Gale force winds, thunder showers and 20 degree temperatures in store on wild weekend
Looks like Ireland is going to get all of the weather over the coming days.
In a rare but wonderful development, Irish people have had little cause to complain about the weather in recent weeks, but that looks set to change in a big way this weekend.
Met Éireann had already issued an advisory for the entire country ahead of “unseasonably windy weather”, as well as three separate weather warnings six counties on the west coast, and the forecast besides that is looking just as wild.
Windy and showery rain will prevail for most of the country on Friday, with the heaviest showers expected on Friday night, bringing hail and thunder in some places. More wind and rain is promised on Saturday, with strong to gale force winds expected in the northwest of the country.
The rain will begin to dry out in most of the country on Saturday night apart from in Ulster and north Connacht, conditions that will extend into Sunday, which is likely to be the most pleasant day of the weekend.
Temperatures could even reach 20 degrees in the east of the country, and the wind is set to be more moderate than in the previous two days.
The early forecast for next week is looking quite promising, with dry weather and sunny spells promised for Monday, more decent conditions on Tuesday and temperatures expected to hit 22 degrees by Wednesday, when it will be warm and humid, with some rain also likely in Munster, Connacht and Leinster.
Safe to say, a very mixed bag overall for the best part of the next week.