Rumours of a heatwave in the first week of September may have been somewhat exaggerated. But the weather outlook isn’t too bad for the time of year.

Today (Saturday) looks like being overcast but should stay reasonably dry. Some parts of Donegal had rainfall this morning. But it has largely cleared and the sun is expected to break through by late afternoon. However, there may be lingering patches of mist and drizzle. Highest temperatures will be around 18˚C to 20˚C in light, variable winds.

It will be warm and somewhat muggy overnight, with lowest temperatures staying in the region of 16 ˚C. Local mist and drizzle is likely.

Sunday will get off to a pleasant start with sunshine in the morning and temperatures again reaching the high teens. However, it will become blustery and rain and drizzle moving in from lunchtime and becoming heavier as the afternoon goes on. So the advice is to get out and about early and make the most of the weather in the early part of the day.


With the exception of Wednesday, the week ahead looks to be relatively settled with mild temperatures and some sunshine in light to moderate variable winds. The temperature will rise to the mid teens during the day but will fall to around 7˚C during the night.

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