Thursday 23 October 2014

Hopes diminish for an Indian summer as autumn temperatures hit early

Eoghan MacNeill

Published 15/08/2014 | 11:57

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Temperatures are expected to peak at 18 degrees over the weekend and most of the country is expected to remain dry aside from Sunday afternoon showers. (Stock photo)

Having enjoyed a reasonably good summer by Irish weather standards, we are now experiencing weather more typical of the autumn months, Met Éireann reports.

"It is a little cool for what we would typically expect for this time of year," said a spokesperson for Met Éireann.

"We are experiencing north-westerly winds at the moment, which are making things colder than normal."

But the temperature drop is 'not unusual', added the spokesperson.

Met Éireann could not confirm whether the cool spell is here to stay, or if we can hold out hope for a hot end to August.

Temperatures are expected to peak at 18 degrees over the weekend and most of the country is expected to remain dry aside from Sunday afternoon showers.

While we can expect a 'cool and fresh' Saturday, north-westerly winds will make for a 'blustery' Sunday.

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