Thursday 26 April 2018

Get your umbrella out as heavy showers promised this week

Rain, stock photo
Rain, stock photo

Cillian Sherlock

It’s looking like a week for your umbrella with some heavy showers in store.

Today will have showers turning heavy in some areas and highest temperatures of 15-19 degrees, according to Met Éireann forecaster Liz Gavin.

“There’s going to be some showers during the day, some turning heavy. There’s some risk of thundery activity,” she said.

The scattered showers will make way for some long dry spells overnight with temperatures dropping to lows of 10 to 12 degrees.

After misty conditions overnight, Tuesday will be more of the same mix of sunshine and showers pushing up from the south.

“Tomorrow again is another day for showers – some will turn heavy particularly in the north of the country. There’s a risk of an isolated thunderstorm here,” Ms Gavin added.

Those in north Leinster will see the highest temperatures in the range of 15-20 degrees.

Overnight the wet weather will lead to heavy falls in the southeast and we will see conditions turn rather windy. Lows of 9 to 12 degrees.

Wednesday is due to be rather wet and breezy with the weather clearing for brighter spells during the day.

It will be mild and humid and highest temperatures will be 9-12 degrees.

The outlook suggests that Thursday will also be off to a damp start and scattered blustery showers will mostly affect those on the Atlantic coast.

Highest temperatures for the day will be between 16 to 20 degrees in some nice sunshine.

Friday sees those temperatures drop to between 15-18 degrees with the usual mixed bag of showers and sunny spells continuing.

The weekend will see below average temperatures in a further mix of long dry spells punctuated by showery rain. 

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