Weekend washout Ireland weather: Met Éireann forecasts heavy rain, thunder and hail
The national mood isn’t likely to improve after Ireland's Euro exit to Slovakia as Met Éireann forecast a wet and dreary start to the weekend.
According to the national forecaster, showers will be widespread across the country this morning, which will eventually develop into longer spells of rain in places.
Those in the south of the country may get some relief as brighter weather is expected in the sunny south east.
But those in the west and north east can expect heavy downpours with a possible risk of hail and thunder showers and a top temperature of just 12 degrees.
Saturday promises to offer some relief from the deluge and will be a largely dry and bright day, however forecasters advise bringing a brolly as scattered light showers won’t be far away.
Temperatures are expected to peak at 13 degrees and all showers are expected to clear by midnight.
Sunday is expected to be the driest day of the weekend with a bright start, which is expected to cloud over, although, for now, rain is not expected to fall during the day.
Normal service is expected to resume by nightfall as cloud will thicken from the Atlantic sending outbreaks of rain sweeping across the country.
“It’s going to be cool and fresh over the weekend, and to be honest it is what you would expect for this time of year, it is real autumnal weather,” said a Met Office spokesperson.
“Yes, there will be patchy conditions over the weather but in the sheltered spots it won’t be too bad.”