Met Eireann warn of flooding risk but Dublin weather to improve over the weekend

At least the Beast from the East is now but a distant memory.

Met Eireann are warning of a flood risk for many parts of the country with heavy rain throughout Friday - writes dublinlive.ie

Dublin will be soaked by a number of heavy showers this morning but flooding is expected to be limited to the south west of the country.

Later in the day it will become a lot more clear and continue that way right into the weekend.

Temperatures will also be in the mid teens on both Saturday and Sunday as it begins to feel a lot more like April.

A Met Eireann forecaster said: "Widespread persistent or heavy rain this morning with blustery southeast winds and spot flooding, especially in Munster.

"This afternoon, rain will gradually clear northwards. Heavy showers will follow over the western half of the country with strong, gusty southerly winds and a risk of thunder. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees.

"Saturday and Sunday will be milder days with scattered heavy showers with the risk of the odd thundery downpour and good sunny spells.

"Winds will just be light variable or southerly and top temperatures will reach 11 to 14 degrees.

"Most of the showers look set to affect the south and west of the country, with very few elsewhere.

"It will be cool at night with a touch of grass frost and showers becoming confined to mainly Atlantic coastal counties. Winds will be light variable with mist and fog forming."

That nicer weather should continue into next week with no sign of any more cold spells on the way.

The forecaster added: "Staying unsettled for Monday and Monday night.

"Southeast to east winds increase moderate with showery rain likely to affect the southwest and south at first, but then later also the east and north as winds back northeast to north overnight.

"Drier and less showery weather is indicated for mid week."

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