Mixed weather conditions, including sunny spells and showers, are expected in most areas of Ireland over the weekend and into early next week, according to Met Éireann. Today (Friday, August 11) will see scattered showers, some of which may be heavy, along with periods of sunshine. Southwesterly winds will be strong along the Atlantic coasts, while moderate to fresh and gusty winds are expected elsewhere. The highest temperatures will range from 17° to 22°, with the warmest conditions in the east and north. Showers will merge in the evening, bringing longer spells of rain overnight. Lowest temperatures will range from 13° to 16°, with moderate to fresh southerly winds.
Saturday (August 12) will bring a mix of sunshine and showers, with a possibility of heavy showers leading to localized flooding. The highest temperatures will range from 17° to 21°, with moderate to fresh southwesterly winds. Showers or longer spells of rain will continue overnight, with the potential for further localized flooding. Lowest temperatures will range from 12° to 13°, with mostly moderate southwest winds.
Sunday (August 13) will see a continuation of sunny and showery weather, with frequent showers expected in the north and west. The highest temperatures will range from 18° to 21°, with mostly moderate southwesterly winds. Overnight, temperatures will fall to around 12° or 13°, winds will ease off, and showers will be isolated to the west and northwest coasts, while the rest of the country remains mainly dry.
Monday (August 14) will start off dry, with further sunny spells and scattered showers in the afternoon, some of which may be heavy. The highest temperatures will range from 18° to 21°, with mostly light to moderate westerly breezes. On Tuesday (August 15), the morning will be dry, with showers developing in the afternoon and becoming isolated in the evening. The highest temperatures are expected to be around 18° or 19°, with mainly light westerly winds. Current indications suggest a drier period for a couple of days after Tuesday, with higher temperatures leading into the following weekend.
It is important to note that weather forecasts are subject to change and it is advisable to stay updated with the latest information from Met Éireann.