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Saturday 15 December 2018

Time to embrace your winter waterproofs, rain is on the way

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Rebecca Lumley

Raincoats at the ready, this week’s forecast isn’t looking good.

The country is set to experience widespread rain and cloudy conditions this week, dashing all remaining hopes of a sunny September.

Met Éireann forecaster Joan Blackburn confirmed that we can expect a "poor week", with rain rolling in from the west on Tuesday.

"Tomorrow is set to be dry day across the country and will stay generally dry overnight as well," she said.

"Heading into Tuesday, the east will remain dry but there will be rain in the west. This will continue overnight and Wednesday will be a cloudy, overcast day with rain in most places.”

Temperatures are expected to range from 16 to 19 degrees.

The weather will clear on Wednesday night and Thursday will have a dry start, with occasional showers throughout the country as the day progresses.

The week will end on a high note however, with clear, bright spells expected, though temperatures will take a tumble.

Maximum temperatures on Friday are expected to range from 11 to 14 degrees, with “brisk” winds coming in from the northwest coast.

"The best way to describe the week ahead would be unsettled," Ms Blackburn said.

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