Storm Debby to sweep across Ireland this weekend, forecaster warns

It looks as though the country is set to endure wet but humid conditions this weekend as ex-tropical storm Debby sweeps across Ireland.

Meteorologist Cathal Nolan from the Midland Weather Channel has note the effect of the storm on the entire country as it moves over us in the next few days.

"Conditions on Saturday are likely to be overcast and wet in all areas of the country, as the remnants of ex-tropical storm Debby cross the country from the south-west," he said.

"The rain will be heavy and persistent at times, especially through the afternoon and evening, before gradually clearing from Atlantic coastal counties in the late evening. Feeling humid, with highest temperatures of 18-22 degrees Celsius in mainly fresh and at times gusty southwesterly winds."

On Sunday, he predicts "any overnight rain will soon clear away to the east throughout the morning, leaving behind a day of sunshine and showers."

"The showers will be heavy and slow moving at times, and indeed one or two may be thundery in nature. Feeling a little fresher with afternoon highs of between 17-20 degrees Celsius in mainly variable winds."

Meanwhile, Met Éireann has said Sunday will still feel quite warm and humid, with rain in eastern counties in the morning, clearing to bright spells and scattered showers, some possibly heavy.


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