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Monday 23 October 2017

Get ready for week of heavy rain

Dubliners battling the heavy rain in the city centre yesterday.
Dubliners battling the heavy rain in the city centre yesterday.

It's a week for wellies and rain gear with heavy showers threatened right up to Friday.

While we may not be subjected to the torrential downpours that led to the weekend orange and yellow weather alerts, prolonged heavy rain spells are still expected over the next few days.

Wind gusts of up to 100km/h battered areas last night and heavy rain lead to widespread surface water and dangerous driving conditions. It was particularly bad along the east and south coasts and in Cork, Galway and Kerry.

Last night's yellow alert was lifted at 6am this morning with forecasters predicting a week of cool, unsettled conditions.

The drop in temperature which has dominated recent days will continue today and the mercury will not rise above 15C.

Heavy rain is predicted for the south and west with a mix of sunshine and showers in the rest of the country.

Frost

Tonight, temperatures will plunge down to zero in some places bringing grass frost to areas and further rain.

The rain eases off slightly tomorrow and some areas will have good dry and bright spells, but it will remain cool and showery with light winds.

On Wednesday the heavy rain will return with downpours continuing into Thursday and Friday. Daytime temperatures will stay in the low to mid teens and at night they will drop significantly.

csheehy@herald.ie

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