Met Eireann Ireland weather forecast pinpoints spot flooding risk before big change
Met Eireann have pinpointed the evening that our rainy week will be at its worst.
Thursday evening will see "persistent or heavy rain with a risk of spot flooding" extending from the west coast in the afternoon across the whole of the country overnight.
But it could be the peak of a rainy wave, as Alan O'Reilly of Carlow Weather said that weather models were "showing a chance of some higher pressure in the longer term for next week, one to watch".
Dubliners will wake up this morning to a risk of some patchy showers, but these should clear with brighter, drier weather to follow during the afternoon, with highest temperatures of 17 to 19C and light westerly breezes.
Tonight should be mainly dry also, with some patches of mist and fog developing as overnight temperatures plummet to just 7C.
And here is the outlook from Met Eireann for the next couple of days:
Thursday: Thursday will start off dry with bright or sunny spells developing. It will become increasingly cloudy as the day goes on with some patchy drizzle developing in the evening. Highest temperatures of 18 to 20 degrees with moderate southerly breezes, freshening later in the day.
Thursday night: Persistent or heavy rain with a risk of spot flooding will extend from the Atlantic across the country. Lowest temperatures of 13 or 14 degrees in blustery southerly winds, veering west and easing towards morning.
Friday: Friday will start off wet with outbreaks of rain gradually clearing northeastwards through the morning and afternoon, as brighter, sunnier conditions and showers, some heavy, follow from the west. The rain may linger over northeast Ulster until late in the day. Highest temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees with moderate westerly winds becoming light southerly generally. However, winds will freshen near the southwest coast on Friday evening from a west to northwest direction.
Friday night: Showers will continue, but will mostly die out overnight with some mist and fog patches forming. Lowest temperatures 7 to 11 degrees.
Saturday: Saturday will be mainly dry with a mix of cloud and some bright or sunny spells. However, a few scattered showers will occur too. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees with light breezes. Cloud will thicken from the Atlantic on Saturday evening and night with outbreaks of rain and drizzle extending eastwards overnight.
Sunday: Sunday will bring scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, heavier at times in parts of the west and south, but with good dry periods elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in a mostly moderate southeasterly breezes, though brisk northwest winds will develop near the southwest coast.
Monday: Monday looks like bringing a good deal of dry bright weather with a few scattered showers. Temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees with light winds.
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