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01st Feb 2024

Here’s what you can expect weather-wise this St. Brigid’s bank holiday weekend

Stephen Porzio


The bank holiday weekend is nearly upon us.

The St. Brigid’s bank holiday weekend is right around the corner, coming as a well-deserved reward for the public for making it through January.

According to Met Éireann’s national forecast for the next few days though, we’re sadly in for a dull and rainy long weekend.

Friday, 2 January

The Irish meteorological service says that Friday is set to be “relatively mild but often cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle”.

With mist and hill fog also expected, highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees are predicted in moderate to fresh winds.

Saturday, 3 January

This dull, misty and rainy weather is set to continue throughout Friday night into Saturday.

“Becoming clearer and colder in the north during the afternoon with isolated showers,” Met Éireann’s forecast reads.

Highest temperatures are expected to range from 10 to 12 degrees in light to moderate winds during the day, with further rain and drizzle set to fall into the night.

Here’s what you can expect weather-wise this St. Brigid’s bank holiday weekend

Sunday, 4 January

As for Sunday, rain and drizzle is forecasted to become patchier from the south throughout the day with some sunny spells developing.

This is amid highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees with moderate to fresh and gusty winds.

Monday, 5 January and beyond

According to Met Éireann, Monday should see “very little change” with conditions set to be “rather cloudy with patchy drizzle giving way to more persistent rain from the north later”.

As for the rest of next week, the Irish meteorological service added: “Little change into the start of next week. Rain and drizzle at times, mainly over the western half of the country.”

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