Monday 22 January 2018

Weather won't be too tricky for treat seekers

Fiona Ellis

IT may be a bank holiday washout but weather experts are confident that the rain should clear just in time for trick-or-treaters to take to the streets this evening.

Met Eireann forecaster Pat Clarke said that rain would become widespread across the country today.

"There will be a spell of wet and windy weather crossing the country from west to east.

"It may very well start dry at daybreak, but the rain will come along quite readily after that," Mr Clarke added.

He said the worst-affected areas of the country would be hit by up to 20mm of rain but the downpours would be "short-lived in any one area".

Mr Clarke also saidthat the day would feel quite cool.

Luckily, young trick-or-treaters should escape the worst of the weather.


"For trick or treating tomorrow night the rain should have dispersed.

"From tea time on, the rain should have cleared, and if it hasn't fully cleared by then, the last little bit should clear quite quickly."

Mr Clarke said that the rest of the week would be very unsettled, and he said Wednesday would likely be the wettest day of the week.

"It's a very unsettled picture I'm afraid. It's kind of up-and-down conditions and very mixed weather.

"Very wet and windy weather will start to come in on Tuesday night and during the day on Wednesday.

"On Wednesday there will be a lot of rain around. That will clear through to showery conditions on Thursday.

"There is a possibility of some frost at the end of the week and next week we will see the mild trend we are experiencing become much less mild by next week," he added.

Irish Independent

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