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Saturday 15 December 2018

Storm Brian aftermath: Country in for a 'changeable and unsettled week ahead'

Best days of the week predicted to be Wednesday and Friday

EXPLORING THE DAMAGE: After a scary couple of days indoors Elsa (7) and Tom (5) Dollard and their dog from Centre Park Road, Cork inspect the fallout of Hurricane Ophelia including the downing of dozens of 100 year old trees. Photo: Mark Condren
EXPLORING THE DAMAGE: After a scary couple of days indoors Elsa (7) and Tom (5) Dollard and their dog from Centre Park Road, Cork inspect the fallout of Hurricane Ophelia including the downing of dozens of 100 year old trees. Photo: Mark Condren
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

It is set to be another unsettled week following the nationwide devastation ex-Hurricane and Storm Brian left in their wake.

Although the week ahead will be mild, the country can prepare for "changeable and unsettled weather", according to Met Éireann.

Speaking on RTE Radio One, forecaster Jean Byrne predicted Wednesday and Friday to be the best days of the week .

"Storm Brian continues to weaken in the North Sea and move eastwards," Ms Byrne said.

"The winds are continuing to ease, however the weather remains changeable and unsettled for the week ahead.

"Today, it will be cool with bright and scattered showers, mostly in Munster, Connacht and Ulster.

"Later today, the rain will become more persistent on the west coast and will gradually move eastwards."

Ms Byrne described temperatures for the next few days as "mild".

"It will be very mild tomorrow with moderate south to southwesterly winds. Highest temperatures will be between 14 and 17 degrees.

"Tuesday will be dry in some areas at first, but outbreaks of rain will become widespread.

"Temperature highs will be between 13 and 15 degreesm," she continued.

"It will be changeable and unsettled continuing to next weekend, with dry and bright intervals.

"The best days will most likely be Wednesday and Friday, but the timing of these Atlantic weather systems may change."

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