Heavy bursts of rain and wet conditions will clear up this afternoon to allow for some sunny spells ahead of a warm weekend.
The maximum temperatures here today are between 14°C and 17°C. On the west coasts this morning mostly light to moderate, but fresh to strong south-westerly winds will blow. Winds will turn to northwest after the rain has eased.
Met Éireann forecast mild conditions for the weekend and next week with temperatures in the high teens.
Tonight will be mostly dry with clear spells, although there will be some isolated showers with lows between 4°C and 8°C in general. With a light breeze or no wind, it will be quite foggy overnight.
Fog and fog will clear from most areas on Saturday morning, although light southerly or choppy breezes will allow some coastal fog to linger throughout the day.
It will be dry for most with spells of hazy sunshine, although a few patches of light rain and afternoon drizzle will come from the south-west, with highs between 15°C and 19°C in general, slightly cooler nearer the coast where fog and low clouds persist.
It will be dry overnight with some clear spells and only the occasional rain or drizzle. Temperatures drop to 8°C to 11°C with light southerly winds or changing breezes creating fog and wafts of mist.
Fog and fog will clear early Sunday morning to leave a day of a mix of clouds and sunny spells with some light rain showers.
It will be another warm day with highs between 14C and 18C with light to moderate south to south west breezes.
On Sunday it will remain mostly dry and mild overnight with scattered drizzle. Clouds will build up from the northwest later in the night and moderate southerly winds pick up fresh to strong on the Atlantic coasts through morning.
Monday begins mostly dry, albeit cloudy, but rain is moving in from the Atlantic and slowly spreading across the country, becoming lighter and more blotchy, reaching the east by evening.
Highest temperatures are generally between 15°C and 19°C, slightly cooler in parts of the northwest and west.
It will be windier than the past few days with moderate to brisk south-westerly winds that will ease over the course of the evening. Rain tapers eastward over the night, with clear spells and showers following from the northwest.
On Tuesday there will be sunny intervals and a few scattered showers in the morning, with clouds forming from the southwest before rain in the evening. Maximum temperatures between 14°C and 18°C with light to moderate south-west breezes.
Meanwhile, people in the UK have been urged to get out their sunscreen as the hottest day of the year is forecast for Friday.
Temperatures are expected to rise into the mid twenties, with parts of the south east expected to be hotter than Mallorca.
On Thursday evening, Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth issued a warning to Britons who could look forward to making the most of the hot weather
“UV levels will likely be high,” she said. “Some protection is recommended, and prolonged exposure to the sun is not recommended.”
The forecaster added that if no highs are seen on Friday, it is “likely” that the yearly record will be broken sometime during the week.
On April 15, the hottest year so far, 2022, a high of 23.4°C was recorded in St James’s Park, London.
If that is exceeded on Friday, it would make the UK warmer than Mallorca and Ibiza, where highs of 22C and 21C were forecast
Ms Shuttleworth said temperatures are expected to be “much warmer than average” through May.
She added: “Average temperatures at this point in early May are around 17C in London and around 15C outside of that.
“It is very likely that we will see these warm and much warmer than average temperatures across the UK.”
High temperatures are expected to last for several days before falling towards the middle of the month.
https://www.independent.ie/news/met-eireann-forecasts-temperatures-to-hit-the-high-teens-this-weekend-41620090.html Met Éireann is forecasting temperatures in the high teens this weekend