Swimmers bask in  sunshine late last month, at Seapoint, Co Dublin. Met Éireann forecaster Pat Clarke said people should make the best of the good weather this weekend as more cloud and rain is forecast for next week.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Many parts of the country had their coldest September in more than two decades. All parts of the county were colder than normal with temperatures 0.4(...)

Blackberries come in many shapes and sizes. Illustration: Michael Viney

The glass tube with which I measure the rain for Met Éireann is kept safely sheathed on the upturned beak of a dolphin’s skull sitting on a bookcase ((...)

Flamenco dancer Jordan Souza from the Dublin School of Flamenco in the front square of Trinity College Dublin ahead of Culture Night 2015.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There’s good news for arts and culture enthusiasts with dry weather expected this evening for the 2015 Culture Night as over 1,500 venues across Irela(...)

Two rainfall warnings have been issued by Met Éireann. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

More heavy rain is expected on Sunday and Monday with Met Éireann issuing two rainfall warnings for the west and south of the country. A status orange(...)

 Members of the public  on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The unsettled rainy weather looks set to continue into next week. Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather alert, for conditions which have the(...)

Tropical Storm PJ and Hurricane Aoife? Photograph:  NOAA via Getty Images

Members of the public are to be given the opportunity to name storms affecting Ireland and Britain, the UK and Ireland. Met Eireann is teaming up with(...)

Electric Picnic campers in Stradbally should have no need for the wellies on Saturday and Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

The summer was officially a stinker, but there’ll be some reprieve at least for music fans who’ll be rocking out in dry, sunny weather this weekend. M(...)

The Clark Family Project pictured this afternoon at a preview of the Electric Picnic 2015, which takes place in Stradbally from next Friday to Sunday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

With less than 24 hours to go before this year’s eagerly anticipated Electric Picnic festival kicks off, gardaí are calling on festival goers to keep (...)

Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin in July 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Indian summer is on the way after the real summer turned out to be another disappointment. The “summer” will end on Monday with another deluge of (...)

On the promenade at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset: Britain like Ireland has experienced heavy rain with parts of the country shipping a fortnight’s rain in 24 hours at the weekend. Photograph: PA

It is safe to pack away your suncream as the final days of summer are set to be cool and cloudy with heavy showers, according to Met Éireann. Althoug(...)