Hail and thunderstorms await as we move towards the Bank Holiday weekend

By James Fenton

April 28, 2021 at 11:59am

Hail and thunderstorms await as we move towards the Bank Holiday weekend

Another Bank Holiday weekend is on the horizon and with all the talk of an "outdoor summer", many plans might be slightly dampened over the coming days.

As we head into Thursday, Met Éireann is forecasting heavy and frequent showers by the morning before a 'risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms' throughout the day.

Then on Friday there will be a further risk of thundery downpours before a cold night with temperatures between minus one and three degrees. As for the long weekend, it doesn't look great with the possible exception of Sunday. Have a look at the outlook in full below:

SATURDAY: Saturday will be another cool and showery day. Any overnight mist or fog will quickly clear for a bright start. Cloud will increase through the day with showers developing. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees with light northerly or variable winds. Becoming largely dry and clear overnight with a touch of grass frost possible. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees with near calm winds.

SUNDAY: Variable cloud amounts with some bright or sunny spells and further showers. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees with light westerly or variable breezes. Sunday night will be a milder night for many with cloud likely thickening from the west, however colder conditions may persist further north and east with a touch of frost possible there.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY: Current indications suggest Monday will be overcast and quite breezy, possibly windy in parts, with a spell of rain spreading from the west to all areas.

Raincoats at the ready then. You can read the forecast in more detail here.

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