Sunrise at Mullagh Cross. Photo: Roisin Smyth

Wet and windy start with heavy showers this afternoon

Weather Update

A wet and windy start. Brightening up from the west later this morning as rain clears. Showers will follow for the afternoon, heavy at times. Highs of 9 to 11 degrees. Strong southerly winds will decrease fresh by afternoon.

Scattered showers tonight, but many areas will remain dry, according to the latest weather forecast from Met Éireann. Cloud will increase later in the night. A mild night with lows of 5 to 7 degrees, in a moderate southerly breeze increasing fresh by morning.

Mostly dry at first, however outbreaks of rain will spread from the southwest to all parts by early afternoon leading to another wet day overall. A clearance to scattered showers will spread from the west during the evening. Mild, with highs of 9 to 11 degrees, in fresh to strong southeasterly winds, with gales possible on eastern coasts.

The outlook over the coming days is for mild weather with sunny spells and scattered showers for Sunday and Monday, before it becomes wet and windy for Monday night and Tuesday. Turning drier and more settled later in the week with temperatures remaining above average.

Saturday night will be mostly dry with a mix of clear spells and scattered showers. The showers mainly confined to western coasts. Lows of 3 to 5 degrees, in fresh southerly winds.

A mostly dry start is forecast for Sunday with sunny spells. Scattered showers will develop through the afternoon, most frequent in the west. Highs of 8 to 11 degrees in a moderate southwesterly breeze.

Mostly dry again on Sunday night with clear spells, although it's set to be the coldest night of the week ahead with lows of 1 to 3 degrees and a touch of frost.

Monday will be a mostly dry day with sunny spells and just a few passing showers. Cloud will increase through the afternoon with rain arriving in the southwest by evening. Highs of 9 to 11 degrees in moderate southerly winds, strengthening later in the day.

Becoming wet and very windy in all areas Monday night, with southerly gales on coasts.

Tuesday is expected to be a wet and windy day, with heavy and persistent rainfall bringing a risk of flooding. Continuing mild with highs of 11 to 13 degrees, in strong southerly winds with gales on coasts.

The outlook for Wednesday is for conditions to remain mild and unsettled with rain clearing to showers. Highs of 10 or 11 degrees in southwesterly winds.

Current indications for mid week onwards suggest our weather will become drier and more settled later next week and into the weekend, with lighter winds and temperatures remaining slightly above average.

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