Friday 19 October 2018

Better weather on horizon after rainfall chaos

Anja, Jan and Andreas Lindemau, from Cologne, Germany, brave the wet weather during a trip to Howth, Co Dublin. Photo: Damien Eagers
Anja, Jan and Andreas Lindemau, from Cologne, Germany, brave the wet weather during a trip to Howth, Co Dublin. Photo: Damien Eagers
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

Mother Nature is set to offer some long-overdue respite from rain, sleet and icy temperatures.

The next five days will see a marked improvement in temperatures together with spells of bright sunshine.

But 30 Dart passengers were left ruing the extreme weather after they were stranded for three hours at Bray Head on Thursday night when overhead wires were torn down and damaged.

The incident occurred between Bray and Greystones.

The weather brought yet more misery for Irish farmers as thousands of acres of farmland were left under flood waters as rivers across Munster broke their banks.

Cork, Kerry and Waterford got almost 50mm of rainfall in just 24 hours. The heavy rainfall resulted in widespread flooding of secondary roads.

However, we now have better weather to look forward to.

Met Éireann predicted "a marked improvement" in temperatures, which will now rise to 14C.

Irish Independent

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