No 'luck of the Irish' for this year's St Patrick's Day forecast

A jetstream is moving south across Ireland

No 'luck of the Irish' for this year's St Patrick's Day forecast

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The world may be going green on March 17th, but Ireland will be staying blue.

The forecast for St Patrick's Day looks set to be a wet one.

This is thanks to a jetstream, moving south across Ireland and the UK, bringing rain and stronger winds in time for the weekend.

Met Éireann say Friday morning will be cloudy and windy, with rain developing through much of Connacht and north-west Ulster.

While in the afternoon the rain will become widespread and heavy across the country.

It will continue to persist into Friday evening, with highest temperatures around 9 or 10 degrees.

The forecaster says there will also be blustery westerly winds.

The rest of the weekend looks rather unsettled, too.

Saturday will be quite cloudy, with scattered outbreaks of showery rain.

Highest temperatures here of 10 to 12 degrees in fresh westerly winds.

While Sunday will be windy and cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, persistent in western and northern counties.