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Thursday, 26 July, 2012
Forecasts for Ireland
TODAY ... The warmer weather will hold on in most regions, although it will begin to turn cooler in the northwest this afternoon. Mostly cloudy in the west this morning, some hazy sunshine except where sea fog or low cloud drifts inland east and south. Warmest mid-day in Midlands and inland south, with highs there 19-22 C. Highs around coastal districts and in the north around 17-19 C. One or two showers likely by late afternoon or evening, only 1-3 mms at most, as winds pick up from west to northwest at 15-30 mph after mostly light and variable winds most of the day.
TONIGHT ... Fresher with west to northwest breezes 15-25 mph, isolated showers mostly in north, lows 8-11 C.
FRIDAY ... Breezy and considerably cooler with passing showers, sunny intervals. Winds NW to N 20-30 mph, afternoon highs about 15 C north to 18 C south. Rainfalls generally slight but could amount to 3-5 mms in parts of Ulster especially near the Antrim coast.
SATURDAY ... Partly cloudy, breezy and cool, lows 6-10 C and highs 15-18 C, passing showers mainly western and northern counties. Rainfalls slight for most, 1-3 mms on average, possibly 5-8 mms in parts of Ulster. Winds NW 20-35 mph. Some sunshine at times in south, likely to be overcast further north.
SUNDAY ... Partly to mostly cloudy, cool, showers may become longer intervals of rain in parts of Ulster, north Connacht. Lows 7-10 C and highs about 15-17 C. Less risk of rain in south, amounts likely to vary from 10-15 mms north to 0-3 mms south.
MONDAY ... Cloudy with periods of rain, highs near 15 C, chilly -- could be somewhat better in north as rain will be heavier near south coast.
OUTLOOK for NEXT WEEK ... Slightly unsettled but after the Monday rainfall there may be some dry intervals and temperatures should return almost to normal late July or early August values.
Forecasts for U.K.
TODAY & TONIGHT ... Some warm sunshine may continue in the south but increasing cloud will push through Wales and the Midlands, where it will stay rather warm today. Highs in the south 26-29 C and Wales-Midlands about 23 to 25 C. Cloudy in the north of England and southern Scotland with a few intervals of light rain developing later, turning cooler late in the day with highs about 19-21 C. Fresh and turning windy mid-day in central, western and northern Scotland, highs 14-17 C. Tonight will see this cooler air sinking further south with a few showers, mainly in western districts, and lows reaching about 8 C north to 11 C central. The warmer air will hold on in the southeast, as clouds increase; lows will only fall to 14-16 C.
OUTLOOK ... Friday warm in the southeast with scattered showers, one or two heavy thunderstorms possible even around the opening of the Olympics, moving across the Channel from France late afternoon and into London during the late afternoon and evening; highs near 24 C. Further west and north in south-central England, mostly cloudy, a few isolated showers, highs 21-23 C. Midlands and Wales cloudy with showers and highs 19-21 C on Friday, and cooler as you go further north until highs of only 13-16 C in Scotland. ...
... The weekend may stay largely dry in parts of southern England but will be wet in the north and especially in Scotland where it will be only about 15 C. The further outlook is for unsettled and rather cool weather early next week with a slight warming trend during the week, but only back to around 20-22 C at most.
Forecasts for North America
Heavy rainfalls in Michigan and southern Ontario today will end drought conditions in some places as rainfalls could reach 75-125 mms in a few places. Severe storms in a few locations nearby such as northern Ohio, western New York, Wisconsin and Illinois. Hot and humid central plains states with some highs reaching 40 C around Kansas and Missouri, heavy to severe storms further west and north along a slow-moving cold front. Hot and dry in the southwest, warm but dry in western regions and most of western Canada.
MTC's LOCAL WEATHER (Vancouver, B.C.) ... Wednesday was sunny and reasonably warm with highs around 23 C.