Thursday 23 November 2017

August bank holiday set to be a washout as heavy rain on the way

Braving the rain on Dublin's Hapenny Bridge.
Braving the rain on Dublin's Hapenny Bridge.

Jennifer McShane

AS we gear up to enjoy the August bank holiday weekend, it looks like our summer is well and truly over - as heavy rain has been forecast for the first half of the weekend.

Met Eireann say we are in for a mixed forecast weather-wise, with rain, dry spells and some sunshine expected over the course of the weekend.

Heavy persistent rain is due to hit much of eastern Leinster and Munster and possibly some parts of Connacht tonight and tomorrow.

“We have issued an Orange Alert, particularly for Leinster over tonight and tomorrow,” a spokesperson told

“Unfortunately tomorrow will also be particularly wet in the eastern part of the county;  with further spells of heavy rain continuing into the evening, leading to localised flooding.  

“The weather will start to improve further into the weekend, with rain continuing over Ulster, gradually clearing Northwards as the day goes on. The rest of the county will be mainly dry with a few sunny spells.

“Finally, on Monday the day will be mainly dry with a few light, isolated showers. Temperatures are to be in the late teens to low twenties.” 

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