Nice breeze out there today. I didn’t feel like a walk yesterday but will today for sure.
Castlederg 28.5c at 1pm. 1.1c warmer than at the same time yesterday.
The main issue today is the cirrus shield. It's difficult to see on Sat24 if it's thinning to the south or not. I guess people in Dundalk, Drogheda, Dublin could maybe say if it has been thinning there. It seems to be thinning slightly on the sat animation. Could take another two hours before anything clearer comes north though which might hold us back this afternoon
Last night was provisionally the first tropical night in Ireland for 20 years, with Valentia in Kerry not observing any temperature under 20.5°C
Tropical nights (shaded air above 20°C all night) are rare in Ireland having only occurred around 6 times in the digital record.
it’s 26 degrees and partly cloudy with sunshine here in North Dublin, beautiful day to be honest. Only in this current spell could 26 degrees with blue skies and a bit of haze be considered disappointing :-) it’s really warm
Durrow AWS got to 29.4c just after lunch time, hovering between 29.0c and 29.3c since.
We're bursting 29c an hour earlier than yesterday. 30.5c was recorded yesterday and last night went down to 12.7c.
Looks like it's thinning to me on Sat. We had some much stronger sunshine in Dublin the last hour but some thicker haze has rolled back in from the south. It's patchy enough though, more blueish sky around than earlier for sure. Should be enough time in the day to push 30c if it continues to clear.
Feels like the hottest day yet in Letterkenny despite the high cloud
This is the perfect step down from the 40c heat I've been in for the past few months. Loving it
It's actually quite windy in Cork but still very, very warm
it beggars belief how much Irish people moan about everything. A really nice June (in Dublin at least) and one poor week and now a sweltering hot week or two and people already complaining about what August might bring. I never take notice of any forecast beyond 5 days regardless of time of year, they are rarely close to accurate. Looking at the next few days, i see another warm day tomorrow, temps between 19 - 24 for weekend (hardly a disaster!) and high teens / early 20s for early days of next week. anything beyond Wednesday is pointless at this stage. because the forecast will have already changed by the end of the weekend.
I stand by this being the best summer in many years but i can only speak for Dublin where I live, a definitely 8 - 8.5/10 for summer 2021 up to what is now 3rd week of July. Even if August is bang average this will have been a very good summer in these parts with close to 2 months of good weather.
For some context, so far this summer in Dublin (June and July combined to date) we have had a total of 48mm of rain. In that same period last year we had 170mm, 123 mm in 2019. Only 48mm in Summer 2018 is comparable. I am not sure the summers between 2015 - 2018 were near as dry.
This cold spell is pretty hard to stick, eh??
30.0c Durrow AWS at 2pm
It's been a good one for the eastern side of NI too. And my home grown, pretty damn good tan is evidence of that 😁
Yeah. Armagh was the hotter than Castlederg at 1pm. Was 30c. New reports close to coming in.
I should have posted that in the FI charts +120 thread. I won’t moan anymore about August!
I am really enjoying this weather and I just don’t want it to end! I’ve been swimming nearly every day since this fine spell began.
Despite the hazier sky it feels even warmer than yesterday here in Dublin.
As I put in another thread, I'd say this is the fourth best summer I have experienced in Dublin depending on how August fares; 2018, 2013, 2006, 2021 and 2014 - in that order.
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Currently 29.4°c in West Clare.
It's very hot mind you, but it doesn't feel quite as intense as the last few days, likely due to the high cloud. Seems to be thinning however.
One thing missing from this summer (so far anyway) is a good, epic night time storm. We had some night time lightning one night last summer here in NI, but other than that I'd have to go back to August 2017 for the last proper night time storm here (which was a very good one).
And my definition of a good storm is lightning every 30 seconds or less and 10's to 100's of flashes rather than just an isolated flash or two.
Decent chance Castlederg could break yesterday's record. That station is close to it.
Absolutely. And anything beyond 7 days is unknown. This heatwave, it's duration etc wasn't forecast 10 days from the start.
its 30 degrees again at Mount Dillon on 3pm update. 29 degrees in a number of locations too
MALIN HEAD 22.............I REPEAT MALIN HEAD 22!! that is definitely worthy of capital letters, I can picture the locals running for the beach !!! The Irish heat wave is officially complete when Malin Head goes over 20
It had been a bit cloudy in Cork from lunch yesterday to lunch today so temps a small bit down (23 to 25!). But sun fully shining the last hour and God it is hot. Still a nice breeze though....
We had one of them in May 2018, really blazing sunshine for a few days and then a massive thunderstorm across the south coast that night. Remember it well since it was the day after the abortion referendum so it sort of felt like divine retribution 😅
On my place in Belmullet atm and its like Majorca for intense searing heat!! - as well as the high temps in the West, Dublin AP @ 26c currently is also notable as it comes with a steady 10kt easterly straigt off the Irish Sea!!
Reached a max of 30.0°c at 2:54pm, currently 29.8°c in West Clare.
Second day reaching 30°c.
Carlow Weather is currently showing 31.6C, it actually recorded 32.3C today.
30.3C currently just outside Castlebar, third day in a row over 30C but feeling cooler with the lowest humidity of the 3 days.
Thats a Davis vantage Pro 2 run by Villain (here on boards) in Tullow co Carlow
It maxed out at 32.3c so far today or over 90 Fahrenheit in old money
Mt.Dillion reporting 30°c at 4pm.
Shannon, Athenry and Newport reporting 29°c.
A plethora of Stations on 27/28°c. Lowest reported temperature was 23°c in both Roches Point and Malin Head. Not a bad day when the lowest temperature in Ireland is 23°c!
My station here in West Clare now showing 30.8°c. Sunshine much stronger than earlier, tropical feeling.
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