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More wet and windy weather on the cards until at least midweek

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Gusts: High seas driven by high winds at Roonagh Pier in Mayo. Photo: Paul Mealey

Gusts: High seas driven by high winds at Roonagh Pier in Mayo. Photo: Paul Mealey

Gusts: High seas driven by high winds at Roonagh Pier in Mayo. Photo: Paul Mealey

More wet and windy weather is on the way this week, according to Met Éireann.

After a muggy and blustery weekend in which a status yellow wind warning was issued for 17 counties yesterday, a period of more unsettled weather is on the cards until at least the middle of the week, according to forecaster Andrew Doran-Sherlock.

"It's going be unsettled," he said. "An Atlantic regime will dominate the weather for the next few days."

A high pressure system over the Azores in Portugal brought scorching temperatures of 36C to Lisbon yesterday.

However, the same weather pattern is responsible for funnelling a low pressure system over Ireland that is giving us this current period of instability, he said.

And while winds won't be as strong as yesterday, when gusts of over 80kmh were reported in some areas, moderate north-westerly winds will keep temperatures on the cool side, with highs of just 15C to 18C today.

It will be dry in most areas except for isolated showers in Ulster and Atlantic coastal areas.

Tomorrow will see widespread rain by the afternoon in all areas, with highs of just 13C to 17C.

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