Thursday 16 August 2018

Wet and windy: Miserable week of weather in store for Ireland

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Ryan O'Rourke

A week of unsettled weather is in store for Ireland as wind and rain looks set to batter the country.

Met Éireann forecaster John Eagleton gave the breakdown for the coming days.

“It will be a bit wet, a bit windy and a bit unsettled,” he said.

Heavy showers will continue to occur this afternoon and this evening will see mainly cool and blustery conditions, with highest temperatures of around around 16 degrees.

Tonight, showers will become confined to more western counties, with long clear spells developing elsewhere.

“Tomorrow will be wet and windy, with potential for very strong winds,” he said.

Wednesday will be cool, with a mix of sunny spells and showers.  Many of these showers will be heavy, some possibly consisting of hail and there is a risk of scattered thunderstorms, especially in the north and west.

Thursday will be another cool and breezy day, with sunny spells and scattered showers, some of them heavy.

Temperatures for the week will range between 12 and 16 degrees.

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