Met Éireann forecast for weekend warns of 'severe gusts' and stormy conditions
Met Éireann expects the fine and pleasant weather to be blown off course by severe gusts and stormy conditions.
The forecaster says Wednesday will be another dry day with variable cloud and good bright spells. After early mist clears good sunshine will develop widely, though low cloud may linger near south coasts. Light to moderate southeast breezes.
It will continue to be unseasonably mild with temperatures reaching the high teens hitting 17 degrees Celsius in places.
The outlook for the rest of the week is not so pleasant but the change will be gradual. MORE BELOW TWEET
Thursday will be cloudy with a little rain will extend eastwards over the country during the morning followed by drier and clearer weather from the west. Maximum temperatures will range 11 to 14 degrees in light to moderate westerly breezes. Dry and cold in the east Thursday night with clear spells and lows of 1 to 4 degrees. Cloudier and milder in the west with patchy rain and lows of 5 to 8 degrees.
Friday will be cloudy with rain in the west turning persistent and extending eastwards later in the day. Some heavy bursts possible. Afternoon highs of 10 to 13 degrees. Light to moderate southerly breezes.
The weekend weather is expected to be very unsettled. Rain and southwest gales on Saturday with some severe gusts possible. Sunshine and blustery showers will follow for Sunday. Daytime temperatures will fall back to around the seasonal norm.