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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C
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Warm temperatures and rain expected over bank holiday weekend

Many outdoor events will be happening across the country this weekend.

TODAY WILL BE mainly dry with isolated showers and temperatures of up to 22 degrees Celsius.

The bank holiday weekend is expected to be similar with a mix of warm temperatures and rain, Met Éireann has said.

Patchy drizzle will affect the west and southwest this morning. Throughout the day cloudy periods will alternate with bright spells. Top temperatures will range from 17 to 22 degrees.

Tonight will be largely dry with a few mist patches. Minimum temperatures will range from eight to 11 degrees.

Tomorrow is expected to be mainly dry with sunny spells and isolated showers. High cloud will make the sunshine hazy at times. Top temperatures will range from 18 to 23 degrees.

Tomorrow night will be dry with a mix of cloud and clear spells. Mist and fog patches will form towards dawn. Temperatures will dip to 9 to 12 degrees.

Any early mist and fog will clear early on Friday. It will be another mostly dry day with hazy sunshine and isolated light showers.

Cloud will thicken from the southwest on Friday evening. Top temperatures will be similar to Thursday, ranging 19 to 23 degrees. Cloud cover will increase on Friday night, and outbreaks of rain will develop in the southwest overnight.

The rain will edge slowly northeastwards, and will likely affect much of Munster and parts of Connacht by dawn. It will be wild with temperatures no lower than 12 to 14 degrees.


Saturday will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely be heaviest and most persistent across parts of Connacht and Munster during the day.

Maximum temperatures will range from 17 to 20 degrees. It will become largely dry in Connacht and Munster early on Saturday night, with the main focus of the rain transferring eastwards over Ulster and Leinster. It will be another mild night, with lows of 11 to 15 degrees.

Sunday is expected to be mostly cloudy with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Top temperatures will range from 17 to 21 degrees.

Current indications suggest that bank holiday Monday will be a somewhat brighter day with mix of sunshine and showers. Highest temperatures will range from 18 to 21 degrees.

Next week will be changeable and unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain at times. Temperatures will be near to slightly above average for this time of year.

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