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.