GARTH Brooks concert fans are advised to keep their Stetson ready as the Met Éireann warns of heavy rains over the weekend.
Ountry music fans arriving at Croke Park’s performance on Saturday night looked set to enjoy the best of the weather – but fans who went to the show on Sunday night were warned of the danger. chance of showers as rain spreads over most parts of Ireland.
Fans in the spacious seating areas are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
Some areas to the south and west will be at risk of localized flooding on Sunday, so showers will be expected in some areas with a high chance of rain.
However, the good news is that by the end of the week, temperatures could hit 23°C as Ireland’s weather turns warmer.
Gardaí urged motorists to drive carefully as nearly 400,000 people will attend Croke Park’s five gigs, the majority of them traveling from across Ireland into the capital.
Strict parking controls will be in place around Croke Park.
Met Éireann’s Aoife Kealy said it will be a weekend with mixed conditions.
“Saturday looks to be a mostly dry day with a mix of clouds and sunshine with the best sunshine expected across the north and east of the country,” she said.
“There will be only a few scattered showers, mostly concentrated in the southwest. It will be another warm day with peaks between 18°C and 22°C.”
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“Initially, it will be mostly dry on Saturday night but clouds will thicken from the south overnight and showers will break out across Munster and Connacht before dawn. Lows will be between 11°C and 11°F. 14°C.”
Sunday will see conditions change to wetter.
“Rain will linger across the country on Sunday, turning heavy and persistent with the possibility of local flooding. Maximum temperatures will be between 17°C and 20°C.”
“There will be further bursts of rain through the night, again with the possibility of continued flooding in place and it will be light and humid overnight with lows between 13°C and 16°C.” .”
Monday will see rain slowly starting to clear and some periods of intense sunshine will come with maximum temperatures once again rising to 22°C or even 23°C.
It will be mostly dry on Monday night with a chance of showers.
“It is expected to be dry on Tuesday with spells of sunshine. However, there could be a few showers in the east and south with peak temperatures between 17°C and 22°C.”
Early signs are that Wednesday will be quite cool with outbreaks of rain in parts of the south. Elsewhere, it will be dry with spells of sunshine and peak temperatures between 17°C and 20°C.
Long-range weather forecaster, Accuweather, has predicted colder but drier conditions for the Garth Brooks concerts on September 16 and 17.
The best conditions will be on Saturday, September 17, when it will be sunny and cloudy with temperatures around 18°C.
Friday night’s concert on September 16 will be slightly warmer at 20 degrees Celsius but with more cloud cover.
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