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News comes after a Status Yellow weather warning was issued for 20 counties

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Met Eireann has predicted a rise in temperatures in the coming days

Met Eireann has predicted a rise in temperatures in the coming days

Met Eireann has predicted a rise in temperatures in the coming days

After a week of heavy rain and thunderstorms, Met Éireann has said that warmer weather is on the way.

The forecaster tweeted: “It's been quite cool lately, but it's going to get warmer later this week.

“This graph from [European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts] shows a trend towards higher temperatures later this week and weekend.

“Notice the spread in values, meaning there's still some uncertainty as to how high temperatures could get.”

Met Éireann’s prediction comes after a Status Yellow weather warning was issued for 20 counties yesterday, bringing “thundery showers, lightning, hail and spot flooding” across the country.

Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Leinster and Munster were placed under a thunderstorm alert on Sunday, and the national forecaster warned of “localised thunderstorms with possible hail and spot flooding” in some areas.

The warning came into effect on Sunday afternoon and remained in place until 9pm.

On the bright side, decent sunny spells are also on the cards for Tuesday, becoming mostly dry through the evening. However, it will stay “cloudy in the southwest with some lingering outbreaks of rain and drizzle in coastal areas.”

By Wednesday, temperatures are expected to reach highs of 13 to 16C, becoming warmer again on Thursday at 15 to 17C, and reaching similar highs of 14 to 17C on Friday.

Rain is expected to clear from Friday morning to bring a dry start to the weekend but some coastal counties may experience some scattered drizzle at times.

The latest update from Met Éireann bears good news, with the forecaster announcing: “A good deal of dry weather for the weekend. Temperatures continuing to increase with values in the high teens generally.”

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