Met Éireann says we're in for some 'very unsettled weather' this weekend
Here's the whole forecast.
Following the recent weather warnings and storms that Ireland faced over the week, Met Éireann have said that "very unsettled weather" will continue up until Sunday. On a more positive note, the current indications suggest that the conditions will become mainly dry and settled from Monday onwards.
Friday morning is expected to be cool and blustery, with sunny spells and scattered showers. Some of the showers will be heavy though, mainly in the west and northwest, but they will be more isolated in southern and eastern coastal areas. Thankfully, they'll largely die out on Friday evening.
Be warned, however, that there will be strong and gusty west to northwest winds throughout the day.
The dry conditions should carry into tonight too with clear spells expected, while a few isolated showers will occur along the northern and southwest coasts. Some mist patches will form overnight, while cloud will increase from the southwest, bringing outbreaks of rain to the southwest by morning.
Looking ahead to Saturday morning, it should be dry in most places, but outbreaks of rain in the southwest will gradually extend northeastwards during the course of the morning and afternoon.
The rain will turn heavy at times in parts of Munster and south Leinster, but much of the northern half of the country will remain dry with just a few isolated showers.
These cloudy and wet conditions should extend into Saturday night with rain becoming widespread, heavy in places.
As for Sunday, it's going to be a rainy start with widespread showers at first, heavy in places, but it will brighten up gradually from the west during the morning, with sunny spells developing.
A few scattered showers will occur, most of them in the north and northwest. The costal areas are expected to be very windy, with fresh to strong and gusty northerly winds, but winds will ease gradually as the day progresses.
As always, given the fluctuating weather that we've experienced this week, keep an eye on Met Éireann for the latest update.
Reputable weather outlet Carlow Weather have corroborated this forecast as they also state that there will be " some good news on the weather front for a change is that it will become mainly settled after Sunday with high pressure taking over".
Some good news on the weather front for a change is that it will become mainly settled after Sunday with high pressure taking over. pic.twitter.com/lKfMMsoZEq
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) September 21, 2018