26 May 2022

Offaly to be hotter than Rome this weekend

Offaly to be hotter than Rome this weekend

Offaly to be hotter than Rome this weekend

As thousands of Irish rugby fans head to Rome this weekend for the country's Six Nations clash with Italy, fans at home will actually be able to enjoy warmer weather.

In a fantastic turn from last month when the country was gripped by a big freeze, this weekend is set to see temperatures peak at 15 degrees. Our friends in Rome will see temperatures struggle to break 13 or 14 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

Met Éireann says there will be a dry and fine start to Saturday across the eastern half of the country but outbreaks of rain affecting western areas will move in during the afternoon.

"A clearance will follow into the west with some late sunshine expected. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in moderate southwest breezes. Rain clearing from the east on Saturday night to leave it largely dry nationwide with clear spells. A chillier night than of late with lows of 2 to 4 degrees.

The national forecaster says it looks set to be a mostly dry day on Sunday with a mix of cloud and sunny intervals.

A few patches of mist or drizzle about also, mainly in the south and west. Mild with highs of 12 to 15 degrees in moderate southeasterly breezes. 

The dry and mild spell looks set to continue early next week with similar conditions predicted for Monday and Tuesday.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.