Our summer of 2019 looks set to end as it began – with rain showers defying the best efforts of the sunshine to break through.

Met Eireann warned that the country faces yet another week of mixed conditions with intermittent spells of sunshine, but rain showers almost always on the horizon.

Accuweather predicted that nine of the final 16 days of August will feature rain showers – with only four days of bright, uninterrupted sunshine expected.

Met Eireann has confined its forecast for the next week – but it mirrors the norm of recent times with a mix of sunshine and showers, some of which will be quite heavy.

Today, tomorrow and Monday will see spells of sunshine but also some heavy showers.

Temperatures will drop to around 18 degrees Celsius some five degrees cooler than just two weeks ago.


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