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Heavy rain expected on Wednesday as change sweeps across Ireland

Longford at risk as Met Éireann warns of heavy downpours, intense rain and flooding 

Heavy rain will be heading our way Wednesday.

The warm, dry weather we have been enjoying for the past few weeks is set to end this week with Met Éireann warning of heavy rainfall on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 13 will start out dry and warm but increasing southerly winds will bring a change in the weather conditions. Clouds will increase along the west coast and thicken to bring rain there by Wednesday afternoon. This rain will spread across the country by the evening. Maximum temperatures on Wednesday will be between 16 and 18 degrees - much cooler than in recent weeks. 

The rain will continue on Wednesday night, turning very heavy at times and temperatures will fall back to 10 to 12 degrees. 

The good news is that much of the heavy rain is expected to clear on Thursday to give a mostly dry day with sunny spells. However showers will persist in the west and north west, especially in the morning. Temperatures will be between 16 and 18 degrees but windy conditions will make it seem cooler.

Friday is currently looking mainly dry with just a few isolated showers but again temperatures are expected to remain a  cooler with southwesterly winds and further unsettled conditions. 

Current indications for next weekend are for unsettled conditions with rain at times and southwesterly winds ensuring that temperatures remain in the mid to high teens.

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