We’ve already had twice the normal rainfall for February.
Now, as we head into the second half of the month, Met Éireann is warning that conditions are not expected to improve any time soon.
Storm Dennis might have passed, but the national forecaster says scattered showers of rain and hail will continue for most of the week, with a risk of thunder. Isolated wintry showers of sleet or snow are also possible over higher ground.
Tomorrow, Wednesday will be mild with temperatures staying between 8C and 10C but it will be very windy and mostly cloudy or overcast, with occasional outbreaks of rain.
Cold and blustery today, with sunny spells and scattered showers, mainly of rain or hail, with a risk of thunder. Showers will be heavy and prolonged in places this morning, merging to give longer spells of rain. A few isolated wintry showers of sleet or snow are possible…… pic.twitter.com/KqBngkdKh2
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 18, 2020
“The rain will be heavy at times, especially in western parts of the province, with a risk of flooding.” said forecasters.
“There is also a risk of thunder. Some dry spells will develop later in the afternoon in the east.”
Another wet weekend
Thursday will be a cold, windy day, with sunny spells and scattered showers of hail, with a risk of thunder and sleet or snow possible on high ground.
Friday will be ‘wet and windy’ too as we head into an unsettled weekend, kicking off with chilly weather on Saturday and more persistent rain extending from the Atlantic during Saturday night and Sunday.