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Dublin: 17°C Thursday 5 August 2021

Another weather warning: It'll be (very) wet in the west this weekend


Updated at 6.11pm

IF YOU LIKE rain, you’re in luck.

Met Éireann has issued a rainfall warning for this evening, covering all of Connacht, along with counties Donegal, Clare and Kerry.

It kicks in at 3pm tomorrow, lasting until 3am on Sunday morning.


Accumulations of up to 35mm are likely, tomorrow night.

A wind warning for the area – issued yesterday – also remains in effect this evening.

Elsewhere, according to the weather service, it will be “mostly dry with clear spells and just a few scattered showers”.

The weekend

By the way – keep your umbrella or rain jacket ready for the weekend – especially if you’re planning to make an appearance at the Longitude festival in Dublin.

After a dry and sunny morning tomorrow, the rain in the west is forecast to spread across the rest of the country.

However, Met Éireann believes there’s a chance that the north and south will remain “mainly dry”, and could be best placed to take advantage of temperatures in the high teens.

The forecast for Sunday is covering all bases:

Showers will die out on Saturday night but rain is likely to follow soon from the Atlantic. The rain will clear again on Sunday, but the exact timing of this is uncertain. There is also a chance that it will be windy for a time. Afternoon temperatures will typically be in the mid teens on Sunday, but it will be warmer if the rain clears early.

Now get planning: Stuck for things to do this weekend? Here’s what’s going on around the country >

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