"Unsettled" weather expected for much of the week as weather warning issued

Weather: Heavy rainfall is expected to be the order of the day for much of the week (
Weather: Heavy rainfall is expected to be the order of the day for much of the week (

According to weather forecasters the rain is set to be around for the next few days at the least.

A rain weather warning has been put in place for the Donegal area, with up to 32 mm of rainfall expected to fall in the next 24 hours. 

Rain in Leinster, Connacht and Ulster will gradually clear northwards, but will continue all day in the northwest and north. This evening and tonight showery rain will become more widespread again.

The forecast comes after a wash-out for the majority of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Between 7am on Saturday and 7am on Sunday, experts said, an average of 23.8mm of rain fell over the entire country.

"This amounts to a total of about 2,009,219,800,000 - more than two trillion litres of water," said Feral Tierney from Irish Weather Online.

"That's 315,000 litres for each man, woman and child, or about two billion bathtubs."

According to the trusty forecasters over at, Wednesday is expected to be the worst day of the week. 

Thursday will be a "mainly dry day" with just a few isolated showers and a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Winds will be mostly light and it will be rather cool with highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees, coolest in northern areas of the country. 
Heavy rain looks set to spread northwards over the country on Thursday night and Friday morning accompanied by freshening easterly winds. It will stay cool and wet in Northern parts well into Friday evening or Friday night.
Southern parts should brighten up though and turn a bit milder Friday afternoon with sunshine and showers. 
"This coming weekend looks to be unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain but some dry periods also", Met Eireann says. "It will be blustery at times with temperatures around the low to mid teens."