IRELAND WEATHER: Wet and windy weather on the way for the weekend according to latest weather forecast from Met Eireann
After cold and frosty weather in recent days, the weather in Ireland is set to turn wet and windy according to the latest weather forecast from Met Eireann.
While temperatures will increase, there will be heavy rain at times with the risk of localised flooding.
According to the latest Met Eireann weather forecast for Ireland, there will be a cold and frosty start to Friday morning with some icy stretches, leading to hazardous conditions. A mainly dry and bright start for most. Cloud will build from the west through the morning with rain moving in by midday, which will slowly spread eastwards across the country through the day. Becoming increasingly windy too, with southerly winds increasing fresh to strong and gusty with gales developing on Atlantic coasts. Highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees, coldest in Ulster.
A wet and windy night on Friday night with widespread rain and strong and gusty southerly winds, reaching near gale force along western coasts. The rain will be persistent in parts of the west bringing a risk of localised flooding. Temperatures increasing overnight to between 6 and 9 degrees. A clearance to scattered showers will move into the west towards dawn.
According to the latest Met Eireann weather forecast for Ireland, Saturday will be breezy day with outbreaks of rain in the southeast clearing to widespread blustery showers through the morning, with some heavy bursts in places. Some sunny spells will occur also with the showers becoming isolated towards evening. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in fresh and gusty southwest winds.
Showers becoming confined to western coasts early on Saturday night with some clear intervals developing. Later in the night, rain will push in from the south, affecting much of Munster, south Leinster and south Connacht by dawn. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees. Fresh southwest winds will moderate overnight.
According to the latest Met Eireann weather forecast for Ireland, there is still some uncertainty in the forecast for Sunday but it looks like outbreaks of rain will move up over the country with some heavy bursts in places. The rain looks set to clear northwards in the evening with scattered showers moving into the west. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with moderate north to northwesterly winds.
Rain gradually clearing the east overnight with clear spells developing and scattered showers, mainly along Atlantic coasts, with a chance of the odd sleet shower. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees, in moderate northwest winds.
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