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Wet and windy conditions in Dún Laoghaire this week

Wet and windy conditions in Dún Laoghaire this week

Wet and windy conditions in Dún Laoghaire this week

A brief respite from extremely wet and windy weather is on the cards for the capital this weekend, according to Met Eireann.

After a stormy and blustery week that saw Storm Ellen and her aftermath batter the country over the past few days, conditions will improve slightly this weekend, said forecaster Liz Walsh.

We won't, however, be seeing a return to bucket and spade weather any time soon.

"It's looking a bit more settled but I wouldn't be thinking of going to the beach," she told the Herald.

Today will begin with sunny spells early but clouds will build over the late morning and into the early afternoon.

There will then be a mix of sunny spells and showers this afternoon.

However, it will feel more autumnal than normal for this time of year, she added.

MERCURY

A cool air mass and westerly winds will keep temperatures on the cool side, with daytime highs reaching just 18C or 19C this afternoon.

But it will remain mild overnight as the mercury hovers around 12C or 13C.

Tomorrow will probably be the better day of the weekend, with more prolonged sunny spells punctuated with occasional showers.

Although daytime temperatures will remain around the same as today the winds won't be as strong, although they will still keep temperatures on the cool side with highs of between 15C and 19C.

Unfortunately, conditions are set to deteriorate again next week with more rain on Monday, although it will clear eastwards by early morning, with some sunny spells in the afternoon and daytime highs of between 16C and 19C.

Most of the early part of the week remains unsettled.

"It's not (another) Storm Ellen but there will be inclement weather and potential for further wind and rain warnings," Ms Walsh added.