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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 15 October, 2018

Thundery downpours and risk of localised flooding for the weekend

Don’t clean the BBQ just yet.

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FOLLOWING ON FROM a mostly sunny week, the weekend looks to be mostly cloudy with plenty of rain.

The best weather will be in the mornings, but rain looks set to develop throughout the days on both Saturday and Sunday.

Met Eireann is warning that the high rainfall accumulations over the next few days will bring a risk of localised flooding.

It will be mostly cloudy today with scattered outbreaks of rain and a risk of thundery downpours. However it will stay mild with top temperatures reaching 18 degrees.

Tomorrow morning will start dry and bright with some sunshine, but rain is expected to spread across the country during the day. Temperatures will be around 14 to 17 degrees.

Sunday will be a brighter, fresher day with a mix of sunshine and showers and top temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees.

However, it will turn increasingly cloudy and windier from the southwest towards evening with rain quickly spreading northeastwards over Munster and Connacht by sundown.

Sunday night will be wet and windy, with rain spreading countrywide and becoming persistent and heavy in places with the potential for localised flooding.

Monday will also be wet and windy with scattered outbreaks of heavy rain gradually becoming lighter and patchier as the day goes on.

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