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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Get the brollies out - rain forecast for the rest of the week

Published 18/05/2014 | 18:44

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More rain on the way this week
More rain on the way this week

Anybody hoping for a return of last year's 'Scorchio' are in for a disappointment this week.

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Met Eireann are predicting rain - in some areas heavy rain - for the rest of the week.

Heavy rainfall will occur over the south and west of the country tomorrow - sunny spells will be confined to Leinster and Ulster with moderate temperatures of up to 17 degrees.

Low pressure will dominate the weather for the rest of the week with unsettled conditions bringing in showers or longer spells of rain each day.

There will be further showers across the country tomorrow evening - and temperatures will fall to a low five degrees in the west of the country.

Heavy, possibly thundery showers, will come in on Tuesday. Higher than average rainfall for this time of year is a possibility and flooding is likely.

Wednesday will be drier and brighter, with rainfall more likely to occur in the east of the country.

Thursday will remain unsettled with further showers forecast.

Met Eireann have forecast similar conditions next weekend.

There was some heavy rainfall recorded across the country today.

The change in weather comes after most of the country enjoyed temperatures of up to 21 degrees on Friday and Saturday.

The UK enjoyed their hottest day of the year on Saturday with temperatures of up to 25 degrees.

Last summer was one of the warmest on record with temperatures of up to 30 degrees recorded in some locations across the country.

The prolonged warm spell was dubbed 'Scorchio' - and many are hoping it will make a return this summer. It's still early days....

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