Thunder and hail showers forecast in wild start to the week 1 year ago

Thunder and hail showers forecast in wild start to the week

Grab your thunder buddy…

As the June Bank Holiday weekend beckons, all eyes turn towards the weather forecast in the hope of a repeat of the glorious conditions experienced in Ireland this time last year.

While it might be a bit early to tell just yet, there is good reason to be optimistic about the weekend ahead, but not before we’re reminded of just how unpredictable the weather can be in these parts.

According to the latest forecast from Met Éireann, rain showers will be prevalent across the country from Monday morning and will become heavier and more frequent as the day progresses.

Some showers will be so heavy that there will be hail and a risk of thunder in some places, with blustery westerly winds making it a pretty wild start to the week on the weather front.

Thankfully, those showers will become more isolated by Monday night and the forecast for Tuesday is for dry and sunny weather, with the odd shower in temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees.

Wednesday and Thursday will be cloudy and drizzly, mostly in the northern half of the country, but there is likely to be a considerable improvement on Friday, when there will be a lot of dry weather, with temperatures reaching highs of 22 degrees.

Misty conditions will persist near the west coast on Friday, but the early outlook for the weekend is positive, with Met Éireann predicting “a good deal of dry weather” and “fairly warm” conditions, with temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees.

We’ll take it.