'Blustery' conditions with 'outbreaks of rain' forecast for weekend
Published 29/08/2014 | 09:32
Festival goers hoping for a sunny start to Electric Picnic today will be disappointed, according to Met Eireann.
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.