Wind and rain on the way for the West this weekend
The weekend’s weather is set to be windy and wet, according to Met Eireann.
Saturday will be windy, with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, although the east and south of the country will see a lot of dry spells. Saturday night, it says, will be mild, cloudy and breezy with patchy rain near Atlantic coasts, turning heavy in the northwest towards morning. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.
Sunday will see the wind continue, with the day forecast to be windy with fresh to strong and gusty southwest winds. It will be dull and wet across much of Connacht and Ulster with outbreaks of rain, (heaviest further west of each province with spot flooding), drier elsewhere with some sunny spells, and just a few showers feeding into west Munster later in the day.
Monday will be mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain across the country, heaviest across northwest counties (again spot flooding). Rather windy with fresh and gusty southwest winds. However it will be mild and humid with highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees Celsius, best values over Leinster where it will tend to be driest.