Wednesday 26 October 2016

A wet and thundery end to July as storms set to dampen mood

Heavy rain in Rathmines. The bad weather is set to continue this week
Heavy rain in Rathmines. The bad weather is set to continue this week

JULY is set to go out with a whimper with rain and possibly even thunder storms forecast for much of the week.

Dublin will escape the worst of the bad weather, with the country's west and north west expected to bear the brunt of the heaviest and most persistent rainfall.

There will be some more settled weather later in the week, but the general outlook for across the country is a damp and dreary end to the month, with yellow-level rain warnings in place for much of yesterday.

Met Eireann predicts temperatures will rarely rise beyond the mid-teens.

"It's going to be very showery at the start of the week, and the reason for that is because of an area of low pressure that's going to move in over the country," said Met Eireann forecaster Eoin Sherlock.

"You're talking passing showers, and some of them will be heavy on Monday and Tuesday with the possibility of thunder as well."

In the capital today temperatures will remain between 14C and 17C.

Similar conditions are expected tomorrow, but there will be some reprieve by Wednesday and Thursday with high pressure building.

"Wednesday should be a generally fine day with maybe just a few showers on the west coast and the north west," said Mr Sherlock.

That settled period will only last until Friday, however, with no signs that the bank holiday weather will be any better.

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