Irish weather forecast: Hail and rain set to soak Ireland this week

Storm Lorenzo may have passed, but we are by no means out of the unsettled Irish weather forecast just yet.

Irish weather forecast experts have warned to expect a week of hail, heavy rain, and blustery winds as autumn hits the Emerald Isle in full force.

The Irish meteorological service, Met Eireann, may have predicted some sunny spells, but they will be broken up by chilly winds and showers to remind us that summer is well and truly over.

Rainy Monday

Following a stormy weekend, this week’s Irish weather forecast starts with heavy downpours of rain and hail in the west of the country.

The east will dry up for a short time this afternoon with Dublin even experiencing some sunny spells and highs of 16 degrees Celsius in the city.

The southern coastline will also appear pleasant with clear skies, warm temperatures and sunny spells in parts of Co. Cork.

The north, however, will continue to get soaked throughout the day with showers becoming heavy in places and cooler temperatures of 14C.

With more rain coming in from the west this evening, Leinster will not stay dry for long and by Monday night the east coast will see a mix of cloud and showers.

The Irish weather forecast has predicted heavy showers overnight in the west and north of the country with temperatures dropping as low as 10C in rural areas.

Risk of thunder

Tuesday is set to bring more unsettled weather with a mix of sunny spells and heavy showers to sweep Ireland.

The west and northwest counties will get the heaviest rain with a risk of hail and thunder in places.

Sunny spells in the southeast will bring a pleasant break from the wet weather while temperatures remain in double figures at an average of 14C.

The northeast will experience lighter showers with highs of 13C in Belfast on Tuesday afternoon.

Fresh southwest winds may feel gusty at times, leaving conditions feeling chilly in open places.

Showers will become heavier in the north on Tuesday night with temperatures dropping as low as 6C and winds picking up.

The rain will clear in Leinster and Munster towards Wednesday morning but with low cloud coverage and temperatures dropping to an average of between 8 and 10C.

More unsettled conditions

The southeast will get the best of any sunny spells on Wednesday morning before the rain appears again in the afternoon.

Heavy and prolonged showers will soak the western half of the country on Wednesday evening while the east will enjoy some bright spells and even sunny breakthroughs.

The last few heavy showers are forecast for the west and northwest on Thursday before drying up in most places overnight.

Modern westerly winds will make conditions feel fresh with highs of between 12 and 15C.

Friday, however, will see another band of rain spreading eastwards and becoming heavy in places.

The Irish weather forecast warns southerly winds may be strong towards the end of the week with showers becoming blustery.

A bleak outlook for the weekend will see most places under a thick rain cloud with parts of the west clearing up for short periods of time on Friday evening.

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