Wet and windy weather set to continue for the rest of the week

Wet and windy weather conditions are set to continue for the rest of the week, as ex-hurricane Ophelia leaves Irish shores, according to Met Eireann.

Following the devastation caused in parts of the country by the high winds and heavy rainfall yesterday (October 16), the country has returned to some form of normality today (Tuesday, October 17).

Today is expected to be cool and bright, with good spells of sunshine and just some well scattered showers.

Westerly breezes are forecast to continue east through the day, as temperatures reach highs of 11º to 14º.

It is set to be dry and clear early tonight, with patches of mist and fog forming in almost calm conditions. Temperatures could drop to as low as 3º. Cloud is likely to increase later in the night, as outbreaks of rain develop along the south coast.

Over the coming week, the conditions for both spraying and drying will be variable. There will be limited opportunities for spraying overall, due to occasional rain. But opportunities may arise as the severe winds ease.

Meanwhile, Met Eireann added that land is saturated across the country at the moment.

Tomorrow

It is likely to be cloudy tomorrow with outbreaks of showery rain slowly spreading northwards during the day. Temperatures are forecast to vary between 11º and 14º in moderate southeasterly breezes.

There is a risk of patchy rain early on turning gradually heavy overnight. Lowest temperatures will remain around 9º to 12º, in moderate southerly winds.

Thursday

A wet and rather windy start is expected on Thursday, with the danger of heavy rainfall in places. Conditions are set to remain wet for much of the day, with spot flooding possible in some areas.

Southeast winds will be fresh and gusty, with strong and gusty winds up along the eastern counties, according to Met Eireann.

Highest temperatures of between 12º and 15º are forecast, with the best values likely along southern coasts. It will be wet overnight too, with cyclonic variable winds still strong in parts.

Outlook

Meanwhile, a mostly dry calm start with some sunny spells is expected on Friday. Wet and windy weather will move up from the southwest through the afternoon, affecting all areas by nightfall, Met Eireann explained.

It is set to be cool, with highest temperatures ranging from 12º to 14º – in a strengthening southeast wind.

Early indications suggest that low pressure will feed in bands of heavy rain this weekend, in sometimes brisk west to northwest winds. Some sunny intervals are also likely though, as temperatures reach highs of 14º.

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