Met Éireann forecasts thunderstorms and temperatures of up to 20 degrees next week 1 month ago

Met Éireann forecasts thunderstorms and temperatures of up to 20 degrees next week

The forecaster is predicting a trend of "mixed-weather" into next week.

Met Éireann is predicting "mixed-weather" for next week, with thunderstorms and temperatures of up to 20 degrees expected.

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Before then, it's something of a mixed bag for the weekend too, with Friday set to be a largely dry day with sunny spells across most of the country, occasional showers and temperatures reaching highs of 18 degrees.

On Saturday, conditions will be generally dry with plenty of sunny spells at first, but things will turn unsettled from Saturday night and into next week.

Cloudier conditions are likely to spread to Atlantic coastal counties by Saturday afternoon with rain developing during the evening. Maximum temperatures will reach between 16 and 20 degrees.

Sunday will see showers and longer spells of rain across the country, but there will be some drier and brighter periods with temperatures reaching no higher than the mid-teens.

Showers or longer spells of rain overnight on Sunday are also a possibility and the odd rumble of thunder could also be on the cards.

Meanwhile, early indications for Monday suggest a day of sunny spells and showers which look set to be heaviest and most frequent in southern counties with a risk of thunderstorms. Maximum temperatures will range from 15 to 20 degrees.

The rest of the week is also looking to follow a pattern of "mixed-weather" with even more sunny spells and, alas, even more showers ahead.

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