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Soaring temperatures and sporadic heavy showers on the cards for this weekend

Soaring temperatures and sporadic heavy showers on the cards for this weekend

Don't forget your umbrella because it's set to be a washout weekend, although temperatures are set to reach 20C.

In typical Irish fashion, heavy showers, strong winds and sunny spells have all been predicted for the coming days.

Met Eireann Forecaster Liz Gavin said: “It’s really going to remain mixed for the next few days. There’s no prolonged settled spell.

“We’ll see a fair amount of cloud but this will brighten up at times.”

Persistent rain has made this morning a bit miserable but the skies will gradually clear from the west with highest temperatures of 17 to 20C.

We hope you've got your rainjacket with you as some heavy showers will develop this afternoon but these will generally die away by the evening.

It's predicted we'll then have a mostly dry and clear night with lowest temperatures of 11C.

We’ll have some bright and dry weather this weekend, there will be sunshine throughout the country and temperatures are set to reach 18C tomorrow.

It's not all good news though as there will be blustery north-westerly winds and some scattered heavy showers throughout the day.

It will be bright and dry for most of Sunday for most of Ireland but there will be rain in the west in the afternoon and this will spread across the country later in the day.“Sunday will have another band of rain tracking across the country,” Ms Gavin added.

The rain will continue in Ulster and north Connacht until the late Monday afternoon, while other areas will be mostly dry.

We can expect top temperatures of 16 to 20C on Monday.

“It looks like there will be showers for the early days of next week with highest temperatures of 16-19 degrees. Wednesday is looking like there will be another band of rain,” she said.

Similar temperatures on Tuesday which also sees showers amidst dry and sunny spells, while Wednesday will have a dry start before becoming wet and windy.

Cillian Sherlock