Wellies and wet gear for Hozier & Billie Eilish at Electric Picnic - Met Éireann's latest forecast

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

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Hozier and Billie Eilish feature in rainy first day.

Wellies and wet gear will be the Electric Picnic fashion essential choice as 'heavy rain' is the weather forecast for Hozier and Billie Eilish on the first night of the Festival, according to up to date forecast from Met Éireann.

Forecast on the Met Éireann website issued at 5.49pm on Wednesday, August 28 outlines what to expect in Stradbally over the Electric Picnic weekend.

The campsites open on Thursday with the festival getting underway on Friday, August 30 when Hozier and Billie Eilish will be the highlights on the Main Stage. MORE BELOW TWEET.

Met Éireann says Thursday will be a bright and blustery day with gusty southwest winds. Occasional heavy showers will occur during the day (mainly the northern half of the country) but there will continue to be good periods of dry sunny weather as well. Highs of 16 to 19 degrees.

The forecaster warns Friday will be very wet.

Thursday night will continue blustery with moderate to fresh and gusty southwest winds and strong along coasts and near gale on Atlantic coasts. Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain affecting western and northwestern parts of the country, but a good deal of dry weather elsewhere. Mild overnight, with lows of 13 to 15 degrees. 

Friday looks set to be an increasingly wet day for much of the country. Eastern areas may start out fairly dry at first, but rain over Atlantic coastal counties will spread to most parts during the course of the day, with some heavy falls expected in Atlantic coastal counties with spot flooding possible. Top temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees. Moderate to fresh and gusty south to southwest winds will be strong and gusty along coasts.

Friday night will be very wet with a continued risk of spot flooding. Southerly winds moderate to fresh and gusty with winds strong on southern and eastern coasts. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees. 

At present, it looks as though heavy rain from overnight will gradually give way to bright or sunny spells and scattered showers during Saturday. Some of the showers could be heavy with the risk of hail and thunder, especially in parts of the northwest. Highest temperatures 15 to 18 degrees with moderate to fresh and gusty southerly winds veering northwesterly as the rain clears in the morning. 

The showers will become confined to Atlantic coasts overnight on Saturday. Mainly dry elsewhere. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in moderate westerly breezes but strong at times on Atlantic coasts. 

Fresh and cool on Sunday with sunny spells and scattered showers. Again some of the showers could be heavy, especially in the northwest with the risk of hail and thunder. Top temperatures just 14 to 17 degrees with moderate to fresh west to northwest winds.

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