This weekend is going to be “wet and windy”, with rain becoming widespread as early as tonight, according to Met Éireann.
Friday - A cloudy day for the most part on Friday, with just patchy rain and drizzle at first. This rain will become more persistent in the west of the country and should spread eastwards by the afternoon. Southeasterly winds will be moderate to fresh to start with, before increasing to strong later in the day. Top temperatures on the day of 6 to 10 degrees Celsius, with the coldest weather in northern areas and much milder conditions along southern coasts.
Friday night will see heavy rain becoming widespread throughout the country, as a Status Yellow Weather advisory, issued for the whole of Ireland, comes into effect. Met Éireann warn of the potential for severe weather, with “hazardous” conditions as a result of heavy rain. Southeasterly winds are expected to reach gale force on Friday night in coastal areas. Overnight lows of 5 to 10 degrees, though temperatures should rise through the night.
Saturday - A wet and windy day forecast for Saturday, as the Status Yellow Weather advisory remains in place until Midnight. There will be a risk of some spot flooding in places with heavy rain continuing throughout Saturday. Top daytime temperatures of 6 to 11 degrees, with strong southeast winds turning west to northwest by the late afternoon. Met Éireann also warn of the “potential for damaging gusts” in northern areas later in the day.
Saturday night will see rain clear overnight, leaving much drier conditions for Sunday morning. It will be cold, however, with temperatures falling close to freezing levels, with clear skiers and strong westerly winds easing.
Sunday - A dry day for most areas on Sunday, with just the occasional showers in coastal areas. Maximum temperatures on the day of 5 to 7 degrees, with light southerly breezes.
It will again be cold overnight, with temperatures dropping to between 0 and +3 degrees.
Next Week - Current indications suggest a dry start to the week, with heavy rain not too far away and increasing southerly winds later on Monday morning. These winds should, however, ease later in the afternoon.