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Mix of dry spells, scattered showers expected in Ireland


By Sheetal Sukhija, Dublin News
10 Dec 2018, 02:12 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - The Met Eireann has forecast a mix of dry spells, after the wet and windy conditions experienced in the country over the last few days.

According to the Met Eireann, the country is set to witness a mix of dry spells and scattered showers in the week ahead.

The weather body has forecast plummeting temperatures on Sunday night, after which a mixed week of wind and rain are expected.

The Met Eireann said that temperatures will plummet to 0 degrees on Sunday night, even though the day is expected to be breezy with bright spells.

According to forecasters, the day would be "cool and breezy with bright spells and scattered showers."

A Met Eireann forecaster said, "Maximum temperatures eight to 10 degrees with moderate to fresh and occasionally gusty northwest to west winds but strong at times along Atlantic coasts. Winds decreasing light to moderate this evening. Showers will become confined to east Ulster early tonight leaving much of the country dry with just a few mist patches in places."

The forecaster added, "It will turn cold with a slight frost expected as temperatures dip back to between 0 and plus 4 degrees, coldest in central areas. Cloud will increase from the southwest overnight. Winds light to moderate westerly in direction at first, but backing southerly towards dawn."

The Met Eireann has predicted that "frost will clear quickly on Monday morning with cloud and patchy rain moving in from the Atlantic."

It said, "The rain will mainly affect parts of Connacht and Ulster with many other areas holding dry apart from the odd patch of drizzle. Maximum temperatures of seven to 12 degrees in a light to moderate south to southeast breeze but fresh at times along coasts."

According to the Met Eireann, Tuesday is expected to be mainly dry in central and eastern counties and Munster and Connacht will witness rain in the afternoon.

However, forecasters believe that rain will gradually spread eastwards during the evening, with "heavier busts possible."

Through the day, the Met Eireann predicts highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.

The weather body said that rain and drizzle will scatter over parts of east Leinster and east Ulster on Wednesday, but the rest of the country will remain mainly dry.

Overnight on Wednesday, another band of rain is expected to extend across Ireland.

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