Wednesday 21 February 2018

Keep your umbrella close as balmy, unsettled weather to hit

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Rebecca Lumley

Umbrellas are set to make an appearance this week, with scattered showers and “unsettled weather” predicted nationwide.

The week will start on a dull note, with persistent rain and strong winds expected across the country.

According to Met Éireann, temperatures will remain high, making Monday a damp and humid day.

Speaking to RTE Radio One, Joanna Donnelly said: “Monday will be a wet and windy day. The rain will break up into showers and there’ll be dry interludes in the afternoon but it will proceed to stay dull and damp along the coast, especially the south coast as the strong, southerly winds continue.”

Temperatures in the east will sit at a balmy 19 degrees, though it will be slightly cooler in Munster, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 17 degrees.

Ms Donnelly said: “There’ll be clear spells on Monday night but showers and longer spells of rain will be ongoing, lowest temperatures  from 10 to 12 degrees and fresh southerly winds are going to veer southwest by morning.”

Tuesday will see a brief reprieve from the wet weather, with “sunny spells” developing in most parts of the country. The wind is set to ease, with temperatures also dropping from 15 to 17 degrees.

The rain will make its return on Tuesday night however.

Ms Donnelly said: “There’ll be another spell of rain on the south coast on Tuesday night, extending up along the southeast and east coasts overnight.

“Overnight temperatures on Tuesday night about 6 to 8 degrees, along with clear spells.”

Wednesday will be “dull and damp” along the east coast, with periods of sunshine expected in the afternoon. The latter half of the day will be punctuated by scattered showers, with temperatures staying “about normal for the time of year.”

Showers will continue on Thursday and conditions will remain unsettled for the remainder of the week.

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