26 May 2022

Weather Forecast for the first week of the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams

What to expect on the weather front in the coming days for the first three days of the exams

It always seems like the weather is sunny and warm when the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams start and this year, for the first three days at least, will be no exception with temperatures set to be in the 20s for the remainder of the week.

According to Met Eireann, Wednesday, will bring a mix of cloud and warm sunny spells once overnight mist and fog patches clear. It will be a dry day for many, but a few heavy and possibly thundery showers will occur through the afternoon and evening, chiefly in Atlantic coastal counties. Maximum temperatures will range 20 to 24 degrees in light variable breezes inland, but a little cooler once again near east and north coasts affected by onshore east to northeast breezes.

There will be a few showers on Thursday, possibly heavy, breaking out in places in the afternoon but most areas will stay dry. Temperatures in the low twenties inland, fresher around the coasts with sea breezes with temperatures in the high teens in these parts. Mild, humid and misty overnight with fog developing and lows in double figures. 

Met Eireann is expecting the good weather to continue on Friday for most with sunny spells and light winds. Once again there will be the risk of a few showers bubbling up in places during the afternoon but many areas staying dry. Maximum temperatures in the low twenties inland, but a little cooler near the coasts. 

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