Rain to continue past the bank holiday and into the rest of the week

Rain, rain...
Rain, rain...

The lashing rain that deluged concert goers at Slane is set to continue past the bank holiday and into the rest of this week.

There will be heavy falls of rain, especially in western and northwestern areas today.

Winds will increase during the afternoon, with strong to gale force southerly winds and some severe gusts likely. Temperatures will be poor for the first day of June, only reaching 10 to 13 degrees. Winds will veer westerly and decrease in the evening.

Tonight will be cold and very windy with clear spells and scattered showers. Strong westerly winds up to gale force in northern parts will begin to moderate. Lowest temperatures 4 to 10 degrees, highest in southern areas. 

Tuesday will be a fresh, blustery day with sunny spells and passing heavy showers. It will be still cool in Connacht and Ulster with temperatures of only 13 degrees but a much milder 17 degrees in Leinster and Munster. Fresh and gusty westerly winds will continue to gradually ease. 

Wednesday will be mild and dry apart from patchy drizzle as a weak warm front moves up over Ireland introducing a milder air mass with temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in moderate southwesterly breezes. 

Thursday will also be mainly dry with sunny spells and quite mild with highs of 16 to 19 degrees but after that the outlook is uncertain with a battle between warm continental air and the Atlantic westerlies.