With Electric Picnic underway in nearby Stradbally, it promises to be a mixed weekend weather-wise. Remember, you can see more detailed weather information on our sister site – www.laoisweather.com

FRIDAY – Partly cloudy with a few sunny spells at times. Largly dry, just an odd light shower or two in a southwest breeze. Top temperatures around 19c or 20c. OVERNIGHT – Clear spells for a time with possibly some spots of fog also, however advancing cloud from the southwest bringing rain later in the night. Feeling a little on the cool side as lows drop to around 9c or 10c in near calm conditions.

SATURDAY – Early morning rain will continue up until around 11am, some brief heavy falls embedded possible, however this will quickly clear in the brisk southwest winds. Sunny spells developing for the afternoon with highs climbing from early morning’s 14c to 18c or 19c by mid-afternoon. Into the evening, there is a high possibility of a heavy shower or two rolling through on the brisk west wind though these will die out quickly by darkfall. OVERNIGHT it will be dry but cool in a fresh northwest wind. Lows getting down to around 9c by morning as winds drop light.

SUNDAY – holding dry for daylight hours with good sunny spells but cloud will thicken in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds throughout the day, so feeling quite mild as highs reach 19c or 20c. OVERNIGHT – Cloud will continue to thicken and winds will back southerly and increase in strength. Later in the night rain will extend from the west with some heavy falls likely towards dawn. Lows of 13c or 14c.