Tuesday 23 January 2018

'Hit and miss' weather to continue for weekend - but a few July sunny spells expected

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Cillian Sherlock

Our 'hit-and-miss' weather is set to continue for the weekend with more blustery winds and showers.

Today will see sunny spells broken up by widespread showers, some of which will be heavy with a risk of an isolated thundery downpour.

And the weekend will see yet more of the same showers, which will get steadily heavier and more widespread on Sunday.

"It’s hit-and-miss. It is July though, so in any sunny spells it will be quite warm but they will be peppered by showery bands of rain," Met Eireann's Liz Walsh told Independent.ie.

Today, top temperatures will be 15-19 degrees , dropping to lows of 11-13 degrees overnight.

These low temperatures will continue into Friday with fresh and gusty south-westerly winds coupled by more scattered showers, some of which will merge into longer spells of rain.

If we’re lucky, there could be a good gap of sunshine where temperatures could reach as high as 21 degrees.

"For places like Dublin, it is the difference between a mostly dry day and a wet afternoon," Ms Walsh said.

Starting the weekend stretch, Friday night will see good clear spells developing with lighter winds.

Saturday will see more of the same with showers continuing through the day and into Sunday morning.

Unfortunately, the continuing rain on Sunday will become widespread and heavy for a time with overall cool temperatures.

"It will still be low pressure in charge over the weekend. It will be cool with max temperatures between 16-20 degrees and less windy," Ms Walsh added.

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