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People braving the bad weather on the Ha’penny Bridge. Photo: Gareth Chaney / Collins

People braving the bad weather on the Ha’penny Bridge. Photo: Gareth Chaney / Collins

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

People braving the bad weather on the Ha’penny Bridge. Photo: Gareth Chaney / Collins

There will be some welcome relief from storms this weekend, with the capital getting the best of the weather.

Met Éireann said the next five days will bring more settled weather, but it is to be significantly cooler. 

It will be a welcome reprieve from recent storms.

Some coastal areas are still counting the cost of both Storm Ellen and Storm Francis.

Dozens of beaches across the country are facing bathing alerts due to rainfall run-off. Some have been closed because of the soaring bacterial counts in seawater.

Dublin and parts of the east coast will once again enjoy the best of the weekend weather with good spells of sunshine.

However, it will be noticeably colder, with temperatures dipping by as much as eight degrees compared to just a fortnight ago.

Met Éireann's Liz Walsh said it will be a settled weekend with a mixture of cloudy conditions and spells of sunshine.

"It will be a mostly sunny start to Saturday before it gives way to a cloudier afternoon with more of a mix of cloud and sunny spells. It will be cool for the time of year with the highest temperatures of just 13C to 16C," she said.

Tomorrow is to be mostly dry with a mix of clouds and sunny spells. There will be an occasional light shower and temperatures of just 14C to 16C.

Heading in to next week, it will remain settled but cool.

Outbreaks

Ms Walsh said: "It will be dry in most areas to begin with on Monday though patchy rain and drizzle will push in over Munster and Connacht.

"Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the east gradually clearing eastwards and brightening up later in the day."

From Wednesday, however, there is a risk of further rain across most of the country.