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26th Jul 2023

Met Eireann pinpoints arrival of more rain and potential flooding in latest forecast

More of the same..

Met Éireann has released its weekly weather forecast for Ireland today and it looks like there still won’t be any let up in the miserable conditions we’ve experienced throughout July.

While we had a brief reprieve on Tuesday with some sunny spells, it won’t be a sign of things to come as the washout looks set to continue.

The overview for the week from the forecaster is “changeable, with unsettled conditions at times” and for today it has warned that there will be localised flooding in the southwest of the country with the most persistent rain clearing northeastwards early tonight.

Have a look below at the national outlook for the week ahead..

National Outlook


Tomorrow will start out mostly cloudy with patchy rain, drizzle and mist. The cloud will break up through the day with a few bright spells developing, mainly across Munster and Leinster, although scattered showers will continue. Highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees, warmest towards the southeast, in light westerly breezes.

Many areas dry with clear spells on Thursday night and just well scattered showers. Overnight lows of 11 to 14 degrees with mostly light southerly or variable breezes. Turning breezier near western coasts, with showers increasing in number here towards morning.


A mix of sunny spells and scattered showers on Friday. Becoming cloudier for a time with a spell of more persistent rain tracking eastwards over the country through the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees in mostly moderate southwest breezes, fresh to strong and gusty along coasts.

Showers becoming generally isolated for a time on Friday night with clear spells developing. The showers will become more frequent overnight in the west and northwest, some of them heavy. Light to moderate southwest winds will increase fresh to strong Atlantic coasts overnight. Lowest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.


Saturday is shaping up to be a rather blustery day with sunny spells. Showers in the west will become widespread during the afternoon, with some heavy and thundery downpours, particularly in the west and northwest, leading to spot flooding. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty southwest to west winds, with strong winds along western coasts.

Blustery showers will continue through Saturday night, heaviest and most frequent in the north with an ongoing risk of spot flooding. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty west to southwest winds, strong on coasts.


Current indications for Sunday suggest sunny spells and scattered showers, with the showers easing during the afternoon. Cloud then building from the southwest during the afternoon and evening, with outbreaks of rain extending northeastwards later. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees with moderate to fresh west to northwest winds gradually easing and backing southwest.

Early next week

Remaining changeable and unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain. Breezy at times too.