Friday 23 February 2018

There will be some sun this Bank Holiday weekend... but you can also expect patchy rain

Temperatures will be high but there is a risk of showers
Temperatures will be high but there is a risk of showers

Zainab Boladale

Changeable and unsettled weather is on the way this Bank holiday weekend with the country set to experience sun and patchy rain.

Today will remain dry and bright with some sunny spells developing.

While there’ll still be some light scattered showers in parts of the country, top temperatures will range between 14C to 18 C.

“Tomorrow will be a cool day,” said Met Éireann forecaster, Joan Blackburn.

Temperatures will stay the same as today but Saturday will see even more sporadic showers. It’ll stay cool overnight, with lows of 5C to 8 C. Some showers are likely to persist, these mainly affecting parts of the Atlantic Seaboard.

Sunday will be the windiest day but temperatures will remain around 17C. Cloudy, wet weather is set to return, from the southwest, later in the night, giving some heavy rain in places by dawn.

“Monday overall is expected to be the worst day and will be in danger of the most rain,” Ms Blackburn told

Monday will be cloudy, misty and damp to start the day, with some further rain, heavy in places despite this, it should turn brighter for the afternoon and evening, with some sunny spells. Highest temperatures will be between 13C to 16 C.

Met Éireann are suggesting that the clearance may be slow, so that it could well stay wet all through Monday.

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