The weather's going to be crap this week 1 year ago

The weather's going to be crap this week

Typical.

That typical Irish gloomy weather we're used to is definitely back and it's not going anywhere any time soon.

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The sun made a very brief appearance this summer and as we come into the last few weeks of it, the sun is nowhere to be seen in this week.

While it is set to be dry in most of the country today, fog, rain and mist are all set to follow, only getting heavier as the week goes on.

Met √Čireann said: "Showers will become more widespread today, some of them heavy and possibly thundery, but dry intervals will occur also, with some bright spells.

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"More persistent rain and drizzle will develop along west and southwest coasts later, turning heavier and extending inland across much of Munster and Connacht this evening and early tonight."

Tomorrow isn't much better with more rain and showers to really make it feel like summer.

The forecaster said: "Brighter conditions, with scattered showers, will extend gradually from the west during the morning and afternoon, with some heavy showers in the eastern half of the country, but more isolated further west."

Thursday and Friday aren't a whole lot better with widespread rain and thundery falls, and it should be noted that there is a risk of localised flooding on Thursday too. Great.

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They added: "Cloudy and wet, with widespread rain, gradually giving way to more showery conditions. However, there will be some heavy and thundery falls, especially in the southern half of the country, with a risk of localised flooding.

"Winds mostly light to moderate easterly or variable, but it will be windy on south and southwest coasts, with fresh to strong southwest or west winds. Drier conditions, with scattered showers, will extend from the west later Thursday and early Thursday night, with mostly moderate northwest winds developing.

"Bright spells and showers, some of the showers heavy and possibly thundery."

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The weekend will see "little change" with a "continuing risk of thundery downpours", but despite all of these conditions, temperatures for the week will reach 15 to 20 degrees, that's something, right?