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Unsettled weather over Halloween weekend

Unsettled weather will occur over the Halloween weekend as a series of vigorous Atlantic weather systems pass close to Ireland.

That is according to Met Éireann who warned that spells of heavy rain will lead to surface and river flooding.

It will be very windy/stormy at times with some severe and damaging gusts possible. Some coastal flooding is possible also due to the combination of low pressure, high tides, and onshore winds.

Friday

Bright spells and isolated showers will extend across the country from the west this morning (Friday, October 30th).

Bright spells and some scattered showers are expected in the afternoon and evening.

It will become wet and very windy later tonight as rain sweeps northwards over the country. This, the national forecaster warned, will be accompanied by strong to gale force south or south-west winds.

Some “severe and potentially damaging gusts” will occur towards dawn. Temperatures will reach as low as 4 to 7 degrees, hitting 11 to 14 degrees by dawn tomorrow.

Saturday

It will be wet and very windy with spells of rain and severe and potentially damaging gusts for a period.

Windy conditions will continue in the afternoon, with a mix of dry intervals and squally showers. It will become drier and much cooler by evening.

Saturday night will see a further spell of wet and windy weather. Rain will sweep into Munster early on and extend nationwide early in the night; lows of 4 to 7 degrees.

Sunday

Rain will clear north-eastwards giving rise to a predominately dry period for a time.

There will be some bright spells and isolated showers, according to the national forecaster. It has warned that another pulse of heavy rain will move across the country during the afternoon and evening.

Again, there will be fresh to strong southwest winds, potentially increasing to gale force.

Rain will continue overnight, with a risk of some localised flooding and very strong winds for a time.

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