Weather forecast for the coming week

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The weather forecast for the coming week from Met Eireann is for an unsettled week with frost at times and periods of heavy rain with a risk of thunder.

The weather forecast for Monday from Met Eireann is for frost and icy patches to clear however showers will extend eastwards over the country during the morning. Some will be heavy and of hail and possibly some sleet on high ground. Some thunder also, mainly in the north and west of the country. Less showery and brighter weather following from the west later. A cold start and top afternoon temperatures will reach 5 to 8 degrees, in moderate to fresh and gusty west to southwest winds.

Showers will become confined to Atlantic coastal counties on Monday night and many places will be dry and clear for the night. Lows of 1 to 3 degrees with frost in places.

The weather forecast for Tuesday from Met Eireann is for a few showers during the day but a good deal of dry, bright and sunny weather through the morning and afternoon. Highs of 9 or 10 degrees. Rain will spread northwards during the evening  and the night, with heavy falls of rain and local spot flooding.

The weather forecast for Wednesday from Met Eireann says it will be a wet start to the day, particularly for the east of the country, and then a gradual clearance from the west through the morning and afternoon. Cold and windy for the evening and overnight in gusty northwesterlies. Lows of 1 to 4 degrees with frost in sheltered places.

The current weather forecast for Thursday is for it to be bright and showery.