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03rd Apr 2018

Wet, windy weather and frost expected for rest of the week

Kate Demolder

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This weekend seemed to be only the start of it.

It looks like this weekend was only a sign of things to come as the high winds and heavy rain that battered the country over Easter weekend is set to continue through the rest of the week.

According to Met Éireann, Dublin will be particularly badly affected, as it was weekend. However, the whole country seems to be experiencing a downfall of Easter showers over the next few days.

“With a foggy start it will be cloudy, dull and damp with further spells of rain today. There’ll be breaks at times during the day, the best of the breaks in the south and southeast.

“Temperatures will range between 5 and 7 degrees over the northern half of the country and up to 10 to 12 degrees in the south. Winds will be moderate easterly in the north, but fresh to strong southerly in southern regions.”

Forecasters expect rain and even hail will be key features for the week, with thunder is also appearing as a possibility for Tuesday.

Frost is also expected Wednesday night going into Thursday morning, as temperatures drop as low as -4°C.

According to the national forecaster:

“A widespread frost is expected with lowest temperatures between minus 4 and zero degrees.”

However, it’s not all bad – as daytime temperatures are expected to pick up slightly over the course of next weekend.

“Currently Saturday morning looks like being dry or largely dry countrywide, but showers or longer spells of rain will develop in the south and west later. Temperatures will be closer to normal for the time of year with light to moderate southerly winds.

“The current indications for Sunday and the early days of next week is for continued unsettled conditions with low pressure nearby.”

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