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Monday 20 November 2017

It's a step back from summer with dreary weather forecast for the week ahead

Child standing in a rain puddle
Child standing in a rain puddle

Hayley Halpin

The fresh spring weather that the country experienced in recent days is due to break tonight with wintery showers, low temperatures and frost to hit the country by Monday morning.

Make the most of today as bright spells will remain until Sunday evening, with highest temperatures of up to 15 degrees.

Monday morning will see rain in the north and northwest, turning persistent as the day continues. This will turn colder as the day goes on with wintery showers extending southwards. The day will also see "frost in sheltered places" earlier in the day.

"It will brighten up gradually from the north with showers following, some turning heavy with a risk of hail," Met Éireann forecaster Jean Byrne told RTE Radio One.

Temperatures are due to drop to eight degrees on Monday night.

The weather is set to worsen further as the week goes on, with a high risk of thunderstorms on Tuesday.

"Tuesday will be a cold and windy day with sunny spells and showers, mostly of rain or hail but some sleet is possible," Ms Byrne said.

Tuesday night will be "very cold with frost, but showers will be confined to western and northern coasts."

And while Thursday will see a rise in temperatures to 10-13 degrees, early indications suggest that the unsettled conditions will return on Friday with wet and windy weather due to move in from the Atlantic. 

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