Sunshine and showers for bank holiday weekend

You can expect a mixed bag of showers and sunshine for the next couple of days, while things look slightly better for the August Bank Holiday weekend.

According to Met Eireann, showers will be most frequent in the west on Friday morning. They will extend east during the morning and early afternoon, turning heavy or thundery at times, but also mixed with the best of the sunny spells. Highs of 16 to 20 degrees, warmest in the east in mostly moderate westerly breezes.

It will be mostly dry over the bank holiday weekend with cloud but with some warm sunshine at times.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Showers will become confined to Atlantic coasts and the southwest early in the night with some mist and fog patches developing, in a light westerly breeze. A mild night with temperatures not dropping below 10 to 13 degrees.

SATURDAY: A generally cloudy start on Saturday with some light showers. The showers more frequent through the afternoon but they will ease by evening time with some nice spells of sunshine developing. Highs of 17 to 20 degrees in a light northwesterly breeze.

Mainly dry Saturday night with clear spells and just isolated showers near north and west coasts. Lows of 9 to 12 degrees in light winds.

SUNDAY: A lot of cloud about on Sunday morning with well scattered showers. Mostly dry through the afternoon with some bright spells developing. The best of the sunshine will be towards evening. Highs of 16 to 19 degrees, in a light northerly breeze.

Generally dry with clear spells on Sunday night with showers just skirting eastern and western coasts in a northerly breeze. Slightly cooler with lows of 8 to 11 degrees.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY: Mostly dry on Bank Holiday Monday with sunny spells, but there will be a few scattered light showers too. Highs of 17 to 20 degrees, in a light northerly breeze.