Thursday 30 October 2014

Sun loses battle as rain here to stay

Emma Jane Hade

Published 11/08/2014 | 02:30

A woman in Dublin's city centre struggles with her umbrella.
A woman in Dublin's city centre struggles with her umbrella.

Widespread rain and pockets of sunshine are on the cards for the days ahead, with forecasters predicting a damp start to the week.

Temperatures are expected to remain between 15 and 19 degrees for the coming days, but rain will continue to pour across the country.

This comes after forecasters issued a status yellow weather warning over the weekend, and there was spots of localised flooding around the country yesterday.

"It'll be much of a similar picture for the coming days.

"There are a few thundery showers expected today, but probably not as many as yesterday," Met Eireann's Aoife Murray said.

"There will be sunny spells and scattered showers after that. It will be a bit cooler, a bit breezier, with a westerly wind for the most part.

"There will be some sunny spells around. But it'll be a bit cooler."

The cloudy skies did not bode well for astronomers, as Ireland was expected to enjoy a view of a 'Super Moon', a meteor shower and a chance glimpse of the International Space Station last night.

However, the majority of the country was left disappointed, as cloud covering inhibited the orbital views.

Irish Independent

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