Saturday 21 October 2017

Electric Picnic weather: Revellers to be singing in the rain during washout weekend

Festival-goers brave the elements at Electric Picnic 2012
Festival-goers brave the elements at Electric Picnic 2012

Kathy Armstrong

Revellers heading to Electric Picnic this weekend should bring rainjackets, warm clothes and suncream as we're in for a mixed bag weather-wise.

Thousands of festival-goers in Stradbally will be singing in the rain as heavy showers are expected.

Met Eireann Forecaster Deirdre Lowe said it's not all bad news though as temperatures could reach up to 22C in some parts of the country.

She told Independent.ie: "It will be mainly dry this weekend, there will be a few isolated showers and it will get cooler tonight.

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"Tomorrow morning will start dry and mild, there will be a few light showers in the afternoon and it'll be breezy.

"Showers will come  in from the Atlantic and spread nationwide as the day goes on.

"Those going to Electric Picnic should know that it's going to be very wet tomorrow night, with heavy showers into the early hours of Sunday morning.

"Sunday will be a mostly dry day, there's going to be humid air and it will be warm and close.

"It will be a bright day and we can expect temperatures to reach up to 22C."

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Ms Lowe said that there will be unsettled weather  at the beginning of next week.

She said: "Monday will be mild and mostly dry but there will some mist and fog in areas.

"It will be quite a humid day and we're looking at top temperatures of 20C.

"Tuesday and Wednesday will be cloudy and blustery, with scattered showers."

Emily Brennan (30) from Kilkenny, Fiona Whelan (30) from Kildare, Emily Connor (30) from Mayo and Therese McManus (30) from Melbourne Australia at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Emily Brennan (30) from Kilkenny, Fiona Whelan (30) from Kildare, Emily Connor (30) from Mayo and Therese McManus (30) from Melbourne Australia at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Michelle Kearney from Castledermot Kildare, Tori McGeer (18) from Carlow, Pamela McGeer and Maggie McGeer both from Castledermot pitching their tent at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Sophie O'Brien (22) , Leah Fleming (21) and Alison Kelleher (21) all from Cork at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Revellers making their way to Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Katie Spillane (19) and Laura Storan (18) both from Nenagh Co Tipperary at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Melissa Simms (20) and Lauren Dent (21) both from Killiney Dublin at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Revellers making their way to Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Cousins Niamh Bryson (21) from Knocklyon and Deirdre Whyte (23) from Tempelogue at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Emma Naughton (21) , Alison Walsh (19) , Grace Campbell (19) amd Olivia Naughton (18) all from Naas Co Kildare with their Rickshaw at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Revellers making their way to Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Niamh Donohoe (20) and Tanya Nazipova (20) both from Mountmellick Laois at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Robyn Collins from Castleknock taking a look at the Yarn Bombers area by Sr. Columba at Electric Picnic at Stradbally Co Laois.
Melissa Simms (20) and Lauren Dent (21) at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Revellers making their way to Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Michelle Kearney from Castledermot KIldare, Tori McGeer (18) from Carlow, Pamela McGeer and Maggie McGeer making their way to Electric Picnic at Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Cousins Niamh Bryson (21) from Knocklyon and Deirdre Whyte (23) at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Sarah Kelly (20) and Leah Farrell (20) at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Emma Naughton (21), Alison Walsh (19), Grace Campbell (19) and Olivia Naughton (18) at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Cait Sweeney (25) from Phibsboro Dublin and Christina Karlsson (24) at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture: Steve Humphreys
William Dunne (20), Luke Cagney (21) and Daire O'Brien (23) at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Luke Cagney (21) at Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co Laois. Picture: Steve Humphreys

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