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Saturday 17 August 2019

Heavy rain and flooding to make for washout weekend to see out wet November

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Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

The month of November looks set to end just as it began, with heavy rain to hit most parts of the country over the weekend.

While today has started mild with sunny spells in many places, Met Eireann warns temperatures are set to drop steadily from early afternoon.

Ulster looks set to experience showers over the afternoon, with the rest of the country to be widely spared during daylight hours.

However this evening heavy rain will begin to spread nationwide with gusty winds.

The rain should help temperatures remain above freezing however, with most places experiencing temperatures between 1C and 5C.

The winds will continue to gather pace leading to gale force gusts on Saturday, with further widespread heavy rain throughout the morning and early afternoon.

However things will improve slightly over the afternoon – but winds will remain strong throughout the evening and night.

Sunday could be a day to stay indoors with Netflix – as Met Eireann warns it will be very wet and windy nationwide.

There is also a risk of spot flooding due to the volume of rain expected to fall.

Further rain is expected to see out the last day of November on Monday, however things will improve slightly on Tuesday.

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