Before the deluge of the weekend, a weather forecaster on television spoke of relentless rain – and how right she was. The sun has made a very brief appearance this Tuesday afternoon, but I’m afraid there’s nothing even vaguely promising in today’s forecast from Met Éireann.
Heavy, thundery showers in the west will extend eastwards this afternoon. Fresh and gusty south to southwest winds will veer westerly as the showers pass and it will be dry for a time this evening. Afternoon temperatures of 7 or 8 degrees.
It will become mostly dry and clear for a time early tonight with lowest temperatures of 3 or 4 degrees. Cloud will increase later in the night bringing scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle. South to southwesterly winds will strengthen overnight and temperatures will rise through the night.
Windy again tomorrow with strong south to southwesterly winds through the day. Scattered outbreaks of rain during the morning will become more persistent along the west and northwest coast, turning heavy and extending southeastwards during the afternoon and evening. Daytime temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees.
Thursday: Overnight rain will clear from the south of Leinster soon after dawn and the skies will brighten. Showers will spread from the west during the day, the showers becoming frequent and heavy through much of Connacht, Ulster and west Munster.. It will be a rather cold day with westerly winds and highest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees. Overnight will be frosty with lows of 0 to 2 degrees.
Friday: Cold and windy for Friday with further showers, some of them turning wintry towards the north and northwest of the country. Westerly winds will be strong and blustery with highest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees. Clear overnight with severe frost and lows of -2 to +1 degrees.
Saturday: A frosty start to the day. Cloud will increase through the morning and rain will spread from Munster, finally reaching Ulster during the afternoon/ evening. Overnight will be cloudy and windy with patchy mist and drizzle in strong southerly winds.
Sunday: Rain will spread from the west on Sunday morning, finally clearing the east of the country by evening. Staying windy for the day with southerly winds in the morning and then the winds westerly in the afternoon /evening.