Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Forecasts for Ireland

TRENDS for the week of 17 to 23 September, 2019

-- Temperatures will average 2 to 3 deg above normal.
-- Rainfall will average 50 to 75 per cent of normal, but that will occur from late Saturday to Monday 23rd.
-- Sunshine will average near normal to 25 per cent above normal; the trend after Saturday will be cloudier though.


TODAY ... some persistent fog or low cloud at first, with hazy sunshine developing, warm by afternoon with highs reaching 17 to 20 C.

TONIGHT ... some clear intervals then widespread fog, low cloud, chilly with lows 4 to 8 C.

WEDNESDAY ... Fog lifting gradually, hazy sunshine, warmer with highs 18 to 21 C.

THURSDAY ... Morning fog, mid-day and afternoon hazy sunshine, warm. Lows 5 to 9 C and highs 19 to 22 C.

FRIDAY ... Morning fog, mid-day and afternoon hazy sunshine, warm. Lows 6 to 10 C and highs 19 to 22 C.

SATURDAY ... Sunny with increasing cloud, warm, becoming breezy with south winds 50 to 70 km/hr in western counties, rain by evening. Lows near 10 C and highs 20 to 23 C.

SUNDAY ... Breezy to windy with morning showers, partial clearing and fresher by afternoon. Lows near 12 C and highs near 18 C.

MONDAY ... Windy with occasional rain, highs near 18 C. Winds southwest 60 to 90 km/hr.

FURTHER OUTLOOK ... Some dry and mild days with occasional windy and wet intervals in a strong southwest flow, temperatures remaining a little above average for late September.

My local weather on Monday was overcast with occasional light rain and highs near 16 C. Hurricane Humberto continues to lumber towards Bermuda which will be lashed by its outer edges around Friday morning, the core might become a cat-3 hurricane but it's not definite yet as to the maximum intensity of winds hitting Bermuda, possibly more like cat-1 there. The models continue to move Humberto more north than east after the weekend, with a new storm likely to form in the tropical regions east of the Windward Islands later today.