Easter Weekend is upon us and unless you’re planning on spending the whole time in a chocolate coma, you’ll be interested to know what the weather will be like.
Thankfully, rumours of an unwelcome return of the Beast From The East appear to have been unfounded but that doesn’t mean you should be splashing on the factor 50 just yet.
The good news is that Friday, Saturday and Sunday look set to be relatively bright days while Monday sounds like it could be something of a washout. But sure we’ll all be spread out on the sofa at that stage after a weekend of wholesome activities, won’t we?
Minus temperatures will also be a characteristic of the weekend so you’ll be well-advised to wrap up warm if you’re heading out.
Here’s the four-day national forecast for Easter Weekend as provided by Met Éireann:
Another cool and showery day on Good Friday, with the showers expected to be most frequent across Ulster and Leinster, with some local hail and a risk of thunder. After a cold start, top afternoon temperatures will be in the range 6 to 9 C., in moderate to fresh north or northeast winds.
A few showers persisting near Irish Sea coasts on Friday night but otherwise it is expected to be dry with good clear spells developing. Minimum temperatures of -1 to +4 degrees in fresh northeasterly winds. Coldest in the midlands and west with the risk of frost.
Lots of dry and bright weather on Saturday with sunny spells and just isolated showers, these most likely in eastern coastal counties. Brisk northeasterly winds will ease during the day. Top temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.
Mostly dry overnight with clear spells and frost in sheltered spots but there will be a few showers near southern and eastern coasts. Minimum temperatures of -2 to +3 degrees.
Current indications suggest Sunday will begin largely dry with sunny intervals and isolated showers. However, cloud is expected to build from the south during the day with rain extending to southern coastal counties during the afternoon.
Maximum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in freshening easterly winds
The rain will extend gradually abit further northwards on Sunday night. Minimum temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees.
A cold day in strong and gusty east or northeast winds with maximum temperatures of just 3 to 7 degrees. Details uncertain at this stage but there is the risk of wet weather becoming more widespread with some wintry falls in parts.