Today was a cloudy and dull beginning to the week, with outbreaks of rain at times. But Met Eireann predict it to get a little worse as the week goes on.
We saw very few sunny spells today, with daytime temperatures of 14°C cooling to around 9°C overnight. Isolated patches of mist and drizzle will become more persistent by morning.
The weather does not look to be getting much better any time soon, with Wednesday predicting to be wet and miserable.
Weather forecaster Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather predicts rain for a “wet Wednesday”, warning people not to make outdoor plans.
“Latest charts continue to show a spell of very wet and windy weather tomorrow night and Wednesday.”
“Status Yellow – Rainfall warning for Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry Met Éireann Weather Warning 25 to 40mm expected, higher in mountainous regions. Localised flooding will occur. Valid: 18:00 Tuesday to 12:00 Wednesday.”
According to Met Eireann, here is how the week might pan out:
Tomorrow: “On Tuesday night outbreaks of rain in the west will become heavy and persistent and spread eastwards overnight. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees with strong southerly winds developing.”
Wednesday: “It will be a wet and windy day with a risk of spot flooding as rain turns heavy and persistent for a time. The strong southerly winds will ease later and temperatures will be between 11 and 13 degrees once again.”
“Thursday will be a dry day with sunny spells at first, but it will become cloudy later. A moderate southwest wind will fresh by Friday, when we can expect another spell of heavy rain.
“The weather is expected to continue unsettled on Saturday and Sunday with southwest winds bringing rain at times.”
You can check a more detailed prediction on Met Eireann’s website.