Met Éireann weather forecast for the rest of the week

Forecasters warns of extreme weather as Storm Callum arrives

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Met Éireann weather forecast for the rest of the week

Met Éireann weather forecast for the rest of the week

Met Éireann continues to warn of potentially damaging and disruptive weather later this week as Storm Callum arrives. The weather system is expected to track northwards along the west coast on Thursday night and Friday, bringing strong winds and gusts to the entire country.

Here is the latest forecast from Met Eireann:

Tuesday afternoon will continue quite blustery with fresh and gusty southerly winds. Rain over west Connacht and west Ulster will gradually clear during the afternoon and elsewhere it will be dry with sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees. Mainly dry tonight and mild with lowest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds.

WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER
Mostly dry tomorrow and warm with sunny spells. Top temperatures of 17 to 20, possibly 21 degrees. Breezy with moderate to fresh southeast winds. A risk of a few showers in the south and southeast during the evening.

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

Wednesday night will be breezy with fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds. It will be dry at first but outbreaks of showery rain will develop later in the night. It will be very mild with lowest tempertures staying around 12 to 15 C. 

Thursday: Very windy in the morning, with strong and gusty south to southeasterly winds ahead of a band of heavy rain pushing in from the southwest and quickly spreading northeastwards with the risk of thundery downpours. The rain will clear to scattered showers with sunny spells later in the morning or early afternoon with winds veering southwest and moderating by evening. Afternoon temperatures will range from 12 and 16 C. 

On Thursday night potentially stormy conditions may develop as a low pressure system off the west coast tracks northwards. The exact track is still somewhat uncertain but it coincides with high spring tides. Thursday evening and early in the night will be mostly dry but very heavy rain and extremely windy or stormy conditions will sweep in from the southwest. Strong to gale force and blustery south to southeast winds will back southwesterly early Friday morning.

This could well lead to some disruption, with some damaging gusts in places, but especially in exposed Atlantic coastal areas. The potentially stormy conditions may clear quickly on Friday morning with winds moderating and mostly dry weather for a time. However, another spell of very heavy rain will push in later on Friday from the south leading possibly to flooding. The rain will become widespread on Friday night and will continue on Saturday with the risk of heavy and possibly thundery downpours. The rain clear to more showery conditions later on Saturday and ease later on Saturday night. 

Sunday will be a cooler and fresher day with scattered showers and sunny spells.