Friday 19 December 2014

Say goodbye to wellies as sunshine arrives to warm up damp revellers

Published 30/08/2014 | 02:30

The worst of the weather is over, as forecasters have predicted that the sun will arrive and answer the prayers of the Electric Picnic revellers.

Met Eireann has said that the patchy rain which hung over parts of the country yesterday will have mostly dissipated by this afternoon, after what was a cloudy and damp start to the day.

Temperatures today are expected to climb as high as 18C and tomorrow it may even reach 21C as summery conditions return, according to forecaster Joan Blackburn.

"I think there will probably be a good bit of cloud in the morning time today, but it should improve and there is some patchy rain. It should improve generally and it will brighten up," the forecaster said.

"Some sunny breaks will develop, and a lot of places will be mostly dry. Apart from bits and pieces in the morning. Parts of Ulster might have further showers in the afternoon, but other areas will be largely dry. And temperatures will probably be about 15C to 18C."

The sun will continue to shine tomorrow, as it is expected to be dry and calm "in a lot of places".

"East of the Shannon it looks like it will stay dry right through until evening time, with some pleasant sunny spells. In the west in the afternoon it will probably cloud over a bit. Some light rain might move in, but it won't be too heavy or anything like that," Ms Blackburn added.

This will be largely welcomed by the wellington boot-clad festival-goers who endured heavy downpours as they arrived in the Midlands for the Electric Picnic.

Gaby Skelton, right, and Victoria Brickenden from Dublin at the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Gaby Skelton, right, and Victoria Brickenden from Dublin at the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
From l to r are, Cousins, Mairead O'Byrne, 9, Ellen O'Byrne, 8, and Aoife McEvoy, 9, from Rathineska, Laois relaxing at the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Layla Bell, 11, from Clontarf enjoys the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Leah Barron, 7, enjoys herself at the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
From l to r, are Paddy Watkins, Emmet McEnroe and Tom Atkins at the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Gaby Skelton, right, and Victoria Brickenden from Dublin at the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Paddy Watkins, left, and Tom Atkins at the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Gaby Skelton, from Dublin at the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Bonnie Tyler plays on the electric ireland power house at the second day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 30/8/2014
Gaby Skelton, from Dublin at the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Emily Verastegui, enjoys the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Brendan Sheahan, from Kilkenny, with his daughters, Isabelle, 9, right, and Lily, 7, at the final day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Isabelle, 11, and Hannah, 7, Reid from Dun Laoighaire pictured on the final day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Isabelle, 11, and Hannah, 7, Reid from Dun Laoighaire pictured on the final day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
suzanne and Paul Murphy, from Cork pictured on the final day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Laura Reynolds, left, and Laura Crea from Dublin enjoying the last day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
From l to r, are Grainne Hill, 3, Tara O'Shea, 22, Maire O'Mahony, 21, Nicola O'Donovan, 21, Jen Lowen, 23, Jesse Higgins, 22, Emily O'Sullivan, 22, and Emma Fleury, from Cork, pictured on the final day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 31/8/2014
Some of the Large crowd at the Electric Picnic on Sat evening to see Hozier
Some of the Large crowd at the Electric Picnic on Sat evening to see Hozier
Fans enjoy Bom bay Bicycle Club playing on the main stage at the second day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Photo: Damien Eagers
Actor, Jack Reynor at the second day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Photo: Damien Eagers
Model, Roz Purcell, at the second day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Photo: Damien Eagers
Laura Whitmore, at the second day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Photo: Damien Eagers
Laura Whitmore, at the second day of the Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Photo: Damien Eagers
Hannah Mc Namee,Katie Waters,Chloe Rankin,Bekan Maloney and Siomen O'Leary in the Body and Soul Area at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Festival goers at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Phil Cosby on The Salty Dog Stage at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Hannah Mc Namee,Katie Waters, ,Bekan Maloney in the Body and Soul Area at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Festival goers at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally
Claire O'Brien, 18, left and Alannah Murray, 19, from Laois at the first day of Electric Picnic Music Festival. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Shane McGowan gives the camera the two fingers at the first day of Electric Picnic Music Festival. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Fans listen to Debbie Harry and Blondie on the main stage at the Electric Picnic Music festival in Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Debbie Harry, Blondie, lead singer arrives at the Hot Press Tent for an interview at the first day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Debbie Harry, Blondie, lead singer performs on the main stage at the first day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
The Strypes play on the main stage at the first day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Laura Synott, 20, Nora O'Donovan, 20, and Claire Forristal, 20 from Kilkenny at the first day of Electric Picnic Music Festival at Stradbally, Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Jett Desmond, 22, from Killliney, Dublin at the first day of Electric Picnic Music Festival. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Jett Desmond, 22, from Killleny, Dublin at the first day of Electric Picnic Music Festival. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Dearbhla Ryan with Rachel Stapleton and Aoife Ryan KIldare at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Poppea Bowie and Ramber Legay at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Andy Marrin gets a massage at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally
From l to r, are, Stanley Wassel, 22, Alexandra Morgan, 20, Sean Domican, 21, and Eoghan Harford, 22, from Dundrum, Dublin, at the first day of Electric Picnic Music Festival in Stradbally, Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Ted Aherne, 5, from Mullingar listens to the Strypes on the main stage at the first day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Hannah Desmond, 18, left and Nicky Drummond, 18, both from Glenageary pictured at the first day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Mullingar Ladies Annija Koskina,Hazel Gavigan,Niamh Gilmartin,Orla Tubridy,Clodagh Foley,Siofra O'Farrell and Laura Murphy at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Grace O'Mahoney, 20, Ruth Nagle, 20, and Fiona Nagle, from Roscarberry, West Cork, at the first day of Electric Picnic Music Festival in Stradbally, Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Sivn Lennon, 19, Gillian Campion, 18, and Roisin Duffy, 19, from Portlaoise, at the first day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Hannah Desmond, 18, left and Nicky Drummond, 18, both from Glenageary pictured at the first day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Paddy Conroy,Laois and Nadine Lyons from Cavan at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Helen Mooney, 18 from Bray, left, and Chloe Brennan, 19, from Greystones at the first day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Fans arrive for the first day of Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Laura Costello, 23, left, and Tara Clinton, 23, from Ranelagh pictured at the first day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
Laura Costello, 23, left and Tara Clinton, 23, from Ranelagh pictured at the first day of Electric Picnic. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 29/8/2014
A festival-goer erects her tent on the first day of the Electric Picnic music festival at Stradbally Hall in County Laois August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Festival-goers arrive with a pre-erected tent at the Electric Picnic music festival at Stradbally Hall in County Laois August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Festival-goers arrive on the first day of the Electric Picnic music festival at Stradbally Hall in County Laois August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
A festival-goer is wrapped in a blanket as he arrives on the first day of the Electric Picnic music festival at Stradbally Hall in County Laois August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
A festival-goer erects her tent on the first day of the Electric Picnic music festival at Stradbally Hall in County Laois August 29, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Debbie Phelan,Mark Kirwan,Orla Phelan,Damien Phelan and AmandaPeacock from Laois at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Donna Grant with Michelle Keaney and Eliza Keaney from Donegal at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Dearbhla Ryan with Rachel Stapleton and Aoife Ryan KIldare at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Debbie Phelan,Mark Kirwan,Orla Phelan,Damien Phelan and AmandaPeacock from Laois at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Simon Power Tipperary at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Simon Power Tipperary at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Michelle Keaney from Donegal at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Arriving at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Arriving at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Arriving at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Arriving at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Arriving at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Arriving at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning
Arriving at The Electric Picnic in Stradbally this Morning

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