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Showery few days ahead but getting milder

Weather update from Met Éireann

Unsettled with rain or showers over the coming days. Although, it will be milder than of late. Showers and sunny spells are forecast for St Patrick’s Day. That’s the latest update from Met Éireann.

Cloudy this morning as rain in the southwest and west extends to all areas by lunchtime, preceded by some local sleet or snow with some temporary accumulations possible. Continuing wet through the afternoon and evening with poor driving conditions. The rain will be heavy in places resulting in some spot flooding. Afternoon temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in the north, 7 to 11 degrees generally. Fresh and gusty south to southeast winds later veering southerly.

Wet tonight with heavy falls of rain, leading to spot flooding. Easing off later. Breezy too, with mostly fresh southerly winds. Relatively mild with lowest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees.

A cloudy, mild and breezy start tomorrow with rain clearing northern and eastern parts. Sunny spells and scattered showers developing from afternoon, some heavy and prolonged. Afternoon temperatures of 12 to 15 or 16 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.

Scattered outbreaks of rain will move up across the country Thursday night, in a moderate southerly airflow, stronger along southern coasts. Another relatively mild night with lows of 8 to 10 degrees.

A showery day on St Patrick's Day with sunny spells. Some of the showers will be heavy and prolonged. Relatively mild with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 or 16 degrees, in moderate to fresh southerly winds .

Friday night will see a mix of clear spells and isolated showers with some mist and fog patches as the winds fall light and variable. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.

Rain clearing on Saturday to sunny spells and scattered showers later in the day. Mixed with clear spells and showers. Light variable winds to begin, westerly winds freshening after the rain. Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees.

Current indications suggest Sunday will be a wet day with a wide band of rain moving in from the west, extending to all areas through the day. Highest temperature of 7 to 12 degrees with light to moderate variable winds.