Bank Holiday; weekend weather forecasted to be brutal

Rain on the way for the Bank Holiday weekend
Rain on the way for the Bank Holiday weekend

Making plans for the weekend? Well those plans better involve an umbrella and a thick jumper.

The folks at Met Eireann have issued the update for the forthcoming long weekend and it doesn't look good.

Over the three days, we will be hit with rain, wind and possibly even frost as the summer refuses to kick in.

The charts show that on Wednesday the week will begin to cool, with rain becoming persistent across the country. Under the thick cloud the temperatures will range between 11 and 14 degress, much cooler than normal for late May.

More cool conditions and showers arrive Thursday before the rain becomes even heavier on Friday, accompanied with fresh north-west winds. The good news is that the rain will ease off come Friday night but the clear skies may mean we have a touch of ground frost. Yes, really.

Saturday will start out bright but it will cloud over, with bands of rain spreading from the west over the country.

It is a similar story for Sunday, with a bright start turning into a coudy and rainy afternoon and evening for most of the country.

And Bank Holiday Monday will be same, or possibly even wetter, with temperatures well under what is expected for June.

Looks like we'll have to leave the garden for another week...