Thursday 17 August 2017

Sunburn index will be high this weekend as temperatures hit 24C... but you'll still need a raincoat

Chloe Melia, Meagan Swift, Alex Duggan and Shannon Melia at Longitude 2016 in Marlay Park. Photo: Photo: Steve Humphreys
Chloe Melia, Meagan Swift, Alex Duggan and Shannon Melia at Longitude 2016 in Marlay Park. Photo: Photo: Steve Humphreys

Cillian Sherlock

Sun cream and rain jackets are essentials for revellers heading to Longitude this weekend, Met Eireann has advised.

Cool down with an ice-cream and fire up the barbecue because temperatures are set to reach a sizzling 24C.

Ireland is set for a generally cloudy day today with misty, wet weather developing over Ulster and Connacht this afternoon.

There will be sunny spells but the rain will turn heavier into the evening.

East Munster and south Leinster should stay dry, with top temperatures of 17 to 22C.

“We’ll see mixed summer weather with some good temperatures but there will be some cloud and some rain,” according to Met Éireann Forecaster Evelyn Cusack.

Some dry, sunny weather in store
Some dry, sunny weather in store

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Tonight will be humid with widespread patches of rain, persistent in the northwest.

Tonight’s lowest temperatures will be 11 to 15C and there will be gusty south to southwest winds and dry spells in eastern areas.

Ms Cusack added: “For people going along to Longitude this weekend it’s going to be pretty pleasant.

“It’ll be the usual, average Irish summer weather so bring a light raincoat and some sun-cream.”

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Unfortunately, these patches of rain will continue into Saturday, especially in the evening.

It will be warm, humid but also quite breezy, cloudy and misty. Peak temperatures of 24C will bring the summery feel to your weekend.

South to southwest winds will be particularly strong in some Atlantic coastal areas while lowest temperatures at night will be 10-14C.

Longitude revellers won't be singing in the rain on Sunday as a mostly dry and bright day, with top temperatures of 21C is forecast nationwide.

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