Wet, warm and humid weather across Ireland this weekend
Beyoncé and GAA fans brace for heavy downpours to hit on Saturday and Sunday
Festival goers improvised during wet weather at Body & Soul in Co Westmeath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw
Warm, wet and humid weather is set to continue over the weekend as temperatures are set to rise to 22 degrees nationwide.
Friday will be close and humid with a mix of rain and sunny spells.
Munster and west Connacht will have rain in the afternoon with temperatures reaching 22 degrees.
Pollen count for Friday: very high countrywide— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 8, 2016
Widespread fog is expected during the night, especially on hills and coasts.
Met Éireann predicts Saturday have heavy downpours with a risk of spot flooding.
Showers will dominate the day as it remains very humid with a highest temperature at 22 degrees.
On Sunday, GAA fans heading to matches in the west and north of Ireland will have to contend heavy and long spells of rain.
Elsewhere, it will be a showery and breezy day.
Cooler and fresher weather is expected across Ireland on Monday due to west to northwesterly winds. The rain will continue through the day.
Drier weather is expected Tuesday and Wednesday with more sunny spells and scattered showers.