It’s a mixed bag on the weather front as rain is forecast this weekend, but temperatures will rise above 20C.
despite the high temperatures, the wind will increase in strength as a tropical storm is headed our way.
Storm Alex will follow near Ireland, but the worst will remain in the Atlantic.
It has been wet across the country this morning and the rain is easing from the southwest and clearing up there later in the morning.
Sunny spells and only a few showers will expand elsewhere during the afternoon, a Met Éireann forecaster said.
“Highest temperatures 16 to 20 or 21 degrees, warmest in the east,” the forecaster added.
“Moderate to fresh southeast winds will turn southwest as the rain clears. Winds will be strong at times along the coasts.”
Tomorrow it will be windy and windy with scattered showers, interspersed with a few sunny periods.
Several of these showers will become intense during the day with highest temperatures of 15C to 19C.
The wind will be strong in the west and it will be very windy in the coastal areas.
“Saturday there will be even more widespread showers, showers most common in the west and north, where they could transition into extended periods of rain,” the national forecaster said.
“The single shower will be heavy. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees.
“No wind again with fresh southwest wind, sometimes strong in coastal areas.”
On Sunday the showers will become lighter and more spread out than previous days, with good dry and sunny periods in between.
“Sunday night mostly dry with some showers in western areas and variable clouds,” the forecaster said.
“Highest temperatures of 15C to 18C degrees with a moderate, occasionally fresh, westerly wind.”