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Workers previously laying sandbags in preparation for flooding at Clontarf, Dublin

Workers previously laying sandbags in preparation for flooding at Clontarf, Dublin

Workers previously laying sandbags in preparation for flooding at Clontarf, Dublin

Expect outbreaks of rain this week as the unsettled weather continues.

A yellow alert has been issued warning of strong winds through the country until late into the night, according to Met Eireann.

Gales will be coming in from the southwest at speeds of 50-60 km/h, with gusts of 90-105 km/h in many areas, during the second half of Monday.

Widespread rain is likely to develop over the course of the day, with further spells continuing in most areas early tonight.

The northern and western countries will be the most hit as showers will continue until midnight, according to the national forecaster.

Otherwise it will be clear and cold throughout the rest of the country, with temperatures dropping to between five and one degrees.

A spokesperson for the Met said showers would be widespread on Tuesday, turning heavy at times in many areas, and warned that drivers should watch out for hail.

In the north, there will be a risk of thunderstorms, and westerly winds will stay strong throughout the day.

Wednesday will be cloudy overnight with more general rain, while Thursday see scattered outbreaks of rain as temperatures heading towards the Easter weekend.

Overall the Met are promising a good deal of dry weather for the weekend.

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