Met Eireann is forecasting sunshine and a midweek temperature spike

Do not put away the brollies just yet, but Met Eireann is predicting warm temperatures of up to 18 degrees Celsius for this later this week.

Status Yellow rain and wind warnings are in place today, but a dramatic change in the weather is due by Wednesday, according to forecasters at the national weather service.

It is stating that “drier and milder weather will develop over the next few days”.

But, unfortunately, it is not set to last.

Weather forecast April 2018

Met Eireann’s forecast states: “It will turn unsettled again later in the weekend and for early next week.

“There will be rain on Wednesday morning in western counties counties, but this will should become more confined to the coastal areas in the afternoon.

“The rest of the country should have a mainly dry and bright day but with a good deal of cloud.

“Very mild with highs of 14C to 17C, but breezy / windy in fresh and gusty southerly breezes.

“Thursday will be mostly dry and bright with lighter winds and afternoon temperatures of 14C to 17C or possibly 18C.

“Friday will be cooler with a few showers about, especially in northern counties, but many places will be dry and bright. Highs of 12C to 16C.

“The weekend will be largely dry and bright for many on Saturday with sunny spells in eastern areas.

“But rain is expected to move into western areas as the day moves on and extend to most places on Saturday night.

“Cooler and fresher on Sunday with sunny spells and scattered showers. Early next week looks like being unsettled with some periods of rain or showers at times.”

As for today and tomorrow, Met Eireann is forecasting that heavy and persistent rain will fall across the county.

Temperatures will range today from lows of 7C to 9C up to highs of 11C to 13C while 16C could be reached on Tuesday afternoon.

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