Met Éireann's weekend weather forecast
After more than two weeks with widespread sun and warm weather, this week as seen a massive change with the arrival of Storm Hector. Unfortunately, according to Met Éireann, it's likely to remain unsettled over the weekend and into next week.
Friday night is set to bring showers but the rain will clear on Saturday morning, bringing brighter, drier conditions with sunny spells and isolated showers. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees, in gusty westerly winds which will ease by evening time.
Saturday night will see cloud increasing with patchy rain and drizzle spreading from the Atlantic. Temperatures will sit between 9 to 11 degrees overnight in light to moderate southwest winds.
Sunday will start cloudy with patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle. It will become drier by evening, with some late brightness developing for southern areas. There will be afternoon highs of 15 to 20 degrees in mostly moderate southwesterly winds. Most places will stay dry on Sunday night with a mix of cloud and clear spells.
Looking toward next week, but for light drizzle at times, the weather is looking like picking up once more with temperatures creeping into the low 20s. A mix of cloud and sunny spells looks like following on Tuesday with a general system of high pressure signalled to arrive. The best of the weather will be in the south and east of the country.
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