Hold on to those umbrellas and raincoats as Ireland is set to be hit by heavy rain and powerful gusts later this week. The latest weather updates show a change in the forecast, with previous models indicating that the storm would have no impact on the country. However, the new data suggests that there will be plenty of wet and windy conditions. Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather has warned that Friday night could see heavy rain and possibly strong winds in the south of the country. He also mentioned that the rest of the bank holiday weekend looks relatively better, with just showers, sunny spells, and lighter winds. Nevertheless, he advised people to keep checking for updates as the forecast could still change.
Today, Dubliners will wake up to a cloudy and wet start, with outbreaks of heavy and persistent rain in the morning. However, the rain will gradually clear, leaving a mix of cloudy periods and isolated showers throughout the day. Daytime temperatures will range from 16 to 19 degrees. Tonight, the lingering showers will die out, but it will remain cloudy. The temperatures will drop to lows of 10 to 12 degrees.
Tomorrow will be another cloudy day in Dublin, with scattered showers in the morning. However, the showers will become more isolated as the day progresses, and sunny spells will develop. Temperatures will reach around 17 to 19 degrees. While there is no specific forecast for Dublin beyond tomorrow, Met Eireann’s national outlook states that Thursday night will see the gradual break-up of clouds and the end of lingering showers. Clear spells will develop, and mostly dry conditions are expected overnight, with temperatures ranging from 9 to 13 degrees.
Moving on to Friday, the day will start with a mix of cloudy periods and isolated sunny spells. There may be a few lingering showers in the west, but otherwise, it will be dry. However, cloud cover will increase later in the morning, and scattered showers will spread across the country during the afternoon and evening. A light to moderate westerly breeze is expected, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 19 degrees. Friday night will see the showers gradually becoming confined to the west and southwest, with clear spells developing in other areas. Winds will be light westerly, and overnight temperatures will range from 7 to 10 degrees.
On Saturday, the day will start mostly dry with scattered clouds and some sunny spells in the east. However, a few showers will develop in the afternoon, particularly in the northern half of the country. The highest temperatures will range from 15 to 19 degrees, and winds will be light.
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