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Blustery, damp conditions to continue but Electric Picnic could be dry

THE summer appears to be well and truly over as Dublin is set for a wet, blustery week with heavy rain forecasted up until the weekend.

According to Met √Čireann meteorologist Vincent O'Shea, today is to be the best day of the entire week in terms of brightness and sunshine.

"There will be spots of drizzle but this will improve as the day wears on and the afternoon and evening will be particularly dry," he said.

But the forecaster said the weather would be largely unsettled as the week progresses.

"Tomorrow might start dry but rain is expected to spread in by the afternoon with the wind picking up," he said. "We will see the heaviest showers on Wednesday night."

The wind is to increase on Thursday with showers merging to longer spells of rain and although temperatures will be around 18C-19C it will feel much cooler with the breeze.

The same blustery conditions are expected to continue into Friday however those attending Electric Picnic will be relieved to hear that the weather may improve.

"There is the chance that we might have two dry days over the weekend but this is not certain," he said.

"The temperature will be in the high teens on Saturday and Sunday but it will not feel like that with the wind."