Tuesday 20 February 2018

Sun will put its hat on in time for bank holiday

IT was the dullest, wettest and windiest May in years -- but things are looking up for the bank holiday weekend.

With many expecting the sunny spell to last after the warmest April on record, high winds and increased rainfall contributed to one of the most miserable Mays in history, Met Eireann said yesterday.

"May was generally a very unsettled month all over the country," said a spokesman at the weather office.

Storms in the west and north-west caused major damage during the latter part of the month, at one point leaving 10,000 homes without electricity.

"It is fair to say that overall the weather during May was the worst in many years. Things are most definitely picking up, though," the spokesman added.

Temperatures for the weekend are expected to top those in the Mediterranean, with 25C predicted for tomorrow, forecasters said.

Irish Independent

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