Wednesday 21 February 2018

'It's over' - Bad news as Met Éireann say Ireland's dry spell is on the way out

The return of the rain

The weather will be mostly unsettled this weekend Picture:
The weather will be mostly unsettled this weekend Picture:
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

It was good while it lasted - but Ireland will no longer be giving Ibiza a run for its money as sunshine is soon to be replaced by rain.

Met Éireann forecaster Liz Walsh has warned that the "dry spell is on its way out" as this weekend looks set to be a wet one.

From Friday onwards, most of Ireland will experience showers and cooler temperatures.

"It's over," she said of Ireland's dry, sunny spell.

"It’s going to be a gradual affair but the highs will stay with us on Tuesday and Wednesday and by the time we get to the weekend, we are looking at scattered showers, which could be heavy and thundery in places.

"Temperatures will still be high today and tomorrow but we are looking at cooler weather over the weekend. Next week is also going to be unsettled."

After an "exceptionally dry April", May so far has continued to be dry but rain will be developing across the country, particularly on Saturday.

Met Éireann say a bit of rain isn't all bad though, as apparently the ground needs at least 50mm of rain to restore moisture levels to normal.

Tonight will be dry and calm with mostly clear skies, so enjoy it while you can.

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