Wednesday 28 September 2016

Rain stays away (mostly) on the country's big day

Published 28/03/2016 | 02:30

Flyover by the Air Force seen from O’Connell Street. Photo: Getty Images
Flyover by the Air Force seen from O’Connell Street. Photo: Getty Images

Many were expecting it to rain on yesterday's parade - but instead the sunshine provided the perfect backdrop.

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Heavy rain had been forecast for yesterday, but for the most part it stayed away, at least until the heavens opened just as the Easter Sunday parade was winding down.

However, the mercury won't be rising as the 1916 commemorations continue today.

Cold southerly winds would again feature, thanks to a series of low pressure systems hovering over the country, Met Éireann forecaster John Eagleton predicted.

And the tail end of Storm Katie, the 11th named storm of the year, is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain as it bypasses Ireland en route to England early this morning.

Irish Independent

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