Met Éireann warns of thunderstorms and heavy rain on the way this week 2 months ago

Met Éireann warns of thunderstorms and heavy rain on the way this week

The bad weather is set to get worse for Ireland over the next week.

If you were hoping for a sunny return to Spring weather this week, then your luck has run out. Met Éireann have warned of low pressure incoming, bringing cyclonic conditions of more clouds, wind and rain.


The forecaster said: "Low pressure will never be too far from us in the coming week, keeping our weather unsettled. There will be spells of rain and showers, some of which will be heavy, with breezy conditions at times also.

Monday night will see outbreaks of rain clear to the north. This will be followed quickly from the southwest by further showery rain.

Some of these incoming showers are expected to be "heavy or possibly thundery", as temperatures are set drop between 6 and 9 degrees.


Here's what the forecast looks like over the next week.


Outbreaks of rain to start in the north and east will clear to the north, followed quickly by further showers and some clear spells. Some of the showers will be heavy. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in moderate southwesterly winds, fresh near coasts.



Tuesday will start off with sunny spells along with scattered showers. Cloud will thicken as the day goes on with rain spreading northeastwards across the country, becoming widespread before evening. Turning windy later with southerly winds increasing fresh to strong. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.

Tuesday night: A wet and blustery night with widespread rain, turning heavy in places. Rain will clear into the Irish Sea with skies clearing however further showers will spread from the west. Fresh to strong southwest winds, strong near Atlantic coasts, will moderate in the south by morning. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.



Widespread showers and some bright or sunny intervals. Showers will be heavy or prolonged at times. Breezy with moderate to fresh westerly winds, strong winds near the northwest coast. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.

Wednesday night: Long clear spells will develop with showers becoming less frequent. A rather cold night with lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in mostly light or moderate winds.


Widespread showers again on Thursday, with longer spells of rain possible. Some heavy falls likely again in parts. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.

Next weekend doesn't seem to herald a change in weather either, as the Met Eireann predict more "unsettled" conditions for Friday onwards.


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