Weather update: If you're off work today, stay in bed

For anyone lucky enough to have a day's reprieve from work, it's not a day that you will get any gardening done or enjoy a walk in the park. There is heavy rain predicted to fall in the afternoon and that will remain for most of the evening. The rain will push up from the south-west and scattered showers will become heavier around midday in Kildare. Fresh to strong winds will blow in from the south-east and will bring a further band of rain in the evening time which will become heavier as the evening progresses. Highest temperatures for the afternoon will be around 12-14 degrees. Tonight will see a continued period of rain throughout the night across the country, with Leinster getting the worst of it. Lowest temperatures will be about 7-10 degrees.

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