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03 Dec 2021

Met Éireann warns of heavy rain and chilly weather

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More rain and showers predicted later today

Met Éireann is forecasting colder weather and heavy rain to hit Ireland with the risk of flooding on the cards. 

Met Éireann flooding is most likely to hit Munster and Leinster today October 20th after a wet morning with heavy outbreaks of rain.

Scattered showers are expected to develop in Ulster and Connacht later in the day with strong winds and gales on some coasts. 

The flooding risk continues throughout the week with outbreaks of rain expected every day, and heavy showers on Saturday and Sunday. 

Rainfall will be heaviest in the west and northwest on Saturday with the potential for localised flooding and strong gusty southerly winds. 

Sunday will see scattered heavy showers and some sunny spells, which will mainly affect the west and northwest in the morning, but will become widespread in the afternoon. 

The forecaster is also expecting temperatures to drop on the mild conditions that have prevailed through October. MORE BELOW TWEET.

NATIONAL FORECAST issued by Met Éireann on at 10.33 on October 20.

WEDNESDAY: Outbreaks of rain across parts of Leinster and Munster will clear into the Irish Sea this afternoon. It will then be a fresh day with bright spells and just well scattered showers. Later this evening, a band of rain will push into north Ulster and it will turn windy for a time across parts of the west and north. Maximum temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees with generally moderate west or northwest winds. Northerly gales developing on western and northern coasts later this evening.

Windy across the west and north for a time early at night as outbreaks of rain push south over the country. Rainfall totals across southern counties will be small. A clearance will spread to all areas overnight and it will turn much colder with just a few passing showers following. Minimum temperatures of around 2 to 6 degrees. Gale force northerly winds on western and northern coasts will moderate later in the night but staying rather blustery.

THURSDAY: A fresh day with sunny spells. There'll be a few showers, mainly affecting parts of Connacht and Ulster with many other areas remaining dry for the day. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in fresh northwest winds.

Cloud will increase everywhere during Thursday night and there will be scattered showers in Ulster and Connacht but mostly dry weather elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 9 degrees with light to moderate westerly winds.

FRIDAY: Rather cloudy with scattered showers, but later in the day the showers will become isolated and some sunny intervals will develop. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in a light to moderate westerly breeze, becoming southerly and freshening on western coasts in the evening.

Friday night will start largely dry with clear spells but cloudier conditions in the west will gradually extend across the country through the night and outbreaks of rain will develop in parts of the northwest, west and southwest. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees, mildest near the west and south coast, with moderate to fresh southerly winds.

SATURDAY: Saturday will be wet and breezy. Rain will mainly affect the west in the morning but will extend to most areas through the day. It will be heavy at times in the west and northwest, with a potential for localised flooding. Maximum temperatures will range between 11 to 15 degrees, with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds.

Wet weather will continue early on Saturday night, but the rain will clear eastwards overnight and will be followed by clearer conditions. Scattered showers will develop in the west and south and some of those showers may be heavy. It will be a relatively mild night with temperatures remaining above 9 to 12 degrees and there will be light to moderate southerly winds.

SUNDAY: On Sunday there will be sunny spells and scattered heavy showers. They'll mainly affect the west and northwest in the morning but will become widespread in the afternoon. Maximum temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees with light to moderate south to southwest winds.

EARLY NEXT WEEK: It looks like Monday will be another day of sunny spells and showers, but turning cloudier on Tuesday with rain.

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