Wednesday 26 July 2017

The high temperatures may be gone - but it's not all bad news for the weekend ahead

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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The high temperatures the country experienced at the start of the month are yet to make a return, but it's not all bad news for the weekend ahead.

It's mixed weather for most of the country over the weekend, with at least some rain expected to make a show in all parts.

Saturday will begin with patchy rain in the northeast, although it is expected to clear for a "bright, fresh day with sunny spells," according to Met Eireann.

However, scattered showers will become more widespread during the day, with thunderstorms developing mainly in the eastern half of the country during the afternoon and early evening.

Top temperatures will hit 13 to 16 degrees.

Tonight will be mainly dry, with patchy rain and drizzle in Atlantic coastal areas, with minimum temperatures of six to eight degrees.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy but dry, aside from light rain along southern and western coasts.

A few "brief" sunny spells will develop further inland, with temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees.

While the weekend's outlook may be dreary, there are indications that it will become mainly dry and relatively warm from midweek.

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