Rainy Weekend Ahead: Dublin Showers to Stick Around, But Clear Skies on the Horizon

"Met Eireann predicts weekend washout with hope for brighter skies next week"

Dublin Weather Forecast: Showers to Linger for the Weekend

Dubliners should expect showers of rain to linger throughout the weekend, but a weather expert is predicting a drier week ahead. Met Eireann has forecasted sunny spells to continue across the capital until the afternoon, when clouds and showers are expected to take hold. Temperatures will be chilly unless in direct sunlight, with the highest temperatures ranging between 11 to 13 degrees. The cloud and rain will linger on into Sunday afternoon before clearing up for some sunny spells.

According to weather expert Alan O’Reilly, high pressure is expected to keep “most” of the rain away next week, which will also mean more clear skies. Met Eireann’s forecast reads: “Today, dry this morning with sunny spells continuing through to the afternoon. Cloud will gradually extend across the region during the afternoon, but it will stay mainly dry. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees with a light to moderate southerly breeze.”

Tonight, it will be mainly dry early in the evening, but the cloud will continue to thicken with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle from late evening. Southerly breezes will die out overnight. As southerly winds fall light tonight, some patchy mist is possible too. It will stay mild overnight with lowest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.

On Sunday, it will be a dull start with patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle along with lingering patches of mist too. It will become drier with some sunny spells developing early in the afternoon. It will be mild with highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees with light southerly breezes. Sunday night will be a mix of cloud and some clear spells, and just some spots of light rain and drizzle. It will stay mild overnight too with lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds. Some mist and fog patches may also develop in the south as winds fall light.

Monday will see a good deal of cloud in the morning with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The rain and drizzle will die away through the afternoon as sunny spells develop. Highest temperatures will range between 13 to 16 degrees in mostly moderate southerly breezes. Monday night will be dry overnight with long clear spells. It will be a little cooler overnight than previously with lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in light winds.

Tuesday will be a mostly dry and sunny day with just a little cloud at times. Highest temperatures will range between 15 to 18 degrees generally, cooler near southern and eastern coasts due to an onshore breeze. Tuesday night will be dry overnight with long clear spells and just light winds. It will be cool overnight with temperatures falling to 3 to 6 degrees.

Wednesday will have a mostly dry start with some good sunny spells too. Cloud will build later, however, with a few showers for eastern areas in a freshening easterly breeze. Highest temperatures will range between 10 to 13 degrees.

Dubliners should prepare for a mix of weather conditions throughout the week, but the forecast is expected to clear up with more sunny spells and dry weather conditions next week. Stay tuned for the latest updates on Dublin’s weather forecast.