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A very wet morning is forecast. Sam Boal/
Happy Monday

Bring the brolly: We're going to have a very wet start to the week

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow warning for strong gusts around the country.

RAIN IS FORECAST all around the country this morning, with heavy, persistent downpours predicted.

Gale force winds will accompany the heavy rain in coastal areas of Connacht and Munster, while Leinster and Ulster are also in for bouts of widespread downpours this morning.

Met Éirean says that the poor conditions around the country will persist until the afternoon, when the severity of the rain lessens and becomes scattered in the evening.

In terms of temperature, it won’t be too cold, ranging between 8 and 12 degrees.

They have also issued a Status Yellow weather warning for the strong gusty winds today. It is expected that gusts could reach as high as 100km per hour in some coastal areas. This warning stays in effect until 8pm this evening.

Temperatures are set to plunge below freezing tonight with lows of -1 degrees.

AA Roadwatch has warned that care should be taken on secondary routes, in particular, as wind blown debris is likely to a problem.

Looking ahead, we have a mixed bag ahead for the week. While the rain will largely clear tomorrow, a “sharp to severe frost” will develop on Tuesday night. It is also likely to get colder as the week goes on.

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