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Dublin: 11°C Monday 10 May 2021

It was nice while it lasted: heavy rain is on the way

Put the barbecue away.

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IRELAND’S BRIEF FLIRTATION with summer appears to be over for now with heavy rain on the way for this week.

Met Éireann says that today will be warm and humid, but will feature rain showers and thundery downpours.

“Some rain or showers this morning especially in parts of the east and north but drier and brighter periods as well.

“Some spells of hazy sunshine will develop during the day but heavy thundery showers are likely, mainly in Ulster and parts of north Leinster.”

Temperatures will reach between 18 and 23 degrees but dip to around 11 degrees tonight.

Tomorrow will be largely the same, dry in many areas with scattered showers. However, temperatures could reach 25 degrees.

Thursday will continue in that vein, but Friday and the weekend will be cooler and fresher, with high temperatures dropping below 20 degrees.

The weekend and next week will bring dry, sunny spells and rainy outbreaks.


Meanwhile, around 1,000 people are without power across the country after heavy rain yesterday. The most affected county is Cavan, where 262 homes in Kingscourt and 100 in Bailieboro are without power.

There are also faults in Leitrim, Cork, Wexford and Mount Merrion in Dublin.

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