Met Eireann says that the weekend ahead will be 'unsettled with heavy rain' 10 months ago

Met Eireann says that the weekend ahead will be 'unsettled with heavy rain'

Get that umbrella out honey!

The weekend is basically here, and we're already gasping for it.

However, this time of year, the weather really determines what we plan to do for the couple of days.

Well, this coming weekend is set to be a wet and windy one folks.

According to Met Eireann, we're in for some heavy rain.

"Friday night will be mostly cloudy. Early in the night, persistent rain will develop in the east," reads the forecast.

"The rain will become widespread for a time, and will mainly affect the southern half of the country overnight. It will be heaviest in Leinster with a risk of spot flooding. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees."

So yeah, wet and pretty chilly too.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of showery rain, which will be heaviest over the eastern half of the country.

"Amounts will be smaller further west with some bright or sunny intervals. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees with moderate northeast breezes. On Saturday night, rain and drizzle will become light and patchy. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees."

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"Sunday will continue mostly cloudy with dry intervals and some patchy rain in the morning. Through the afternoon and evening, persistent rain will spread from the south and will extend to all areas on Sunday night."

It will be heavy in many areas. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with moderate easterly breezes.

At least the temperatures get a bit higher - we'll take it!

Monday will continue mostly cloudy with further outbreaks of rain. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees with moderate northwest to west winds.

At the moment, Tuesday looks like being mainly dry. But overall the weather for much of next week will be unsettled with rain or showers at times.