It's real 'first weekend of October' weather for the days ahead
Time to get unsettled...
It's Friday, so you know what that means.
Why yes, it's time to take a look at the weather forecast for the weekend ahead.
Now that it's officially the start of October, you likely won't be surprised to learn that it's not all sunshine and warmth.
It could arguably be worse, though...
Friday (1 October)
Met Éireann says to expect "fresh and blustery" conditions today with a mix of sunshine (yay) and showers (boo). Some of those showers will be particularly heavy, too, bringing a risk of hail and thunder.
Highest temperatures on Friday will range from 11 to 14 degrees. As for Friday night, clear spells and scattered showers are on the way. Follow that up with outbreaks of rain in the southwest that will extend nationwide by Saturday morning and it's probably a night for the couch.
Lowest temperatures of five to nine degrees, and you can expect some strong winds in coastal areas.
Saturday (2 October)
Outbreaks of rain should clear eastwards in the morning, leading to sunny spells and scattered showers following from the west.
It's a rainy-looking affair all-round, really, with heavy bursts expected during the day alongside isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures are expected to reach a maximum of 10 to 14 degrees.
As for Saturday night, showers should become largely confined to Atlantic coastal counties with "good clear spells" forecast for the rest of the country. Expect a cold evening, though, with lowest temperatures of three to seven degrees.
Sunday (3 October)
Sunday looks not quite as dramatic as Saturday, basically.
Another fresh and blustery day is on the menu, with showery outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards on occasion. However, we can look forward to some dry and bright spells, too. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees.
Sunday night brings more scattered showers – some of them heavy – and lowest temperatures of six to nine degrees.
In summary; October.