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Saturday 21 April 2018

'Warm, dry, calm' - Finally, some good news on the weather front this weekend

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Claire Fox

With Hurricane Harvey currently ravaging its way across Texas, Ireland is set to experience one of its driest weekends in recent weeks, just in time for children to get some much needed Vitamin D before they return to school.

Met Éireann Weather forecaster, Liz Walsh told Independent.ie that it’s a mostly “dry picture” for the weekend ahead.

That will be very welcome news for many in the North West of the country who experienced devastating flooding in the past few days.

She said: “There will be patchy drizzle on Saturday morning in Munster and isolated showers in Ulster and Connacht but these will clear to make way for sunny spells. There may be patchy drizzle in southern counties in the evening but nothing to worry about.”

Sunday will reflect Saturday, with periods of hazy sunshine and top temperatures ranging from 18-21C. There will be mostly calm conditions apart from light south-westerly winds.

"The day may start with showers but these should settle with a dry day in store for most areas.”

While Hurriance Harvey is due to wreak havoc on homes in Texas for up to five days, those living in Donegal and Derry who were affected by torrential downpours and flooding last Tuesday can breathe a sigh of relief.

“Any showers that occur in the north-west will be generally light. They should fade as we enter Sunday and it should remain largely dry. They won’t see anything like last Tuesday’s rain, unlike those in Texas who have already recorded up to a metre of rain,” she said.

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