Tuesday 28 February 2017

'Thundery heavy downpours' expected over weekend - forget the bus strike and stay at home

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

DOWNPOUR: Pedestrians on Henry Street in Dublin
DOWNPOUR: Pedestrians on Henry Street in Dublin

Widespread rain and "thundery" heavy downpours have been forecast for the weekend.

The May Bank Holiday will not see us basking in glorious sunshine - instead we'll be reaching for our brollies.

Temperatures are set to fall to minus one degrees tonight with outbreaks of rain and light drizzle expected in places.

Tomorrow will see some sunny spells at first but this will soon give over to more rain. Rain and drizzle will be on the southwest coast tomorrow but will move northwards throughout the day.

Widespread rain has been forecast for Saturday with strong east to southeast winds. The rain is expected to turn heavy at times in the south and east, and although temperatures will range between eight and thirteen degrees, it will feel much cooler due to easterly winds.

The rain will eventually clear on Sunday morning - but showers will set in. Met Eireann say these showers will be "heavy and thundery" with some "heavy downpours likely".

However, there is some good news as temperatures are expected to rise to between 11 and 16 degrees.

Met Eireann say, for now, it looks like the Bank Holiday Monday will "stay largely dry" with highs of 11 to 15 degrees. But don't hold your breath...

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