Ciara and Dennis have left, but this week's weather is still pretty bad 1 month ago

Ciara and Dennis have left, but this week's weather is still pretty bad

Lots of rain and temperatures dropping to -1 at times.

It is a new day and a new week, but at the time of writing, we're still suffering from the aftermath of Storm Dennis, as hundreds of residencies and businesses are without power this morning, according to the ESB.

The largest power outings are in Cork, Mayo, Offaly, and Kildare, with other small clusters of reported power cuts to be found all around the country.

The good news is that this week looks unlikely to be bringing the follow-up to Storms Ciara and Dennis, but the bad news is that it is still going to be very cold and wet out there.

Met Eireann has stated that today (Monday 17 February) will mostly just be cold and windy, before temperatures drop to freezing overnight.

Tuesday will be slightly worse, with the potential of hail and thunder during the day, before temperatures drop to -1 overnight.

Wednesday will bring heavier rain, with risks of spot flooding, especially towards the west of the country, and Thursday will have less rain, but without the cloud cover, it will also be colder during the day.

Friday and next weekend is obviously still a good bit out yet, but the early prediction is a lot more rain, more risks of spot flooding, with even longer spells of rain set to arrive the further into the weekend.