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There'll be heavy rain today and below freezing temperatures over the weekend

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THERE’LL BE HEAVY rain in certain areas today, with the east worst affected.

Met Éireann says showers will mainly affect Atlantic coastal counties earlier in the day before outbreaks of rain develop in southeast Leinster from late morning.

This rain will gradually spread northwards to affect eastern coastal counties, with the heaviest and most persistent rain along the east coast.

Many midland areas will remain dry, but showers will continue to affect Atlantic coastal regions. Temperatures will reach six to nine degrees.

Tonight will bring outbreaks of rain, heavy in places, with the risk of sleet or snow – especially on high ground in the east. Skies will clear later in the night, and frost and icy patches will form as temperatures drop between plus two and minus two.

The rain and sleet or snow will clear northwards tomorrow morning. The rest of the day will be bright with sunny spells and just a few showers in the west. Highest temperatures will reach five to seven degrees.

Severe frost 

Tomorrow night will be very cold with widespread severe frost and icy patches. Temperatures will dip to minus five degrees.

Sunday will be a cold, bright day with sunny spells and some showers of rain or sleet, mainly over the western half of the country. Highest temperatures will reach five to seven degrees. Frost will develop on Sunday night.

Monday will be wet and windy with heavy rain and strong south to southeast winds, possibly becoming very strong in the west on Monday night. Highest temperatures will reach nine to 11 degrees.

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