Unsettled weather and heavy showers in store this weekend – Met Eireann

This weekend is set to be very unsettled with scattered showers affecting most areas, turning heavy and persistent at times, according to Met Eireann.

A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for counties Cork and Kerry this morning, with 25 to 40mm of rain expected. The warning is in place until 9.00am tomorrow morning.

Today, Friday, is expected to dry in many areas with sunny spells, but there will be showers in eastern and southern coastal areas.

Across the southwest persistent and locally heavy rain is set to move in from the Atlantic during the afternoon, with maximum temperatures of between 11 to 14 degrees forecast.

Tonight will see a band of persistent and locally heavy rain move gradually up from the southwest and south, but it will remain mostly dry in the north, Met Eireann has said.

Saturday

Tomorrow, Saturday, a band of locally heavy rain is set to move northwards over the country during the morning and afternoon.

Some brighter and drier conditions are forecast to develop in the south, before further outbreaks of rain continue for the late afternoon and evening.

It is forecast to remain cool for the day, with temperatures ranging from 11 to 13 degrees. Meanwhile, Saturday night will see outbreaks of rain becoming widespread with a risk of fog in places.

Sunday

Sunday will start off wet with some bright spells developing in places, but there will be some heavy showers or longer spells of rain as well.

Temperatures are set to reach highs of 14 degrees in mostly moderate southerly winds.

Outlook for next week

Monday is forecast to be mild with some bright spells in moderate southwest winds. However, scattered shower are also expected and these could possibly become prolonged for a time in the west and northwest.

Current indications suggest that scattered showers will gradually become confined to northern parts on Tuesday, with drier conditions expected on Wednesday.

Both spraying and drying conditions are expected to be poor over the coming days, with good drying becoming less likely in Ireland at this time of year.

On the other hand, field conditions will remain testing on poorly drained lands particularly in western regions, well drained and moderately drained soils are maintaining good trafficability at the moment.

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