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Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Man  helping driver push his car that cut out as he attempted to drive through flooded road under railway bridge near Bettystown, Co. Meath. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Man helping driver push his car that cut out as he attempted to drive through flooded road under railway bridge near Bettystown, Co. Meath. Picture: Caroline Quinn

General view of flooded road in Northlands, Bettystown, Co. Meath. Picture: Caroline Quinn

General view of flooded road in Northlands, Bettystown, Co. Meath. Picture: Caroline Quinn

The aftermath of flooding on Nutrove Ave, Rathfarnham this morning

The aftermath of flooding on Nutrove Ave, Rathfarnham this morning

Nutgrove Avenue last night

Nutgrove Avenue last night

Dublin Fire Brigade

General view of workers delivering & collecting sandbags in Northlands, Bettystown, Co. Meath. Picture: Caroline Quinn

General view of workers delivering & collecting sandbags in Northlands, Bettystown, Co. Meath. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Fingal worker clears the drains as motorists makes their way through flood waters at Littlepace, Clonee. Photo: Frank McGrath

Fingal worker clears the drains as motorists makes their way through flood waters at Littlepace, Clonee. Photo: Frank McGrath

Little Noelani Teevan (3) was having great fun splashing in muddy puddles as severe flooding hit the Cavan area on Thursday afternoon after heavy rain.  Photo: Lorraine Teevan

Little Noelani Teevan (3) was having great fun splashing in muddy puddles as severe flooding hit the Cavan area on Thursday afternoon after heavy rain. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

Flooding on Centre Park Road, Cork City yesterday.
Picture: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Flooding on Centre Park Road, Cork City yesterday. Picture: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Severe flooding at the Racecourse Road in Dundalk, Co Louth yesterday. Picture: Arthur Carron

Severe flooding at the Racecourse Road in Dundalk, Co Louth yesterday. Picture: Arthur Carron

Severe flooding at Pearse park in Dundalk, Co Louth yesterday. Picture: Arthur Carron

Severe flooding at Pearse park in Dundalk, Co Louth yesterday. Picture: Arthur Carron

A Motorist makes his  way through flood waters at Littlepace, Clonee. Photo: Frank McGrath

A Motorist makes his way through flood waters at Littlepace, Clonee. Photo: Frank McGrath

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Horses in the river across the road St Senans Hopspital

Horses in the river across the road St Senans Hopspital

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding at, Arklow Road railway bridge.

Flooding at, Arklow Road railway bridge.

Flooding at, Arklow Road railway bridge.

Flooding at, Arklow Road railway bridge.

Council crews clearing drains at, Clonattin.

Council crews clearing drains at, Clonattin.

Manhole cover, Clonattin.

Manhole cover, Clonattin.

Council crews clearing drains at, Clonattin.

Council crews clearing drains at, Clonattin.

Flooding at, Knockduff roundabout.

Flooding at, Knockduff roundabout.

Flooding at, Knockduff roundabout.

Flooding at, Knockduff roundabout.

Edermine Bridge Road

Edermine Bridge Road

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding at, Arklow Road railway bridge.

Flooding at, Arklow Road railway bridge.

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Horese in river opposite Island Road

Horese in river opposite Island Road

Horese in river opposite Island Road

Horese in river opposite Island Road

Horese in river opposite Island Road

Horese in river opposite Island Road

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

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Flooding Enniscorthy Town on Friday morning

The extremely wet weather that we have experienced over the past week is set to finally come to an end.

Some dry and sunny spells have been forecast for the beginning of next week despite an ongoing risk of showers.

“It’s going to be much drier than it has been this past week, although we will still be prone to the odd shower” a Met Eireann forecaster told Independent.ie.

“There is a continuing risk of showers, particularly on the South and East coast and there will be some rain in the south later on Wednesday.

“The second half of the week will be much the same thing but perhaps cooler,” he said.

 The winter bite will be more obvious towards the second half of next week with temperatures set to plummet to 5 degrees.

“Temperatures will be around 9 to 11 degrees at the start of the week but after Wednesday they will drop more,” the forecaster explained.

“Next Sunday it might get more cooler but there’s no sign of any severely cold weather to come.”

During the week, widespread downpours caused flooding and traffic chaos around the country.

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