Irish weather forecast: Heavy rain to clear ahead of a freezing cold week

As a wet weekend in Ireland comes to an end, the Irish weather forecast predicts a dry but rather cold few days for most of this week.

According to the Irish weather forecast from Met Eireann, Monday will see the last of any persistent showers as conditions dry up slowly.

Blustery winds will make it feel particularly cold for November, but the rain will stay off for many parts of the country with Tuesday bringing some sunny spells.

A soggy start

The capital will wake up to a soggy start to the working week with Monday set to bring outbreaks of heavy showers well into the afternoon.

Highs of 11 degrees Celsius will keep it relatively warm for the season despite the rain being persistent in many places along the east coast.

Northern Ireland will see a similar picture with highs of 10C in Belfast and lighter showers of rain and drizzle.

The Irish weather forecast has predicted conditions will dry up in the west and southwest to make way for a bright afternoon.

Connacht will remain dry overnight, pushing rain eastward to clear the northwest and most of the Midlands by Tuesday morning.

A fresh northerly breeze will pick up slightly bringing lowest temperatures of 5C in rural areas during the early hours but climbing steadily throughout the day.

Sunny spells

The Irish weather forecast for Tuesday is dry and bright with sunny spells and highs of 12C in most parts of Ireland.

A moderate northerly breeze will keep conditions fresh along Ireland’s coastlines.

Conditions will stay mostly dry overnight before a band of light rain arrives in the north and travels south, dusting the Midlands with drizzle along the way.

Other counties will stay dry with lows of 5C in Dublin and a slightly warmer 6C in parts of Galway.

The eastern half of the country will stay dry and sunny on Wednesday with highs of 9C in Dublin and 8C in Belfast.

While the western half will stay under a thick band of rain before showers spread eastward overnight.

Freezing temperatures

Any remaining showers will clear by Thursday morning with the Irish weather forecast warning of plummeting temperatures bringing an early frost in the east.

The day will continue cold with temperatures averaging between 6C and 9C in most places.

Dry, sunny spells in the west will spread across the Midlands towards the east bringing a fresh, chilly afternoon.

Parts of Ulster will see patches of rain while the southern coastline will get outbreaks of rain, some heavy in places.

Showers will continue overnight but begin to clear eastward towards Friday morning.

The week will end mainly dry with some showers appearing in the west towards Friday afternoon.

Temperatures will recover slightly with highs of 10C in Belfast and a fresher 7C in southern Cork.

Light to moderate northerly breezes will keep any rain coverage moving with overnight conditions turning cold again on Friday night, bringing frost to many areas.

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