Irish weather forecast: Temperatures to plummet as more rain arrives this weekend

Bundle up! The Irish weather forecast predicts colder temperatures and plenty of rain this weekend.

Irish people are no strangers to rain, with this weekend’s Irish weather forecast coming as no surprise.

Weather experts at Met Eireann have predicted an Irish weather forecast of heavy showers and the odd bright spell over the next few days.

The Irish meteorological service promises winds will pick up and temperatures will drop to a more wintery degree, particularly overnight.

Outbreaks of rain

Most of Ireland woke up to a wet Thursday morning with the picture not looking much better for the rest of the day.

The Irish weather forecast has predicted Ulster will get the worst of the weather with persistent showers becoming heavy this afternoon.

Gusty southwest winds will make it suitably chilly with top temperatures in Belfast struggling to stay at 15 degrees Celsius but feeling colder in the rain.

The northeast will get the full blast of any heavy showers too with strong southwest winds carrying the wet weather across the capital.

The Irish weather forecast may feel slightly warmer at 17C in Dublin but scattered showers will continue throughout the day.

Parts of the Midlands will stay dry for longer periods while the rest of the country will get outbreaks of light rain.

Showers will become more persistent in areas on the southern coastline overnight with temperatures dropping as low as 8C in rural areas.

Sunny spells in the south

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Any rain will clear up in Munster on Friday morning bringing some welcome sunshine to parts of Cork and Waterford.

Dublin Skies will also brighten up for a while with highs of 14C making a rather pleasant afternoon in the capital.

The west and parts of the north will continue to get soaked with heavy showers at times and gusty southerly winds sweeping the coast.

Any heavy downpours will subside towards Friday evening with rain clearing in most places overnight.

The west coast will continue to experience wet conditions from the Atlantic with temperatures dropping as low as between 5C and 7C.

The rest of the country will remain dry with a low mist forming ahead of Saturday morning.

The sunny southeast will wake up to clear skies and develop highs of 15C throughout the day.

Dublin will see similar conditions while the rest of Ireland will get a mixture of light showers and bright spells.

Winds will stay light and temperatures will remain in double figures making Saturday the best day of the weekend.

Heavy showers to return

The Irish weather forecast to end the weekend warns of heavy downpours and plummeting temperatures.

Connacht and Ulster will get the most rain with many showers bringing a risk of flooding in vulnerable areas.

The southern coastline will also get intermittent showers, some becoming heavy at times.

Dublin may see outbreaks of sunny spells and maintain a warm 15C in the city before passing showers bring the temperature down.

Parts of Cork may also see some blue skies but by Sunday night a thick band of rain will cover the whole country.

Showers from the west will become heavier overnight with moderate winds pushing the rain eastwards.

Temperatures will continue to drop with some areas feeling as cold as 4C until the early part of Monday morning.