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'Unsettled' 'Bright breezy' Bank Holiday Monday but 'heavy rain and strong winds' ahead

While Ireland will escape the worst of ex-hurricane Epsilon, Met Eireann warned we will see an "unsettled routine" throughout the week.

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A windsurfer in choppy waters near the South Bull Wall

A windsurfer in choppy waters near the South Bull Wall

A windsurfer in choppy waters near the South Bull Wall

Bank Holiday Monday will be "bright and breezy" but conditions are set to take a turn for the worse from tomorrow onwards.

Met Eireann revealed there will be some "passing showers" today, heaviest in the morning.

However, we'll also enjoy some some sunshine with temperatures reaching into double digits.

A forecaster revealed: "The showers will be heaviest and most frequent this morning, becoming lighter and increasingly isolated this afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees with moderate to fresh west to northwest winds easing later."

But a period of low pressure will hit our shores later in the week, with cool and showery weather giving way to milder and wetter conditions.

And while Ireland will escape the worst of ex-hurricane Epsilon, Met Eireann warned we will see an "unsettled routine" throughout the week.

Forecaster Matthew Martin told The Sunday World.com that Epsilon is no longer a hurricane and has changed path away from us.

He explained: "It did look like some remnants would reach Ireland. Now it looks like it looks like its heading towards Iceland. It will be a few hundred miles off."

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Wet and windy conditions

Wet and windy conditions

Wet and windy conditions

He added: "Later in the week there is a risk of very strong winds. During the week you may have some yellow level rain and wind warnings."

Mr Martin revealed that we'll enjoy some bright sunny weather today but Thursday will see some "heavy rain and strong winds."

"It's your unsettled typically autumnal weather", he added.

Tuesday will start off damp, cloudy and breezy with some outbreaks of rain.

Met Eireann said: "Brighter, fresher conditions will follow from the west with sunny spells and showers. However, some of the showers will be heavy with hail and a risk of isolated thunderstorms. Gusty southeasterly winds will veer moderate to fresh and gusty westerly as the rain clears. Afternoon highs of 9 to 12 degrees."

Meanwhile, Wednesday will be a "cool and blustery day with sunny spells and showers."

Some of the showers will be heavy and prolonged, with hail and isolated thunderstorms.

Western parts of the country will be hit first but the showers will spread to other parts during the afternoon.

The mercury will hit highs of 9 to 11 degrees in fresh and gusty southwesterly winds, strong to near gale on Atlantic coasts. Showers will retreat to Atlantic coastal counties and it will become dry in many areas for a time with clear spells early on Wednesday night.

Heavy rain will extend from the Atlantic to affect most parts by morning. Moderate southerly winds, increasing fresh to strong and gusty near western and southern coasts overnight and lows of 5 to 8 degrees.

Thursday looks set to be a washout with wet and windy conditions lashing the entire country.

Atlantic coastal counties will be worst affected with spot flooding likely there.

However, it will also be milder than of late, with balmy highs of 13 to 16 degrees in fresh and gusty southwest winds, strong to near gale on southern and Atlantic coasts.

Sunday World


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