Monday's weather: Warm at first, but cool later on

Heavy rain overnight into Tuesday morning

Newstalk, weather, warm, wet, cold, Monday, Tuesday, Met Éireann

Canada geese on a warm January day. Picture by: Joe Giddens / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Today

Outbreaks of rain will continue for a time today. The rain will be persistent at times in the north and west.

Many areas will become dry during the afternoon though showers will affect Atlantic coastal areas.

Temperatures will be 12 to 14 degrees early in the morning, but it will turn much cooler during the day with typical afternoon temperatures of 7 or 8 degrees.

Rather windy as well for much of the day but the strong southerly winds will veer westerly in the afternoon and will moderate later.

Tonight

Tonight will start dry, however wet and very windy weather will develop during the night.

The rain will turn heavy in the southwest and west later with large rainfall totals on higher ground and spot flooding.

Southerly winds will become strong and gusty as well with gale force winds in coastal areas and the chance of severe gusts in exposed parts of the west.

Temperatures will fall to 5 or 6 degrees locally early in the night, but it will become milder again with the onset of the rain.

This information with thanks to Met Éireann