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There's a lot of patchy rain expected for the long weekend...

Tuesday’s weather will be dry across most of the country with sunny spells, according to Met Éireann.

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WHAT HAVE YOU got planned for the August Bank Holiday weekend?

Record-breaking high temperatures are being reported across Europe ahead of this weekend, with warnings of droughts in parts of Italy.

But Ireland will stay unscathed, with patchy periods of rain forecast for most days and temperatures staying around the mid-teens.

So here’s a quick overview of what the weather will be like for the next few days, via Met Éireann.

Saturday

We’re expected to start the long weekend with bright sunny spells and scattered showers.

Some of those showers will be heavy during the afternoon, especially over Ulster and north Leinster.

However, outbreaks of rain will develop in Atlantic coastal counties later in the night. Top temperatures will range 15 to 18 degrees in mostly moderate westerly winds.

Sunday

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The morning will start with outbreaks of rain in western counties that will extend east, but the rain will turn light and patchy as the day goes on.

However, a spell of heavier and more persistent rain will move in from the Atlantic during the afternoon. The rain is expected to clear from the west by evening with bright spells and scattered showers following on behind.

Maximum temperatures will range 14 to 17 degrees in fresh southwesterly winds.

Bank Holiday Monday

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Any lingering rain in Leinster and east Ulster will clear quickly during the morning to leave a bright day with sunny intervals and just passing showers. Top temperatures will range 16 to 19 degrees in moderate west or northwest breezes.

Tuesday

It looks set to be dry across the bulk of the country with sunny spells, variable cloud and just a few showers.

However, it will be quite cool for August with maximum temperatures ranging 14 to 18 degrees in moderate northwest breezes.

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