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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Unsettled weather in store as blustery showers and gale force winds expected to hit Ireland

Rain, stock photo
Rain, stock photo

Cillian Sherlock

The weather will be unsettled this week as heavy rain and humid conditions are set to replace the bright, sunny conditions.

Met Eireann has warned that this week we're set for outbreaks of rain and gale force winds.

This morning has seen fog and drizzle clear up with good sunny spells developing but it won't last, according to Evelyn Cusack from Met Éireann.

"It will be brightening up in the east, a warm humid day but heavy rain extending from the south-west later today and extending to all areas tonight," Ms Cusack told RTÉ Radio One.

While it will be cloudy in the west, today temperatures are expected to reach between 18 to 23 degrees, which will peak in spots of sunshine in the east and north-east.

"It will be mild, humid and quite blustery tonight with outbreaks of rain extending to all areas with hill and coastal fog as well," she added.

Tomorrow, it will clear up in the west before dawn and after a wet start for some this clearance will continue eastwards revealing good sunny spells.

We will also see some heavy showers pushing into the west and north as winds begins to freshen.

Thursday will see temperatures fall and winds rise to gale force levels.

"A pretty windy day in store for Thursday with strong south-westerly winds gusting to gale force in western and north-western areas," she added.

This will result in rough sea and lake conditions and may put a dampener on any holiday plans for the day.

Friday is also quite blustery with the usual mix of sunny spells and scattered showers. Temperatures will continue to fall to the mid-high teens.

The weekend is also set for average temperatures, sunny spells and passing showers.

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