A mixture of sunshine and showers in store this weekend

There is a mixture of sunshine and showers in store this weekend, as temperatures will remain in the mid-to-high teens, according to Met Eireann.

Today, Friday, is expected to bring a mix of sunshine and showers; some of these showers may turn heavy locally this afternoon, with a slight risk of thunder.

Temperatures are likely to range from between 12º to 15º, in light to moderate southwest to west breezes.

A few further showers are forecast for a time later tonight, but most areas are set to become dry overnight. Some isolated mist and fog patches are expected to form under slack winds, as temperatures drop to as low as 4º.

Between showers, drying will be excellent over the next few days, according to Met Eireann. However, showers will be heavy and frequent when they do occur, it added.


Conditions are forecast to remain relatively unchanged tomorrow, Saturday. The mixture of sunshine and showers is set to continue, with some of the showers likely to turn heavy in the afternoon.

There will also be a risk of hail and thunder in places tomorrow, Met Eireann warned. Highest temperatures of between 12º to 16º are expected, in light to moderate southwest breezes.


On Sunday, cloud coverage is set to increase as the morning goes on; scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle are likely to affect west Munster, Connacht and north-west Ulster.

Meanwhile, much of the country is expected to stay dry in the afternoon. Some patchy mist, drizzle or light rain may fall in some areas.

It is forecast to turn into a warm and humid day, with highs of 16º to 18º in southerly breezes.


On Monday morning, cloudy conditions with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle are expected to prevail.

The day is then set to clear from the west in the afternoon and evening; it is forecast to be a humid day, with temperatures reaching 15º to 17º.

Early indications suggest that Tuesday will be a bright, fresh day, with good sunshine and a few passing showers. Temperatures are likely to remain in the mid-to-high teens.