Sunday 25 September 2016

Damp start to weekend after warm sunny spell

Published 04/07/2015 | 02:30

The weekend is set to get off to a damp start this morning, and showers of rain and wind are expected to sweep across the country over the coming days
The weekend is set to get off to a damp start this morning, and showers of rain and wind are expected to sweep across the country over the coming days

School may be out for the summer, but the sun doesn't plan on sticking around.

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The weekend is set to get off to a damp start this morning, and showers of rain and wind are expected to sweep across the country over the coming days.

Sunny spells will make their best efforts to break through the cloudy skies today, but conditions will remain fresher and the mercury will sit between 16C and 20C.

"Any overnight rain will clear today, and there will be some scattered showers with sunny spells developing. There will be fresher conditions with south-westerly winds," Met Eireann forecaster Klara Finkele said.

"With the lingering overnight rain clearing, there are a few showers around this morning but then in the afternoon they will build again."

The forecaster said that the south-westerly breeze may lead to the showery conditions around the island, as the winds will sweep across to the north.

And the sun doesn't plan on making any appearances tomorrow, as isolated thunderstorms are expected after a heavy night of rain on Saturday.

Moderate

"Sunday is a bit wetter, it will be about 16C to 19C, but at least the winds will be lighter or moderate.

"On Sunday, there is actually going to be some heavier showers. On Monday, it might turn out to be quite wet and windy, then it improves a little bit," Ms Finkele said.

While the showers will begin to ease on Sunday night, they will return the following day with strong winds.

This is in stark contrast to the sunny spells we experienced earlier this week, when temperatures climbed higher than 25C.

The lower temperatures expected over the coming days reflect conditions that are "more normal" for this time of year, according to the forecaster.

Irish Independent

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