Scattered outbreaks of rain set to continue this week

Scattered outbreaks of rain are set to continue this week, with the possibility of some turning heavy and persistent, according to Met Eireann.

Today, Monday, is expected to be rather cloudy in the south and west with persistent rain and sleet in the morning.

Some snow is also forecast on higher ground, but conditions are set to turn brighter and more showery in the afternoon.

Overall, a brighter day is forecast for other parts of the country, but it may turn showery at times.

It is set to be cold, with highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees, as winds become mostly fresh northwesterly in the afternoon.

As has been the case for the past few days, opportunities for drying or spraying conditions are expected to  be limited due to showery and blustery conditions.

Further rain or showers over the next few days will result in a continued deterioration of soil conditions, according to Met Eireann.

This will result in most soil types becoming saturated and trafficability will be poor. Poorly drained soils are expected to be waterlogged in most areas.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, is forecast to remain dry in most places. Both cloud cover and wind speeds are expected to increase later in the morning.

Rain is set to spread everywhere by the early afternoon, persisting into the early evening, before finally clearing along the east coast by midnight.

Wednesday

A bright fresh day with moderate westerly winds and highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees is forecast.

Scattered outbreaks of rain are set to affect western parts of the country. This rain is then set to spread eastwards overnight.

Outlook

Thursday is forecast to be a mostly cloudy day with scattered outbreaks of rain, which are likely to turn heavy at times.

It is set to be relatively mild, with highs of 11 or 12 degrees in southwesterly winds. Early indications suggest that further rain or showers will fall on Friday.

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