WEEKEND WEATHER: A mixed bag of sleet, rain, wind and sunshine on the horizon for Wicklow but temperatures set to creep up
You could be forgiven for thinking that Spring was finally on its way after two days of half decent sunshine but unfortunately Winter has not thrown off its grip fully yet.
As Billy Connolly famously quipped “if you don’t like the weather in Ireland, wait ten minutes” and that would appear to ring true this weekend as we’re set for a mixed bag.
According to Met Eireann, Friday morning will be mostly cloudy with showery rain or sleet in many areas but brighter weather appearing on the horizon from the southwest in the afternoon with the rain gradually with day time temperatures of of 5 to 8 degrees.
Friday night will start off cold and mainly dry with frost in parts of Leinster with temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees before it becomes milder overnight as southerly winds freshen and outbreaks of rain and drizzle spread eastwards across the country.
The national forecaster says “Saturday will be mild, breezy and mostly cloudy. There’ll be a fair amount of dry weather in the east.”
However, heavy rain is expected to return in the afternoon and evening, but temperatures will begin to creep up with 9 to 11 degrees expected during the day and 3 to 5 degrees that night.
Sunday is expected to be cool and blustery with sunny spells and occasional showers and highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.