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Met Éireann says rain, hail and possible spot flooding expected today


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Met Éireann said a good deal of rain, spells of hail and possible spot flooding are expected today.

Outbreaks of rain in western areas will be heavy at times as it moves eastwards across the country this morning, followed by sunny spells and heavy blustery showers. Some thundery falls are possible locally, especially over the eastern half of the country this afternoon, with a chance of hail and spot flooding. Showers will ease this evening with many areas having a dry and bright end to the day. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 or 17 degrees are forecast.

Tonight will be largely dry after lingering showers this evening die out. It will be mostly clear at first, but it will turn cloudier overnight with some showers moving to western coasts towards dawn. Winds will ease to a light to moderate southwest breeze, in lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.

Met Éireann said there will be a good deal of cloud around tomorrow with showers, most persistent and frequent across Connacht and Ulster. Decent dry spells are expected elsewhere, with showers more isolated. It will brighten up at times with the odd spell of sunshine breaking through, in highest temperatures of 14 to 17 or 18 degrees, coolest in the northwest.

Tomorrow night will be cloudy with showers persisting in Atlantic coastal counties. The east will see long dry spells with just the odd shower overnight. It will be mild and humid with temperatures not falling below 11 or 12 degrees. Mist and fog will form in places.

Met Éireann said Sunday morning will be rather cloudy with showers extending countrywide. Brightening up in the afternoon with some sunshine in between showers and highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees.

Showers will continue to feed in overnight from the Atlantic in a light to moderate westerly breeze. Some clear spells are expected too, with the driest weather towards the southeast. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees are forecast.

Monday will see widespread showers, turning increasingly heavy during the afternoon with the chance of thundery downpours, broken up by bright or sunny spells. Met Éireann said it will feel fresher with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees and a moderate northwest breeze.

Showers will continue in western coastal areas overnight, becoming largely dry elsewhere with varying cloud cover. Overnight lows of 6 to 9 degrees are forecast.

Tuesday will be another day of showers with some sunny periods. The odd shower will be heavy, with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.

"Staying generally unsettled with rain or showers moving in from the Atlantic, but temperatures will likely rise slightly back into the mid-teens,” Met Éireann said. 

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