Scattered showers in store this weekend

A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers will cross the country this weekend, Met Eireann predicts.

There are three Status Yellow weather warnings in place nationwide this morning (Friday, November 9).

Also Read: Status Yellow warnings issued by Met Eireann

Today will be wet and windy across the country with rain becoming widespread as the morning progresses.

Across the country, southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds of 50kph to 65kph with gusts of 90kph to 110kph.

In 13 counties, heavy rain will lead to accumulations of around 25 to 40mm but may exceed these limits in mountainous areas.

The rain, possibly thundery in nature, will be heaviest in the west and south of the country during the first half of the day and in the east for the second half of the day, the national meteorological office reports.

Strong and gusty south-east winds will be experienced and are most likely to be strongest near the coastline. Today’s top temperatures will range from 9° to 12°.

The last of the rain will clear from the north early tonight and scattered showers will follow with the heaviest showers in the west. Tonight’s lowest temperatures will be between 4° to 6°.

Weekend

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 10) will see a mixture of both sunny spells and scattered showers.

Again, showers will be heaviest in the western part of the country, according to Met Eireann. Highest temperatures tomorrow will range between 8° to 10°.

Scattered showers will continue on Saturday night with lows of 2° to 6° and light breezes.

Continued sunny spells and scattered showers are reported to be likely on Sunday and the showers will be most frequent in the western half of the country.

Met Eireann has said there will be a risk of hail and thunder during the day.

In the west, the showers may merge into longer spells of prolonged rainfall.

Southerly winds will freshen a little across the country during the afternoon. Maximum temperatures will be between 9° to 12°, according to Met Eireann .