Met Éireann has spoken.
As the country sets about reopening outdoor hospitality in earnest, all of us have been praying for decent playing conditions (even those of us who’ll be sitting beneath the enormous umbrellas on Princes Street).
Met Éireann has gone some way to answering our prayers with its latest forecast for the region. While showers are a risk (as they always are on this island), the main takeaway is that we will have some sunshine and the temperatures will be warm enough to let us enjoy the great outdoors.
Saturday will start off well with sunny spells extending inward from the west and temperatures of between 15 and 20 degrees.
Sunday is expected to be “a dry day, apart from isolated showers, with sunny spells”.
“Feeling pleasant with highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees in light breezes. Staying dry overnight with clear spells though there’s a possibility of some dense fog developing in light southeasterly or variable breezes.”
As for the big day (Monday), Met Éireann is forecasting that “mist and fog will clear away quickly for a dry morning with sunny spells.”
Scattered showers are to be expected, with the east set to be drier than the west, but highs of between 16 and 20 degrees remain on the cards. The rain is not expected to hit Cork, where temperatures will probably be in the 15-17 degrees range.
Bring it on.