Flooding Risk Forecast by Met Éireann

Heavy rainfalls have been forecast over the coming days. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Heavy rainfalls have been forecast over the coming days. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Today, the eastern half of Ireland will be dry with some sunny spells. Outbreaks of rain further west with persistent or heavy rain in western parts of Munster and Connaught. Highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees with fresh to strong, gusty southeast winds.

Tonight will continue to be wet in western coastal counties with some heavy falls leading possibly to localised flooding. Further east it will remain mostly dry. Mild with lowest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees. Fresh to strong and gusty southeast winds will moderate overnight.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, further rain will affect Munster and West Connaught.with the continuing risk of localised flooding. The rain will become lighter and patchier later in the day. Elsewhere it will be a mostly cloudy and mainly dry. Highest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees with fresh southeast breezes easing later.
Outlook: Tuesday night: Mainly dry with clear spells. Mist and fog will form before dawn in light winds. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.
Wednesday: Mostly dry with bright or sunny spells, after morning mist and fog clears. Patchy mist or drizzle in the south and southeast in the moderate to fresh southeast breeze. Top temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees.
Thursday & Friday: Some brightness, but there is a risk of some rain at times, especially near southern and eastern coasts. Moderate southeast breezes, fresh to strong near coasts on Thursday, where it may be a little misty at times.
Weekend: Present indications suggest some showery rain at times over the weekend, mainly in the west and northwest on Saturday but overall amounts will be reasonably small and there will be a good deal of dry weather about with some sunny breaks in places.

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