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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Rain is back as our sunny spell is set to take a short break

Emma Jane Hade

Published 25/04/2014 | 10:10

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Cherry Blossoms bloom brighter this year due to the increased sugars produced from last year's intake of extraordinary sunshine.
Cherry Blossoms bloom brighter this year due to the increased sugars produced from last year's intake of extraordinary sunshine.

DUST off that umbrella as the sunny spell the country has been enjoying is set to take a short break at the weekend.

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Rain is set to sweep across from the south later tonight, washing away the 16 degree temperatures experienced in parts yesterday.

Met Eireann forecaster Siobhan Ryan said that the bright sunny spells could break as early as this evening, and that this is a trend that looks likely to continue tomorrow but will hopefully be gone by Sunday.

“Today, most of the country should see a lot of dry weather, and there'll be a mix of cloud across the country,” she said.

“(Today) there'll be wet and windy weather moving in to the south-west in the afternoon, and then it will move up,” Ms Ryan explained.

Temperatures are expected to be mild today and will range between 12 and 16 degrees, with highs of 17 degrees anticipated for the midlands.

“Saturday looks like the poorer day of the two this weekend. It will be quite breezy and cool, with some outbreaks of rain, but there will be some drier interludes as well.

“It is looking like Saturday could be the duller and breezier day of the two, and somewhat cooler down along the east and south of the country,” she said.

“On Sunday, that lower pressure pulls away, so it could pan out quite nice. It could well be quite pleasant.”

The sunny spell arrived in time for the Easter weekend last week, and continued well into yesterday, as Mullingar, Co Westmeath enjoyed highs of 16 degrees and Newport, Co Mayo, experienced temperatures as high as 17 degrees.

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