19 degrees forecast for this weekend, Met Éireann says
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The mercury is set to rise this weekend, with Met Éireann forecasting highs of 19 degrees on Saturday.
Today, however, won't be as warm, with highest temperatures ranging between 14 and 17 degrees. Rain, the forecaster says, will be heavy at times, and there is a possibility of downpours in the west of the country and in the midlands. This rain, however, is expected to clear in the afternoon, and we may also see some sunny spells as the day progresses.
Tonight will see temperatures drop to between 4 and 8 degrees, with fog developing overnight.
Rain in the W & N will continue to push south-eastwards this morning 🌧️
Drier & brighter conditions with sunny spells & showers will move into the northwest later, extending to other areas this afternoon 🌦️
Highs of 14-17°C 🌡️📈
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) May 6, 2022
Tomorrow morning, that fog and mist may linger on in some coastal areas, but it is expected to lift, generally. According to Met Éireann, the day will be dry with "spells of hazy sunshine though a few patches of light rain and drizzle will move in from the southwest in the afternoon". Highest temperatures for Saturday will be between 15 and 19 degrees, though it will be "a little cooler" in coastal areas.
Saturday night, meanwhile, will be mostly dry, with just the odd patch of drizzle here and there. Temperatures will fall between 8 and 11 degrees, with mist and fog developing again.
As we move into Sunday, we can expect another warm day with highest temperatures between 14 and 18 degrees. Met Éireann state that the day will be a "mix of cloud and sunny spells with some light outbreaks of rain".
Sunday night will be "largely dry and mild", with some patches of drizzle in parts of the country.
Heading into next week, it looks like we'll be off to quite a warm start, with Monday seeing highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees, though it will be a little bit cooler in the northwest and west, and rain will extend slowly over the country before clearing eastwards through the night.