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Met Eireann weather forecast for Electric Picnic weekend

Michelle Hogan

Reporter:

Michelle Hogan

Met Eireann weather forecast for Electric Picnic weekend

Met Eireann weather forecast for Electric Picnic weekend

The Met Eireann weather forecast for the Electric Picnic weekend. 

Sunshine will break through in most areas on Thursday evening and it will be generally dry. In the far southwest it will remain mostly cloudy though with patchy rain. Temperatures will be between 15 and 18 degrees. Winds will stay light for most of the country but in southwestern coastal areas fresh to strong southeast winds will develop.

Patchy outbreaks of rain will develop more widely across western counties overnight but the eastern half of the country will remain largely dry with clear spells. Lows of 7 to 11 degrees generally, coolest in the east and north. Southeast winds will be light to moderate.

On Friday it will be dry and bright in the east and north at first with good sunshine, but cloudy, misty and humid conditions with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the south and west will gradually spread northeastwards over the rest of the country later in the day. Highs of 16 to 20 degrees in light to moderate southeasterly breezes veering southwest in western areas later.

Saturday will be mainly dry and bright with good sunshine and light breezes. Highs of 16 to 19 degrees.

On Sunday there will be outbreaks of rain developing over western counties through the day but staying dry in the east until near evening. Highs of 18 to 21 degrees.

Dry weather continues early next week as high pressure develops over Ireland. A little cool on Monday in northerly breezes but temps up to 19 degrees by Thursday. Fog patches at night.

Laois gardaí appeal for patience ahead of Electric Picnic.