Met Eireann weather forecast for the week ahead

Met Eireann weather forecast for the week ahead

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Met Eireann issues weather warning for the weekend

Met Eireann issues weather warning for the weekend

According to Met Eireann, there will be considerable rain around early in the week before the weather looks set to clear up later in the week.

According to the latest forecast, it will be mostly dry on Sunday with clear spells and just the odd shower near the northwest coast. Rather cool with lowest temperatures 7 to 10 degrees Celsius. Windy along north and northwest coasts but westerly winds will ease, backing southwesterly later.

The national forecaster is expecting some early morning brightness in eastern areas on Monday morning, but generally rather cloudy and rain will become widespread across Connacht, west Ulster and parts of west Munster in the morning with some heavy falls in places during the morning. The rain will become more scattered in the afternoon and will extend eastwards with dry periods at times. Parts of south Leinster may hold mostly dry until evening. Breezy with freshening southerly winds. Highest temperatures 15 to 17 degrees Celsius.

On Monday night the rain will be widespread for a time before a clearance, developing in the north, makes its way southwards by morning. Lowest temperatures 10 or 11 degrees with moderate southwest winds. 

Tuesday will start out dry but yet another spell of rain is expected, this time to affect southern counties by afternoon, and turning heavy at times. That rain will then push northwards later. Highest temperatures 13 or 14 degrees in the north and northwest to 15 or 16 in the south and southeast. Winds light to moderate southwest to west. 

According to Met Eireann, the rain will clear for Wednesday and it will become mostly dry with sunny spells and light southwest to west winds and it will be mostly dry for Thursday too with just isolated showers. There'll be little change in temperature although Wednesday night will be a colder night under clearing skies. Westerly winds persist. 

The westerly winds will continue through the extended outlook period too with the unsettled spell persisting.