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26th Sep 2021

Temperatures to plummet to five degrees with thunderstorms as Atlantic system to hit next week

Clara Kelly

Weekend weather forecast

It’s going to be “noticeably cooler and more unsettled”.

Met Éireann has predicted that temperatures will plummet to five degrees as a cold snap from the Atlantic is set to hit the country next week.

It will be a much cooler day on Monday with a mix of sunny spells, heavy showers and the chance of thunderstorms.

Highest temperatures will fall back to around normal for the time of year at 12 to 15 degrees and between six to 10 degrees at night.

Conditions will continue to be noticeably cooler and more unsettled in the coming week, with temperatures falling back to around average and heavy showers or spells of rain at times.

Tuesday looks set to be a pretty wet day overall with spells of rain turning heavy at times especially in southern and later eastern parts of the country. There is also the risk of thundery downpours in parts too.

Conditons will feel cool with highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees, plummeting to between five to eight degrees throughout the night.

Wednesday will be a drier day with sunny spells and a few scattered showers and highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees. However, outbreaks of rain and blustery southerly winds look set to move in from the Atlantic on Wednesday evening and night.

The rest of the week and next weekend also looks set to be breezy or windy with further showers or longer spells of rain mixed in.