Wednesday 25 April 2018

Mixed bag of weather in store for the coming days

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Kathy Armstrong

Wrap up warm and don't forget your umbrella because heavy rain and blustery breezes are predicted for the next few days.

Although temperatures are expected to reach a balmy 18C, it looks like it's going to be a washout week.

Met Eireann has said that this morning will be mostly dry, there will be scattered drizzle and mist in Atlantic coastal counties and temperatures will range between 15 to 18C.

Forecaster Pat Clarke has given an insight into what we can expect over the coming days.

He told Independent.ie: "It looks like it's going to be a very unsettled week weather-wise.

"There's going to be showers coming from the Atlantic, that will clear as they move eastwards.

"There's going to be some very heavy rain tomorrow, there will be some fog patches and mist in eastern areas tomorrow night.

"Tomorrow it will be wettest in eastern and midland areas but overall in the coming days the heaviest rain will be in Connacht, west Munster and west Ulster.

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"It will be drier Thursday and then quite wet again on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

"It's going to be very changeable overall, Saturday will be a windy, blustery day, with rain coming from the Atlantic and becoming widespread.

"Sunday will be bright and sunny but some showers are expected."

As thousands of people head to Tullamore in Co Offaly for The National Ploughing Championships, Met Eireann has said that today will be the best of the three days weather-wise.

Forecaster Matthew Martin said: “Today will be mostly dry, but Wednesday will be quite wet, especially in the morning. This should clear in the early evening. Thursday should be largely dry also.”

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