Stormy weather in store for next week, but a dry, mild weekend ahead

Stormy weather in store for next week, but a dry, mild weekend ahead

Batten down the hatches because stormy weather is on the way next week with the possibility of gale force winds and rain.

Next Tuesday Met Eireann is predicting strong southwesterly winds in all areas, especially in the northwest where gales may occur.

Rain is expected to develop across the country later in the day which is set to become heavy, especially in parts of Ulster and Connacht.

The whole country will have rain on Tuesday night and into Wednesday, and it will remain windy.

During Wednesday itself, rain will slowly die out and winds veering southwest to west will moderate steadily.

Some rain or drizzle will return to western counties on Wednesday night but other areas will be mainly dry.

However, today is expected to be a dry day with a mixture of clouds and sunny spells.

Highest afternoon temperatures are expected to be between 11 to 14 degrees Celsius, mildest in the west. Winds mostly light, north to northeast.

Dry weather is expected for the weekend with front and fog early in the morning which will clear quickly.

There will be sunny intervals, but most places will remain cloudy on Saturday.

Winds are expected to be light to moderate, northeast to east and the highest temperatures will be 11 to 14 degrees Celsius.

It will be dry on Saturday night.

Sunday and Monday will both be dry but breezy days.