Get the BBQ ready - sunny spells forecast for this weekend
It's safe to set those barbeque plans back in motion
If your Bank Holiday plans were scuppered from the downpours last weekend, it might be wise to get the barbeque ready for over the coming days.
The weather is returning to "a more regular pattern" of late, according to Met Eireann, with sunny spells in the morning and shattered showers throughout the day.
“The weekend ahead is set to be quite pleasant with nice spells of sunshine. These will be intermixed with some scattered showers but the wet weather is more likely to occur on the north and north western coast,” forecaster Eoin Sherlock told independent.ie.
“The south east counties will fare the best weather-wise.”
But while Ireland managed to escape the wrath of Hurricane Bertha, we’re not out of the woods just yet.
“Tonight, heavy thundery showers will move into the southeast tonight, while along the west coast another band of heavy showers will develop,” said the Met Eireann forecaster.
“This will leave us with a rather wet start tomorrow. There may be a risk of local spot flooding, definitely some heavy rainfall, but we don’t expect anything like the torrential downpours last weekend.”
Don’t fret though. This spell of wet weather will clear away to a mainly dry and warm weekend ahead.
Temperatures are expected to hit highs of 16 to 19 degrees but northwesterly winds may make the coming days seem a little cooler. This will especially apply across the north and north western coast.
In the meantime, showers will become more widespread and heavier later this afternoon in parts of the country, but there will still be a good deal of dry, bright weather.
Moderate southwest winds today coupled with temperature highs of 17 to 20 degrees.