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Met Eireann weather forecast for the week

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Met Eireann weather forecast for the week

Met Eireann weather forecast for the week

The Met Eireann weather forecast for the week ahead predicts changeable, cool conditions. 

Monday was generally cloudy, with outbreaks of rain, heavy in places. But some dry spells too, these were best along the south coast at first and in other areas this evening. Breezy, fresh south or southwest winds will be strong and gusty in some coastal areas. Top temperatures of 15 to 18 C.

A few dry spells overnight on Monday, but rain will become widespread for a time, persistent and heavy at times in the south and west. But by dawn, much of this should be confined to southern coastal areas, with scattered showers elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 10 to 12 C. Windy at first, but winds easing in many places later.

Tuesday will bring a few bright spells, but rather cloudy overall. Early rain soon clearing, with just scattered showers following and many places drying out. Rain will become more widespread across the country during the evening. Strong southwest winds along the northwest coast, but generally light or moderate elsewhere with top temperatures of 14 to 17 C.

In a national outlook, a mobile Atlantic regime dominates bringing mixed, changeable and rather cool conditions overall through the coming week. 

Outbreaks of rain will make a return to parts of Munster, Leinster and Connacht on Tuesday evening and night, before clearing southwards again overnight.

A mix of clear spells and scattered showers elsewhere. Winds mainly light west to southwest, but continuing fresh along Ulster coasts. Cool with minimum temperatures ranging 7 to 10 degrees. 

Wednesday will be mostly dry and bright on Wednesday with variable cloud amounts and sunny spells, but there will be a few scattered light showers around.

Rather cool, with highs ranging 13 to 17 degrees in light to moderate westerly winds, coolest in the northwest.

Most places will be dry at first on Wednesday night with clear spells but increasing cloud over northern and western areas will bring showery outbreaks of rain into parts of Connacht and west Ulster overnight. Winds backing southwesterly on Wednesday night and strengthening near west and north coasts. A chilly night, especially further south where skies will remain mostly clear, with lows of 6 to 9 degrees. 

Continuing cool on Thursday with variable cloud amounts, sunny spells and occasional showers. The showers will affect mainly western and northwestern counties at first, but will gradually become more widespread through the afternoon as light to moderate and occasionally gusty southwesterly winds veer moderate to fresh westerly. Maximum temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees. 

Current indications for Friday suggest mainly dull and damp conditions with outbreaks of rain affecting much of the country, with a clearance to showers developing later in the day. Cool with maximums in the mid-teens at best, in light to moderate southwest winds.

The weekend is set to be rather mixed with showers or longer spells of rain moving in off the Atlantic. Windy at times also. Maximums generally in the low to mid-teens, coolest in the northwest.

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