Generally dry conditions expected this week

Conditions will generally be dry over much of the country this week, with many farmers hoping to spread slurry prior to the deadline of October 15.

A status yellow wind warning remains in place this morning, Monday, for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare.

Issued yesterday evening, the warning is valid until 10:00am today. West to south-west winds veering west to north-west were forecast to reach speeds of 55-65kph – with gusts of 80-90kph in coastal areas of the west and north yesterday evening and last night.

It is set to be windy this morning and mostly cloudy with patchy rain over parts of Ulster and south Munster. Sunny spells are likely to develop more widely through the day and it will become generally dry, with temperatures reaching between 12º and 15º, according to Met Eireann.

Strong winds are expected to slowly moderate this afternoon and evening. It is forecast to be dry tonight with clear spells, as temperatures drop to as low as 5º in moderate to fresh westerly winds.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be generally dry with some bright or sunny spells – a good deal of cloud is also likely. Temperatures will range from 12º to 15º, in moderate to fresh westerly winds.

It is set to be cloudy tonight in the west and north with patchy rain. Clear spells are possible elsewhere, as temperatures drop to between 5º and 8º.

Wednesday

Cloudy conditions are forecast over Connacht and Ulster with outbreaks of rain turning heavy and persistent at times on Wednesday.

It will be mainly dry over Leinster and Munster in the morning and early afternoon, with a little hazy sunshine, according to Met Eireann.

There is a danger of rain developing in those areas during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will remain in the mid-teens and fresh southwesterly winds are expected to become strong in places.

Outlook

A fresh, breezy day with some bright or sunny spells is likely on Thursday. Conditions are set to be dry, apart from some scattered showers. Temperatures will be in the low to mid-teens, Met Eireann added.

Early indications suggest that Friday will be dry with sunny spells, as temperatures vary between 13º to 14º in light to moderate west to northwest winds.