Goodbye snow, hello sun: Met Eireann claims that Ireland will be hotter than Madrid this weekend after weeks of miserable forecasts.
The weather watchdog is predicting highs of 15°C (59°F) in Ireland this weekend, thanks to warm air from neighbors in Spain.
The news will be sure to put a smile on the faces of Irish people, who usually only see average temperatures of 8°C (46°F) in April.
Alas, despite weeks of snowstorm and rain, Ireland isn’t quite out of the woods yet.
Met Eireann also warned that the Emerald Isle will see a “wet week” - with “heavy rain at times, a risk of thunder, and spot flooding.”
A forecaster told The Irish Mirror, "There will be further spells of wet and windy weather into Friday with spot flooding. The rain will break up into sunny spells and showers into the afternoon, gradually clearing away northwards. Winds will ease off later too, veering south to southwest in direction. Highest temperatures will range 10°C to 15°C.”
"There will be pleasant mild spells of sunshine through the day on Saturday with light southerly breezes,” the forecaster added.
“Heavy slow moving showers will however develop in the afternoon and early evening across the south and west, with the risk of thunder and spot flooding.
“Highest temperatures will range 12°C to 15°C, mildest inland. Grass frost by night with showers persisting along southern coasts.”
The forecaster claimed that Sunday will see pleasant mild spells of sunshine and light south easterly breezes.