Irish Weather Forecast: Ireland to bask in same temperatures as LANZAROTE this weekend

The warm weather is set to return to Ireland this weekend with the Irish weather forecast predicting highs of 21 degrees Celsius in some parts, the same temperature set for Lanzarote.

But it may not all be beach balls and shades just yet!

Heavy showers will batter the Emerald Isle on Thursday and Friday with the west and south of the country getting most of the rain.

Some dry areas

According to Met Eireann, Ireland’s Meteorological Service, Leinster will stay relatively mild during the next 24 hours with eastern counties reaching highs of 19 degrees Celsius in some parts.

Rain will travel across Connacht and Munster throughout the day with the Irish weather forecast predicting lighter showers in the afternoon.

There will be a risk of mist forming in the early hours of Friday morning with more rain to come along the Atlantic coastal areas.

The north will stay mainly dry on Thursday afternoon through to Friday although it will be cloudy in most areas.

Highs of 17 degrees Celsius will be reached in Belfast while a light breeze will keep the city pleasantly cool.

The Irish weather forecast warns there will be some risk of light drizzle through the later evening and into the night in Ulster.

But Friday morning will brighten up quickly with sunny spells breaking through the cloud.

Dublin will feel even warmer reaching highs of 21 degrees Celsius on Friday afternoon but with a few showers appearing throughout the afternoon.

Rainy spells

Despite temperatures remaining high on Saturday, there will be outbreaks of rain that may be heavy in parts of Ireland. 

The day will start humid with the Irish weather forecast warning patchy rain and drizzle may turn heavy in the west.

Atlantic coastal areas of Galway in the west and Kerry in the southwest will get most of the rain.

Highs of 19 degrees Celsius in these areas will make it feel warm despite the wet weather.

On Saturday evening the rain will become more persistent and a moderate westerly breeze will push it east throughout the night.

Hot in the city

Dublin will enjoy the best of Ireland’s sunshine on Saturday with highs of 20 degrees Celsius.

It will also stay dry in the north but cloud cover will make it feel cooler than the eastern counties.

Sunday morning may start wet in places but most of the rain will have been pushed in an easterly direction by the afternoon.

Northwest counties will continue to experience some showers but temperatures will stay in double figures, reaching highs of 18 degrees Celsius.

West and northwest breezes will help clear the rain throughout Sunday afternoon and most of the country will end the weekend dry.

Northwest counties will feel the coolest as the wind picks up along the northern coastline.

Temperatures will dip slightly reaching highs of 18 degrees Celsius.

Overall the Irish weather forecast is for a warm, humid weekend with a risk of drizzle or even showers in parts.

The best places to avoid the rain are in the north and east of the country but you won’t escape for long as there is more rain coming next week.