Hay days set to turn to rain days this weekend – Met Eireann
This weekend, the weather will take a turn for the worst, with Sunday to be wet and cold, according to Met Eireann.
Today (Friday) will remain warm and breezy, brightest to begin with that bit more cloud about later, according to Met Eireann.
However, southern coastal counties will be cloudier throughout with patches of mist, drizzle and fog possible – the odd spot of drizzle possibly appearing in other areas. Later in the evening outbreaks of rain will gradually begin to push up from the south.
It will be damp and cloudy tonight with scattered outbreaks of rain, some thundery fall possible, with the rain likely to be heaviest along parts of the east coast, Met Eireann says.
Temperatures, according to Met Eireann will fall back no lower than 13 to 15 degrees Celsius.
The last of the overnight rain will clear north-eastwards early tomorrow (Saturday) to give a mostly dry day with sunny spells and just well scattered passing showers, Met Eireann says.
Showers will occur in southern and western coastal counties on Saturday night but elsewhere will be mainly dry with broken cloud, Met Eireann says.
On Sunday morning, showers will soon spread to all parts of the country and heavy showers will develop as the day goes on and there will be a risk of isolated thunderstorms also.
Winds will be moderate, occasionally fresh, south-westerly and temperatures will be around normal for early July, Met Eireann says.
Showers will die out early on Sunday night but rain will arrive in the south and west before daybreak, with southerly winds strengthening there at the same time.
The outlook for next week is to see rain spreading countrywide on Monday, accompanied by fresh to strong, southerly winds.
Tuesday and Wednesday next will be showery days in all areas, according to Met Eireann with moderate to fresh, south-west to west winds prevailing.
However, Met Eireann says that there are indications that dry conditions will develop later next week with the prospect of sunshine in many places, and with southerly breezes helping to lift temperatures several degrees above normal once again.