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More rain on the way

More rain on the way

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

More rain on the way

LOCKDOWN-hit families face a weekend of sunshine and showers, although it will prove quite mild for November.

The best of the weather will be this afternoon when some areas of Dublin and the east coast will enjoy spells of sunshine, albeit interrupted by rain.

Met Éireann's Andrew Doran Sherlock warned that most areas will face a risk of showers over the coming days, some of which will prove quite heavy.

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Ireland faces a week of relatively unsettled weather ahead, with mild temperatures reaching a maximum of 14C and frequent spells of drizzle and rain showers.

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority urged people to drive with care given the unsettled conditions and the risk of spot-flooding following the heavy rainfall over recent days.

Tomorrow will see Ireland mark World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims with ceremonies planned nationwide.

Mr Doran added it is likely to prove very unsettled for the next week with some heavy rain showers expected.

"It will be cloudy and damp in many areas this morning, with outbreaks of rain. Bands of rain with some heavier bursts will move northwards across the country throughout the day," he said.

"It will brighten up from the southwest in the afternoon with scattered heavy showers, some with hail or possibly isolated thunderstorms. However, rain will persist over much of Connacht and Ulster into the evening.

"Tomorrow will see widespread showers and some longer spells of rain and risks of hail and isolated thunderstorms. There will be good sunny spells though and highest temperatures of 9C to 12C."

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