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01st Aug 2021

Met Éireann forecasts rainy week ahead with temperatures reaching 21 degrees

Clara Kelly

Looks like more unsettled weather is on the cards next week.

Met Éireann has forecasted a rainy and unsettled week ahead with temperatures to reach highs of 21 degrees.

Sunday is set to be dry for most of the day with just a few scattered showers, mainly near eastern and Atlantic coasts.

There will be a mix of cloud and sunny spells, with good sunshine in the evening for many areas with highest temperatures reaching 16 to 20 degrees.

Monday is expected to be cloudy to begin with, with rain in Connacht and Munster becoming heavy in parts of the west.

Conditions are expected to brighten up in all areas later in the afternoon, with rain clearing to scattered showers and sunny spells and highs of 17 to 19 degrees.

Meanwhile, Tuesday will see more rain develop in the southwest from early morning, with hazy sunshine elsewhere and scattered showers to start the day.

Showers will become more widespread during the day with highest temperatures of between 16 to 20 degrees.

Wednesday will be mostly dry in the morning in many areas with sunny spells developing and scattered showers which will become heavy and widespread through the afternoon, with the possibility of thunder. Highest temperatures will hit between 18 to 21 degrees.

Thursday will be a wet and cloudy day with outbreaks of rain or showers spreading to most regions, turning heavy at times and highs of between 16 to 20 degrees.

Current indications from the weather experts suggest that the weekend will see unsettled conditions continue with low pressure situated near Ireland bringing further rain or showers. Meanwhile, temperatures will remain around average.