Met Éireann weather forecast for the weekend as stormy conditions loom again

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Met Éireann weather forecast for the weekend as stormy conditions loom again

Met Éireann weather forecast for the weekend as stormy conditions loom again

Met Éireann has warned of potentially stormy and unsettled conditions next week after a largely dry and sunny weekend.

Friday will be dry and bright with good sunshine and highest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees in light north-easterly or variable breezes.

Looking to the weekend, the national forecaster says it will be predominantly settled with anticyclonic conditions prevailing, but weak fronts will produce small amounts of rain and drizzle at times, mainly in the west and north.

Following some frost overnight, Saturday will see a chilly start with sunny spells, but cloud amounts will increase through the course of the day, especially in the west and northwest where the odd spot of drizzle could occur.

At present, the best of the sunny spells through the afternoon look likely to be in the east and southeast, but even here it will be cloudy at times. Highs of 12 to 15 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly breezes.

Variable cloud and clear spells on Saturday night, but mainly cloudy in the west and north with patchy rain and drizzle moving down from the northwest. Lows of 6 to 9 degrees in light westerly breezes. 

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle, brightening up from the northeast during the afternoon. Highs of 12 to 14 degrees in light to moderate northwesterly breezes. Turning cold under clear spells on Sunday night with lows of 2 to 6 degrees in light northwest or variable breezes. 

Looking to next week, Monday will also see a cool start with sunny spells, but clouding over during the afternoon. Top temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees in light westerly breezes. 

Beyond that, less cold conditions are signalled through Tuesday and Wednesday with anticyclonic conditions prevailing, but with increased cloud and weakening frontal zones bringing some rain and drizzle at times.