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Dublin: 16 °C Thursday 30 October, 2014

Weatherwatch: Wet and windy days ahead

What’s the weather forecast like? Those hoping for sun, look away now…

Ireland at 2.45pm today
Ireland at 2.45pm today

IS THERE GOOD drying out there today, or are we in for a wet evening?

According to the Irish Weather Network, the weather is set to turn wet and windy over the next 24 hours.

For the rest of today, there will be mostly cloudy conditions with limited brightness in eastern areas.

Rain

We’ll also experience showery rain becoming more widespread in the western and southern half of the country.

IWN says that the rain is likely to be light and patchy but there may be some heavier bursts over the northern half of the country through the afternoon.

Tonight, we will see a heavier band of rain extending from the south overnight, affecting Munster and southern parts of Leinster at first.

Winds

Winds will be southerly and light overland but we can also expect a fresh breeze around the east, west and southern coasts.

Temperatures, meanwhile, will reach 15 to 17 C at best, though Met Eireann says they might even reach 18 degrees.

Friday

Into Friday, IWN says the rain will become widespread, with strong winds from a southeast to east direction. It says those winds will later become “cyclonic variable” over the south as the low pressure moves in. This means wind that spirals towards a low pressure centre.

We can expect some heavy falls of rain, especially over the south. IWN says that here we could see up to 25mm of rain fall in places here, and there may even be local spot flooding.

Temperatures during Friday will be lower than today, reaching 13 to 15C. The rain will become lighter and patchy later tomorrow, and heavy showers will move into the west.

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