Saturday 19 August 2017

Weather outlook: Mixed bag amid thundery showers with temperatures of up to 20C

Making the most of the sunshine in Dublin's Phoenix Park (Picture: Frank McGrath)
Making the most of the sunshine in Dublin's Phoenix Park (Picture: Frank McGrath)
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Kathy Armstrong

You might just need your umbrella, a jacket and your sunscreen over the coming days as our weather lurches from one extreme to another.

The weekend won't be a total washout despite thundery showers and we could enjoy temperatures of up to 16C this weekend - before they rise significantly into next week.

Met Eireann has said that we're in for a mixed bag over the coming days.

The on duty forecaster told Independent.ie: "It's going to be generally dry and sunny in many parts of the country this morning but it's going to be showery from this afternoon and tomorrow.

"Heavy showers will develop in the west and spread east, there is a risk of some thundery showers this afternoon.

"We can expect top temperatures of 12-15C and it'll probably be warmest in the east of the country, we can expect similar conditions tomorow."

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She said that the national forecaster is expecting more of the same on Sunday, saying: "There will be more scattered showers across the coutnry.

"It will be increasingly cloudy in the morning but it should be a warm day overall and temperatures will be around 16C.

"On Monday there will be more rain and a cloudy morning, this should clear up later on in the day.

"There are indications that we will have warmer and drier conditions as the week goes on."

Met Eireann has said that while we will still have scattered showers across the country there could be good news for sun-seekers as the mercury is predicted to reach 20C on Wednesday.

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