Unsettled weather here to stay this week – Met Eireann

The weather will be very mixed for the last week of the summer with some further wet and windy spells.

According to Met Eireann there will be sunshine at times but temperatures will be disappointing at best.

Many areas will hold dry today (Monday) with just a few passing showers across the country, mainly affecting Munster, says Met Eireann.

Today (Monday) will stay relatively cool with a mix of cloud and sunny spells with highest temperatures of 14-18 degrees with the highest temperatures occurring further east.

According to Met Eireann south-westerly winds will be no more than moderate in strength, except near northwest coasts where they will be stronger.

Tonight (Monday) will remain dry but temperatures will fall to lows of 5-10 degrees, it says.

There will be mist and fog patches locally, with rain arriving into the south and southwest coastal areas by Tuesday morning.

According to Met Eireann, tomorrow (Tuesday) will start of dry and bright across many areas, with rain developing in Munster.

This rain will push northwards as the day progresses becoming widespread, turning heavy for a time over Connacht.

Temperatures will reach highs of only 15-17 degrees which is cool for this time of year, it says.

Looking to Wednesday, Met Eireann says it will be a rather breezy day with scattered showers, which will be heaviest in the north and west.

Leinster and East Munster will experience good sunny spells as the day progresses, where it will be driest overall, with temperatures reaching highs of 15-18 degrees.

Thursday will start off cool with some nice sunshine and just light southerly breezes. Showers in the south and west will gradually push north-eastwards, with a few heavy showers later in the day. Temperatures will be similar with highs of 15-17 degrees.

Met Eireann says that early indications for Friday and next weekend suggest that it will remain unsettled and for the most part cooler than normal.

There is a high possibility of heavy showers throughout Friday with some turning thundery across Atlantic counties. Temperatures will reach highs of 15-18 degrees.

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