of sunshine and a little patchy cloud at times.

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Top 10 tips for driving in the snow

Fully clearing windscreens, increasing distances from the vehicle in front and avoiding high revs are among tips for safe winter motoring.

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Watch as snow turns Ireland into a winter wonderland

The weather in the last 24 hours has been snow joke, with much of the country covered in an icy blanket this morning.

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US Mid West braced for -50C chill as polar vortex bites

At least four deaths were linked to the weather system, and it could last another eight weeks, according to experts.

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A cloudy start with scattered wintry showers

A cloudy start for many regions with scattered wintry showers, most of which will be in the north and west.

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In Pictures: Travel woes as northern UK hit by snow and ice

The UK Met Office has issued weather warnings.

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'The big threat of snow this week remains late on Wednesday night/Thursday'

The Status Yellow warning will be in place for five days.

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Update: Charity has 'huge concerns' for homeless as Met Éireann issues snow and ice warning

A nationwide status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for the rest of this week.

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Powerful tornado hits Cuban capital Havana

A blackout hit many Havana neighbourhoods around 9pm local time.

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Met Éireann issues two wind warnings for tonight

Met Éireann has issued two separate yellow wind warnings for the country tonight.

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Power supply faces the strain as Melbourne tries to stay cool in 44C heat

It could be the hottest day in the city for 10 years.

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Russia shows off new missile

The Russian military insists that the 9M729 land-based cruise missile conforms to the limits of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

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Six dead as bitter cold follows snow in eastern US

The National Weather Service forecast wind gusts up to 30mph and wind chills approaching minus 40C in northern New York state and Vermont.

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Met Éireann issues nationwide snow and ice warning

Snow and ice are being forecast in each county from tonight.

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Death toll rises as heavy snowfall hits Europe

A 16-year-old boy from Australia was killed in an avalanche in St Anton am Arlberg as he was skiing with his family.

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5 cold weather myths you shouldn’t believe

We take a look at some of the soundbites that so often accompany the winter season.

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Shannon Airport saw highest temperature in hotter than average 2018

According to Met Eireann's annual review, we also had several colder than average months including February, March and September.

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Thai beach resorts braced for tropical storm

There are fears the storm will be the worst to hit Thailand since 1989, when Typhoon Gay left more than 400 dead.

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Stunning pictures show Grand Canyon blanketed in snow

The unusual spectacle came as temperatures dropped in the US west.

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Here's what the weather will be like for the first few days of 2019

New Year's Day will be cloudy and will see some light rain and drizzle in central parts of the country.

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Bitterly cold January ahead, Met Éireann say

Met Eireann's Liz Walsh says it's too early to say if we'll get more extreme weather

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Snow storms and heatwaves: Met Éireann look back on the year in weather

From snow storms to heatwaves, it’s been quite a year for Met Éireann. Marie Toft spends a day with the team.

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