Sunday 19 November 2017

Making plans? It's set to be an 'unsettled, mixed' weekend - but it's not all bad news

People go swimming off Dublin's Bull Wall. Photo: PA
People go swimming off Dublin's Bull Wall. Photo: PA
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

It's set to be an "unsettled and changeable" weekend ahead, with a rare glimpse of autumn sunshine.

Temperatures will remain average for the time of year but the country can expect fresh, gusty winds, as well as rain.

Speaking to RTE Radio One's Morning Ireland, Met Éireann Matthew Martin said it will be a "mixed" weekend.

"Showers are affecting the western counties this morning and these will spread further east and become more widespread this afternoon.

"It's going to be a fresh and blustery day with highs of between 13 and 16 degrees," Mr Martin said.

"There will be gusty, south westerly winds and showers will continue into this evening."

Friday night will be dry with clear spells, but Saturday will be "mixed".

Southern counties are the unlucky few on Saturday with clouds and "patchy rain", which will become persistent at times.

Elsewhere in the country will experience bright spells. Temperatures nationwide will hit 13-15 degrees with light winds.

No county will be lucky enough to dodge the bad weather on Sunday, with wet and windy weather nationwide and outbreaks of rain pushing northeast across the country.

Those in the north of the country can also expect heavy rainfall, which may clear later to reveal sunny spells.

"Temperatures will reach between 15-18 degrees on Sunday," Mr Martin added.

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