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Friday 22 November 2019

Don't Bank on a tan - sunshine will soon disappear

Today’s the day to enjoy a walk on the beach
Today’s the day to enjoy a walk on the beach

bank holiday sunseekers in Dublin will have to make the most of today, when temperatures will reach up to 12C for perfect picnic weather - as long as you pack a jacket.

Met Eireann said this May break is expected to be up to 4C cooler than temperatures would normally be at this time of year.

A cold front from the Arctic is set to guarantee we are not going to get anywhere near the heatwave some may have been hoping for as the city laps up the long weekend.

Today seems the best chance to take the family out for a picnic or enjoy a beach walk with friends as we certainly aren't going to have sunshine and blue skies on tap this weekend.

Dublin will see a high of 12C today, with bright, long spells of sunshine, but there will still be fresh winds some of the day and a little rain forecast in the morning.

Patchy

"Really there's no change - it's going to be a cool weekend for early May and temperatures are 4C below the average for this time of year," said meteorologist Matthew Martin.

"But it's going to be mostly dry and Saturday will likely see the most sunshine, but there could be a little patchy cloud too.

"[Tomorrow] there will be more cloud but it will still be dry overall."

Bank holiday Monday will be cloudy but there will be a few sunny spells and highs of 12C. By night-time, there could be patches of mist and drizzle and lows of 3C.

The Punchestown racing festival winds up today and the Dublin Dance Festival will see a circus and spoken word acts at Vicar Street.

Bray International Jazz Festival will be in full swing, while the Drogheda Arts Festival in Co Louth could also be worth a visit.

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