Heavy rain forecast this weekend, with a risk of flooding in places – Met Eireann
This weekend will see a mixture of dry spells and showers, with rain turning particularly heavy on Sunday, according to Met Eireann.
A status yellow wind warning has been issued for several counties this morning, with strong southerly winds to impact parts of the country.
Southerly winds will veer west to southwesterly, increasing to 55 to 65 km/h today and will gust 90 to 100 km/h at times in counties Donegal, Clare, Kerry, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
The warning is in place in Donegal until 9.00pm tonight, where winds will be strongest and until 6.00pm this evening for the remaining counties.
This morning, Friday, will be dry in most eastern areas, but wet and windy weather in Atlantic coastal counties will become widespread by early afternoon, the forecast says.
The rain will turn heavy in places and will be accompanied by strong and gusty south to southwesterly winds. Rain will clear eastwards through the evening with the stiff winds turning moderate, Met Eireann says.
Temperatures will reach between 16 to 18 degrees during the day.
However, Friday night will be mainly dry with clear spells, with lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees promised.
Tomorrow, Saturday, is promised to be largely dry with sunny spells, with a couple of light showers along west and northwest coasts. Highest temperatures of 16 or 17 degrees with light southwest breezes forecast.
Sunday will be a wet day with spells of heavy rain in all areas at times, according to Met Eireann, with the rain continuing into Sunday night.
There’ll be a risk of flooding in places, Met Eireann says, temperatures reaching highs of 15 to 18 degrees with moderate south to southwest breezes.
On Monday rain is forecast to affect west Munster, Connacht and Ulster with a continued risk of flooding and temperatures of between 14 to 17 degrees.
Meanwhile, Tuesday will be dry with good sunny spells and highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees with light breezes promised.
At the moment it looks like Wednesday will start off dry, according to Met Eireann, but showery rain will move up from the south as the day goes on.
Drying conditions in general, will be poor throughout the weekend due to the rain forecast, while spraying conditions will be hampered occasionally by breezy and damp weather but favourable conditions will arise after Monday.