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Your August bank holiday weekend weather forecast

(Bring a brolly…)

IF YOU’RE SPENDING this bank holiday weekend anywhere in Ireland, make sure you keep an umbrella close to hand.

Today’s forecast warns of heavy and thundery showers tonight and into tomorrow – which could bring up to 50mm of rain over that period.

Met Éireann is warning of spot flooding in places today, particularly in Munster, and highest temperatures of between 16 and 19 degrees.

A small craft warning is in effect this morning too, with south to southwest winds forecast to reach up to force 6 or 7 from Carnsore Point to Roches Point to Mizen Head.

The weekend outlook, according to Met Éireann, is pretty mixed. Although showers are expected to come to an end tomorrow night, forecasters are expecting Sunday and Monday to see both sun and showers throughout the day.

The rain is expected to be heaviest on Sunday along the east.

Forecasters are showing cautious optimism in saying that “at the moment” it looks as though most parts of the country will be dry on Tuesday .

So far, so good(ish): Met Eireann’s rainfall radar at 7.30am today. (Image: Met Éireann)

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