Spoiler alert: It’s not great.
This morning’s deluge was a good example of what’s in store for the rest of the August bank holiday weekend, as Met Éireann forecasts three days of unsettled weather.
It looks like we’ll be treated to every variety of shower available; scattered showers, heavy showers and sunny spells with showers.
This morning will continue as soggy as it started, as rain moves eastwards across Munster, “heavy at times giving a risk of spot flooding”.
“The rain will clear east Munster early this afternoon and brighter and fresher conditions will follow from the west with sunny spells and scattered showers for the rest of the day. Highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees with light to moderate southerly winds, veering westerly by evening.” according to the national forecaster.
Tomorrow will bring sunny spells and showers. “The showers will be well scattered during the morning but will become more frequent and occasionally heavy during the afternoon and evening.” Highest temperatures will range between 15 to 19 degrees.
Dining alfresco might be tricky on Saturday night, when scattered showers will merge into longer spells of rain with some heavy bursts.
“On Sunday there will be sunny spells and showers in most areas, with showers most widespread in northern areas,” says Met Éireann.
“It will become cloudy in the southwest during the afternoon, however, with rain expected to affect south Munster later in the afternoon and into the evening. Temperatures will be similar to Saturday: 15 to 19 degrees.
Bank holiday Monday
Monday is looking the most promising day of the weekend for a quick beach visit. Most areas will stay dry on Monday with sunny spells during the morning, but turning increasingly cloudy as the day goes on. There will be a few light showers, with highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees.