Monday 19 March 2018

Brollies at the ready - heavy rain is on way

Met Eireann is predicting rain on Sunday.
Met Eireann is predicting rain on Sunday.

Danielle Stephens

Rainclouds will continue to loom over Irish skies for the next few days, but forecasters are predicting warmer temperatures will creep in next week.

Mercury levels are expected to stay below average for this time of year until the end of the coming week, when areas in the south-east may see temperatures in the low 20s.

Met Eireann's Eoin Sherlock said for the most part this weekend will remain dry, until early Sunday afternoon.

"The first band of heavy rain will develop off the west coast in the late morning, or early afternoon on Sunday.

"It will eventually spread across the country, reaching the east coast at around teatime," he said.

"Friday and Saturday will have some light, scattered showers with north-westerly breezes staying cool enough.

"Parts of Ulster and Connaught will feel temperatures between 13C and 15C, with Munster and Leinster seeing slightly warmer conditions of between 15C and 17C," added Mr Sherlock.

Met Eireann also warned of possible thundery showers next Tuesday after a second band of rain makes its way across the country early on Monday.

Irish Independent

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