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Thursday 22 August 2019

Time to put the BBQ away, as sizzler is replaced by showers

Rain is on the way again
Rain is on the way again

Brollies are set to take the place of barbecues as Ireland's recent spell of fine weather is replaced by colder, showery conditions.

Met Eireann warned that while we will still enjoy some good sunshine over the coming days, those spells will be interrupted by showers - some of which will prove quite heavy.

While the next week is set to see a similar mix of sunshine and showers, the indications are that May will end with another spell of fine weather.

Most parts of Ireland will experience rain showers between today and Tuesday - though daytime temperatures will still remain relatively warm, between 15C and 18C.

The lowest overnight temperatures will be 5C to 9C.

Unfortunately, some of the heaviest showers are forecast for this afternoon - coinciding with sports events, festivals and concerts.

Thundery

In parts of Leinster, the showers will prove quite heavy and, in areas, could even turn thundery.

"It will be much fresher over the coming days," said Met Eireann's Pat Clarke.

"The temperatures will generally be in the teens, with some areas seeing temperatures peaking in the high teens."

"The showers [this evening] will die out gradually after dark, so much of tonight should be dry, with clear spells developing."

"[Tomorrow] will be a day of bright or sunny spells and occasional showers, some heavy in the afternoon.

"Monday is likely to be mostly dry and bright, with sunny spells in most places. Some scattered showers, mainly over Ulster, but most places will be dry.

"It will be mostly bright and mild on Tuesday, with good sunny spells, but some occasional showers also."

Irish Water Safety has repeated its warning for people to exercise maximum care around rivers, lakes and sea areas.

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