Unsettled weather conditions in store for Mayo for coming week

Met Eireann is forecasting unsettled weather for the week ahead with rain or showers most days, and strong winds at times.

The change in the weather is linked to the fact a major storm, known as Tropical Storm Nigel, is developing in the Atlantic Ocean.

MONDAY: Monday will be a day of sunshine and showers. Showers will be most frequent and widespread in the afternoon, and some will be heavy. Quite cool and breezy with moderate to fresh westerly winds, and highest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees.

MONDAY NIGHT: Scattered showers at first tonight. Becoming dry for a time before a spell of rain spreads from the Atlantic overnight. Lows early in the night of 9 to 12 degrees, becoming milder overnight. Light to moderate southwest winds at first, turning windier in the west and southwest by morning.

TUESDAY: A windy and mostly wet day with outbreaks of rain. Mostly cloudy or overcast conditions, with fresh to strong southwest winds. Mild and humid with highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Remaining windy with widespread outbreaks of rain. Rain will slowly clear overnight as winds ease. Quite a mild and humid night, with temperatures falling back to 9 to 12 degrees later after rain clears.

WEDNESDAY: Frequent showers, some heavy, mixed with bright or sunny intervals. Mostly moderate southwest winds. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees.

Showers will continue overnight, mainly in Atlantic areas. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees.

THURSDAY: Another day of widespread showers, many heavy and possibly merging to longer spells of rain at times. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees with moderate northwest winds.

FRIDAY: Scattered showers likely, but with good dry and bright spells too during the day. Light to moderate northwest winds. Feeling cool with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.

FURTHER OUTLOOK: Further spells of wet and windy weather are likely next weekend.