We really, really, really, really hope this is right.
The Electric Picnic is less than two weeks away and one noted weather forecaster is predicting that it will be the hottest one yet.
Carlow Weather’s Alan O’Reilly shared a snap of a long-range chart for September 1 onwards which shows Ireland in a red temperature zone.
And if that turns out to be the case, it means that the Electric Picnic weekend, which kicks off on Friday August 31, could see warm weather like we had at the start of this month.
Last year’s Electric Picnic was a real mixed bag weather wise. It was cool on Friday, very wet on Saturday and absolutely roasting on the Sunday.
Back to school weather? ?? pic.twitter.com/MZQ1XVdSzA
— Alan O’Reilly (@saloreilly) August 17, 2018
As for the remainder of this week, Met Eireann is forecasting a changeable period.
There will be some scattered showers across Monday and Tuesday, while temperatures remain high before heavy rain on Tuesday night.
A forecaster said: “It will still be quite warm and humid on Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures in the high teens and low twenties.
“There will be a lot of cloud in many areas, with some scattered outbreaks of rain or showers at times, but there will be good dry periods as well with some sunny spells, probably best in more eastern parts.
“But heavier rain will move into western areas later Tuesday.
“The latest indications suggest the spell of heavier rain countrywide on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, will clear to brighter fresher conditions for the rest of Wednesday with sunny spells and a few showers.
“Cooler, fresher conditions are indicated for Thursday and Friday with sunny spells and showers at times.”