A bright, mild and settled spell following St Patrick’s Day

After some showery weather on St Patrick’s Day, high pressure means our weather will turn dry and settled for the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend with temperatures mild by day and cool overnight.

Met Éireann meteorologist, Matthew Martin said:

“Our weather this St. Patrick’s Day will get off to a rather cloudy start as showery rain moves eastwards across the country through the first part of the day.  But the good news is it’ll brighten up through the afternoon with the sun making an appearance for most of us and showers becoming few and far between. With temperatures of around 11 to 14 Celsius, it’ll feel pleasant in the Spring sunshine too.”

Commenting on the forecast for the remainder of the Bank Holiday weekend, Matthew continued: “With high pressure becoming well established by Friday we’re in for a dry, bright and settled few days with good sunny spells.  The south-easterly winds will bring milder air meaning it’ll feel quite pleasant in the sunshine, with temperatures of around 11 to 14 Celsius on both Friday and Saturday.

“We could see some cloud and a few showers over western areas on Sunday as a weak weather front skirts to the west of Ireland, but areas away from the west will enjoy another dry and bright day with temperatures reaching up to 14 Celsius.  The nights will be dry, clear and cool with temperatures falling to around 1 to 5 Celsius overnight, coldest in the north.”

There is some uncertainty as to how long the settled weather will last, with some suggestion of weak fronts bringing cloudy and breezy conditions and other signals for high pressure staying nearby into next week.  You can keep up to date on the forecast for your area by visiting met.ie. The latest weather advisories and warnings for Ireland are on the Met Éireann Warnings page. These services and more are available on our free app – available from the App store for iPhone, and Play store for Android.