IRELAND is currently bracing for a week of wet weather, with Met Eireann warning of “unstable” conditions in the coming days.
Meteorologists warned that the low pressure system in the north-east of the country will “dominate” our weather and bring “above average rainfall” throughout the week.
They said: “This will lead to unsettled conditions, with a signal of below average air temperatures across much of the country and above average rainfall, particularly along the western and northern coastal districts, as a westerly airflow brings further rain and showers.”
According to Met Eireann, today the remaining mist and mist will clear in the morning, resulting in a day of sunny spells and isolated showers.
The showers will mainly affect the western half of the country during the morning.
But they will extend eastwards throughout the afternoon – with some becoming severe with maximum temperatures of 9C to 12C.
There will continue to be some heavy rain showers overnight – especially in the west of the country, with longer, dry and clear periods further east.
Temperatures will fall to 3 to 7°C with westerly winds increasing.
Tomorrow will be another day of sunny spells and isolated showers, some of which will be heavy and there may be some localized flooding.
According to weather reports, the highest temperatures will be between 8°C and 12°C.
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Scattered showers will continue overnight, primarily in northern and Atlantic counties, with largely dry conditions and clear showers expected elsewhere.
And looking ahead to the rest of the week, Met Eireann said: “Cool and unsettled with showers or possible rain most days. Driest conditions generally in the east and southeast.”
Numerous dry and sunny periods with only a few showers are expected for large parts of the day on Tuesday.
However, thicker clouds will form from the west as the afternoon progresses and rain will move into large parts of Connacht and Munster as the evening progresses. Highest temperatures from 9°C to 12°C.
Wednesday will be a “cool and windy” day with the rain clearing towards the east in the morning, leaving a day with sunny spells and isolated stormy showers – some of which will be heavy.
Highest temperatures will be between 7°C and 10°C before falling to below 1°C tonight.
Thursday will be another cool and windy day with sunny spells and isolated showers.
The showers will be heavy at times and at times turn into longer rain showers.
The highest temperatures are between 7°C and 9°C.
And looking ahead to next weekend, Met Eireann warned: “There will be continued disruption on Friday and the weekend with further spells of rain and showers. Sometimes windy too.”