Met Éireann forecasts changes in the weather after a glorious weekend

Sunny periods and temperatures of up to 20 degrees will cover much of the country on Sunday, but scattered showers will move east marking the end of the good weather.

Today will be a mostly dry day with gusts of sunshine, but there will be scattered showers mainly in the eastern half of the country, becoming cloudier in the south and east during the day with the best gust of sunshine in the west.

Met Éireann again predicts highs of 16-20 to match mild conditions on Saturday, but it will be cooler along the east and southeast coasts with a light to moderate east to southeast breeze.

“Sunday night will start off dry for most but clouds will pick up from the south early on with torrential rain spreading north over the country becoming heavy at times. Some patches of mist and fog will develop with light to moderate winds from the southeast. A warm and humid night with temperatures that do not drop below 10 to 13 degrees,” said Met Éireann.

Monday will get off to a wet start with torrential rain in many areas, turning heavy at times.

During the morning and early afternoon, the rain will clear up to the north with sunny periods and scattered showers. Some rain will be heavy with the potential for stormy downpours in some locations.

Monday will be a wet day with highs of 16-20 degrees once again.

“Monday [will bring] a wet start to the week with widespread showers that will clear up to the north through the morning and afternoon, followed by sunny spells and scattered showers. There will be some heavy downpours at times with possible stormy downpours,” a Met Éireann meteorologist said.

“Rain spurts will clear to the north Tuesday morning, but another period of rain from the south will quickly follow. The rain will be generalized and will be intense during the afternoon and the night. Maximum temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees”, said the meteorologist.

This rainy outlook continues for much of next week with many downpours, some thunder at times, expected to continue across the country.

High temperatures will remain in the mid to high teens but will be accompanied by humid conditions for most of the next week.

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