Sunday 18 March 2018

Dust off the BBQ this weekend as Ireland set to bask in sunshine

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Cillian Sherlock

It's good news for the weekend as Ireland is set to bask in sunshine, with temperatures of up to 20 degrees.

Today, there will be mostly cloudy and humid conditions dotted with patches of rain and drizzle, according to Met Éireann’s Liz Walsh.

Fresher, drier weather should come in from the northwest with top afternoon temperatures hitting between 17-20 degrees.

Saturday is to remain generally dry with moderate westerly breezes and highest temperatures of 16-19 degrees, before becoming cloudier at night with temperatures dropping to 12-13 degrees.

“Saturday is the best day of the weekend. We should see parts of the country brightening up much more than the past few days,” Ms Walsh told

However, those in the Munster coastal regions will see low cloud and mist which will hopefully clear up.

A mild Sunday will wrap up the weekend with scattered outbreaks of rain and moderate winds. Temperatures in the afternoon will range from 17-20 degrees although the northwest will see a cooler 14 or 15 degrees.

“Those in Dublin and Cork will have the best weather for Sunday but rain will develop around midday for places like Mayo and Donegal and slowly move south-east for a bit of a wet end to weekend," Ms Walsh said.

She added that the rain won't be too heavy and there will be somewhat light, scattered showers.

While we may see highs of 20-21 degrees, next week does not appear to be breaking away from this period of unsettled weather.

“That rain will probably still be lingering on from Sunday for a damp start to the working week,” she added.

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