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Dublin: 9°C Tuesday 28 September 2021
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Rain now...cold later: winter to bed in at weekend

The weather can’t make up its mind.

All the rain.
All the rain.
Image: Met Eireann

IT IS PROBABLY wet and windy where you are now, as most of the country is experiencing heavy, thundery rain but it’s not due to stay for the day.

Brighter weather will follow, says Mét Eireann. Just with the occasional rain and hail for those in the southwest, west and northwest.

Afternoon temperatures will reach seven to nine degrees Celsius.

By this evening, coastal counties in the west will be battered by heavy showers but all other areas are expected to be dry and clear. (Sorry people in the west!)

It will be another mixed day on Friday with the weather people describing it as “cold and bright with sunny spells but heavy rain and hail showers also”.

This weekend, winter proper is to raise its head with colder weather due throughout the country.

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On Friday night, temperatures will fall below zero, resulting in a widespread sharp or severe frost. There will be a rick of icy patches on untreated surfaces.

Saturday will be cold and bright with sunny spells at first and frost and patchy fog clearing. While many areas will hold dry through the day, it will get windy and overcast through much of Munster and south Leinster with heavy rain developing in these parts by evening.

And the rain won’t have gone away either. Or the wind.

Windy with heavy rain expected on Saturday night mostly in the south and east with some colder clearer weather in northwest with some frost there and possibly towards morning some frost developing in midlands parts also as the rain clears away to the east.

Sunday will be cold and mostly dry, with only a few showers. However, there is a threat late in the day of further rain spreading from the south.

At the moment it looks like the early days of next week will be cold and breezy with fresh north to northeast winds. Sunny spells in most places, some showers at times also, mostly in eastern and northern parts. Temperatures are expected to be below normal with night frosts expected in spite of the breeze.

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