Here's what the weather forecast looks like for this weekend's gigs 6 months ago

Here's what the weather forecast looks like for this weekend's gigs

For anyone that's off to Metallica, The Cure, etc.

Yes, as hard as it is to believe, we're in June.

Sadly, the traditional spate of glorious Leaving Cert weather has forsaken us because this week's conditions can be best described as "erratic".

Actually, forget erratic, they've been shite.

However, music fans don't care about that because this weekend is a big one with Metallica at Slane and Snow Patrol/The Cure playing in Dublin's Malahide Castle.

For anyone that heard the sound of thunder this evening (Thursday), it's fairly ominous and sadly, it looks like being an indicator of what's in store.

Met Éireann have said that Friday morning will be dry in most areas with bright or sunny spells.

However, the conditions will become cloudy in the east by late morning with rain developing along the east and southeast coasts.

Elsewhere a mix of bright or sunny intervals and showers.

Friday night is set to be rainy in eastern counties and in Ulster and there'll be showers along the west coast. There'll be dry and clear weather elsewhere.

Here's what Malahide looks like on Friday night - as reported by Accuweather.

Mostly cloudy with a bit of rain, they state.

On Saturday, Met Éireann have reported that "there'll be widespread showers in the afternoon, on Saturday night the showers will retreat to western coasts and the rest of the country will have a dry night."

Again, here's how Slane and Malahide are shaping up on Saturday.

On Saturday, Slane will have a couple of showers in the afternoon - so if you're arriving at the gig early, make sure you've got the poncho ready.

As for the evening, Metallica are scheduled to go on around eightish, it's set to be partly to mostly cloudy.


As for Malahide and The Cure's gig, the afternoon will see a couple of showers but the evening should also be partly to mostly cloudy.

All in all, it might be a good idea to bring the poncho because both Friday and Saturday are set to see rain in Meath and Dublin.

However, here's hoping that the forecast is right and that it holds off for the evening.

If you're heading along, enjoy the gigs!