Thursday 17 August 2017

Is summer over? Heavy rain, wind and thunder set for the week ahead

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Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

IT MAY not be the best week weather-wise if you've booked a staycation....

Last week's high temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius are set to become a distant memory as the country prepares to see heavy rain, wind and thunder over the coming days.

According to Met Eireann, rain is set to begin on Monday and continue for the rest of the week.

"Today won't be too bad, but tomorrow morning low pressure from the Atlantic will bring heavy rain to western counties and will extend across the country in the afternoon and evening," a forecaster told Independent.ie

"There's a chance that there could be some spot flooding and there may be a potential weather warning, but it's not certain yet."

Temperatures are set to drop between 14 and 17 degrees on Monday, while Tuesday and Wednesday will be warm and humid, with mercury climbing to 21 degrees.

"There will be some sunny spells on Tuesday and Wednesday, although it will be generally cloudy with scattered showers. Some showers will be heavy, with a chance of thunder across the country."

Thursday and Friday will be cooler, with temperatures between 14 and 17 degrees, with heavy spells of rain likely.

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