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Friday 20 October 2017

Ireland set for an 'unusual' week of weather - and it's a mixture of good and bad news

Photo: Mark Condren
Photo: Mark Condren
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Met Éireann has predicted a week of warm, dry weather - with temperatures expected to reach 16 degrees in some parts of the country.

The national forecaster said the weather will be "drier than usual" for this time of year, however, there will also be some rain and drizzle added to the mix.

Tonight will remain mostly dry, with some drizzle and fog predicted for Atlantic coastal counties.

The west of the country will be hit with rain tomorrow morning which will gradually spread eastwards.

Temperatures will remain "high and humid" for most of the week, with some crisp autumn sunshine expected in between cloudy patches also.

A Met Éireann spokesperson said the outlook for the week is "Drier than usual with frost free nights. Weak weather fronts will however make for mostly cloudy skies with outbreaks of rain or drizzle at times too, most of which will affect west and northwest coastal counties. A trend for milder weather later, with maxima at that stage signalled to reach the high teens locally."

Tuesday looks set to be the best day with the midlands and south east counties due to see a lot of dry weather.

Patchy rain and drizzle will affect north and northwest counties. Highest temperatures will range from 13 to 15 degrees.

To summarise - no need for the winter coats just yet, but keep a rain jacket handy just in case!

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