Here’s what the weather has in store for Electric Picnic this weekend 5 years ago

Here’s what the weather has in store for Electric Picnic this weekend

Friday and Saturday sound decent; Sunday, not so much.

Festival goers heading to Electric Picnic this weekend should prepare for every eventuality ahead of a pretty mixed bag on the weather front.


According to Met Éireann, the weekend is set to get off to a bright start, with a predominantly dry day forecast, plenty of sunny spells and maximum temperatures of 19 degrees.

Saturday will start in a similar vein, with sunny spells in the morning giving way to cloudier, hazier conditions on Saturday afternoon.

From then on, it will start to get a little nasty, with outbreaks of rain developing in the west and southwest and starting to spread eastwards by Saturday evening, with strong and gusty winds contributing to what sounds like a miserable Saturday night.


Sunday will at least feel warm, with humid conditions and temperatures reaching highs of 21 degrees, but there will be plenty of scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle to put up with too.

If you are heading to Stradbally, meanwhile, make sure to pack an extra blanket because Met Éireann have warned of some chilly nights to come, particularly under clear skies on Friday, with the cold conditions set to continue through until Saturday morning.

So in summary, pack the poncho for the rain, the extra blanket for the cold nights and the sun cream just in case it gets a little too warm on Saturday afternoon. Here, meanwhile, is a list of everything you can't bring to the festival.

Just your average Irish festival experience then…