The upcoming bank holiday weekend in Ireland is set to be a washout, with unsettled weather bringing rain and drizzle across the country. According to Met Eireann, the wet conditions are expected to continue into next week, with a risk of storm on the horizon.
Weather Alerts Ireland has warned of a “risk of a deep low pressure system pushing towards Ireland next Tuesday into Wednesday”. Both the ECMWF and GFS weather models are forecasting this system to move close to Ireland, potentially bringing with it a storm.
Today will be bright and largely dry with sunny spells and scattered showers that will die out by the afternoon. The highest temperatures will be 11 or 12 degrees. Tonight will be dry and quite old with some patches of mist and fog. The lowest temperatures will be around 2 or 3 degrees.
Tomorrow will be largely dry with hazy spells of sunshine and the highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees. While there is no further forecast for Dublin, the national outlook predicts a dry start to Friday night with clear spells, but cloud will thicken from the west overnight with outbreaks of rain and drizzle developing in western and southwestern counties towards morning.
On Saturday, it will become generally cloudy and wet with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards across the country. The rain will be most persistent in the west and southwest, with some dry spells in the east and northeast. Highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees are expected in light to moderate southeasterly winds.
Saturday night will be cloudy with lingering patches of rain and drizzle, with lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in light to moderate southeasterly winds. Easter Sunday is predicted to be a dull day with patchy rain and drizzle in the morning, with more persistent rain pushing into western areas by afternoon and spreading eastwards across the country through the day. The highest temperatures will be 10 to 13 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds.
While the weather may not be ideal for outdoor activities, it’s important to stay safe and prepared during any potential storms. Keep an eye on weather updates and warnings, and avoid any unnecessary travel during severe weather conditions.