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Heavy rain, chilling winds forecast this week

By Sheetal Sukhija, Dublin News
11 Sep 2018, 23:51 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - The recent weather update issued by the Met Eireann has made it clear that winter is set to begin and the sweltering heatwave that baked the country earlier this year, are set to be all but forgotten.

The Met Eireann said in its latest weather update that it is expecting "mixed and changeable" weather this week.

The forecast has warned of outbreaks of rain that would spread across the country. 

In its update released on Twitter, the Met Eireann said Ireland can expect, "Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading across the country."

It further noted in its update, "The rain will be heavy and persistent at times in the north and northwest but more intermittent elsewhere with some dry periods, especially in the far south. Becoming fairly breezy with top temperatures of 15 to 18°C."

While Tuesday is expected to start off bright, temperatures are expected to hit between 14 to 17C although many places would be dry.

Forecasters however, warned that rain will soon become "widespread" in the evening.

Further, strong winds are expected to blow in from the southwest regions which will cause heavy showers of rain across much of Munster, Leinster and Connacht by nightfall.

The Met Eireann said that temperatures are expected to stoop to a minimum of 7 to 10C.

For Wednesday, the weather body is expecting a mostly dry and bright day with "light showers" expected in some areas.

Temperatures are set to plummet to between 6 to 9C over the night after heavy clouds, outbreaks of rain and strong winds in western parts of the country.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, cool temperatures are set to continue and the Met Eireann said that "variable cloud amounts, sunny spells and occasional showers" are expected.

Despite being a dry day, temperatures on Friday are expected to climb above the mid-teens.

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