Monday 26 September 2016

But it's a typical Irish summer: rain, gales and cool

Published 17/07/2015 | 02:30

Harrett Murphy Carroll and her daughter Claudia, from Cork, arrive at Killarney Racecourse in the rain
Harrett Murphy Carroll and her daughter Claudia, from Cork, arrive at Killarney Racecourse in the rain
A cyclist braves the bad weather in Dublin

Low pressure weather coming in from the Atlantic looks set to make it a weekend to forget with scattered showers nationwide, only moderate temperatures and even some gale-force winds.

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Met Éireann is a forecasting the "random" nature of the mid-July weather to continue into next week. Gale warnings were in place last night and are likely to remain in place for times today in the north and west.

The rest of the country will have to contend with on-and-off showers and overcast skies.

"Low pressure is dominating at the moment. There's no great cause for that. The weather is a random machine and unfortunately at the moment it's giving us bad weather," forecaster Harm Luijkx told the Irish Independent.

Today, there will be gale-force winds in the west together with very heavy rain in the west and north. Further east, showers will be more scattered but it will be "windy and cold".

The wind is expected to ease tomorrow but there will still be some showers scattered across the country.

There will be some dry weather at times though with temperatures possibly getting up to the high teens.

The heavy raise will develop tomorrow night into Sunday morning, continuing through the day.

The outlook next week is equally bleak with more showers and some long spells of rain, with the odd dry day.

Irish Independent

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