The spell of poor weather looks set to continue this week with widespread rain expected by Friday.
While there will be some clear, dry and sunny spells in the coming days, it will take a turn on Wednesday leading to more rain for the rest of the week.
A Met Éireann forecaster has said a north-westerly airflow will bring some showers across the country during the start of the week, affecting mainly western and northern areas.
‘It won’t be too bad, essentially, for the first half of the week,’ the forecaster said.
‘It is going to feel rather cloudy overall, some showers may feel more like rain or drizzle at times particularly on northern coasts on Monday afternoon [today].’
Temperatures on Monday are expected to be ‘kind of average, maybe even slightly below at times’ – hitting between 15C and 18C. However, temperatures will start to climb on Tuesday.
‘Some better sunny breaks on Tuesday [tomorrow], up to 19C and possibly 20C in the south and east of the country,’ the weather forecaster said.
‘Generally a lot of the south and east of the country will have predominantly dry conditions up until Wednesday.’
However, from Thursday onwards, the rain will unfortunately become more widespread across the country. The forecaster said: ‘It does seem like from Thursday onwards that the rainfall could be more widely distributed, but at the moment it doesn’t look like it is going to be too heavy on Thursday, but it does seem like Friday could be a wetter day.
‘Overall the trend is for it to not start off too bad for the week, but then trending towards more wet conditions as we head later into the week… More widespread and potentially more heavy as well, particularly on Friday, but Thursday might not be too bad for some parts of the country.’Internet Explorer Channel Network