Heavy, thundery rain and sticky humid nights give way to a sunny, fresh weekend
Published 10/05/2016 | 07:02
The weekend sunshine is almost a distant memory this morning as the country wakes up to heavy downpours.
Heavy and thundery rain is forecast throughout the day, particularly across Munster, and southern coastal regions later this evening.
According to Met Eireann, showery outbreaks can be expected across the country as clouds will dominate the sky that was clear blue just two days ago.
Some hazy sunshine might break through the greyness - mostly in north and northwest coastal areas - but brace yourselves for a wet day overall.
After a misty night with patches of fog, thundery showers are forecast for tomorrow morning also, but the dry intervals will become more frequent.
This humid weather of daytime temperatures of between 15 and 21 degrees and overnight highs of 12 degrees brings with it a blight warning for farmers.
The yellow alert issued by the national forecaster on Sunday night warns that the weather conditions are conducive to the spread of potato blight in early sown crops.
However, Thursday sees a return to the dry, sunny weather looking into a bright, fresh weekend - with just the odd light shower expected to fall.
Top temperatures will reach a more "normal" 14 to 18 degrees generally with moderate northeasterly winds.
Sleep will be easier to come by also with cooler night temperatures of between 4 and 7 degrees.