Met Eireann weather forecasts thundery downpours for Dublin before weekend scorcher

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Time to break out the brollies as Met Eireann has forecasted thunder downpours before the weekend.

Today will be mostly cloudy in the morning with scattered patches of light rain and drizzle.

The afternoon will see light, showery rain moving in from the west but sunny spells will develop in the evening.

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It will be warm and humid with the highest temperatures of 16 to 17 degrees.

Tonight will be largely dry with clear spells and some mist and hill fog developing. Temperatures will range from 9 to 11 degrees.

Rain will spread from the west early tomorrow morning with heavy and possibly thunder downpours.

But the showers will clear southeastwards during the afternoon, followed by sunny spells and well-scattered showers.

Temperatures will range from 13 to 15 degrees.

There is no further forecast for Dublin but here is the national outlook:

Friday night

A Met Eireann forecaster said: “Mostly dry with long clear spells and just the odd stray shower. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees generally. Becoming quite foggy overnight in light breezes or calm conditions.


“Mist and fog will clear from most areas in the morning though light variable breezes will allow some coastal fog to persist through the day.

“A largely dry day but becoming cloudy from the west through the morning with a few patches of light rain and drizzle. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees.

Saturday night

“Predominately dry overnight with just a few patches of light rain or drizzle.

“Towards morning, a band of rain will move into parts of Connacht. Mild with temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 degrees. Light southerly breezes will allow some mist and fog to develop.

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“A good deal of cloud at first with outbreaks of rain tracking eastwards across the country, becoming patchier as it does so. Sunny spells will follow through the morning and afternoon as good dry intervals develop.

“Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breezes. Continuing largely dry and mild overnight with a few patches of drizzle. Some mist and fog will develop again in mostly light breezes.


“Mild and humid with patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle. A good deal of cloud too but some sunny spells will break through at times. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly winds.

“Towards the evening, outbreaks of showery rain will move in from the Atlantic, extending northeastwards, becoming patchier as it does so.”

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