It looks like we might get lucky this weekend.
As Electric Picnic is only a matter of days away, the weather forecast has become a lot clearer for what festival-goers can expect.
Usually with festivals, when it rains it pours. However, it looks like crowds might get pretty lucky this year, with just a small bit of rain forecast for the weekend.
Met Éireann released their national forecast today and, despite widespread showers on Friday and a small chance of light showers on Saturday, the rest of the weekend looks to be clear, with Sunday even looking to be surprisingly sunny.
So absolutely bring your wellies, umbrella, rain jacket, poncho, spare poncho and a whole load of extra socks, but maybe keep some space in the backpack free for shorts, shades and your suncream (bring that anyway, obviously!)
Here’s what Met Eireann have to say about the weekend’s weather.
A lovely sunrise over the @EPfestival site in Stradbally with a nice morning and afternoon ahead for most. Cloud and rain will push in from the West this evening with heaviest rain tonight in the South. Weekend is looking good! pic.twitter.com/JVxiC0hOqm
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) August 30, 2023
Weather forecast for Electric Picnic 2023
Some lingering fog patches at first on Friday. Quite widespread showers will develop, with heavy falls in places. There will be dry and bright intervals too. Highest temperatures of 18 to 20 degrees with little wind.
Showers will die out early in the night, becoming dry and clear. Mist and fog may form overnight Lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees with light northeast breezes.
Mainly dry with the chance of a light shower. Low cloud with mist or fog to start, with better sunshine later in the day. Highest temperatures of 19 to 21 degrees. Light easterly breezes. Dry weather overnight with lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.
Currently looking dry and mostly sunny. Highs of 19 to 22 degrees, cooler along eastern coasts due to a light to moderate easterly breeze.