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Saturday 20 September 2014

'Blustery' conditions with 'outbreaks of rain' forecast for weekend

Eoghan McNeill

Published 29/08/2014 | 09:32

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An empty glass of champagne sits on a table during the rain on the fith day of the Galway racing festival.
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An empty glass of champagne sits on a table during the rain on the fith day of the Galway racing festival. PIc:Mark Condren 1.8.2014
Braving the rain on day five of the Galway racing festival.
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Braving the rain on day five of the Galway racing festival. Pic:Mark Condren 1.8.2014
Crowds brave the rain  during  the Aga Khan  Nations Cup at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS.
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Crowds brave the rain during the Aga Khan Nations Cup at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS. 8/8/14 Pic Frank Mc Grath

Festival goers hoping for a sunny start to Electric Picnic today will be disappointed, according to Met Eireann.

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There is a strong chance that Stradbally will see rain today, due to the “brisk westerly fronts moving across the country,” says Siobhan Ryan, Meteorologist, Met Eireann.

Those attending the first day of the festival can expect “blustery” conditions with “cloudy outbreaks of rain,” says Ryan.

While the weather will improve as the weekend continues and the possibility of rain decreases, the chances of showers can’t be ruled out.

We can expect highs of 17/18 C on Saturday, although “it will feel cool because of the wind,” said Ryan, adding that the chance of rain can’t be ruled out.

Donegal and Dublin fans with tickets to the All-Ireland Football semi-final should enjoy a “reasonably pleasant” day, says Ryan.

Sunday should remain dry in the capital and southerly winds will make for a warm-feeling day.

Stradbally will enjoy sunny spells, and festival attendees should remain dry for Electric Picnic’s close.

Irish Independent

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