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Thursday will be wet and windy with showery rain accompanied by fresh to strong and gusty south-easterly winds as gales develop along southern coasts

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Waves crashing into the seafront at Tramore in County Waterford. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Waves crashing into the seafront at Tramore in County Waterford. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Waves crashing into the seafront at Tramore in County Waterford. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Summer is temporarily on hold as Met Eireann predict "thundery falls" of rain and "strong and gusty southeasterly winds" ahead.

The forecaster says heavy showers and fresh to strong gusts of wind will envelop the country from tomorrow night and into Thursday.

Meanwhile, today will see scattered showers continue to affect the south and west this morning, with drier sunny spells elsewhere.

“Further scattered showers will develop through the middle of the day, heaviest in Leinster and east Munster through the afternoon with the risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms,” the forecast reads.

Tomorrow, there will be showery outbreaks of rain in Connacht and Ulster during the morning with sunny spells and isolated showers elsewhere. Parts of the midlands and east may remain mostly dry.

Highest temperatures will reach a mild 13 to 16 degrees in moderate to occasionally fresh westerly winds.

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However, it is set to become wet and windy on Wednesday night and into Thursday before clearing to a cool showery west to northwest airflow for Friday and Saturday.

“Rain spreading from the southwest to all areas by morning,” Met Eireann revealed. “Light southerly or variable winds will become south-easterly and strengthen moderate to fresh and gusty with the arrival of the rain. Lowest temperatures of six to nine degrees.

Thursday will be wet and windy with showery rain accompanied by fresh to strong and gusty south-easterly winds as gales develop along southern coasts. The showery rain will turn heavy and persistent at times.

However, temperatures will remain mild with highs of 11 to 14 degrees.

Thursday night will remain mostly cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain continuing as the winds veer west to north-westerly becoming moderate to fresh, and gusty across the country. Night-time temperatures will remain mild with lows of eight to 10 degrees.

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Meanwhile, across the Irish Sea, Britain is bracing for "torrential rain" and strong winds from Thursday.

Met Office forecaster, Sarah Kent, told the PA news agency: “Parts of the country could see weather warnings come in, as the winds and showers will hit large swathes of the country, particularly in western areas.

“Anyone planning outdoor gatherings should certainly keep an eye out for significant, windy weather and be sure to monitor the Met Office website for any warnings.”

Back home, Friday will be a cool, blustery day with scattered showers most frequent in the south and east where some will be heavy or possibly thundery at times. Coolest in the northwest with highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty north-westerly winds.

Showers will clear overnight with good clear spells developing over much of the country, leaving just the risk of an isolated shower along northern and north-western coasts.

There will be sunny spells and scattered showers on Saturday while the further outlook is for temperatures to remain cool with a band of rain to cross the country from the west on Sunday followed by scattered blustery showers for the early days of next week.

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