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Dublin: 15°C Tuesday 19 October 2021

Rainy spell to continue through weekend, but summer could be back next week

Remember the sun?

Flash flooding in Dublin earlier this week
Flash flooding in Dublin earlier this week
Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

THE RAIN THAT saw the country hit with flash flooding earlier in the week is set to continue until the end of the weekend.

In the past week, the ‘heatwave’ of early June has given way to a less-summery climate.

While people in some parts woke up with the sun coming in their windows this morning, rain has now spread across most of the country with top temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees.

The rain and drizzle is set to continue tonight with temperatures dropping as low as 11 degrees, and tomorrow Met Éireann is forecasting a “cloudy and breezy day” with persistent rain spreading across most of the country.

10/06/2016. Dublin Weather Scenes. Pictured people Pedestrians shielding from the rain in Dublin earlier this month Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Still, while pencilling in a picnic for tomorrow might be a bad idea, things should get better next week.

Rain is set to subside tomorrow evening and mostly be confined to the west.

Temperatures on Monday evening will reach between 17 and 20 degrees, with largely dry days predicted for the middle of next week.

In terms of what to expect next weekend, Met Éireann has gone so far as to issue this nugget of hope:

There is a signal for a spell of more persistent rain developing for Thursday but then drier weather again for Friday and the weekend.

Read: Stand down, we are NOT in the middle of a heatwave

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