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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Don’t pack away the winter clothes just yet

Temperatures to drop to seasonal norms this week

Katelijne Verbruggen, left, and Jasmine Murray enjoy the good weather in St Stephen green. Picture: Damien Eagers
Katelijne Verbruggen, left, and Jasmine Murray enjoy the good weather in St Stephen green. Picture: Damien Eagers
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

‘Don’t throw out your clout ‘til May is out!’ is an adage we would do well to obey, according to the latest reports from our national forecaster.

While the nation enjoyed milder than usual temperatures over the last week, we can expect cooler and breezier weather in the days ahead.

“It’s not going to be as warm as last week’s southerly weather,” Met Eireann forecaster Joan Blackburn told independent.ie.

“We can expect temperatures reflecting a more seasonal norm, with Atlantic drifts keeping us at between 10-13 right through the weekend.”

For the rest of today, Met Eireann has forecast “sunny spells and some heavy showers, with moderate to fresh, gusty west to southwest winds”.

Lowest temperatures may fall between 2-4 degrees across the country “with some grass frost in places” around dawn.

“There will be no frost on the roads but hints of frost in the early morning could impact some of the more delicate plants,” said the Met Eireann forecaster.

While Wednesday shows signs of improvement with most places forecast to be dry mid-week “with a mixture of sunny spells and cloudy periods”, rain will become widespread during Thursday morning and early afternoon.

We can expect a fresh, rather cool day on Thursday, with highs of 9-12 degrees forecast,” forecaster Blackburn told independent.ie

“And while Friday might hold out dry and bright, the weekend will be cool and breezy with further rain or showers at times.”

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