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It looks like we're going to have some unreal weather this weekend

By James Fenton

August 6, 2020 at 9:44am

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After weeks of on and off sunshine, it looks like we're finally going to have a full weekend of prolonged nice weather and it's about time.

The forecast from Met Éireann looks very promising indeed for Saturday and Sunday but to get there, it seems the weather gods are offering us a deal - put up with a bit more rain beforehand and eventually we'll be rewarded. We'll take it.

Friday is set to bring 'patchy rain with some heavy bursts' but with temperatures reaching 23 degrees in some places, it's not all bad. Then, the moment we've been waiting for as Saturday arrives with highs of 22 degrees and 'long sunny spells.' Not enough for ya? Read on...

It looks like Sunday is when this week's weather will hit its peak when it will be 'dry with good spells of sunshine.' Met Éireann say that it will be 'a warm day with highs of 20 to 24 degrees, perhaps a degree or two lower along the east coast in a light easterly breeze.'

Unreal. If you need further expert guidance, Alan O'Reilly of Carlow Weather has described the weekend ahead as 'super' while presenting some charts which give us laypeople no reason to believe he's making it up...

Suncream, shades and everything else you need at the ready. Remember, if you are out enjoying the nice weather, stay safe and maintain appropriate social distancing according to Government guidelines, which you can read more about here.

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