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Dublin: 0°C Saturday 10 April 2021

Rain and thundery showers here to stay until last day of summer - Met Éireann

We’re heading into the last days of summer. (Or at least, the time of year where we’d usually find summer. It appears to be AWOL.)

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THE OUTLOOK FOR the final days of August (officially the last days of summer too) isn’t looking too positive.

After yesterday’s cool temperatures and non-stop rain, the word from Met Éireann this morning was to expect ”similar temperatures for the final days of summer with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers”.

The best weather will be around today – with sunny spells, scattered showers and temperatures reaching up to 18 degrees.

Tomorrow will start off dry, but rain from the south will push northwards throughout the day.

It will also be “cool for the time of year” with temperatures of only 15 to 17 degrees.

Looking ahead to Wednesday – well, let’s just say you’d be best off bringing a brolly if you’re venturing outdoors.

“A rather breezy day with showery outbreaks of rain, some heavy falls possible, especially in the east to begin and later in the west,” says the weather service’s latest update.

There will however be “some nice sunny spells in between”.

Showers “will be lighter and fewer” on Thursday. 

On Friday we’ll have “widespread showers developing through the course of the day, possibly turning heavy and thundery across Atlantic counties later”.

That doesn’t quite bring us up to the end of August, but as we mentioned earlier – the heavy showers are set to continue over the weekend. 

Now… Wonder if there are any last minute breaks to the sun going cheap…


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