Saturday 1 October 2016

Sunglasses and scarves for St. Patrick's Day costume as sunshine breaks rain curse

Published 16/03/2016 | 13:21

1Emma Olsen and Astirid Lundh, from Malmo, in St Stephen’s Green. Pic: Collins
1Emma Olsen and Astirid Lundh, from Malmo, in St Stephen’s Green. Pic: Collins

As much as the Irish love to talk about the weather, debating on whether it will rain or shine on St. Patrick's Day is even more popular.

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For the majority of the time, putting your money on torrential rain while peeking through the crowds at the parade is a good bet.

Not this year though!

At least that's the prediction from Met Eireann for the festivities.

Read more: Global Greening: See the landmarks going green for St. Patrick's Day

While at times overcast, there will definitely be a requirement for the sunnies as the sun is set to break through the clouds at intervals throughout the day.

And after a rather brisk day yesterday, temperatures will be slightly warmer today, hitting seasonal peaks of 10 to 12 degrees.

Read more: Global Greening: See the landmarks going green for St. Patrick's Day

The settled weather means that a decent windbreaker should suit your purposes for a few hours outside - green wigs and crazy glasses aside.

But don't forget to bring the hat and scarf for later as the evening is forecast to get cold quite quickly.

And if you thought the glorious sunshine and blue skies that kicked off the week was an exception to the rule, you may be wrong.

The weekend through to the start of next week is forecast as dry with spells of sunshine, and only mild light easterlies.

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