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Ireland Irish weather forecast: Big change expected as Met Eireann predicts gale force winds to hit

12:50  05 january  2020
12:50  05 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Members of the public brave the wet weather on the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin's City Centre. © Collins Photo Agency Members of the public brave the wet weather on the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin's City Centre. A big change in the weather is expected from next week, as a spell of low pressure and unsettled conditions is set to arrive.

After a largely warm and dry few days, some wet and windy weather is expected from tomorrow onwards.

Sunday will stay relatively dry and mild, with highs of 11 degrees, but heavy showers and even gale force winds are set to batter parts of the country on Monday.

A Met Eireann forecaster said: "A rather cloudy day today, it'll be largely dry with patchy drizzle at times.

"Temperatures will be between 9 and 11 degrees with a freshening southerly wind developing through the day.

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Met Éireann , the Irish National Meteorological Service, is the leading provider of weather Showers or rain will clear on Thursday night and most areas will become dry with Northwest winds gradually Weak weather fronts close by may bring a little drizzly rain occasionally to parts especially in the

Monday is likely to be the only dry day

"The southerly wind will strengthen further through the evening, becoming strong for tonight, with gale force winds at the coasts. It'll stay mostly dry for the night, with rain arriving on western coasts before morning.

a group of people walking on a city street: Members of the public brave the bad weather in Dublin city centre © Collins Photo Agency Members of the public brave the bad weather in Dublin city centre

"Tomorrow, Monday, will be a windy day with strong southerly winds continuing to reach gale force at the coast through the morning.

"The rain in western areas to start the day will move quickly eastwards in a heavy and persistent band, clearing the west early and the east by lunchtime. 

"As the rain clears the winds will ease for a time and veer westerly and the sun will come out with just a few showers to follow, most frequent in the north. Afternoon temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees, it'll become cooler as the rain clears."

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Met Eireann said: "Wintry showers overnight and early on Saturday will give a risk of snowfall accumulations of 1 to 5 cm." There is also wind warnings in place in coastal areas. They said: "Westerly winds will reach gale force overnight on Irish coastal waters from Loop Head to Malin Head to Howth

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And more miserable weather is on the way, as an area of low pressure is set to track over the north of the country by Wednesday.

A forecaster added: "On Tuesday strong southerly winds will veer westerly and steadily ease through the day.

"Outbreaks of showery rain will mostly affect western and northern parts of the country.

"Temperatures in the afternoon will be 13 or 14 degrees, dropping overnight to between 3 and 6 degrees, coldest in the north.

smoke coming out of the water: Stormy weather (stock) © Getty Stormy weather (stock)

"The outlook for the midweek period is uncertain in detail with an area of low pressure tracking northwards over the country giving changeable wind patterns and bringing outbreaks of rain from the south.

"At the moment the suggestion is for a cold morning on Wednesday with light variable or southerly winds and, after a mainly dry start, outbreaks of rain developing from the south and west.

"There's a spell of heavy rain for Thursday in the south, spreading north and eastwards, then temperatures dropping through Thursday to give a cold frosty night on Thursday night."

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Met Éireann says air and ground temperatures will be 5-10 degrees below normal this week and heavy snow is expected on Thursday. Minister of State with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe has said public safety is the primary concern in the event of snow, ice and gale force winds .

Met Éireann , the Irish National Meteorological Service, is the leading provider of weather Coastal Wind Warnings Mean speeds up to 30 nautical miles offshore. Gale force 8 / Strong Gale Force 9. Met Éireann , the UK Met Office and KNMI (Netherlands) collaborate in forecasting and naming

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