Sunday 18 February 2018

Make the most of your Saturday as summer 'ends' on Sunday

Cold, blustery weather expected to end topsy-turvy week

A tourist braves the wind and rain in Dublin yesterday
A tourist braves the wind and rain in Dublin yesterday
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

The barbecue set has been feeling a little neglected this summer - and this may not the weekend to blow the cobwebs off it either.

A sunny - albeit chilly - start to Saturday will give us a glimmer of hope for a summer salvation but unfortunately this dry spell won't last.

By evening time, the odd shower is set to get heavier and more frequent, right across the country as the night goes on, according to Met Eireann.

"Saturday will be the best day of the weekend, which will be rather changeable overall," forecaster Gerry Murphy told

"Tomorrow evening, a band of rain will begin in the south west and move over the country throughout the night".

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These downpours will continue right into Sunday morning, and the umbrella might not be the most effective to keep those brave enough to be outdoorsy dry as we are in for a windy, "blustery" day.

Unseasonably cold temperatures of between 15 and 19 degrees will be felt over the rather changeable weekend, with chills as low as five degrees on Friday night.

"Over the past week, the temperatures have been between 1.5 and 2.4 below average for this time of the year. The temperatures for the weekend will continue to be around 2 degrees below average for July," the forecaster said.

Occasional showers later today will die out as the evening progresses giving us a bright start for the morning.

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