Temperatures above the May Bank's holiday are not set to return to Easter highs from the beginning of this month with clear weather, but this weekend we expect cold nights.
Met Éireann predicts a lot of dry and clear weather for the coming weekend, but noted that it would be cool in most areas with afternoon temperatures ranging from 10 to 14 degrees. Forecaster has confirmed that there is currently no indication that temperatures will rise above this level during the holiday weekend, while nights should be cool with grass frost.
UK Met Office has announced that temperatures over Britain and Northern Ireland may warm up again by the end of the weekend with generally dry weather likely to develop, but also warned of cold nights and some late frosts. The UK's long-term weather forecast predicts "steady weather" by mid-May, with good and dry conditions and temperatures close to the seasonal average for this time of year. Met Éireann does not provide long-term weather forecasts for Ireland.
Most of the rain days are early this week, with scattered outbreaks of rain on Monday and temperatures from 13 to 16 degrees. It will be best suited to the east and hottest in the middle and west.
Rain in the west on Tuesday will brighten up with sunlight in some places, and the highest temperatures across the country will be between 11 and 13 degrees. Wednesday is due to a clear and dry start, but in the afternoon the showers will spread from the west with temperatures of 12 to 13 degrees. On Thursday, a mixture of sunny spells and occasional showers with temperatures between 12 and 14 degrees will also be seen.
Energy was restored to all 33,000 electricity customers who suffered blackouts during the Hannah storm during the weekend. An ESB spokesman has confirmed that all power outages have been resolved and that "normal services" have been restored. He said the power was also restored to 40 households in Co Clare who were without electricity until Sunday noon.
The counties most affected by the storm were Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary with high winds uprooting the trees and overthrowing power lines through many parts of Munster and Connacht.
The biggest gusts recorded during the storm on Friday night and Saturday morning were at Mace Head in Galway, where it was 122 km / h, while gusts at Shannon Airport reached 119 km / h.
Other crews from the less afflicted areas of the country were deployed throughout West Munster to reunite houses and businesses that remained powerless.