Sunday 25 September 2016

The sun is out for the Green Army today - and the country is set for some 'nice, Irish summer weather'

Meadhbh McGrath

Published 18/06/2016 | 11:35

Ireland is set to bask in some good spells of sunshine today
Ireland is set to bask in some good spells of sunshine today

The sun will be out for the Green Army that are staying put in Ireland for today's clash against Belgium.

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It’s the best day of the week, but forecasters have warned that there’s plenty of rain on the way to close out the weekend.

The country woke up to sunny skies this morning, and Met Éireann said it will be generally dry today with bright sunny spells and highest temperatures of 15-19C.

“There’s some cloud and rain pushing in from the west,” the forecaster told Independent.ie, noting that outbreaks of rain will affect western parts of the country this afternoon.

The rain will slowly spread eastwards but will become lighter and patchier by this evening.

Temperatures will drop to 11-13C tonight, and it will be mostly cloudy with some drizzle and rain.

And you won't feel guilty about staying in bed in the morning, as Sunday is set to be wet and breezy.

While we may see highs of 18C, there will be a spell of persistent rain beginning in the west and southwest of the country in the morning and spreading countrywide.

And, although sun worshippers can forget about another heatwave, we may be in for "nice, Irish summer weather" soon again.

The outlook for the week predicts light winds, scattered showers and some sunshine.

Temperatures will reach highs of 16-19C, which Met Éireann noted was very normal for this time of year.

“We won’t have a repeat of that warm spall. Those temperatures are not normal for the time of year,” the forecaster said.

“But next week there will be some nice Irish summer weather.”

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