By Kim O'Leary
A fresh start to Friday with good spells of sunshine in mainly moderate westerly breezes although it's gearing up to be a rather wet weekend with Met Eireann predicting 'heavy bursts' of rain with a risk of thundery conditions kicking in on Sunday as the country look's likely to feel the remnants of tropical Storm Debby which is currently affecting much of the UK.
The odd passing shower will occur through the day, but overall staying dry. Top temperatures will range 17 to 20 degrees Celsius, mildest across the southeast and east.
Overall dry tonight with long clear spells in light southwest breezes. Cool with lowest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees Celsius (north to south).
A fresh start to Friday with good sunny spells and mainly moderate westerly breezes. Well scattered showers will occur through the day, mainly confined to Ulster by evening. Top temperatures 15 to 20 degrees, warmest further the south.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 10, 2018
Some morning sunshine early tomorrow. Clouding over though with the chance of a patchy drizzle or drizzle, turning heavier later through the evening however. A very mild and humid day; highest temperatures ranging 18 to 21 degrees Celsius. Hill and coastal fog too, especially for southern areas. Moderate southerlies will be fresh and gusty along coasts.
According to Met Eireann, the next few days into early next week will bring changeable weather and it will be very mild at times.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Becoming mostly dry as the last of the rain clears northeastwards - just the odd residual shower occurring. Some mist and fog though as winds fall off light. Mild and humid with overnight low of 13 to 15 degrees Celsius.
SUNDAY: Humid and calm with a scattering of slow moving showers. Overall cloudy but a few sunny spells will break through, with the best chance of these later in the evening. Rather warm in parts with highest temperatuers of 18 to 21 or 22 degrees Celsius.
MONDAY: Largely dry with sunny spells and just well scattered showers. The showers will affect the Atlantic counties through the morning, tracking eastwards into the afternoon. A mild or rather warm day with highest temperatures ranging 18 to 22 degrees Celsius, best values across eastern counties.
Meanwhile, a Met Eireann spokesperson said that on Saturday that rain will spread with “heavy bursts” before thundery conditions kick in on Sunday as the end of Storm Debby hits.
The spokesperson added: “On Friday night, it will be dry in most parts, with clear spells, but cloudy conditions, with rain and drizzle, will extend from the Atlantic, affecting some western and southern areas. Min. 5 to 7 degrees in the north, 9 to 14 elsewhere, mildest in the southwest. Saturday will be cloudy and misty, with rain and drizzle extending to all areas. Some heavy bursts will develop during the afternoon and evening and hill and coastal fog will occur. On Sunday it will still be quite warm and humid, with occasional showers or longer spells of rain, heavy and possibly thundery in places, especially in the eastern half of the country, but some bright spells will develop. Max. 17 to 22 Celsius in light variable breezes.”
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