Rising temperatures and sunshine are heralding the real beginnings of spring in Donegal today.
Met Eireann have forecast mild weather for the beginning of the week, but it is not expected to last until St. Patrick’s Day.
Temperatures are expected to reach a pleasant high of 13 degrees today and remain very mild until the end of the week. Daytime averages are forecast to be above 10 degrees from Monday to Thursday.
Monday-Wednesday are forecast to have dry cloudy days with many spells of sunshine. Moderate breezes of 20-30km/h will keep up a fresh spring air. Rain is to return on Thursday afternoon and end the dry sunny spells.
The luck of the Irish is not expected to be on Donegal’s side for St. Patrick’s Day. Rain is forecast to set in from the morning and spread throughout the county and remain persistent during the day. Winds will also be high for the day of festivities. Temperatures on Friday are forecast to be much cooler at 6-9 degrees.