THE calm after the storm is expected across the country today as strong winds and heavy thunder showers give way to sunshine.
After two days of gales and downpours, the weekend promises to have "almost" normal temperatures, Met Eireann has promised.
Thousands of passengers faced flight cancellations and diversions as winds in excess of 120kmh prevented inbound planes landing at both Dublin and Cork airports, severely disrupting airline schedules throughout the day yesterday.
The weekend promises temperatures of 10-13C, just below average for this time of year.
Today is expected to be dry almost everywhere, with a small risk of some light showers in the midlands.
This dry weather will continue over the weekend.