Friday 20 April 2018

Forecast bodes well for weekend festival-goers - but they can't rule out drizzle

The crowd at Longitude music festival
The crowd at Longitude music festival

Meadhbh McGrath

The forecast bodes well for festival-goers as the rain is set to clear for a generally dry, mild weekend.

After a bright start to the day, we can expect a mix of sunny spells and showers throughout Wednesday afternoon with temperatures reaching 14 to 18C.

Rain will be heavier over east Leinster and Ulster, with the chance of thundery showers in places.

The rain will clear this evening for a dry and cool night, leading to a dry day tomorrow.

Thursday is set to start off bright with cloud increasing over the afternoon.

There will also be some good sunshine with top temperatures of 16 to 20C.

Met Éireann have predicted changeable weather this weekend, and although showers on Friday threaten to turn Longitude at Marlay Park into a muddy mess, there’s more hope for Saturday and Sunday.

“Friday will probably be overcast and fairly humid. It will be dry for a lot of the time but we couldn’t rule out outbreaks of drizzle or light rain from time to time,” forecaster David Rogers told

As headliner Kendrick Lamar takes to the stage on Friday night, the rain is expected to become more persistent, but it will stay quite humid, with temperatures climbing as high as 21C.

On Saturday, early rainfall will clear for a bright, fresh day with a mix of sunny and cloudy spells.

“It’s meant to dry out to some extent but there’s a degree of uncertainty over that, it may not be a clean break from the damp conditions of the previous day,” said Mr Rogers.

He added that it will stay mild overall with highest temperatures of 16C to 19C.

Sunday is expected to be cloudy and generally dry with a chance of scattered showers.

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