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16th Aug 2023

Ireland set to see sunny spells ahead of wet weekend


It’s going to be a dry and sunny few days ahead nationwide, but the good weather won’t be lasting long.

Wednesday is set to see sunshine with some scattered clouds across the country as temperatures hit over 20 degrees.

Any mist will clear in the morning and there will be a few isolated showers, but it will remain clear and dry tonight. Temperatures are set to reach highs of 18-21C.

On Thursday, mist and fog will also clear by morning for a dry day. With spells of sunshine, this will become hazy later on with temperatures of 19 to 22 degrees.

But then comes the bad news as Friday is returning with more rain as showers will continue into Sunday.

“Friday will see a very wet, cloudy and blustery start as bands of rain move north across the country from early morning. The rain will be followed by showers, some heavy with the chance of spot flooding too. Staying mild and rather humid with highs of 17 to 21 degrees in a blustery southerly wind.

“Friday night rather cloudy and wet with widespread showers, some turning heavy at times too. The showers will gradually begin to ease with clear and perhaps dry spells developing in the south as brisk southeast winds turn westerly overnight. Lowest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees,” Met Éireann said.

There is set to be a mix of sunshine and showers on Saturday, with showers becoming more persistent in the west and temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees.

“Current indications are that Sunday will be another mix of scattered showers and sunny spells with the best chance of dry weather in the east of the country. The southwesterly breeze will persist with highest temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees,” the national forecaster said.