No sign of summer as unsettled weather set to continue over the weekend
Published 02/07/2016 | 10:00
We may be into July but the weather still isn’t playing along, as there are more showers on the way this weekend.
Today will be bright with some good sunny spells, but widespread showers are expected to sweep the country for most of the afternoon.
Rain will be heavy in parts, but Met Éireann said it will become more scattered by this evening.
Temperatures will be mild, reaching 14C to 17C with fresh westerly winds throughout the morning.
It will be cooler tonight, but forecasters predict the rain will die away in many places, leading to a generally dry Sunday.
We can look forward to patches of sunshine to close out the weekend with occasional light showers and highest temperatures of 15C to 19C.
Those in Atlantic coastal counties may want to keep the rain gear handy though as it will become overcast in the afternoon, with rain likely to descend in the evening.
By Sunday night, rain will become widespread, continuing throughout the night and into the next day.
The outlook for next week suggests more changeable weather, as Met Éireann warns of a wet but humid Monday with outbreaks of rain while temperatures reach 20C.
Tuesday looks to be a better day. It is expected to be mainly dry and warm, with top temperatures in the high teens and possibly soaring past 20C.
The rain will return on Wednesday, and Met Éireann predicts the unsettled weather will continue throughout the week and into next weekend.