Dramatic 10 degrees change in weekend weather forecast

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Galway could be set for a dramatic change in temperature.

There will be a dramatic change in temperatures over the weekend, with Met Éireann predicting temperatures of up to 11 degrees Celsius in some parts of Ireland, after the freezing conditions of the last few days.

Unfortunately, this warmer weather is not expected to be accompanied by sunshine.

Met Éireann say tomorrow, Saturday will be mostly cloudy and misty with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle and fog lingering in places.

However, the higher temperatures will not be spread evenly across the country.

There is the risk too of a few wintry falls for a time early on across the north and northeast.

Whist the rain should become confined to east and southeast counties later in the afternoon, later in the evening or early night, rain will begin to push into the southwest and west.

Quite a contrast in afternoon maxima with values of just 2 to 4 degrees Celsius through much of northeast Connacht, Leinster and Ulster.

It will be coldest where fog lingers in the light easterly breezes.

But it will range between 7 to 11 degrees Celsius across Munster with brisk westerly wind here.

The best of any bright or sunny spells will be over north Ulster and southwest Munster. 

Saturday night Heavy and persistent rain will spread northeastwards over the country on Saturday night, bringing a risk of spot flooding by Sunday morning.

Minimum temperatures will occur before midnight, with temperatures rising significantly with the onset of the rain.

Ulster will remain freezing but the southwest could experience temperatures of 7 or 8 degrees overnight, rising to between 9 and 12 degrees by Sunday morning, except in Ulster where temperatures will be around 3 to 6 degrees at that stage.

It will be a wet start to Sunday, and in some parts there will be a risk of spot flooding.

The rain will gradually clear northeastwards by the afternoon though, with scattered showers following.

Southwest to west winds will be fresh and gusty for a time but the showers will become more isolated later in the afternoon and the winds will moderate.

Sunday will be rather mild, with afternoon highs of 10 to 13 degrees Celsius.

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