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Elderly woman warms hands by fire (Stock) Photo: Monkey Business Images

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Elderly woman warms hands by fire (Stock) Photo: Monkey Business Images

Met Éireann is forecasting a large amount of unsettled weather over the coming days with temperatures set to drop towards the end of the week.

It said today will be a dull and breezy day with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, most persistent in the north and west, and highest temperatures of ten to 14 degrees.

Tonight, will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, most persistent over Ulster. The rain will be patchier elsewhere with a good deal of dry weather developing in the east and south and lowest temperatures of five to eight degrees.

Met Éireann said tomorrow morning, rain and drizzle will be most persistent in the north and west, with patchy light rain elsewhere.

A more persistent band of rain will spread across the country from the northwest through the afternoon and evening, with occasional heavier bursts and highest temperatures of nine to 13 degrees.

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Rain will clear to the southeast early on Tuesday night, however, cooler conditions will follow from the west with scattered showers turning heavy at times, in lowest temperatures of four to seven degrees.

Met Éireann said Wednesday will be a windy day with widespread showers, turning heavier and more prolonged in the afternoon.

There will be sunny spells early on, but it will turn cloudier by evening, with highest temperatures of eight to 11C.

A cold night will follow with scattered showers, heavy at times and possibly turning wintry over high ground. There is a chance that rain will develop in southern counties overnight. Lowest temperatures of zero to three degrees are expected.

Met Éireann said Thursday will see a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, with a chance of wintry showers on high ground and highest temperatures of seven to ten degrees.

It will turn cloudier on Thursday night with outbreaks of rain and drizzle mainly over the southern half of the country and coldest temperatures of minus two to three degrees.

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The will be rain in the south on Friday, with sunny spells and scattered showers elsewhere and highest temperatures of six to nine degrees.

“Remaining unsettled over the weekend with wet and blustery conditions at times,” Met Éireann said.

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