Rain, rain and more rain: Easter weekend's weather is looking dull 1 year ago

Rain, rain and more rain: Easter weekend's weather is looking dull


The bank holiday weekend is just beginning and we really hate to burst your bubble, but we're in for a rainy few days.


While a tropical air mass moves across the country bringing some pleasant conditions, the latest forecast shows that some areas nationwide will experience some heavy rain from today.

Starting out dull on Friday, there are set to be scattered showers for most counties while some areas in the south will manage to avoid them.

According to Met Eireann, “whilst some sunny spells will gradually break through later, scattered showers will follow too, clearing northwards this evening.”

While it is set to be less than ideal weather, it will be mild and humid with highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees.


Saturday will see overnight mist and fog but it is set to clear early in the morning giving us a dry start to the day.

This, however, won't last long as patchy rain is set to come in and affect the southern and western counties.

The rain will then gradually make its way to the western half of Ireland and will be at its heaviest closest to the Atlantic.


The northern and eastern parts of the country will remain dry with sunny spells and temperatures of 12 to 16 degrees.

Sunday again will be a wet start with widespread falls of rain early in the morning, only to be followed by heavier showers and a chance of hail.

Met Eireann says this will mostly affect those in the west, but will also affect some counties in the south and north, with temperatures reaching 12 to 15 degrees.

As Easter Monday rolls around, the national forecaster says that conditions will remain unsettled with wind and hail headed for the north.


It said: "Feeling cooler with a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers, some possibly heavy with hail across the north.

"Highest temperatures of just 9 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds.

"Staying cool and generally unsettled for the early part of the week."