Last night saw a windy and stormy start for Donegal as we headed into Sunday. 

The buzz words have now changed from heatwaves to hurricanes. 

And while we are not expecting those in the immediate future, ex Tropical Storm Helene will be giving us a potential lash of its tail and Donegal could very well get some of that. 

Remaining rain in the east and southeast will clear quickly on Sunday morning, a mostly dry and bright day will follow, with just a scattering of showers, mainly in Connacht and Ulster, weather forecasters are saying. 

Sunny breaks occurring in the afternoon will allow temperatures to climb 17 to 20 degrees in the south and east, but highs of 15 or 16 degrees more typical further west and north. Light to moderate west to southwest. 

Tropical Storm Helene, is heading towards Ireland. 

Met Eireann say that Sunday night will begin dry in most areas, but heavy rain will spread into the south and west and southerly winds will freshen.Monday will be a cloudy day with widespread rain. 

The rain will be heavy too with strengthening southerly winds.Present indications are that, ex tropical storm 'Helene' will push northwards over Ireland on Monday night.

Consequently Monday night will be very disturbed with widespread heavy rain and gales. It may turn stormy in places for a time with severe gusts and localized flooding.Winds will ease somewhat, and Tuesday will be cloudy with frequent showers while staying very blustery. 

It will stay very unsettled through Wednesday and Thursday also with frequent spells of rain, and a potential for further sizable amounts. Winds predominantly from the southwest will often be strong.

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