Met Eireann forecast sudden drop in temperature in return to autumnal weather

By Roisin Cullen

It may be time to put away the shorts and crack out the woolly jumpers.

The temperatures are set to drop over the weekend as the sweltering heatwave ends with a bang.

Met Eireann are predicting far more autumnal weather over the next few days.

Today will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers.

Highest temperatures of 18 or 19 degrees.

Mist and fog patches will develop overnight with temperatures dropping to 11 degrees.

Here is the forecast for the rest of the week:

Saturday : "Feeling fresher with a mix of sunny spells and just well scattered patchy showers mostly over Ulster and Atlantic coastal counties. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees, in a light westerly breeze.

Saturday night: "Mostly dry with clear spells and just some well scattered patches of rain or drizzle. Overnight lows of 9 to 13 degrees, mist and fog patches will develop once again in light northerly or variable breezes."

Sunday: "Sunny spells however cloud will increase at times during the day bringing the chance of patchy mist and drizzle at times. Feeling autumnal, in light variable breezes, with highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees. On Sunday night there will be good clear spells however there will be some low cloud at times leading to some patchy drizzle. Overnight lows of 8 to 13 degrees, mist and fog patches developing also in light east to southeast breezes."

Monday: "Good sunny spells on Monday however some showers will develop through the middle of the day, mostly in the west. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees in light southerly or variable breezes."

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