Met Eireann confirms heavy rain and thunderstorms to hit Ireland as expert pinpoints sunny areas during ‘potentially dry’ weekend

Met Eireann has confirmed heavy rain and thunderstorms will hit Ireland ahead of a “potentially dry” weekend.

Those in the north and south can expect mostly cloudy weather today with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle giving way to showers in the evening.

It promises to be a wet week with scattered showers on most daysCredit: Meteologix
Despite the rain and thunder, it will be a warm weekCredit: Meteologix

Met Eireann’s Brandon Creagh said it will be a cloudy and misty start to Tuesday, with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

Tuesday evening there will be showers with temperatures of 13 to 18 degrees.

Isolated thunderstorms can be expected in the center and west during the day.

Tonight it will remain mainly dry and some fog spots will develop.

Scattered showers are expected over the southern half of the country.

There will be sunny spells with scattered showers on Wednesday, mainly in the south-west, while much of the north and north-east will remain dry.

Wednesday will also be slightly warmer with highest temperatures of 16C to 20C.

Wednesday night will be dry with mist and fog and the lowest temperatures of 6C to 9C.

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As for the rest of the week, Brandon said, “Looking further ahead, most days will only have scattered showers and feel mild with temperatures in the high teens.”

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Temperatures will rise slightly again on Thursday with highest temperatures of 21 degrees Celsius, coupled with sunny periods.

However, scattered showers with some heavy showers are still expected.

These showers will become isolated on Thursday night and we will see dry spells with scattered mist and fog.

For Friday, Met Eireann advised: “Temperatures will drop on Friday with a moderate northerly wind with highs of 13 to 18 degrees.

“Another day of sunny spells and scattered showers, with some areas possibly remaining dry.

“Showers will clear during the night, with mostly cloudy weather likely.

“Temperatures will not drop below 11 to 13 degrees, with a light to moderate northerly wind.”

Temperatures will rise again on Saturday, with highs of 16ºC to 20ºC, but weather bosses say the forecast is still wet with scattered showers and cloud.

Early indications for the rest of the weekend and early next week should see things drying out, with Met Eireann saying: “Potentially drier for the end of the weekend and for the early days of next week.”

Sunny areas

Amid reports of scattered rain and some sunny outbreaks from Met Eireann, weather expert Alan O’Reilly has identified where we can expect some sunshine.

Post to X (formerly Twitter) under Carlow Weather this morning he said: “Cloud and rain pushing into the south, with some heavy falls possible in the south west over the next 24 hours, but some nice early sunshine further north.”

Yesterday the weather expert announced that it might look better on Wednesday.

He said: “Some heavy showers in the south and western areas in the morning with some scattered heavy showers in the afternoon and a risk of thunderstorms.”

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He added: “But there will be some nice late sunshine for many and there will be fewer showers and more sunny spells on Wednesday.”

Alan wrote an update this morning: “Cloud and rain pushing into the south, with some heavy falls possible in the south west over the next 24 hours, but some nice early sunshine further north.”

Alan O’Reilly has said we can expect some sunnier weather from WednesdayCredit: Social Media Gathering