Bring your brolly according to St. Patrick's Day weather forecast

Umbrella: Check the forecast before you head to your local parade. © File Photo Kenneth Alle
Umbrella: Check the forecast before you head to your local parade. © File Photo Kenneth Alle

The recent mild spell is set to come to an end as rain and wind are forecast throughout St. Patricks's Day weekend.

Met Eireann forecast that the day will begin with rain and wind in Connacht and Ulster and it will spread across the country during the afternoon.

It is predicted that rain will miss the main Dublin parade, which starts at midday, though showers are likely to arrive in the city during the afternoon.

Find all the details for the St. Patrick's Day weekend events around Ireland

A yellow rainfall warning is in place until Sunday for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo with periods of heavy rain expected at times through Friday and Saturday.

Ulster

St. Patrick's Day, will be cool, blustery and cloudy with rain, heavy at times, especially in western parts. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty south-west winds.

Munster

Friday will be cool, cloudy and windy. Outbreaks of rain will spread eastwards through the afternoon and could be heavy at time. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty south-west winds.

Leinster

St. Patrick's Day will start off dry, but outbreaks of rain and drizzle will spread from the north-west by noon. Westerly winds will continue to strengthen fresh to strong and gusty at times. Highest temperatures of 10 to 11 degrees Celsius.

Connacht

St. Patrick's Day, will be cool, blustery and cloudy with rain, heavy at times, especially in western parts. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly winds.

Dublin
Today will start off dry, but outbreaks of rain and drizzle will spread from the north-west by noon. Highest temperatures of 11 degrees Celsius.

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