Wet and windy spell ahead for coming days
Met Éireann is forecasting a wet and windy spell of weather over the coming days.
Today (Friday, October 23), sunny spells and scattered showers will be mainly in the west and north, but will mostly die out this afternoon.
Highest temperatures today will be 9° to 13° in mostly moderate west to southwest breezes. Later in the evening, rain will move into the west and southerly winds will strengthen.
Strong south to southwest winds will reach gale force in coastal areas. Lowest temperatures will be 6° to 9°.
Rain in eastern areas tomorrow morning (Saturday, October 24) will clear to squally showers, some heavy with hail, possibly thundery. It will be a blustery day with fresh and gusty southwest winds, strong on coastal areas, particularly in the west. Highest temperatures will be 10° to 13°.
A steering low will feed in blustery thundery showers on Sunday (October 25) with a risk of hail, which will be most frequent across Atlantic counties, where they will merge into longer spells of rain at times. There will be some sunny spells too, with the driest and brightest conditions across the eastern half of Ireland.
Lowest temperatures on Sunday night will be 4° to 8°, in moderate to fresh westerly winds.
A temporary ridge of high pressure will bring predominantly dry and quiet conditions daytime Monday (October 26). However, a few showers will affect Ulster and parts of the west early on.
Highest temperatures on Monday will range from 10° to 13°, with sunny spells and light southwest breezes. It will be wet and rather windy after dark, with lowest nighttime temperatures of 5° to 9°.
After dark on Tuesday it will be wet and very windy or stormy after dark, in strong to gale force and gusty south to southwest winds. The rain will turn thundery at times with the risk of hail.
Highest temperatures on Tuesday are expected to be 11° to 14°.
On Wednesday (October 28), sustained high winds and frequent showers are expected with the ongoing risk of hail and embedded thunderstorms. Highest temperatures should be 9° to 12°.