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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Keep your brolly close by as rain and hail set to continue

Walkers brave the massive waves yesterday at Sandycove, Co Dublin. Photo: Justin Farrelly
Walkers brave the massive waves yesterday at Sandycove, Co Dublin. Photo: Justin Farrelly

High winds and waves battered parts of the capital on Easter Monday - and the dreadful weather is set to continue through the rest of the week.

The Forty Foot in Sandycove was particularly affected, with waves crashing off the coastline and causing havoc for pedestrians walking in the area.

Thunder

The advice is to take a brolly for the coming days. Forecasters expect that rain and even hail will be a feature for the week as the terrible April weather continues. Thunder is also a possibility for today.

April is considered a "transitional month" by weather forecasters and as we enter the first week of the month, we can expect a mixed bag of showers, sunshine and more showers.

Meteorologist with Met Eireann, Liz Gavin, said that heavy rain will make its way up from the south of the country by this afternoon, with significant showers expected right across the country.

"Generally, the weather will continue to be unsettled for much of the rest of the week," Ms Gavin said.

"We're we're going to see a band of showers pushing up from the south with a risk of hail and thunder as well.

"It's going to move up northwards across the country.

"Anywhere is at risk of getting a local thundery burst," she added.

The rest of the week also makes for grim reading, with further showers anticipated for tomorrow and during Thursday.

Temperatures

Frost is also expected to make an appearance tomorrow night going into Thursday morning, as temperatures drop as low as -4C.

Meanwhile, Friday is expected to be another mixed bag of sunshine and showers with highest temperatures hovering between 9C and 13C.

However, the forecaster added that conditions and temperatures are expected to pick up slightly by the time the weekend finally comes around.

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