Storm Lola set to bring high temperatures to Ireland this weekend
Decent enough news on the weather front.
Storm Lola is set to bring high temperatures to Ireland this weekend, conditions we'll certainly take considering there's a storm involved.
The storm is heading this way from Portugal this weekend, triggering a substantial temperature swing across the country.
Lola's strong winds will be all over the Azores Islands today, eventually pushing some high pressure over to the UK and Ireland and bringing some good weather with it.
Today’s Analysis: Of particular note, Storm Lola named by the Portuguese Met Service which will give strong winds over the Azores Islands tomorrow. Closer to home, High Pressure which will block the advance of Atlantic low pressure over us for the next several days. pic.twitter.com/akAp34tWzk
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 21, 2021
The welcome news comes after Met Éireann's meteorologist Siobhán Ryan told us on Wednesday that "good sunshine" will be here to stay right until the end of the weekend and even into the early days of next week, with temperatures as high as 18 degrees expected in Connacht this weekend.
"The weather looks nice and settled out to the end of the weekend. [It will be] dry, practically, country-wide. The winds look light," Ryan said.
Despite this, Ryan did add that different parts of the country will see different temperatures.
"The mildest temperatures are definitely going to be in the west with Connacht probably getting up to 16, 17, 18 degrees there some of the days," she explained.
"But for Dublin, temperatures are more capped at around 12 or 13 degrees most of the days ahead."