Thursday 24 October 2019

'Dry and bright' weekend ahead but daytime temperatures won't impress sun-seekers

Time-out for a treat: Cian Somers (3) from Malahide, Co Dublin, tucks into an ice cream cone at Howth pier. Photo: Frank McGrath
Time-out for a treat: Cian Somers (3) from Malahide, Co Dublin, tucks into an ice cream cone at Howth pier. Photo: Frank McGrath

Mícheál Ó Scannáil

Sunbathing will be off the cards for bank holiday revellers as daytime sunshine will fail to register temperatures higher than the mid-teens.

According to Met Éireann, there will be continued bright, sunny weather this weekend, but temperatures won’t surpass the mid-teens during the day and will plummet below freezing overnight.

"Tomorrow will be another mostly dry and bright day with spells of sunshine across the country," Matthew Martin from the meteorological service said.

"It does look like there might be a little bit more in the way of cloud, especially in the north, and there could be the odd light shower, but generally dry and bright with sunny spells.

"It will stay rather cool in the shade with temperatures tomorrow running from 9C or 10C in the north to 14C or 15C in the sunnier south of the country. Another feature of the weekend is that it will be cold by night so there will be some frost by night as temperatures dip back close to freezing."

The remainder of the week will produce slightly worse weather, with rain spreading from the north and temperatures between 9C and 12C.

According to Mr Martin, the daytime temperature will be below average for this time of year, but that overnight temperatures will improve as the week advances.

"For the Bank Holiday Monday, it looks possibly a little bit cloudier across Ulster with the odd shower," he said.

"Elsewhere it will be another dry day with sunny spells again on Monday. You couldn’t rule out the odd shower but 99pc of the country will be dry.

"For the rest of the week it does look like there will be more frontal activity so there’s probably more chance of showers more widespread across the country on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"It’s going to stay rather cool for this time of the year but that risk of night-time frost will probably have receded by then."

Current indications suggest that the weather will gradually become milder and next weekend will see a fair amount of dry weather, but with some rain or showers at times.

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