Met Éireann has forecast wet and unsettled conditions ahead of the All-Ireland Football Final this weekend.
The forecaster predicts things will calm down for the early days of next week as high pressure moves across the country.
There will be plenty of dry weather with occasional showers and daytime temperatures in the mid to high teens, with winds gradually easing.
It’s an overcast day today with widespread rain showers or showers throughout the day.
Some of the showers may become heavy or thundery in the afternoon and evening, particularly in Connacht and Ulster.
The highest temperatures are between 18°C and 23°C, warmest in the east. Weak to moderate southerly winds, freshening near the coast.
Extensive showers, possibly at times heavy or thundery, will continue on Sunday.
It will be cloudy in most areas with occasional sunshine in the east. It will also be quite blustery with moderate to fresh southwesterly winds getting strong near the coast with highest temperatures between 17°C and 22°C, warmest in the east.
Monday will be a mostly cloudy day with scattered morning and afternoon showers, largely dying out in the evening.
There will be occasional sunny spells, most common in the east and south-east with highest temperatures between 15°C and 19°C, remaining coolest in the north-west with light to moderate north-west winds, remaining fresh near the coast.
On Tuesday it will be mostly cloudy with isolated showers. However, it will become drier in the evening, with some late sunny spells and highs between 15°C and 17°C with light west to north-west winds.
Wednesday will see a mix of clouds and sunny spells. It will be mostly dry with scattered showers in the west and north with highs between 17C and 19C with light variable breezes.
Current indications are that Thursday will be largely dry. Low pressure will then set in on Friday, bringing with it wet conditions that will continue throughout the weekend.
Temperatures will generally remain in the high teens or low 20s for the remainder of the week.
https://www.independent.ie/news/widespread-outbreaks-of-rain-forecast-this-weekend-41861854.html Widespread outbreaks of rain are forecast for this weekend