Thunder and spot flooding forecast ahead of a mixed bag of a weekend
Sunday is looking decent. The rest of the weekend? Not so good.
Met Éireann has forecast thunder and a risk of spot flooding in parts of Ireland ahead of a weekend where there’ll be a bit of everything on the weather front.
Friday is expected to get off to a miserable start with heavy and prolonged showers in most parts of the country, with a risk of thunder and spot flooding in places.
Conditions will pick up a little as the day goes on with intermittent sunny spells amidst scattered showers, before the heavy rain returns and spreads eastwards across the country on Friday night.
There will be more sunny spells and scattered showers on Saturday morning, but it won’t be long until more unpleasant conditions return.
Rain is expected to be heaviest and most persistent over Leinster and Munster – where, again, there will be a risk of spot flooding – although Met Éireann says there is a “good possibility” those conditions will also affect Ulster and Connacht throughout the course of the day.
Some welcome relief will arrive on Sunday on what is expected to be a “bright, breezy day with sunny spells and scattered showers”, with temperatures hitting highs of 17 degrees.
As for next week, after more rain on Monday, both Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be mainly dry and sunny, with gentle breezes and temperatures reaching highs of 15-17 degrees before more unsettled conditions return heading into next weekend.