Bank Holiday weekend: Welcome news on the weather front

Friday has dawned foggy in many places across the country but bright and sunny spells are expected to develop as the day progresses, signalling much of the weather to come for the weekend.

For anyone making plans for the Bank Holiday the Met Eireann forecast will be largely welcome news - writes independent.ie.

Saturday is expected to be mild but it will be cloudy with occasional patches of mist and drizzle. It is expected to reach between 12 and 15 degrees on Saturday.

A lot of dry and locally bright weather on Sunday, but it will be a cloudy, misty start in some places, with a few patches of drizzle.

Sunny spells should develop fairly widely by afternoon.

Top temperatures 12 to 14 degrees are expected but in any decent sunny breaks over Munster and south Leinster the mercury could rise to 16 degrees.

Bank Holiday Monday will be a misty, mostly cloudy day, with the best of any bright spells over east Munster and south Leinster.

However, some patches of drizzle will develop and more persistent rain is likely along parts of the north and northwest coasts.

Temperatures will reach 15 degrees in some places.

Meanwhile, people looking to use Irish Rail services over the weekend have been advised to take note of a number of disruptions to services.

The revised schedule is in place from today until Monday due to works being carried out on the service.

Read more news of Dublin here.

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