Our annual sacrificing of exam students to the weather gods won't be working this weekend 2 years ago

Our annual sacrificing of exam students to the weather gods won't be working this weekend

Normally we can count on this time of year being the best weather Ireland is likely to get on an annual basis.

With the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students stuck in exam halls for the next few days and weeks, the weather gods usually pulls the clouds back to reveal the fortnight of the year when sunburn is a genuine concern for the Irish population.

Not this weekend though, as while we shouldn't expect any weather warnings (like we have been getting nationwide since the exams actually started), we shouldn't be cracking out the sun-cream, either.

Today and tonight will see rain across the North and East of the country, will the temperature staying quite humid, averaging out around 17 degrees while the sun is out, and dropping to about 12 degrees overnight.

Saturday will see long stretches of potential sunshine, with temperatures expected to potentially get as high as 21 degrees in places, before rain washes in from the Atlantic and moves west to east, soaking each and every last one of us to the bone.

Sunday will kick off the same way, mostly dry and warm, before more rain moves in from the West and engulfs the entire country.

Looking into the next week, the folks at Met Eireann are predicting the weather to potentially pick up towards Thursday and Friday, but using a lot of qualifiers like "suggest" and "potentially", so again, don't get your hopes up.