'Temperatures to hit 27C' as Hurricane Gert brings tropical conditions

Hurricane Gert Is Here To Ruin Your Weekend Plans

If you had outdoor plans for this weekend, you may want to rethink them.

This warmer air from the storm is what will be noticed by the public over the weekend and into next week - weather that sounds more welcoming than high winds and heavy rain.

Heavy rain is forecast to hit Devon on Sunday afternoon as the tail-end of Hurricane Gert arrives in the United Kingdom from across the Atlantic.

Westmeath has been included in the very latest Status Yellow rainfall warning resulting from the expected arrival of the downgraded Hurricane Gert.

There will be more northwest breezes tomorrow morning but overall there will be a lot of dry weather and sunny spells, although there will be some scattered showers.

Hurricane Gert, the second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean, is now moving eastward from the Caribbean Ocean, making tracks for the British Isles.

Friday will be mostly cloudy with some heavy blustery showers in the afternoon and evening, as well as fresh gusty west winds.

Parts of Leinster and Munster will see the best temperatures in the mid-twenties for some hazy sunshine while elsewhere will have a general range of 18-21 degrees.

Met Eireann say the weather looks set "to remain changeable and unsettled" early next week with close and humid weather and showery rain - sometimes thundery - also predicted. The rain will be persistent, Met Eireann reports, with the ongoing risk of spot flooding.

In any case both Sunday and Monday are forecast wet and windy across the country.

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