Storm Hannah may have left her mark but the coming bank holiday weekend is forecast to bring clearer skies and calmer winds.
According to Irish Meteorological Service, Met Eireann, the worst is now over and we can expect things to settle down as the week progresses.
We may not get the freakishly high temperatures we had over Easter but we will at least have electricity.
BRING A BROLLY
The early part of the week will continue to bring scattered showers and temperatures between 13 to 16 degrees Celsius.
It will be colder in the capital with outbreaks of rain forecast until Tuesday.
Temperatures will rise slightly across the country before reaching the highest in the west.
Rain will clear in parts on Tuesday afternoon but appear heavily again from west to east on Wednesday morning.
AFTER THE STORM
Areas of Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary were the worse affected by Storm Hannah last weekend with Red Weather Warnings of “violent gusts” aired.
Gusts of up to 119km/h at Shannon Airport and a powerful 122km/h at Mace Head in Galway swept the country on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Trees were uprooted and around 1,800 homes and businesses around Munster and Connacht were left without power until Sunday lunchtime.
Thankfully, electrical power for all 33,000 people affected has been restored.
A spokesman for ESB confirmed that “normal services” had resumed and 40 homes in Clare are now with power.
With scattered showers during the start of the week and heavy rainfall from the west on Wednesday, we can look forward to the skies clearing for the weekend.
Thursday will bring the first sunny spells and a lot less rain but temperatures will struggle to rise.
With highs of 16 degrees Celsius during the day and the potential to drop as low as 6 degrees Celsius at night, this week’s weather in Ireland will by no means feel summery.
The skies might clear and stay dry for the most part but the air will feel crisp with grass frost appearing in the early hours of Friday and Saturday morning.
Counties in the north are predicted to stay dry from around Thursday afternoon.
Sunny spells will continue to break through the clouds intermittently and the winds will stay low but cool.
Southern counties will also stay dry for the coming weekend with Cork and Kerry getting most of the sunshine on Friday.
Connacht will stay cloudy but dry. The sun will struggle to break through leaving it feeling chilly, especially at night.
NOT QUITE SUMMER YET
We may not have a storm coming this weekend but it certainly won’t be beach weather either.
If the rain stays off we will be lucky and if the sun shines a little bit it will be a bonus.
But just to be on the safe side I would definitely pack a rain jacket for any long walks and layer up.
Ireland is a stunning adventure if you prepare for all seasons.