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Weekend weather promised dry and sunny but more rain until then

By Sarah Finnan

August 26, 2020 at 8:33am

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It sounds like the weather is set to pick up just in time for the weekend - very welcome news for all those still dealing with the aftermath of Storm Francis.

Promising a weekend of 'largely dry' weather, there will even be a few sunny spells thrown in too for good measure (we should be so lucky!). We will have to see out the rest of this week before things pick up though with Met Éireann predicting further rain and the risk of localised flooding until Thursday.

Today will be mainly dry with rain clearing up in the northeast and a few showers forecast for Munster. Showers will develop in Connacht as the morning progresses, later spreading over the northern half of the county becoming heavy in places.   Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees with 'light to moderate westerly or variable breezes' also in store.

Tonight will be mainly dry however rain will develop in the west around midnight, spreading to most areas and becoming heavy in places - particularly in parts of Munster - while Thursday will be mostly cloudy with spells of rain 

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with yet more heavy rainfall, especially in the south of the country where it brings with it the risk of localised flooding. Ulster will see the best of any drier or brighter spells with temperatures ranging between 13 and 16 degrees.

Friday will be a 'cool, breezy day with sunshine and showers', while Saturday will be largely dry. According to the forecaster:

'Saturday will be largely dry with sunny spells. there may be a few showers near north and west coasts. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees with moderate northerly breezes.

'Sunday will be largely dry with sunny spells and light variable breezes. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees.'

As for next week? Current indications suggest a mix of rain, 'a fair amount of dry weather' and milder conditions.

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