The early weather forecast for Easter weekend is here and it's a massive mixed bag

By James Fenton

March 29, 2021 at 3:00pm

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The early weather forecast for Easter weekend is here and it's a massive mixed bag

Easter weekend is set to be a bit of a mixed bag in terms of weather, with dry sunny spells combined with wintry showers.

Anyone who lives the 9-5 life is looking forward to a much-needed break over Easter, during which you can enjoy stuffing your face with chocolate and a nice spell of good weather. For a time, at least.

It would appear today's good weather will last for most of the week, with Good Friday and Easter Saturday offering plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy some sun. However, things will take a turn on Easter Sunday, with some frost at night ahead of some wintry showers in the early parts of next week.

Well, if there's one day that's going to be a bit cold, it may as well be the one when you're sitting on your sofa eating Easter Eggs. Have a look at what Met √Čireann have to say Easter weekend and beyond below...

Thursday: Dry with good sunny spells and some passing clouds. Highest temperatures just 10 to 13 degrees generally, coolest along northern and eastern coasts, increasing to between 14 to 17 degrees in the southwest. Winds will be moderate to fresh easterly, decreasing mostly moderate by evening.

Thursday night: Dry and cold with clear skies in light northeasterly breezes. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees, coldest in the north with some frost possible.

Friday: Dry with good sunny spells, however it will be cloudier at times over the northern half of the country. Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees, coolest in the north and along eastern coasts in light to moderate northerly breezes.

Friday night: Dry and mostly clear, however cloud will increase in northern Ulster by dawn. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees, with some patchy frost possible in south Leinster in mostly light northerly breezes.

Saturday: Dry with sunny spells and just some patchy cloud developing for a time during the middle of the day. Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees, coolest in the north and along eastern coasts in light north to northeast breezes.

Further outlook: Turning more unsettled on Easter Sunday and much cooler, with frost at night and some wintry showers through the early days of next week.

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