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Weather forecast Ireland: Met Éireann says thundery downpours possible as rainfall warning set for this evening


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After sunshine and high temperatures of up to 23C degrees yesterday, the weather will take a turn across the country today with possible spot flooding.

This morning it will be mainly cloudy with rain mainly in the west and southwest of the country. This will extend north-eastwards throughout the afternoon, followed by scattered showers.

This evening the weather is expected to get worse with heavy and possibly thundery downpours at times, giving a risk of spot flooding.

The rain will be heaviest in Connacht and Munster, with a Status Yellow rainfall warning coming into operation for the provinces from this evening through to tomorrow evening.

It will be cooler in the southeast of Ireland as winds will become westerly, with strongest winds seen nearer to the coast.

Temperatures will be warmest in the northeast showing 14 to 19 degrees but will be noticeably cooler in the southwest in the late afternoon.

Tonight, the wind will continue in the west, turning heavy and thundery throughout the night.

Moving further to the east it will be clearer with clouds, but isolated showers will still be present.

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Temperatures will drop to between 7 and 10 degrees with a fresh southerly breeze through the night.

On Saturday, the weather is to only get worse with Ireland seeing an unseasonably cold, windy and wet day.

Rain will be seen throughout the country, mainly affecting the western half of Ireland with some of the showers expected to turn thundery.

Leinster will remain mostly dry and bright for the earlier hours of the day, with rain to spread across to the east later in the afternoon.

Connacht can expect a cooler Saturday with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds, highest temperatures will be between 11 and 17 degrees.

The rain will continue into Sunday, seeing widespread heavy and possibly thundery showers but we will also see sunny spells throughout the day

Temperatures will hit between the high to mid-teens, with moderate to fresh winds.

Next week conditions are set to remain unsettled with low pressure continuing to dominate our weather, expecting further down pours and cooler temperatures.

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