Friday 30 September 2016

Keep the umbrellas close as ‘unseasonably wet’ weekend signals the end of summer

Cian Murray

Published 18/08/2016 | 10:31

A wet and windy weekend ahead.
A wet and windy weekend ahead.

You can put the summer shorts back in the wardrobe and while you’re there, maybe take out a pair of wellies, as this weekend is set to be a damp one.

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According to Met Éireann, Friday is going to be blustery with low pressure pushing up from the South. Most of the country will see showers, but Munster will get the worst of it.

Temperatures won’t reach much higher than the mid-teens.

Saturday isn’t going to be any better, with most of the country hit by long spells of rain and heavy thunder at times. Top temperatures will be just 15 to 18C.

The rain will die down overnight, but resume mid-morning on Sunday.

By lunchtime, most of the Munster will be affected by rain and it will spread across the country throughout the afternoon.

A spokesperson for Met Éireann said: “It’s only going to get worse over the weekend. The low pressure pushing from the south will lead to a wet weekend almost everywhere in the country, with Munster getting the worse of it.

"It's unseasonably wet and windy for this time of year."

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