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Met Éireann warn of unsettled conditions and thundery downpours

Met Éireann said more persistent rain will spread across Leinster and east Ulster through the morning and afternoon, turning heavy at times before clearing in the evening.
Paul Hyland

Summer isn't here just yet– as Met Éireann warn thundery downpours of rain and strong winds in coastal areas will lash the country today.

There will be a cloudy start in the east and north this morning, with patchy rain and drizzle.

Met Éireann said more persistent rain will spread across Leinster and east Ulster through the morning and afternoon, turning heavy at times before clearing in the evening.

It will be a drier day further west with sunny spells, but scattered showers will develop in the afternoon, turning heavy or thundery at times.

Temperatures will range from 14 to 17 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong for a time on western coasts.

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Early tonight scattered showers will spread across the country from the southwest, with some heavy or thundery downpours. The showers will clear north-eastwards by morning, leaving a largely dry and clear end to the night, with temperatures of seven to 10 degrees.

Met Éireann said tomorrow morning will be largely dry and sunny apart from isolated showers in the northwest.

Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees are expected.

Rain will clear to the northeast on Wednesday night, leaving a dry night with long clear spells. A few mist and fog patches will develop as southerly winds ease light to moderate, in lowest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees.

Thursday will see a good deal of dry weather with sunny spells, however, scattered showers will develop through the day with highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees.

Cloud will increase from the Atlantic overnight on Thursday, with outbreaks of rain spreading across the western half of the country and turning heavy in places. Lowest temperatures of nine to 11 degrees are forecast.

Met Éireann said Friday will be wet. Rain will spread eastwards in the morning before clearing into the Irish Sea by afternoon. It will be followed by a mix of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers with highest temperatures 13 to 17 degrees.


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