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Prediction: Mixed weather in store here ahead of fine August bank holiday weekend

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Dinner time: A robin feeding on some seed left out in a garden in Dundalk. Ireland looks set for a fine bank holiday weekend. Photo: Arthur Carron

Dinner time: A robin feeding on some seed left out in a garden in Dundalk. Ireland looks set for a fine bank holiday weekend. Photo: Arthur Carron

Dinner time: A robin feeding on some seed left out in a garden in Dundalk. Ireland looks set for a fine bank holiday weekend. Photo: Arthur Carron

Ireland looks set for a fine August bank holiday weekend - but first faces a fortnight of mixed weather ranging from sunshine to heavy showers, cloud and drizzle.

Long-range forecasters indicated that temperatures will hover between 18C and 20C between July 31 and August 5.

Accuweather predicted we will see two days of good sunshine and four days of cloud but with warm, humid conditions throughout the August weekend.

Met Éireann warned that staycationers will first have to cope with mixed weather and rain showers.

Forecaster Andrew Doran-Sherlock said many parts of the country would swap the glorious recent sunshine for hazy conditions and drizzle.

"Tuesday will be a cloudier day overall in the north and west with patchy drizzle developing, especially towards evening," he said.

"It will stay dry elsewhere, though, with hazy sunshine and highest temperatures of 16C to 21C.

"Wednesday will be cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle to start, affecting most areas during the morning though some southern areas will remain dry with some sunny spells," he added.

Thursday is likely to open with drizzle and misty conditions, though it will become drier later. 

Irish Independent