Monday 19 February 2018

No Indian summer just yet as cold wet weekend lies ahead

Severe weather , Rostrevor, Co Down
Severe weather , Rostrevor, Co Down
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Those hoping for a spell of good weather this September may have to wait until the end of the month to bask in the autumn sunshine.

While the term 'Indian summer' is used quite loosely, usually to coincide with the return of children to school, it actually applies to the weather period around late September/early October.

And, according to Met Eireann, this week's forecast proves that a last ditch heatwave is definitely not on the cards this week.

"In terms of the weather this week, it's a gradual movement from dry, relatively warm weather to a colder, wetter weekend," forecaster Gerry Murphy told

"It will be pleasant and dry for today and tomorrow with temperatures falling between 14 and 18 degrees."

Read more: No need for a rain-jacket in Croker today, but wrap up warm - Met Eireann

Wednesday looks to get even warmer, although with a bit of a breeze, with mercury expected to touch 20 degrees in some parts of the country.

However, as the area of high pressure begins to drift, there could be a risk of showers mid week countrywide.

"On Thursday, there will also be a good deal of dry weather but we can expect rain along the west coast come Thursday night. This will become more persistent as we move into Friday," said Murphy.

The east coast won't expect the wet weather either as Friday night is forecast to turn cold and wet as we head towards the weekend.

Temperatures will not reach higher than 16 degrees and the brollies should be a firm handbag staple as we can expect some heavy downpours.

Bring on the Indian summer...

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