Tuesday 16 January 2018

Heavy thundery downpours to bring risk of spot flooding in some areas

Heavy downpours are expected today.
Heavy downpours are expected today.

Heavy thundery downpours will descend on some parts of the country this afternoon – with spot flooding in some places.

A Met Eireann spokesperson said average temperatures will be in the mid to low teens.

“There’ll be heavy showers, maybe even thundery downpours today.”

“There’ll be some sunshine but not as much as recently. It’ll be typical April weather.”

“There could be bits of spot flooding if an area gets very heavy rain in a short space of time.”

Showers will die away early tonight, to give a dry misty night, with some clear spells.

But some fog patches will develop before dawn.

Northern areas will be rather chilly with low temperatures of four or five degrees, but elsewhere temperatures will be between six and nine degrees.

Tomorrow will be less showery and there’ll be a lot of dry, bright weather, Met Eireann predicts.

“The rain will push into Munster and west Connacht in the afternoon. The Eastern half of the country should stay dry for the day and there’ll be bits of sunshine,” the forecaster said.

“The weekend will see a reasonable amount of dry weather. There’ll be cloud and some rain. The driest part will be the Eastern half of the country.”

“It’ll be mixed, changeable weather. Saturday, Sunday and Monday will see a small amount of rain. It won’t be as sunny as recent holiday weekends. There’ll be mixed conditions.”

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