Irish Weather Forecast: September temperatures to soar to 20C this weekend

It might not be time to dig out the winter woollies just yet, with temperatures to rocket as high as 20 degrees Celsius in Ireland this weekend.

According to Irish Meteorological Service, Met Eireann, Saturday will be the warmest day.

The Irish weather forecast suggests that the rest of the weekend will remain dry and bright with little risk of rain until Sunday.

Cloudy start

As another working week hurtles to an end weather experts forecast a cloudy Thursday afternoon with outbreaks of rain along the west coast.

Showers may scatter elsewhere throughout the day but remain mainly in the northwest and west of Ireland.

There may be a risk of heavy downpours in Connacht this evening before clearing everywhere by nightfall.

Temperatures will remain warm despite the rain with highs of 17C in the west and south of the country.

The east will get lighter showers and warmer conditions with Dublin reaching highs of 20C in the city this afternoon.

The sunny southeast will stay dry and pleasantly warm for September with highs of 19C and moderate southwest winds keeping the Leinster coast fresh.

Conditions will stay dry overnight with light drizzle predicted for the northwest counties.

Temperatures, however, could drop as low as 4C in rural parts making the night feel suitably chilly.

September sizzler

Any morning mist will clear quickly on Friday before temperatures begin to steadily climb.

The capital could reach as high as 19C in the afternoon while northern counties will remain a touch cooler with Belfast enjoying highs of 17C.

Ulster will remain dry and bright with a light breeze and some sunny spells.

The rain will stay clear from the rest of the country too with the southeast getting the most of the sun while other parts enjoy a mixture of clear skies and light cloud coverage.

Friday night will become cooler with temperatures dropping as low as 4C in the Midlands but staying in double figures at a more pleasant 10C in the south.

Saturday will start bright and warm up quickly bringing highs of 20C in the east and sunny spells for most.

Not to last

The Irish Weather Forecast also would suggest making the most of the Saturday sun with highs of 19C in the midlands making for perfect September conditions.

The west will stay bright too with highs of 17C and a light southwesterly breeze brushing the coastline.

A risk of light drizzle will appear towards the northwest during the afternoon but will be broken up with dry, sunny spells and temperatures of 18C.

Saturday is set to stay warm overnight with Dublin and Cork maintaining highs of 14C until Sunday morning.

Conditions will be cooler in the north with overnight lows of 9C in Belfast but little risk of rain.

As Sunday arrives, so does the rain with scattered showers sweeping in from the west and travelling east.

Southern counties may escape most of the rain during the day but get soaked on Sunday night.

The warm temperatures will begin their slow decline as we reach mid-way through September next week.