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Tuesday 24 April 2018

After a week of storms the outlook for the coming days is brighter... but it's not all good news

Sandbags in the Spanish Arch area of Galway city ahead of Storm Brian. Photo: Andrew Downes
Sandbags in the Spanish Arch area of Galway city ahead of Storm Brian. Photo: Andrew Downes
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After a week which saw two storms hit Ireland the outlook for the coming days is considerably brighter with temperatures of up to 16 degrees expected.

But despite the warmer temperatures it is not all good news as rain is expected throughout the week in many parts.

Today will become clear as the morning progresses but a band of showers will spread eastwards, mainly affecting west Munster, Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster this morning, according to Met Eireann. 

Temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees are expected.

Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with rain in all areas at times through the day according to Met Eireann.

Wednesday will be dry with sunny spells, while Thursday will see the north of the country enjoy better weather with sunny spells.

Friday will be dry with sunny spells and light variable or northwest breezes.

Saturday will be mainly dry with sunny spells, the best of these in Munster and Connacht.

Storm Brian was the latest storm to hit Irish shores on Friday night and into Saturday, bringing heavy rain and flooding to some areas.

Meanwhile, ex-hurricane Ophelia, which hit Ireland last  Monday, caused devastation nationwide. Three people lost their lives in Ophelia related incidents on the day.

ESB Networks are continuing to work to restore power to those affected by power outages.

Approximately 6,000 customers are currently without power, a number of which are due to Storm Brian.

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