So it turns out Autumn has just decided not to turn up this year and we're skipping straight to winter this weekend. Cool.
With the summer still fresh in our memories, Met Éireann has warned that temperatures in rural areas may drop to below zero over the weekend. Not only that but scattered heavy showers are due to arrive meaning the outlook for the weekend is pretty miserable. Here's what the weather experts say is coming over the next few days:
A bright, fresh blustery day with sunny spells. Scattered heavy showers also.
Rather cool with highest temperatures 13 to 16 degrees in fresh and gusty northwesterly winds.
A bright, fresh blustery day. Sunny in many areas at first then cloud building up leading to scattered heavy showers but sunny spells continuing also.
Highest temperatures 13 to 16 degrees and feeling cool in the moderate to fresh north to northwest wind.
The morning will be mainly dry with sunny spells then it will turn mostly cloudy with scattered heavy showers developing. Top temperatures only 11 to 14 degrees in fresh northerly winds. Showers dying out, skies clearing and the winds easing Saturday night. Turning rather cold with air temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 degrees and ground temperatures dipping below zero in rural areas.
A mainly dry day with sunny spells; just a few showers likely in the north and east and still a cool northerly breeze here but milder generally with highest temperatures 15 to 17 degrees as winds drop light. Clear and cool Sunday night.