Published on : Thursday, October 7, 2021
Ireland will see plenty or rain and drizzle hit the country with a risk of localised flooding says Met Eireann. However the temperatures could reach highs of 20degree Celsius amid an “unseasonably mild” streak.
This comes as a status yellow rain warning affecting 10 counties remains in place until 6 am on Saturday. The weather advisory warning will affect Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Donegal and the entirety of Connacht.
It will be largely cloudy throughout the day with rain expected to be heaviest and most persistent in the west and northwest – especially on high ground – and extending into southwestern areas in the afternoon.
There will be brighter and drier intervals for the midlands and east with just patchy rain or drizzle at times, mainly in the afternoon and evening.
The temperatures are expected to be between 16 – 20C as the humid and “unseasonably mild” streak continues throughout the week.
Tonight will be dull and very mild with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, heaviest and most persistent along Atlantic coastal counties with a continued risk of spot flooding on high ground. The rain and drizzle will be patchier further east. The temperatures will not fall below 14 or 15 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds, fresher on southern and eastern coasts, with some mist and hill fog developing. Tomorrow will see a similar day.
Some drier intervals will develop through the morning along with occasional bright spells before a pulse of heavier rain moves up from the south later, especially over parts of the southwest, west and northwest with a risk of localised flooding. There is a mild rainfall again with highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees in a mostly moderate southerly breeze.
The forecaster predicts the weekend will be “quite mild” initially with heavy rain clearing on Saturday. The weather will become more settled with plenty of dry weather as high pressure builds over Ireland for next week.