Tuesday 20 August 2019

Wet week ahead before winter’s first cold snap to take hold next weekend

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Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

IT looks like another week of weather misery lies ahead – as Met Eireann says heavy rain will continue to fall on the country until at least Thursday.

Most of the country has been under a rainfall warning this weekend – and while the risk of flooding may abate during the week – there will still be frequent heavy showers.

However the showers will be less widespread, meaning there will be patches of dry weather in places.

The southern half of the country will bear the brunt of the heavy rain tomorrow, however it will spread eastwards into the night.

Tuesday will start off dry, however it will quickly become very wet and windy as heavy rain spreads nationwide from the south west.

By Tuesday night most of the rain will have cleared off, but there will be lingering showers in northern areas.

It will be much the same again on Wednesday, as rain spreads in north-eastwards across the country.

Thursday currently looks set to be the best day of the week, with sunny spells and only scattered showers.

However as we head into Friday and next weekend a cold snap is expected to take hold.

Winds will switch to come from the north, bringing with it cold air.

Day time temperatures will plunge to single figures and there is a warning that sharp frost is expected overnight.

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