Met Eireann’s latest forecast shows the arrival of nationwide downpours this week, as predictions indicate an unsettled few days.
The current forecast states that “wet and blustery conditions” are expected but that it will be “milder overall, with the potential for colder chillier conditions at times later in the week.”
As for the beginning of this week, Monday will be “a fairly dull and blustery day overall with scattered outbreaks of rain or drizzle, most persistent in the north and west.”
That night will be mild and cloudy overnight with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, most persistent in northern areas. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in moderate westerly winds.
Tuesday will be another mostly overcast day with rain likely in northern counties, and patchy light rain and drizzle elsewhere, while a more persistent band of rain will move into the west later in the day.
It’ll be breezy at times in moderate to fresh westerly winds, backing southwesterly later in the day.
Tuesday night will then see the band of rain will extend across the entire country in the late evening with cooler showery conditions following from the west after.
Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees as winds veer westerly after the rain clears and ease mostly moderate.
There will be a windy start to the day on Wednesday with fresh and gusty westerly winds and widespread showers, most frequent in the west.
“There will be some sunny spells too but generally it will become cloudier through the afternoon and showers may merge to give longer spells of rain in places,” the Irish forecaster says.
Wednesday night will be a chilly but mostly cloudy one with showery outbreaks of rain, possibly turning wintry over higher ground.
A few clear spells may develop in Ulster later in the night, where it will be coolest with lowest temperatures of 0 to +5 degrees generally as brisk westerly winds ease light and variable.
The uncertainty increases from Thursday onwards, but current indications suggest it will remain mostly cloudy with rain in the south, generally staying dry in northern parts.
On Friday, the south of the country looks to have a fairly wet day with persistent and occasionally heavy rainfall there, the rain will be patchier further north, however, with long dry periods in Ulster.
Highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees in light to moderate northeast or variable winds.
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