Weekend of drizzle in store (but the weather is looking MUCH better for next week)
It’s been a soggy spring so far.
But Met Éireann is predicting we may finally be due a decent dose of Vitamin D next week, with temperatures of up to 16 degrees expected across Munster by St Patrick’s Day.
First, the not-so-great news for this evening: “Bands of rain will quickly clear to scattered showers early tonight, with a continued risk of hail or sleet and isolated thunderstorms” says the national forecaster.
It will be cold too with lowest temperatures of 0 to +3 degrees with the risk of some icy patches in sheltered areas and southwest winds “occasionally touching near gale” near Atlantic coasts early in the night.
Sunny spells and blustery showers, again with the risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms, will be the order of the day for Saturday and Mother’s Day on Sunday, with highest temperatures of eight to 12 degrees.
Sunny spells for St Patrick’s Day
By Monday however, we’ll be turning a corner.
Forecasters predict a mild and cloudy day with patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, but say the best of any sunny spells will in Munster and south Leinster. Temperatures are expected to warm up to 14 degrees.
More good sunny spells will develop on Tuesday, with highest temperatures of 11 to 16 degrees, while St. Patricks Day (Wednesday) should be “mild and dry with partly cloudy skies and highest temperatures of 11 to 16 degrees.”