Tuesday 30 May 2017

What summer? Heavy showers to dampen weekend weather

A man gets caught in heavy rain in stormy conditions in Dublin city centre. Picture credit: Damien Eagers
A man gets caught in heavy rain in stormy conditions in Dublin city centre. Picture credit: Damien Eagers
Holidaymakers and revellers were urged to make the most of the spells of sunshine this weekend as heavy showers threaten to put a dampener on a hectic festival programme
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

Holidaymakers and revellers were urged to make the most of the spells of sunshine this weekend as heavy showers threaten to put a dampener on a hectic festival programme.

The heaviest of the showers will sweep in from the Atlantic overnight with the chance of thunder storms in some areas, but the best of the sunshine will last from mid-morning today until early afternoon.

Unfortunately, showers will return by late afternoon with the heaviest downpours likely in the south and west. This weather pattern will be mirrored again tomorrow and Monday will feature spells of bright sunshine which will slowly give way to scattered showers.

In Dublin, the Yestival Festival kicks off along with the Dublin Literature Festival - which runs until May 29.

Ireland's Polish community will savour the second running of their PolskaEire Festival which ranges from photographic exhibitions to concerts and food tastings.

Wexford hosts the Association of Irish Musical Societies Choral Festival, while Cork has the Ballymaloe LitFest and Kerry hosts the Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí.

Irish Independent

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