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Better late than never: Back to School weather has finally arrived this week


By Erin Lindsay
31st Aug 2020
Better late than never: Back to School weather has finally arrived this week

The elusive sun has returned to Ireland, if only for a few short days


For those missing the Indian summers we always get at back to school times, you’re in luck – the good weather seems to be making a comeback for one week only.

Since everything this year has been turned on its head, it’s no surprise that this year’s back to school weather has turned up a little late – you’d be forgiven for thinking it would never come at all. But this week, as the majority of the country’s kids head back to their sanitised classrooms, the sun has decided to show up too.

According to Met Éireann’s forecast, today, we’ll see sunny spells with highs of 16 to 18 degrees. There will be some patchy light rain edging over Connacht and parts of Munster by this evening, but the rest of the country will remain dry.

Tuesday will start off damp and cloudy, but things will clear by the afternoon, with highs of 17 to 20 degrees. Wednesday is a similar story, with a wet, breezy start to the day clearing off eastwards, to leave us with a humid 18 to 22 degrees. Thursday looks set to be a mixed bag, with cloud and sunny spells taking over, with most of the showers in the west of the country.

Towards the weekend is when we see the best of the weather, which is great news for the kids in the house. High pressure will build in towards Ireland during Friday, which will bring increasingly dry and settled weather. There may be a few scattered showers, but overall, Met Éireann are predicting dry spells and top temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees.


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