Sun and showers: unsettled weather to continue

Don’t pack light for the weekend.

At least this looks nice – a dry Ireland at 9.15am. (Image: Met Éireann’s rain radar)

ALTHOUGH XENJA WASN’T quite the storm we thought she was going to be, we’ve already had our share of rain, wind and flooding this week.

So, a predicted reprieve on Saturday will be most welcome. Met Éireann believes the weekend will start with a warm day, blessed with sunny spells.

And many areas will even stay dry, especially those in the east.

Some scatter showers may hit the southwest, west and northwest, however. Temperatures could reach a glorious high of 23 degrees Celsius.

Unfortunately, the dry patch will be short-lived and the outlook is for more “changeable and unsettled” weather.

There is a risk of more persistent rain on Sunday along the east cost and scattered showers in Munster, Connacht and Ulster.

Into next week, conditions are likely to remain warm and humid and Monday may bring some sunshine.

Heavy bursts of rain are set to return on Tuesday and early indications are for the unsettled trend to continue for the second half of next week, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers for Wednesday and a risk of wet and windy weather later Thursday into Friday.

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