Monday, 8 June, 2009
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TODAY will start out relatively calm and dry except for some drizzle in a few southern districts. Eventually, some light rain will develop from the south and reach about as far north as Limerick to Dublin. This will come with gusty E to NE winds by late afternoon. Highs will reach about 14 C in the south, east and northeast, and as high as 16 C in the northwest, where some longer sunny intervals could develop.

TONIGHT will be cloudy with more light rain in the south, to partly cloudy in the far north. Lows will generally be 7 to 9 C.

TUESDAY will bring an interval of dry and perhaps sunny weather before more cloud spreads in, bringing another steady rainfall this time to most of the country, by evening. Highs will reach 15 to 17 C.

WEDNESDAY will start out with rain and this could become thundery in places, with lows near 10 C and highs near 15 C.

THURSDAY will bring a cooler northerly wind to start the day, as the rain moves east and some clearing develops. By afternoon and evening there may be a fair amount of sunshine and highs near 15 to 17 C.

FRIDAY appears likely to bring another rainfall, possibly heavy at times, as more humid air arrives with a frontal system. The morning lows will be around 13 C, then afternoon temperatures 17 or 18 C.

NEXT WEEKEND is looking unsettled and possibly thundery at times, with some sunny intervals as well, as fronts and troughs sweep across Ireland from the southwest. It will be relatively warm and rather humid, with highs around 19 or 20 C.

I have the feeling that details will change fairly often especially on the timing of various periods of rain this week, and I hope the experisnced weather watchers will post plenty of updates as things evolve.