Friday 19 January 2018

'A day of two halves' as fickle weather on way

School is almost out for the summer - so queue rain
School is almost out for the summer - so queue rain

Daniel McDonald

School is almost out for the summer - so cue rain.

The high temperatures earlier this week might have lured parents into a false sense of security, but Met Éireann is warning of fickle weather over the next few days.

Today is set to be "a day of two halves", according to forecasters, with early bright spells taken up by cloud and mist. Temperatures could go as high as 20C, but meteorologist Pat Clarke warned that we shouldn't get too comfortable.

"Southerly winds will pick up on Thursday, increasing from light to moderate. Temperatures will reach between 18C and 21C and it will be rather humid," he said.

"It will be a dry day for many parts of the country with sunny spells, especially in the morning; however, it will be cloudier in western areas with some scattered outbreaks of rain developing later. The rain will become more widespread overnight."

The weekend will be somewhat fresher, but there still won't be any need to rush to the beach.

"Friday looks a little more positive, as a cloudy start is set to give way to brighter weather later in the day. Scattered showers are likely to affect western areas throughout the day," Mr Clarke said.

Irish Independent

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