Umbrellas up! Showers are returning this week
On Monday scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to affect the southern half of the country, becoming intense through the afternoon with the continued risk of flooding. It will be fresher, but drier further north with just isolated showers and intermittent sunny spells. Highest temperatures will return closer to average, ranging from 15 to 17 degrees in the north and west, and between 18 and 23 degrees elsewhere. Light to moderate northerly winds will increase fresh to strong along Atlantic coasts.
OVERVIEW: Cooler and cloudier with occasional showers or longer spells of rain.
MONDAY NIGHT: Showers will gradually die out in the south to leave a mostly dry night with clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees, remaining warmest near the east coast. Moderate northerly breezes will be fresh at times near northward facing coasts.
TUESDAY: Cooler and quite cloudy with scattered light showers, many areas will have a dry day. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees, mildest in the south. Breezy at times with moderate to fresh northerly breezes.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Showers will die out early in the night, leaving a dry night with a mix of cloud and clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 12 degrees in light to moderate northerly breezes.
WEDNESDAY: A dry day with a mix of cloud and sunny spells in the morning and more widespread hazy sunshine developing in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees, warmest along the south coast in mostly light northwesterly breezes.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear spells early in the night for eastern parts, however rain will move in from the west overnight. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 14 degrees, mildest in the west, as light westerly breezes back southerly through the night.
THURSDAY: A band of rain, which may turn heavy at times, will cross the country through the morning. It will be followed by scattered showers through the afternoon, clearing to more widespread sunny spells in the west through the evening. Highest temperatures of 16 to 22 degrees with moderate southerly breezes veering westerly through the afternoon.
FURTHER OUTLOOK: While confidence is still quite low towards next weekend, current indications suggest it will be changeable with occasional rain or showers.
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