WEEKEND WEATHER: Relative calm after Storm Ellen, but more unsettled conditions in store for Wicklow
It’s been a hell of a countdown to the weekend weather wise in the aftermath of Storm Ellen and a nationwide status yellow rainfall warning which expired at 5am this morning.
On a positive note, Met Éireann said the stormy conditions we’ve endured in Wicklow in recent days are likely to ease off over the coming days. But the national forecaster warned we can still expect unsettled conditions over the weekend with heavy rain mixed with sunny spells and relatively cooler temperatures for this time of year.
Today will be another blustery day, with bright and sunny spells but also some scattered showers, some heavy in places, with the mercury rising to between 16 to 20 degrees.
Tomorrow will be quite cool and windy, with a mix of bright or sunny spells and scattered showers and maximum temperatures of up to 15 to 20 degrees with “fresh and gusty westerly winds”.
A few “bright and sunny spells” are forecast for Sunday, but the national forecaster also warned of cloudy spells with scattered outbreaks of showery rain.
Early indications suggest next week will more brightly. Met Éireann said of Monday: “Rain will clear away eastwards in the early morning and it will brighten up gradually, with some sunny spells developing, but scattered showers also.”