The mini heatwave is over, and it's going to be wet, wet, wet
DRIVERS have been warned to be on alert as heavy rain is expected, likely to make road conditions difficult after a few days of glorious sunshine.
While temperatures reached the mid 20s in many parts of the country in recent days, it hasn't lasted into the weekend.
“We’re expecting rainy days with cooler nights," Met Eireann said today.
Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan have status yellow rainfall warnings in place until 3pm, with up to 30mm of rain expected. Donegal also has a status yellow warning, but it is in place until 6pm.
The rain is due to clear for most by this evening and temperatures will remain reasonably good, rising as high as 20C in some places..
For the 80,000-plus attending Slane today, promoters have advised all to prepared by bringing rain jackets, wellies, sun cream and light clothing due to the warm temperatures and fast changing conditions.
It will be mostly dry overnight with clear spells and will be much cooler with temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 degrees.
Sunday will be mostly dry with a hint of sunshine at the start but becoming cloudier and outbreaks of rain, and top temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees.
And it's a similar story for early next week: Monday and Tuesday will see isolated showers and some sunny spells developing later, top temperatures of 18 to 20 degrees.