THIS weekend will see off the past week’s spell of sunny weather as everything from light drizzles to thunderstorms are expected in the build up to Father’s Day.
Met Eireann has said that while there will be pockets of sunshine in the east and south, and high temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees, the weather will take a turn for the worse going into Saturday.
The news does not bode well for those looking to have an outdoor meal or a drink on Father’s Day on Sunday, when “thundery showers or longer spells of rain” are forecast across the country.
Here is a breakdown of the weekend’s weather forecast from Met Eireann:
Today – Friday 18 June
“Today will be a dry and bright day with widespread sunny spells. The best of the sunshine will be in the east and south. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees, coolest in the northwest and warmest in the southeast, in a mainly light northerly breeze.”
“Tonight will stay dry with a mix of cloud and clear spells. Another cold night with lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees generally. Some mist patches will form as light variable breezes fall calm at times.”
Tomorrow - Saturday 19 June
“Tomorrow, Saturday, will be a largely dry day with sunny spells, though it will turn cloudier from the west as the day goes on. Patchy light rain or drizzle will develop on southwest coasts later in the evening. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees, slightly cooler in the southwest, in moderate south to southeast winds, increasing fresh at times."
Saturday night will start off with “mostly dry with just patchy rain and drizzle in the southwest.”
“However showery outbreaks of rain will extend across much of the country from the southeast as the night progresses. Lowest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees as easterly winds ease light to moderate.”
Father’s Day - Sunday 20 June
“Thundery showers or longer spells of rain across the country on Sunday but there will be some drier and brighter periods at times also. Highest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees with mostly moderate northeasterly winds."
As Sunday night approaches, the weather is expected to stay “mostly cloudy” with “further thundery showers or longer spells of rain.”
Lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees and “light to moderate” northerly breezes are also expected.
Monday 21 June
On Monday, more “showers or longer spells of rain” are due to continue, though “drier and brighter conditions will develop through the afternoon.”
Temperatures will “remain cool with highest temperatures of just 14 to 16 degrees in moderate northerly winds.”
Towards the night, the weather will turn “mostly dry with clear spells”, though some “isolated showers may persist.”
“Lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in mostly light northerly breezes.”
Tuesday 22 June
On Tuesday, we can once again expect “sunny spells” albeit with “some scattered showers in the east, and the best of the drier conditions in the west."
Highest temperatures will range from 15 to 17 degrees.