Wednesday 17 January 2018

Met Eireann predicts washout as heavy rain batters country

David Kearns

If you are heading to work, now is the time to grab that brolley and raincoat as today is set to be a washout as heavy rain batters the country.

According to Met Eireann, it is going to be a particularly wet morning for most parts of the country.

Worst hit is Ulster, were overnight rain will continue for some time.

The rest of the country will remain damp throughout most of the morning, with the rain slowly clearing eastwards over the next few hours.

The latest rainfall Credit: Met Eireann
The latest rainfall Credit: Met Eireann

Light relief is on the way however, as sunshine will break through in the North and West, possibly some brighter spells developing elsewhere, later this afternoon.

Dublin, and much of the South-East, will remain gloomy though, and Met Eireann said people should expect showers to continue in the “Greater Dublin region” throughout the rest of the day.

It reported that there would be highs of 15 to 19 degrees Celsius, mildest in the south of Leinster, with winds decreasing light northwest later.

Looking further ahead, it will stay unsettled all week, but there is a little positive news regarding the weekend.

“Current indications suggest next weekend will be mostly dry to begin, but some patchy rain may occur later,” said a Met forecaster.

“Temperatures will improve a little, but still below normal for the time of year.”

There will be patchy outbreaks of rain early tonight, mainly in the East to begin, later feeding up from the South, turning more persistent again towards morning.

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