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Tough driving conditions ahead of dry spells

 Met Éireann announced in their long-range forecast that the country is set for two weeks of settled, largely dry weather from 20th of August. 

Temperatures are expected to climb above 20 degrees along with two weeks of sunshine. 

The Indian summer will begin on the 20th of August and will continue beyond September 2 before the high-pressure zone weakens and Atlantic rain showers develop. 

But, despite the forecasted dry spells, we will first have to deal with a week of wet weather. 

Winds gusted above 90kmh on Thursday with the strongest winds in the west and southwest. 

With spot flooding expected in some areas of the country, and wind and rain also expected, both the Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority have urged people to drive with cautions over the weekend given the potentially challenging driving conditions. 

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